(photo courtesy of jparonline)
I saw this story on CNN earlier and I’m happy to report that the lines are once again moving at the 5th Ward polling station.
Basically, people who were there early at 6:00 am didn’t get to vote until 8:30 because they had election officials had the wrong registration books. The line literally stretched down an entire residential block.
This from fellow 5th Warder Justin Parlette via Twitter who was there…
@jpgardner I had a 2 1/2 hour wait at the now infamous Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westport.
I, however, did not wait.
Once I saw that crazy line at around 7:30 am I walked home the few blocks to my house and waited until about 45 minutes ago to vote. The line was still out the door, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been.
Still, the turnout today is bigger than I’ve ever seen at any polling station in Kansas City, and other family members of mine sprinkled throughout KC are reporting similar lines even with no discernible problems.
Kansas City is coming out in force today, and no doubt it’ll heavily favor Obama.
More as it develops…