UPDATE: 3:20 pm Per WSBTV: Obama Wants Metro Atlanta Poll Kept Open Late
UPDATE: 2:38 pm Huckabee takes the West Virginia caucus (source: Twitter).
UPDATE: 2:09 pm: From WSBTV:
Some voters report waiting up to two hours to vote at some polling places across
There’s also an Insider Advantage poll showing Huckabee climbing into a tie with McCain in Georgia. IIRC, IA has shown McCain, Romney and now Huckabee with the lead or a tie for the lead over the past few days. In other words, Georgia is up in the air on the Republican side of the ledger.
UPDATE 1:08 pm: Local blogger Shelbinator reports from Obama HQ.
Political experts are forecasting a record voter turnout in Georgia for a presidential primary. One says as many as 700,000 could vote in the GOP primary and 800,000 in the Democratic contest. The vote has the potential to surpass the 1988 presidential primary, when about 40 percent turned out.
State voter rolls swelled in the final weeks before the registration deadline. In all, some 5.2 million Georgians were eligible to vote, more than ever before, and early voting was about five times higher than it was in the Democratic contest in 2004, when nearly 50,000 people either voted in advance or cast absentee ballots.
I voted this morning at Taylor Elementary in Lawrenceville. There was not a line, but there was a steady stream of people. My precinct generally has decent turnout but it’s not one of the highest turnout precincts in Gwinnett.
What’s going on out there?
UPDATE: I just checked my email and saw this from WSBTV
Polls Open; Voting Machine Problems Reported
8:15 UPDATE: Voting machine problems reported at MLK Towers and poll on Panola Rd.
8:00 UPDATE: Heavy turnout reported at DeKalb’s Rainbown Elementary School.
More than 100 voters lined up before polls opened.