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November 3rd, 2008
06:30 PM ET

How long are you willing to wait to vote?

 Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

The prescription for tomorrow is comfortable shoes and patience. It's going to be awesome.

Never in recent memory has there been so much interest in a presidential election. More than one-third of Americans are expected to have already voted by the time the polls open tomorrow, a 50 percent increase from 2004. But that doesn't mean there won't be a lot of people in front of you in front of you in line when you get to the polls.

Young people have signed up in unprecedented numbers. New voter registrations have broken records in almost every state. Turnout in many of the primaries was staggering. So be prepared.

Watch: Cafferty: Wait on voting line?

Be aware also that tomorrow is a chance for all of us to strike a blow for democracy, and God knows she could use a shot in the arm. We're at our best as a nation when we're all involved. But that involvement tomorrow will come with a price. You're probably going to have to wait. Maybe for a long time.

While you're standing there grumbling that the line isn't moving, or the machine is broken, remember what it was that got you into that line in the first place. This may well be the most important election we've ever had.

Here’s my question to you: How long are you willing to wait in line to vote?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Michelle from New Hampshire writes:
I am prepared and willing to wait all day. I have cleared my calendar to make sure I can spend the whole day. And the time I don't spend waiting or voting, I will spend poll watching and holding signs. This is far too important not to make a personal sacrifice to make sure my vote counts. And, as an Army wife, one day of work loss is meaningless compared to the days my husband has and will spend on deployment. To all within the sound of your voice: Get out and vote!

LaShunda from Mobile, Alabama writes:
I am seven months pregnant and standing for long periods of time hurts my back tremendously, but in spite of my pain I plan on standing in line as long as it takes to exercise my right to vote, especially when those before me endured even greater hardships to have this right.

Bill from San Diego, California writes:
I appreciate the question, but if anyone honestly thinks that the wait is not worth it even if it's all day, think about all of the people in places who can't vote. Think about the people who have fought for voting rights. Remember that blacks and women were not allowed to vote not that long ago.

Patrick writes:
Not longer than about thirty hours.

Dawn from Florida writes:
My husband and I waited 2 1/2 hours here in Miami to vote early. About 1 hour into the wait, my husband started getting antsy and wanted me to remind him why we were wasting our time. I just looked at him and said "George W. Bush". That did the trick!

Kim writes:
All day if I have to, but I'll have my 3- and 4-year-olds with me. They may think differently. What a great opportunity to live by example. Never give up.


Filed under: 2008 Election
soundoff (605 Responses)
  1. Rachielle from VA

    I stood in line for over 4 hours this past Saturday in Virginia. The only 2 people I saw get out of line, did so because they were pregnant and tired. I hope there will be seats available for the elderly people who plan to vote, because they just cannot physically endure standing for long periods of time. But to get Obama in the whitehouse, i'll wait all day if I had to. My future depends on it.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  2. Peri W.

    As long as it takes. Obama must win.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  3. Scott - Wichita, Kansas

    Five Minutes max.

    If the lines are longer, I'm just gonna go home.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  4. Majulla

    As long as can take Jack, this a historical election so waiting even ten hours doesn't matter to me.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  5. Mike

    Jack,
    I'm willing to wait no matter how long just to elect Barack Obama. We're so tired of the Bush regime. A vote for McCain is a vote for Bush. Just ask Dick Cheney.

    Mike
    Washington

    November 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm |
  6. Joanne Buck

    As long as it takes...
    MN is 48- 46 now ! What a surprise – I did not think Mn had the "care with all" so to speak.
    Joanne Buck
    Minnesota

    November 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  7. Cori from Colorado

    Jack, thankfully, I've already voted. Those who haven't are asking for trouble. It's all about the drama at this point, and this election will be Florida all over again with Ohio in the eye of the storm!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  8. Curtis from California

    I will wait as long as it takes. If I can't vote tomorrow I will be absolutely destroyed. I seriously would camp out for as long as it takes to get my vote counted and get a paper receipt or a picture on my cell phone. We've all been waiting about 48 months to vote, nothing can stop us now!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  9. Landor Maiar from Sweden

    Swedish elections are fast in comparison. We are in and out under 20 mins and its not on a work day. Learn for once from the rest of the world. You are not the best but absolutely not the worst when it comes to elections.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  10. byhen from Metairie, LA

    My wife and I voted early and it took about three hours. I'm sure it will probably take twice as long tomorrow. My advice to everyone voting tomorrow is be patient and vigilant. Dont let the long lines discourage you. Bring a book or an ipod or a psp, but whatever you do dont give up. This election is too important. There is entirely too much at stake. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  11. Esther M. Akron Ohio

    I voted yesterday. I waited 2 and a half hours but would have waited until i got my chance no matter how long that would have been

    November 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  12. will

    I have already voted but in retrospect I have waited my whole life to cast a vote for such an historical election day.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  13. Kim Jones, Va

    Last time in 2006, it took me almost two hours, this year, only 45 minutes, and I voted early, my vacation started and we have reservations away from our polls, that day.

    Voting early or having the entire weekend to vote would be an improvement for Americans, along with a paper trail hand written.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  14. jaffer

    Till they take it to over time fvor the first time in history Jack .

    November 3, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  15. Pam, Illinois

    I'll wait for as long as it takes to vote. This election is too important to the future of our country. I am not afraid of waiting in line for as long as it takes. I am afraid if the wrong guy gets elected.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  16. tom, madison, wi

    Hi Jack,

    I believe Obama to be the lessor of two evils but my dislike for McCain and his nasty and divisive campaign would cause me to go to any length to vote against him.

    By the way, I voted already and there was no line at my poling place.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  17. Silas, NC

    We live in the suburbs of Fayetteville, NC and about half of the people have already voted. I doubt the lines would exceed 2 hours. If for some reason it was longer, I'd gladly wait. We are a toss up state, and my vote counts more than ever. Plus, we have a close Governor and US senate race, and again, my vote counts more than ever! Sit back and relax, hope you have a laptop with a wireless connection around so you can watch Jack on YouTube blasting off at Palin! Go Jack!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  18. susan from Idaho

    As I live in Idaho I am voting out of principle. So I may not wait more than an hour. Obama/Biden 08

    November 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  19. Makkie-Alexandria, VA

    As long as it takes!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  20. Raphael in New York

    Jack, as long as it takes - unless the building is cleared because of a bomb scare.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  21. Mike, Cleveland, Ohio

    I hate waiting in line to vote, so I was lucky enough to be able to vote almost a month ago. Voting is a privilege that I don't take lightly and every state should offer its citizens as many opportunities to vote as possible. Frankly, I worry that long lines will turn people away and it will have a negative affect on who we choose to lead our country.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  22. Jette in Chattanooga, TN

    Jack,
    I waited 45minutes in Chattanooga, TN. I thought that was horrible, until my sister told me she waited 3hrs in Charlotte, NC. I just hope Chattanooga, would critique itself and make things better for the elderly and those with disabilities who could not endure the long wait.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  23. Cyndy, Kissimmee, Florida

    As long as it takes for me to cast a vote, is as long as I am willing to wait–hours and minutes are nothing to the eight long and horrible years that we have just gone through. I sincerely hope that all of your viewers feel the same way–and will withstand the long lines or the bad weather, or whatever other obstacles that they may come across. This election is way too important to miss voting for any reason!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  24. Sue -Idaho

    The polls open at 8:00 a.m. I'll be there at one minute after to cast my vote for Obama, even though I live in the Reddest State in the land, I'm hoping there are enough rational people that have moved into Idaho that we can once again truly have a fair government. If McCain wins, well were pretty much screwed!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  25. Ingrid, new york

    as long as i need to (my husband and i will be getting up at 5:30AM to get to my polling place and hope to vote early) and then i will be picking up my 87 year old mother who wants to cast her vote for Obama! we are immigrants who are now new yorkers after all.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  26. Mark - Asheville, NC

    I voted on Friday, waited about three minutes. I would have waited as long as required, however.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  27. Joe in DE

    As long as it takes. I am 84, if I can do it, just about anyone can.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  28. arlene rannfeldt

    i was one of the smart ones who voted early thankfully. i am disabled and could not withstand a long wait in line..hooray for early voteing..

    November 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  29. Tom Huntington,NY

    In New York we don't have early voting, long lines or electronic voting machines. I will vote in the morning and will be in and out in about ten minutes, I think. If not I will wait as long as it takes because this is the most important election in my lifetime maybe in the history of the country.

    I am aware that New York is a solid blue state but if you don't vote you have no right to complain. It not just a right but a duty to me.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  30. Matt from Redwood City, CA

    I would spend days at my local voting place to have the opportunity to write in Ron Paul on my ballot. There is nothing more important.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  31. Victoria Anderson Seattle, Washington

    Jack, I'm 37 and I have only missed one election which was 2004 because I was upset with 2000 with Bush. I promised myself I would never that again. So, me personally I will wait not matter what. I have learned over the years that my vote does count.
    On a good note, I sent my vote in the mail two weeks ago and I felt sooo good inside because this is an important election....

    November 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  32. chuck

    Jack,my vote is in already but I would like to encourage all DEMOCRATS not to look at your watch or how long you have to wait because if you fail to vote then you will have to live through this mess for four more years. Think about it –Bush and Cheney endorsed McCain so it is easy --all Dems endorse Obama and go out and vote as many time as you can.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  33. Annie, Atlanta

    I voted weeks ago and don't have to worry about it. It took an hour round trip.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  34. Caroline, Hamer SC

    As long as it takes my vote will count. GO Obama!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  35. Terry in Hanover County

    Here in Virginia, I plan to wait as long as it takes. The polls open at 6AM and I plan to be there by no later than 5:30 AM, unless I can get my husband out of bed sooner.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  36. Bruce H

    I already voted, so my wait is over.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  37. Randy in New York

    As long as it takes to vote for Barack Obama.

    My livelihood depends on it.

    It's our turn.

    People first!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  38. Amy in Acushnet, MA

    I believe I would wait as long as it took – this is the most important job I have as a citizen – to make an informed vote during elections. The best part is my employer will allow me to come in late without question to vote – more employers should offer this to their employees.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  39. Bushwhacked in Eugene, OR

    I live in Oregon so I don't have to wait in line to vote. We vote by mail, and my ballot's been in for 2 weeks now.

    BUT - if I had to wait in line, I'd wait as long as need be to make my voice heard.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  40. Bruce St Paul MN

    Noon Friday, at the latest. Unless conditions on the ground indicate that the line is making good progress.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  41. Russell, Seattle, WA

    Some people have waited a lifetime so a few hours is not much to ask for is it America?

    I do think early voting serves the country best as more people get involved.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  42. John Battiloro

    I'm ashamed of you Jack, voting is not only a right of every American, it is a honor and priveledge. Considering the state of the US, I would wait longer than I would to see a concert featuring The Beatles, The Stones and The Eagles appearing together for one night only!

    John

    White Plains, NY

    November 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  43. Paula NY

    Til the cows come home.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  44. James in TN

    All day, I've waited for years to send Bush back to Texas.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  45. Kelly from Ithaca, NY

    As long as it takes.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  46. Kevin, Torrance CA

    I wait just as long as it takes to drop into the mail slot.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  47. Bobby McCune,Atlanta,ga

    Jack I will wait until jesus come to make sure my vote is counted. This election is to important to our furture. If Mcain wins i will spend all my time on my bending knees asking God why!!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  48. Bill Davis

    I'll wait as long as it takes. I've suffered through the last eight years feeling screwed the whole time. If the Supreme Court sticks it's nose in the middle of this election, I'm taking to the streets (and I'm a "Joe Six-pack" white guy).

    Bill D
    Champaign, IL

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  49. Carl Deshazer

    Jack,
    Like Tom in Wi. i believe Obama to be the lessor of the two evils, i also believe that our government is so corrupt that i won't believe Mr. Obama is president until he is sitting in the White House. The last 8 years of George Bush and this Congress have opened my eyes to just how evil and corrupt our government is, and can be. This evil and corrupt government policy would just continue if McCain wins.
    Carl

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  50. bobby in florida

    Jack;

    I am sure you would understand this one ------

    Til hell freezes over and then some; We can not afford four or even eight more years of Republicans.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  51. David of Alexandria VA

    As long as it takes.

    Unfortunately, if the polls are right, that may have to be 2012

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  52. Precious Coker

    Eternity, if that is what it will take!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  53. Anne/Seattle

    Why wait? My absentee ballot arrives, I mark it at my leisure and then post it.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  54. Larry in Florida

    If I say no does that mean I won't have to wait? Of course I'll wait Jack. Always have to wait in line on election day. It's just that this one may be a bit longer, but yes, I'll wait. How long isn't a factor.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  55. Alexandra in the urban Northeast

    As long as it takes in Pennsylvania.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  56. Amber - Austin, TX

    I've already voted. But, I'm happy to go stand in line right now to vote for Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  57. Conor in Chicago

    If the soldiers of this country can endure 8 hour fire-fights during 15 month tours of duty I'll be damned if I am going complain about waiting 8 hours to vote on one day.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  58. David, Tampa, Fl

    Jack. I voted last Monday in Florida. As it was a warm sunny day the wait in line wasn't too bad in the shade. It was a bit bright and almost unpleasant in the direct sunlight. What made it all bareable was the chap that stood behind me for the hour we wound around the library parking lot. He was an 80 something WW2 vet that had been on the aircrew of a B-26 or B-25 in the ETO. We swapped stories about military service experience and talked about life and Buddhism. If it had not been for that experience, the wait would have been very difficult and thankfully it was only an hour. As I see it that was the only positive thing so far in this election.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  59. odessa ohio

    i had to wait as least an hour in ohio because i wanted to get it over with a.s.a.p..

    November 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  60. Sandi, Chicago

    As long as it takes to vote for Obama! I could have voted early, but since the weather in Chicago is going to be great tomorrow, I am happy that I will be in line to cast my vote... especially since most of my neighbors are voting for McCain/Palin. There are those people in Chicago that are not too bright... just like the rest of the country!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  61. Howard M. Bolingbrook IL

    I voted last Monday, In Illinois, Will County I actually waited in line for just over 3 hours with hundreds of other. There were some verbal complaints in the lines, very few, but everyone was in good sprites and orderly.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  62. Chichi from Bucks County, PA

    I am just going to take a picture of Sarah Palin with me. Just a glance at it is enough to motivate me to stay as long as it takes to send her back to Alaska!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  63. Mark in OKC

    For decades, We have ALL been asked to please get out and vote...now that everyone actually is going to vote, our system can't handle it. How are the elderly supposed to stand in line for three or four hours? I guess you could bring a sack lunch and hope for the best.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  64. Venia PA

    As long as it takes. We cannot allow mccain or his clueless pathological liar sidekick in office.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  65. Johnny from SC

    I took tomorrow off from work. If I need to bring a chair and cooler than I guess I will. If one day of sacrifice will help change the direction this country is going than " WE " all need to have plans to campout. I have seen folks spend the night for movies,concerts, and i-phones. So; spending a hour or two to help put our " Country First " is worth a little inconvenience.

    Johnny
    Anderson,SC

    Obama/Biden 08'

    November 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  66. André in Atlanta

    I've been waiting in line for Change for almost 8 years and can wait just one more day.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  67. BARB IN TEXAS

    HOW EVER LONG IT TAKES! For those of you who haven't voted yet, go early tomorrow and stay until you cast your vote! Your boss has to allow you the opportunity to vote!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  68. Kevin

    I am willing to wait as long as it take to vote in order for me to voice my opinion in this historic election. Come tomorrow and America will be making history whether it is Obama or McCain wins the election.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  69. Kyle- DuPont, WA

    Nothing will stop me from casting my vote tomorrow; not an earthquake, volcanic erruption, hurricane, or even the second coming. I am there until I vote no matter if I reach retirement age waiting in line.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  70. Miko Kansas city

    However long it takes!! We are taking our children with us to the polls. should Barack become president ,we want our children to know that they were some way a part of the most historic election ever!! I plan to pack snacks and juice boxes and head to the polls!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  71. Joe St Louis, MO

    Jack,

    I have been waiting 8 years to vote.......

    Joe

    St Louis, MO

    November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  72. Marie Ontario

    Well Jack I've been voting here in Canada for over 40 years and can't remember more than a half dozen people being in front of me in a line to vote.

    This makes me wonder how a country that can send a man to the moon can't organize and run elections without having so much turmoil and such lengthy delays at the polls.

    Anyway to answer your question if I was an American I would wait all day and half the night to cast my vote for Obama as I feel it is just that important.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  73. Ann in NH

    For as long as it takes. This election is too important to walk away from a long line. If the soldiers who fought for these rights stayed on the front lines for as long as it took to win, we can too!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  74. K from Philadelphia, PA

    I think of waiting in line to vote as a sort of last man standing contest – except instead of the winner getting a brand new pickup, the winner gets to choose the direction of the country. Every vote counts. I will stand in line for as long as it takes.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  75. Brian Becker

    Even though I just got the flu last night, I'm still ready to stand in line all day to vote. Its too important not to. I just hope I don't end up spreading the bug around.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  76. Tina (Texas)

    I have waited 8 years to vote this batch of crooked no goods out of office and I will wait until the cow is too fat to jump over the moon.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  77. Sherry B. of Phila, PA

    Hi Jack,
    I will be getting up early tomorrow in order to get what i need to get done ahead of normal daily schedule so that I can be there when the polls open. I am not leaving until I cast my vote for change !

    November 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  78. carson

    jack,
    voting will be much more quick than waiting for the last 8 years. Tommorrow will be the change day with the change people..

    November 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  79. Jane (Minnesota)

    As long as it takes to get through the line to vote for a Change!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  80. Dave, Brooklyn, NY

    I’ve been waiting for two years, no make that eight years, so what’s a few more hours or days? The only trouble is that the Republicans know that most of us who would vote Obama need our jobs, which is the only reason for the long lines.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  81. Craig in Illinois

    I have waited since 1992 when I voted the first time in my life and It was against Old Man Bush. Now I'm voting again this time it's against another Old Man like Bush.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  82. Charlotte - Pa

    I plan on going early and staying late if I have too. Every vote counts.
    This is the most important election of my life. And Obama is my vote

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  83. Steve, NY

    Since the press has declared Obama the winner, the suspencve has gone. I don't want to wait more than 30 minutes. If the weather is bad, there's no sence to even bother voting. Why waist my time, it's only one vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  84. Lori from New York

    I live in upstate New York in a very small town where the lines won't be long but I believe that I would wait as long as it took to cast my vote. This election is too important. I have to say seeing the lines of people who have been willing to wait for hours and hours made me so proud to be an American. I was proud they were my fellow citizens.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  85. Larry from Georgetown, Texas

    I've waited over 42 years for this election so a few hours in line is no big deal. And no I'm not black but voting for Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  86. Diane, Barneveld, NY

    We have so many problems with voting here that we are worse than a third world country. Maybe we should have some UN oversight?

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  87. Brett in Oriskany,Va

    Fortunately I live in a very rural area. We usually don't wait more than 5 minutes, however for this important election, I,d wait as long as necessary.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  88. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    I waited from January, when I made up my mind, until mid-October, when I finally received my mail-in ballot. The wait is too long and too excrutiating here in Oregon. Gotta do somethin'.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  89. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    However long it takes......this is one for the history books and I sure want to be able to say I took part in it.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  90. Dennis In Indiana

    Jack,

    I'm in my 50's and I have voted in every presidential election since Carter and Ford. Too often at least to me the choice was a matter of picking the lesser of evils and more often than not, at least to me, the more evil candidate came out on top.

    I have waited a lifetime to vote for a candidate that truly reflects my values and ideals. A candidate that offers defined solutions and not hollow rhetoric, to the problems that have plagued this nation for a long time. A candidate that asks each us of to have faith in the dream that it is America and in our ability to cast aside petty political differences and come together as one nation . A candidate that has inspired millions to get up, get out and excercise the one right we have that defines us as a free people, our right to vote for our representatives and leaders.

    I've waited a long time for this one Jack, I will wait as long as needed to vote for Barack Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  91. Paul Round Rock, Texas

    I voted early in Texas the first day and waited 20 minutes but whatever day I would of picked I would of waited as long as would take it is that important to get the right change.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  92. Gigi in Alabama

    I will stand in line as long as it takes to vote for Obama. I know that my vote will not count for anything because McCain has Alabama sewed up. It would be nice if the people in this state would realize that Sen. Obama is not a muslim and he will not turn this country into a muslim country. I guess they've listened to Rush Limbaugh and Rich and Bubba too long and have been brain washed into believing all the garbage that they dish out daily.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  93. Jerry from Monroe Co., WV

    'Til hell freezes over.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  94. Nora Corpus Christi Texas

    I live in Texas totally Red McCain state. I am willing to stand in line for Obama, no matter how long it takes. I guess it is my little way of saying Bah,humbug to Texas!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  95. Myrock, Snellville, GA

    Well, I stood in line for 6.5 hours on Monday during the first cold front of the year and didn't leave the booth until 11:30pm. Besides from the frozen snot bubbles in everyone's noses. We all stayed in line and got through it the best way we could.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  96. Dina in Ashland, VA

    Are you kidding? I've been waiting all my life for this, so 44 years.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  97. Bert, Iowa City, IA

    Jack, I voted more than two weeks ago on one of the first early voting days in Iowa mainly because I wanted to make sure my vote had an indisputable paper trail.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  98. Toni Boutwell, Myrtle Beach SC

    I would wait till Hell froze over to do may part to defeat McCain and his incompetent incomprehensible running mate. Whatever the wait is, it's worth it.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  99. Courtney, South Windsor, CT

    I'm making a morning of it with my mother. We plan on being at the polls before 6, just in case. After, provided there's time, we're going for breakfast and celebrating before we each head to work. Even if we have to wait until 8 p.m., we're putting in the time. I'll call in sick with a bad case of democracy.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  100. brett mullins Phoenix,Az

    I vote early but I can't wait to see Bush fly back to Texas. Sit in a rocking chair he will write book telling how he bankrupt the country.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  101. Richard, Syracuse, NY

    Woman waited years, African Americans waited for years. Some people in this World have been waiting untold number of years. So why should be complain about standing in line a few hours? People seem okay to do it for a new movie, a new electronic toy, why not something real important. Our right to vote is worth the wait.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  102. Paulette,Dallas,PA

    I'm willing to wait as long as it takes. Patience is a virtue and all good things come to those who wait!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  103. Clare

    I honestly will have waited over 24 hours if necessary. I have waited 10 hours in Orlando, just to go to a rally. So waiting does not matter to me if it is something that I truly believe in, and Barack Obama is someone to believe in.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  104. Tom, The Heart of Democracy, Avon, Me.

    Senator Obama has worked almost ceaselessly for two years to serve his country as president. I think I can stand in line for a day to see that he does.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  105. Mary - PA

    As long as it takes. After 8 years of Bush no amount of time is too long!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  106. Ken in NC

    If McCain has not conceded the election when hell freezes over I will still be waiting even until it thaws again if it will keep Barracuda Barbie out of office.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  107. william fitzwater

    I voted abscentee but if I had to go to my precint . As long as it takes. Get one of those lawn chairs and camp out. Or in this case a election day tailgate party that would be my suggestion where the weather will be good. Have some fun respect others in the line and let it be a chance to express feedom your as well as others.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  108. Allen from Ga

    Jack after what I witnessed in GA, I'd wait in line a week! An elderly African American woman fell out in line waiting to vote, they brought her to and tried to remove her to give her medical attention. Her words exactly were "I'm not leaving this line until I vote". That's powerful! That action swayed a couple of voters. I know because they said that moved them.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  109. HLN2nd68 ---Barton, Mississippi

    Jack I just wait as long as it take to cast my vote.
    It worth the wait.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  110. Rose in Az

    I vote by mail in every election. I can't understand why we don't follow Oregon rules where everyone votes by mail. There would be no standing in lines, no need for polling places and certainly easier on the voter. I also predict more voter fraud this year than ever before, this may not be over tomorrow.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  111. Wyoming Jack, Jackson, WY

    I would wait till hell freezes over if that is what it takes. This election is too important to concern myself with personal discomforts or inconvenences. However, having said that, these long lines that are going on around the country are disgraceful. This should never happen. This country transacts billions of dollars worth of business every hour of every day over the Internet, and we are still voting like the we're in the horse and buggy era. It is time for America's electoral system to step into the the 21st Century.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  112. Greg in Cabot AR

    As long as it takes, I already waited 4 years.....what's a few more hours.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  113. LYNDA in CT

    After waiting 8 years for sanity, I'd wait forever to vote!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  114. Walt from N.C.

    Jack I voted last Saturday. Let the games begin !!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  115. Dennis from Albuquerque

    Luckily I have already voted. It only took an our and a half. Even if I hadn't voted early, I would be willing to wait as long as it takes. This election, as are all presidential elections, is too important to shirk.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  116. Michael, Cleveland

    I voted on Sat, 11-1. I got in line at 8:58am and deposited by ballot at 10:40am. I would have been happy to wait an addtional 2 or 3 hrs if it was necessary. This election if FAR to IMPORTANT to worry about a couple of hours in line!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  117. Dave in Astoria

    Waited until Oct. 20, got my ballot in the mail, voted, dropped my ballot off the next day at the court clerk's office. Didn't everybody do the same???

    November 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  118. mel from Ohio

    I voted early so I would be available to assist at the polls or at Obama headquarters on election day BUT I would wait all day to vote if necessary. I can't stand the thought of another day of the Republicans in the White House.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  119. Donna Colorado Springs,Co

    I voted by mail so I avoided any problems.........at least I hope they'll be no problem with mail-in ballots being counted.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  120. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: I would wait until hell freezes over for this election.......but then again I don't have to..I already voted.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  121. Jerry Foster

    This is America, as Americans we will do what ever is necessary to assure that the RIGHT person form the RIGHT party is elected.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  122. vern-anaheim,ca

    i would take as long as it takes to vote for obama if needed but i won't have to wait as i have sent in my vote for obama by mail and think more people should use mail to vote because it's better than standing in long lines

    November 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  123. Ed - Eagan , Minnesota

    Jack, I would stand in line for a week if that's what it took to cast my vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  124. Robert in Galveston

    I have already voted but if I hadn't I would wait for however it would take, this election is to important.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  125. Mike in UT

    Jack,

    I voted early and it took all of about five minutes. My wife waited a bit later to vote and it was upwards of an hour.

    I'm afraid it will be total chaos on the 4th. That said, even though I live in a state where my vote doesn't count, I'd wait as long as needed to cast it.

    namaste

    November 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  126. Reuben Minneapolis,MN

    As long as it takes. I took the day off to make sure that if it does indeed take long, I can handle it

    November 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  127. Demi Brandon, Atlanta

    Good question, Jack. I will stand in line until CHANGE prevails. This election is detramental to the future sanity and safety of all Americans.
    I, like everyone I know, can't bear the thought of Sarah Palin, who couldn't recognize an exaggerated French accent or who sees Russia from her house, making the smallest decisions on behalf of the American people. I'd rather wake up Wednesday morning bare-naked in Antartica.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  128. heartlight 3, Maui, HI

    I voted early and there was no line. On election day I would probably wait as long as it took. One question I have is if they are going to have many more voting places and machines available on election day, because if there are such long lines for early voting and only 30% of the voters voted early, what are the lines going to be like on election day?

    November 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  129. Susan Pittsburgh, PA

    I'll wait as long as it takes. No one will keep me from casting my vote in this historic election. I owe that to Senator Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  130. erma in Missouri

    As long as it takes to be certain Sarah Palin NEVER gets to call herself any title with the word "president" in it. Today she shows up for a rally in Missouri dressed in jeans; dressing down for the hillbillies.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  131. John, Fort Collins, CO

    I waited in line with 50,000 other people for over three hours to see Barack Obama in Fort Collins recently, and still didn't get a chance to see him. Just imagine how long I'd be willing to wait in line to vote for him.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  132. Karl in CA

    I voted absentee two weeks ago, but if I had to, I would wait as long as it takes to disable Bush's third term. Hopefully Republicans will be less patient Tuesday and will give up after twenty minutes or so to do something more important in their minds.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  133. Dan Collins

    As long as it takes. Every vote counts and if you don't vote you have no right to complain.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  134. Susan from Georgia

    Jack, I already waited in line for an hour and a half in early voting here in Georgia. If I was not able to do that, I would wait forever to cast my vote for Sen. Obama. I will not be deterred!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  135. Doreen, Cornelia Georgia

    Jack,
    I have waited 4 very long years to vote in this election. So if I have to stand in line for 4 seconds, 40 minutes, 4 hours or 4 days to cast my vote – well so be it!

    Doreen
    Cornelia, Georgia

    November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  136. Helen Crist

    I am prepared to wait until hell freezes over in order to cast my vote for Barack Obama. I am an Independent, but because the Missouri Republican Committee has started sending hate mail and using fear tactics in their bid to elect McCain, I will never vote Republican again.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  137. Mike from Michigan

    As long as it takes to vote for Obama. It will be worth the wait after Bush. The village idiot from Crawford can finally go back to Texas.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  138. Marilyn from Louisiana

    As long as it takes.................... This election is very important to all Americans.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  139. Kathy Glendale Heights, IL

    I've waited a lifetime to be able to cast a vote for a candidate that I genuinely believed in, and that is why I will stand in line as long as it takes to cast my vote for Senator Obama. I will stap my travel chair on my back, grab a bottle of water, and my copy of "The Audacity of Hope" and sit online waiting happily to vote!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  140. Randy, Salt Lake City

    Well, since I live in Mormon HQ, the Diebold machine will probably switch my Obama vote to McCain in about thirty seconds after I leave the booth, so, I guess I'll wait about .... 5 minutes till I walk out, go home and consume 6 or 7 beers.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  141. Carlos Harrisburg PA

    Hello Jack.
    Well I been watting now for 4 years. As long as it takes I will vote tomorrow.
    Obama / Biden 08 – 12

    November 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  142. Robert in Tucson

    I'll wait as long as it takes, but here in Arizona I expect a lot of Republican voter suppression as McCain tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat!.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  143. Charlie (Bethpage, NY)

    I plan on being on line at 5:45am tomorrow here in NY, the polls open at 6am. I shouldn't have to wait too long, but I am willing to wait as long as it takes...I'll pack a canteen, a first aid kit, and whatever else I'll need to survive the wait....

    November 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  144. Rob , NYC

    as long as it takes. I'm even willing to drive Palin back to Alaska aftre she's lost the election !

    November 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  145. Rosalynd Florida

    I voted 2 weeks ago in Florida and waited 90 min but I would have waited 8 hours if needed because this election is important for America's future.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  146. Will K from San Jose

    Already voted by mail weeks ago. No need to wait in lines.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  147. Jackson

    My wife and I have already voted, but if I had to do it again, I'd wait in line until I had either voted or been physically escorted from the polling place.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  148. Mike Ryan

    As long as it takes to elect Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  149. Gary - Woodhaven, Michigan

    As a white middle class male I've waited 60 years to finally vote for a candidate who can equally use their head as well as their heart.

    If Colin Powell had ever ran I would have been first in line to vote, Obama is the new generation of Powell's unique legacy of knowing when to use the combination of intellectual thought and humanity, and both know exactly when to lead with which.

    This will be the change I seek.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  150. Randy from PA

    Until my vote for Obama is casted, I am planing to get to my voting site at 6am, it opens at 7am

    November 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  151. Vinnie Vino

    Jack,

    After enduring the past 7 plus years of the Bush Administration's pure incompetentcy I would out wait time, it's self, in order to vote for someone with human intelligents for the high office...

    C.I., New York

    November 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  152. JERRY, Illinois

    I will wait until its my turn, but why the 3 & 4 hour wait to vote,
    are we a third world country, just put in more voting machines.
    After the last 8 years we are ready for Obama.
    The more McCain talks on TV the more angry he looks.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  153. Dave P.

    As long as it takes Jack.

    Dave
    Iowa City, Iowa

    November 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  154. Richard McKinney, Texas

    I never wait to vote. I vote early and if a line is there I leave. My time is much more valuable then any candidate running for any public office.
    Voting is a choice and so is not voting at all. No politician has ever done anything for me that I could not have done cheaper for myself.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  155. John in Arizona

    Jack, I would wait for hours for the privilege to vote. But it shouldn't be necessary. Waiting hours to vote is, in effect, a poll tax – costing potential voters hours of pay. It's time to call Jimmy Carter in to observe, and then recommend reforms.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  156. Lauri in Maryland

    I'd wait all day if I had to. Of course that's easy for me to say. I own my own business so I don't have a boss telling me I only have one hour to go cast my vote, which is all Donald Trump is giving his people.

    I plan on heading over to the polls at around 2PM so I'm not in the way of folks who need to get back to their job or their kids.

    Lauri in Baltimore

    November 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  157. Wariz

    Jack,

    I'm willing to wait as long as it takes. I've waited 4 years to fix my parent's generation mistake, I can wait a few more hours.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  158. Sarah Louise

    Like most people the answer is 'as long as it takes'.

    I think the enthusiasm for Obama plus the desperation to get the republicans out means most people will wait in line all day if needed. It's sad that we have these long waiting times and hopefully Obama will add this problem to his list of 'things to fix'.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  159. Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    Since I consider inept election procedures and long delays voter supression or a poll tax I would wait as long it takes to make sure the beaucrats weren't successful in denying me my right and obligation to participate in democracy.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  160. Kevin, Chester Springs PA

    I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that a few hours out of my life don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Because if you don't take the time to vote, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But soon and for the rest of your life.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  161. Larry in Texas

    Jack –

    People should wait in line, no matter how long it takes, we need a democrat, because IF McSame wins, Government won't get anything done, it will be nothing but gridlock, and Pelosi / Reid / Barney Frank / & the rest of the congress won't be for anything that McSame does.
    They will be against a lot of his programs.

    That's why I'm saying it's gonna be nothing but gridlock.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  162. Simone - NYC

    There are so many worse things in this world than waiting in line. It might be inconvenient, and a little boring, but what you do at the end of that line could be the most important thing you do for the next 4 years. I'll wait as long as I have to.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  163. Jermoe, Choteau, Mt.

    I just voted! Go Obama.... Yea-whooooo..

    November 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  164. Carrie - Massachusetts

    I've already been waiting four years. If your question is how long will I stand in line - as long as it takes.

    Carrie

    November 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  165. Paula in the middle of America--Illinois

    As long as it takes to have a truly fair election, where every vote really does count. I've already waited years, so a few hours will be a piece of cake.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  166. Rubin from St. Louis

    I have classes all day so I'm going to line up at the polls before they open. I can't afford not to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  167. Chris from Atlanta

    As long as it takes, I will be heard.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  168. Mary Ritter

    I will wait until I have voted, including when hell freezes over if they dare to try to prevent my vote or that of others.
    Mary Ritter

    November 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  169. Charla in De Kalb, Texas

    Jack, I voted early, on the 2nd day of early voting here in Texas. I had a good gut feeling that if I waited til the 4th, I would be in line for hours upon hours. I was in and out in about 20 minutes. But, I would be willing to stand in line for days. Sometimes we see reports on TV from foreign countries in Africa and the Middle East where the voting lines stretch for miles, and most of these voters suspect that in the end their vote may not count due to the corruptive governments and regimes they live under. But they do it anyway! They do their part, out of hope and personal responsibility, instead of sitting back and complaining while not contributing. A good many US citizens should look and learn from these countries.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  170. oliver

    As long as it takes because this particular election is too important. The republicans have screwed up the economy for the last 8 years and no way am I going to vote for them to have a chance to mess up the next 4!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  171. wally Ruehmann las vegas nv

    i don't do lines well, that's why i voted early 2 weeks ago. in las Vegas my wait was 15 minutes, without any problems. anyone that had the ability to vote early , it was a no brainier to take advantage to do it. the very idea of everyone to swamp the polls on one day, (ESPECIALLY A TUESDAY ) is just so out dated and dumb, i believe this is done on purpose to suppress the vote. changes have to be made !

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  172. Belinda

    Hey Jack!

    I am from Chicago...Go Obama

    I will wait for as long as it takes!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  173. Geri Britt

    I live in a rural area with the my voting precinct about one quarter mile away so voting should take me no more than thirty minutes. I really feel sorry for those who will be standing in line for hours and hours and hours. God speed to you all.

    Geri – Mead, OK

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  174. carmen diaz

    jack, it's not always about patients, it's also about preparation. I found it awful convienant that the dmv's computers are down state wide here in North Carolina so people cant go there today and get updated ID or driver license so that they can vote tomorrow. what do you know another reason for them to get it wrong. And yes I voted early because like Senater Obama I expect the obvious.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  175. barbara in Tacoma

    if Ihad to stand in line. I would wait forever. Here in Washington it's mail-in. I want to see Cindy and John stay at there homes.Not at the White House.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  176. Yun Choi, Ph.D.

    In my town, we vote at the local school. Our school district also made the election day as Parents Teachers Conference day. I can vote and meet my kids' teachers. How convenient it is! In my town, I never waited more than 5 minutes during past 10 years.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  177. Terry from North Carolina

    Jack
    I waited two hours and I would wait all day if I had to in order to exercise my right to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  178. Dan from Kitchener

    I wouldn't care if it took 4 days in line to make sure the ugly old man and his mental midget are sent packing. Besides Sara is better suited to be in Alaska guarding the border from Russian invasion which she can do while she is shooting wolves from her helicopter.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  179. Patricia F Pine Plains NY

    I live in a very small town of 2,500, so I don't expect any long lines. Even if I do have to wait, it will be worth it to have a second chance (counting the Primary) to vote for Barack Obama. After all the years that I'm here though, I've never seen a line at our Town Hall. In and Out.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  180. Jeff in Connecticut

    More than 50% of us have been waiting 4 or 8 years for an accurate count.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  181. Lee Widmer - Coopersburg PA

    I will vote after work & will wait as long as I must.

    I have been voting for 36 years. I have voted in EVERY election I have been able and that is a heck of a lot. I voted when it was only for my local officials. A vote is a vote is a vote. My Dad was the one who told me at 18 to register & I remember asking him what’s the big deal. After he gave me a crack across the head, he told me that voting was the only thing we have to control our lives. He was right.

    What gets my goat Jack is that millions of people FINALLY registered to vote when they should have been doing so for years. Now those people are claiming that their polling places aren’t prepared and crying it is taking a toll on them and the long lines and the heat and the rain, etc. Boo hoo hoo. Well, if those very same people would have voted years ago, we wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place. So they should just shut up and vote. Got it?

    Have a great night, Jack.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  182. Byron

    .. until my feet get tired. .. then my butt. after that. if the polls are still open then.. well wait.. I already voted. 2 hours.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  183. Teasha, Florida

    The McCain campaign's fear tactics have worked! I am so afraid to have John McCain anywhere near that red button or Sarah Palin anywhere near the White House that I would wait as long as it takes to cast my ballot for Obama. I voted early, but I will be volunteering to encourage others to Get Out and Vote tomorrow!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  184. Janis, Lafayette, IN

    I will be 52 years old the day after the election and I have never missed an election whether it be local and state or federal. By virtue of my upbringing, I would stand in line for as long as it would take to exercise the most essential right we have as citizens. This election is the most important in our country's history and the lives of so many depend on us all to sacrifice our time. After all, there are those who have sacrificed their lives for this.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  185. Gene from Bloomington, MN

    Jack, I'm already waiting in line since George W Bush took office 8 years ago!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  186. Janet, Canada

    I live on Vancouver Island in Canada. I walked into the building, voted, and walked out within 6 or 7 minutes when we had our federal election a couple of weeks ago. But if I had the opportunity to vote for Obama I would wait for however long it would take. You all should. You have the chance to make such a difference, and I am so glad to see so much Obama support out there. I expect to hear about a lot of people calling in sick because it's taking all day to vote, but please still do it!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  187. Judy

    As a Canadian I find it unbelievable that a voter should wait more than a OMG minute or two. Would appear the electiopn process needs to rethink things. It was as hard to believe the last election with what happened in Florida.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  188. Happy in Arizona

    We have mail-in ballots which is wonderful. We don't have to wait at all.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  189. Linda in Florida

    I voted early by absentee ballot (gee I hope it gets counted correctly). I have to say that I am so proud that over 4 million of my fellow Floridians have already voted. I think that is a testament to how important and historic this year's election is. I just pray Barack Obama wins.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  190. Andrea New Mexico

    I would stand in line to vote for Obama for as long as it would take, however I early voted and where I live it only took about ten minutes.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  191. TJ, Illinois

    I've never wanted to vote so bad in an election. I would wait all day rain, shine or snow. It is sad though that we would expect our seniors to wait in line with us. Why can't we fix this election voting mess. How hard could this be. For god sakes Canada knows how to do it right. But we Americans are to arrogant at times to look at other nation's models. And can somebody tell me why we have elections on Tuesday's instead of weekends when most people do not have to work.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  192. Curt W

    This is the only thing that I personally can do to make sure Obama does not ruin our country with the help of Pelosi and Reid, so I will die in that line if I have to.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  193. Lucas in Pawling, NY

    I was willing to wait 8 Years Jack, just one more day!

    Obama/Biden 08

    November 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  194. Barara in Selma OR

    Don't have to wait at all. Oregon has mail in and I think the entire nation should do the same. Sure would keep the elections everywhere honest.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  195. Eileen Vivoda

    Since I was not one of the folks that voted early, I will wait as long as it takes. Maybe I will bring some water and pretzels along, plus some crossword puzzles. It is so very exciting!!!
    from Eileen in Chicago

    November 3, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  196. tj TAMPA

    Voted early in Florida..But, I was willing to wait until Alaska thawed out..

    November 3, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  197. leroy from houston

    The polls here in houston open at 7:00 a.m. cst and I will wait until they close at 7:00 p.m. if I had to!! (12 hrs.) Fortunately I vote in a very small precinct and the longest I have ever had to wait in a presidential election was 10 minutes (2004). So I do not expect or anticipate any waiting time whatsoever!! And anybody who does gripe about the wait should have voted early!! Voting is one of our most precious inalienable rights and NO one should gripe about having to wait to exercise it!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  198. Marsha from Texas

    I already voted but I would wait as long as it take to proudly cast my vote for Barack Obama... The Republicans want to divide this country and he wants to unite everyone. I live in Texas and I cannot understand why everyone does not see this. It makes me very sad. As to everyone's comments about wanting to see Bush back in Texas I do not want that to happen. I would much prefer him and all of his war criminal buddies to head straight to PRISON where he should be.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  199. David Bloomington,In

    Jack I just waited from 6 in the morning till noon to vote early,and i still didn't get to vote cause of the line was so long. so...... i am going back tomorrow at 6 to wait in line so jack that is 24 hours ill wait in lines to cast my vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  200. Marty

    I will wait in line all day if I have to. Too many people bailed on the 2004 elections because of long lines and we re-elected Bush.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  201. EmceeLord

    Not a second. That's why I voted in early October. You can have drive-thru, mall balloting, grocery balloting, even trick or treat balloting, but nothing beats the good old absentee.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  202. Ralph, Corpus Christi

    As long as the line is.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  203. jyll from TEXAS

    I early voted and since I live out in the boondocks here in S.E. Texas, it took all of 5 minutes to vote.....but I would have waited as long as needed....you can't complain or gripe folks if ya don't vote!!!!!!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  204. Tonya from Mississippi

    Jack I am willing to stay in line for the whole 12 hours the polls. The thought of Sarah Palin one heart beat away from the White House motivates me.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  205. Sene

    forever!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  206. Frank, Tampa

    Put it this way Jack. We've waited eight years already. What's another
    eight or ten hours?

    (Four hours beats Four years)

    November 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  207. Jerry from Jacksonville

    Voted the first day of early voting, took about five minutes.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  208. F Machado - Connecticut

    I don't care how long it will take. I don't care if it will be sunny, raining or snowing.
    If we want change we need to make a sacrifice to elect Obama.
    "Never give up"

    Go Obama!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  209. Jackie in Dallas

    Well, I voted last week - in and out in 10 minutes.

    However, in previous elections, I've had to wait in very long lines. I waited two hours to vote against Bush in 2000, and nearly three hours to vote against him again in 2004. If necessary, I'd wait as long as it took to vote for positive change in this country!

    My father, a career Army man (World War 2 and Korea) told me when I was 18 that I only had the right to complain about my President is if I had actually taken the time and effort to vote. Since the time I was eligible to register and to vote, I have not missed a single Presidential election, and only a couple of non-Presidential elections.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  210. Tim in Texas

    Jack, I live down here in Texas where 28% of the people still claim Barack is a Muslim Socialist. I'm guessing that's the same 28% that still approves of G.W. It's like living in some whacko Alice and Wonderland world where green is purple, left is right, and everybody walking sideways. I'll be at the polls bright and early and stay till they close if need be. We need an overwhelming popular vote for Obama simply to let these people know that they're not fooling anybody outside their own little skewed nutso land.
    Tim in Texas

    November 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  211. Paul S. Columbia, SC

    2012; which will be well after this disaster is realized.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  212. LM of Fayetteville

    I voted on the 17th, the day after the polls opened early. First time in my 73 year old life that I really wanted to vote. I voted every time but I really wanted to vote this time – hoping for a change.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  213. Peg in NY

    November sweeps,and do all the chores I have neglected for too long!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  214. Bill the machinist, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

    Jack, I am willing to stand and wait in line no matter what the weather is or how long it takes for me to cast my vote for president. Be cause I think this election is about how long I might have to stand in line for a bowl of soup. If people are waving a McCain flag [a empty pocket turned inside out] for the next four years, I can look them in the eye and say I voted for the Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  215. Peg in NY

    Whatever it takes; this is a crucial election!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  216. Natalie R. in Missouri

    I am willing to wait all day long if necessary! This election as well as the status of the current economy is too important to miss casting a vote for change! I am an Obama supporter in the swing state of Missouri. My husband and I plan on being at the polls at 5:45am, ready for whatever! I am hoping the wait won't be that bad...... but if it is ...... I am ready to wait!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  217. Christine, Upstate NY

    To vote for Barack Obama, I will stand in line as many hours or days as it takes, on fiery shards of broken glass, if necessary.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  218. MIKE chicago

    For as long as it takes to kick these economic sinkers out...They are so shameless that they wouldnt take responsibility. Only Greenspan agreed that the Republican ideology is wrong for America

    November 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  219. John

    Whatever it takes to send Mooselips back to the Aleutian islands

    November 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  220. Michael

    Jack, I have waited ALL my life, 43 years, for this moment! I will wait as long as it takes! I will be packing a lunch, bringing a book, the MP3 player, plenty of water, and the folding chairs! Not just for me, but whom ever might need them!

    Obama/Biden

    Michael / Las Vegas

    November 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  221. Steve of Hohenwald TN.

    As long as it takes. If we quit now, the GOP wins. If we are to have any chance of putting a stop to this crap, obama must win.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  222. Charlotte (Raleigh, NC)

    Hours and hours - as long as I have to, as long as it takes. I'll bring a book and my iPhone and every ounce of patience I can spare.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  223. Alec

    All night long, if I have to.

    We can't let the Republican party be rewarded for the last eight years.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  224. Stephanie

    I voted early in Oklahoma City this past Saturday, November 1st.
    I arrived at the polls at 8am – and I graciously waited 4 hours and 10 minutes to cast my vote.

    The crowd was pumped up, people were excited, and in that entire wait time of over 4 hours, I never heard a complaint. I have never been more excited for Obama than I was while standing in that line. He was the reason for excitement that everybody possessed last Saturday morning. McCain/Palin supporters were the quiet ones and knew they were outnumbered with this particular crowd.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  225. s

    Until I cast my very important vote!

    Everyones vote is important- so wait till you've casted your vote!

    Voting for optimism, hope, change, equality and a brighter day where we can always agree to disagree!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  226. Ken M . Millington MI

    Forever and a day if thats what it takes

    November 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  227. Sally from Cali

    I'm not willing to wait. I voted by absentee ballot two weeks ago.

    I encouraged my friends to do the same. A few did and are soooo happy that they do not have to stand in line!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  228. Kina, A Veteran in NYC

    as long as it takes, Jack...it's the first time I'm eligible to vote and, as service member, I have a very good reason to vote. God Bless the US Armed Forces and the United States of America.

    Obama/Biden 08

    Kina, NYC.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  229. Reggie, Atlanta

    Any amount of time. What is a couple of hours when you have the oppurtunity to effect the next four years.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  230. Belle

    I will wait as long as I have to. This election is the most important one I have voted in. I am 72 years old and a white woman. GO OBAMA!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  231. Michael Trainor, Scotch Plains, NJ

    I'm willing to wait in line till November 5th.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  232. D. Rushing Texas

    I don't have to waite very long @ this 1 horse town Hahahaha

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  233. David, Silver Spring, MD

    As long as it takes to put an end to the misleading, divisive, nasty politics of Sarah Palin and John McCain. As long as I must to put an end to the trickle down fantasies of George Bush and Dick Cheney. As long as they'll let me to cast my vote for Barack Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  234. Susan, CA

    I voted by absentee ballot for Obama, but I would have waited forever and a day to vote down this circus.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  235. Brian from Fort Mill, SC

    As long as it takes. End of conversation.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  236. Anne

    I voted early in Texas to avoid the lines. Since I live in Austin, Texas which is an oasis in the middle of a Big Red State, my vote for Obama dosen't really help much but there are down ballot Democrats that need help getting elected. The long lines are just another example of how the top 5% control and the only way to break the control is if large numbers of people are willing to stand in line and demand their right to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  237. Tim Samoni, NJ

    I already lived through eight years of George W. Bush! Are you kidding me? I can take anything after that. . .In fact, I'm willing to wait for a month in a driving a hurricane, with no food or water listening to Bill O'Reilly on infinite repeat to cast my vote for the first African American President of the United States of America and to see the Democrats take back the Congress!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  238. N.S , Huntsville Al

    I will wait and wait and wait and wait and wait some more. Jack I won't leave until my vote is cast and I will wait to make sure what I choose is correct.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  239. Charlie

    As long as necessary to help elect Senator Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  240. Deb in Colo

    I was smart – I requested a mail-in ballot.

    But I worry about those that cannot stand for long periods of time (like my 71 year old mother). Had she not also done a mail-in ballot, she would not have voted.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  241. Maggie in NY

    We don't have early voting in New York, Jack. So I will be in line before 6 am tomorrow morning in order to vote before I head off to work. I am afraid of longer lines later on in the day after work. I will have a large mug of coffee with me, but I don't expect to have to wait for more than 1 hour as I don't live in a big city.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  242. Tosha-Atlanta, GA

    Jack,

    If you can recall the lines in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was on the ballot. People walk for days and stood in line for hours. I have cast my ballot, but I will help people in lines stay in lines. This is one of the most historical elections in America's election history. My 95 year old Nana said she did not care how long the wait she wanted to caste her ballot. So I say to the voters please wiat as long as necessary.

    Tosha Atlanta, GA

    November 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  243. Kathy Goodell

    All day if necessary!
    El Paso Texas

    November 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  244. Shannon wa st

    I voted on the Oct 15 by absentee for Obama. I have two little ones and can't stand in line for long. But I am so greatfull to the people who will and then do. We need you Change is coming!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  245. Dee from Norfolk, VA

    All day long! It doesn't matter.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  246. John

    I would wait as long as it takes

    November 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  247. Beverly -NYC

    Jack:

    I've waited 45 years to cast a vote for a qualified candidate who looks like me. I will stand as long as it takes, what's a little time compared to history.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  248. Patrick

    As long as it takes. Waiting is not a sacrifice to make sure you exercise your constitutional right. Just shut up and vote and plan your day accordingly, act like an adult and do the right thing, which is to vote. Please complain too much and are given so much in the country for just being lucky to be born here (most of us) and the others who come for a better life appreciate it much more because they know first hand what it means to be less than free.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  249. Tommie in Maryland

    As a black male, my ancestors went through a heck of a lot to receive the right to vote. It did not come easy, and it did not come quickly. Considering the stakes, I will stand there all day and night if I have to.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  250. Rebecca from WI

    Jack,

    I will wait as long as it takes. I wouldn't miss this for the world!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  251. rocky

    as long as it takes, we must change the derection in which the republicans want to take this country to benefit only their pockets and religion.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  252. Indiana For Obama

    I will wait in line as long as it takes. Indiana is ready for change. America is ready for change. Barack Obama is the only man that can usher in that change that we yearn for.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  253. ANGIE IN PA

    Jack
    However and Whatever it takes I am prepared to stand in lines for as long as I have to to vote for Obama/Biden,I have come this far no turning back now OBAMA TO THE WHITEHOUSE!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  254. susan frost

    My sixth great-grandfather, William Kinney, was shipwrercked on his way here from Scotland in 1763, got picked up in the Atlantic by a Dutch frieghter, and worked his way to North Carolina where he built a prosperous farm and fought at the battle of Guilford Courthouse in the Revolution. Out of respect to his resistance to tyranny, I'll wait as long as it takes to cast my vote. It's the least I can do, even though I'm voting for Obama so certain people think I'm not a "real" American.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  255. Matt Callaway in Omaha, NE

    I wasn't even willing to wait until election day. I voted a week ago by mail. If I had to, I'd take a vacation day to make sure I voted.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  256. Julia in MD

    However long it takes. We need Barack Obama now.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  257. Sandy from Maryland

    I will stand in line all day tomorrow if I have to. I've voted in five presidential elections and never had to wait more than 15 minutes. I know this election will be a longer wait, but who am I to complain? All I'm being asked to do is stand up and wait. It's not much of a sacrifice when I compare to the sacrifices others made for the right to vote. People like James Chaney, Mickey Scwerner, Andrew Goodman, Viola Liuzzio, and Jimmie Lee Jackson gave their lives so that I could stand in line tomorow for however long it takes.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  258. Marilyn

    I have already voted. I stood in line only 5 minutes. These people taking more than an hour to vote must live in states filled with morons. Of course, we already know about Florida!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  259. Jeff From Atlanta

    As long as it takes to cast my vote for McCain and to do all I can to defeat Obama. I can't take 4 years of empty promises, and worse yet, he fulfils some others.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  260. Nan, Houston, Texas

    I did early voting. The wait was about 1 1/2 hours. Considering how long it took for women to gain the right to vote, that was nothing.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  261. Andrea in Olympia

    Though we vote by absentee ballot I would wait as long as I had to in order to have my vote counted. Not only do we have a very important presidential election but our gubernatorial race was only won by a couple of hundred votes last time. Every vote definitely counts in that race this year!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  262. Ken

    Why aren't we having problems in non-battleground states? It's an absolute abomination that we can land on mars but we can't muster enough energy to allow all of our citizens to vote. Why doesn't our government want us to vote? Why do they not want to "get out the vote" in battleground states? 10 hour waits.....get serious about democracy then come talk to us.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  263. Obama all the Way

    FOREVER!

    Robin NY

    November 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  264. nelson in Las Vegas

    Early voted on 23 Oct. No line, no wait

    November 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  265. Zach A.

    How long did blacks in this country have to wait?

    I'd wait 12 hours...hell I'd wait 12 YEARS on a bed of hot coals just to get the Republicans as far away from power as possible...

    November 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  266. Kwame

    I would be willing to wait as long as it takes!!!! I know people who have waited in lines for 2+ days for concerts or other sporting events so I would certainly stand in line for that long for the future of my child and this country!

    Even though I am a Democrat and the Republican's claim that I am not patriotic our put my "country first"...guess what I am and I do! The last time I checked no political party can claim exclusive ownership to patriotism or love for this land!

    I am not saying you need to vote for my guy but I am saying you need to vote!!!

    Just vote!
    Kwame

    November 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  267. Whitey in DC

    I'll wait as long as it takes. I'm so ready for this.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  268. PAULA in N.C.

    I remember the JFK election-it is almost like de-ja-vu. I would wait all night!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  269. Hoosier Phil

    I'd rather wait 4 hours today rather than waking up Wednesday, knowing I have to wait another 4 years after inaction causes McCain to run this country even further into the ground..

    November 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  270. Steven in Augusta, GA

    As long as it takes. I really hope this isn't the third election in a row stolen because of problems at the ballots.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  271. Dave Ingram

    As long as it takes to send Sarah Palin home to Wasilla where she belongs. A Vice President needs to be smarter than a 1st grader to be qualified. What in the world was Mccain Thinking??...and yes I am a republican and I was going to vote Mccain until he picked ms. Thing!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  272. Kim, Dodge City, Kansas

    I voted early so there is no waiting for me. It is sad to see that in this great techological age, we can't get a simple election to run smoothly and without terrible delays. Any bets out there on wich state screws this up again??

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  273. Jes (State College, PA)

    Jack, Voting honors all the Veterans that gave their lives for this great country. I have the freedom to vote because of them and I won't leave until I cast my ballot. We're blessed to live in the United State of America.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  274. Suzanne Roberts

    Just a fact: governments who are considered socializing are in these countries that are at the TOP of the countries for Quality of Life: Australia, Norway, Sweden and, closer to us, Canada.

    So why be so concerned about such an angle? Don't we all want a better Quality of Life?

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  275. Stephanie, Alabama

    I hope the wait is a little long...I'd like to be able to relish this historical election for as long as I can. I am so excited to go to the polls tomorrow, I feel like a kid awaiting a trip to Disneyland. After havng to endure this election in SE Alabama surrounded by McCainites and (shudder) Palinites, it will be heaven to go in and cast my vote, I don't care how long it takes. You will recognize me as the old, white lady with a HUGE grin on my face!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  276. Elizabeth, NY

    I'll wait all day and endure whatever I can to vote for Obama......bc our future depends on it.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  277. Tommy in KENTUCKY

    JACK
    I am willing to stand in line until the chickens come home if necessary to vote for my candidate. And if the election does not go the way I want, I'll be watching his every move like I did with BUBYA. That why I go vote, this gives the right over the NON voters to express my opinion. If a citizen does not vote he has not a voice in the dog race. I am also glad that you will stop with your slanted stupid questions.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  278. Bob D, Morristown, NJ

    Well My MP3 player is loaded with about 6 hours of my favorite tunes. If I have a water bottle, I can last about 12 hours. I think I can stay on line until about five hours after the cows come home for the future of the generations to follow.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  279. Felix- TX

    I will stay in the line as long as it takes to get Obama elected. However, I early voted for Obama in Texas last week. It took me 5 minutes just because my county is not densely populated.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  280. Shawn - WV

    Jack,
    I've waited for 4 years to vote for Obama, I'd stand in line as long as it takes.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  281. Dave in Pensacola

    I've already voted. Being a White Dem in a well-to-do Republican district of Florida, I was, as always, in and out in 5 minutes. More than enough machines, no-one's votes being challenged, no police presence or "Obama coffins", but I would have waited in line 24 hours or more to place that vote. Its a lot safer to be an Obama supporter than it was Kerry or Gore. We havent lost one yard sign or had our car trashed. We even have our original bumper stickers. A change is in the air........................

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  282. Günter

    Hallo Jack,
    making a proposal from Germany. Just make good use of your waiting time and think about how your nation can work together after Tuesday despite of the divisive attacks during the past weeks. Should be a good chance to prove your christian and national background if still something is left.
    Günter, Germany

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  283. Mary Beth Shemeluk

    Hi Jack I was able to vote on saturday but I would have waited on line for hours if necessary.
    Go Obama/Biden 08

    November 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  284. Deb Minnesota

    As long as it takes to vote for Barack Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  285. Hammer48

    I'm wearing my ACORN t shirt so I can jump to the head of the line

    November 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  286. Jamedra

    Jack,

    I'll wait as long as it takes to insure my voice is heard, my choice is recorded and a glasses wearing, $150,000 RNC wardrobe wearing, snowmobile riding KNOW NOTHING doesn’t acquire one OUNCE of power in the White House!

    PERIOD!

    -Jaye
    Hayward, CA

    November 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  287. Ruth

    As long as it takes. My life depends on it.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  288. Barb New Port Richey Fl

    As long as it gets Sarah back on her snow machine, heading north, north to Alaska; as long as it takes!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  289. Danielle

    As long as the day is long – or even night. Obama MUST be our next President.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  290. Waldman from Dallas

    Jack,

    I waited in line over 3 hours to early vote. I ended up missing my flight and ended up having to sleep at the airport. I didn't care. I would do whatever it takes to keep McCain/Palin out of the white house.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  291. Curtis - Marietta, GA

    Jack, until my final breath if I must. Of course, I'm young, so I may move up in the line pretty fast if it comes down to that.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  292. JJ

    I'm in Texas and I voted early and only had to wait 10 minutes. But I would have waited as long as it took to cast my vote. This election and the conditions of this country is too important to pass up and not have my voice heard.

    I encourage everyone and anyone to be patient but make sure you VOTE! If 90 year old men and women can stand in line as long as 2-3 hours, anyone can.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  293. Rob

    Until Sarah Palin releases her medical records.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  294. Ken in Dallas

    I'll wait as if the fate of a nation depended on my vote being cast.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  295. Uncle Sam

    Until McCain wins.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  296. Pam

    I get to vote tomorrow in Pennsylvania. I plan on getting to my polling place as soon as they open. I will stand in line until I get to vote. If that's 10 minutes or 10 hours, I will stay there until I cast my vote. I am bringing water, snacks, and a book.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  297. R. LYNETTE COPELAND

    I will wait as long as it takes. A lot of people in the Civil Rights Movement did some things far more onerous than mere waiting, just to make sure that I would be able to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  298. Chipster

    As long as it takes! There is too much at stake to waste even one vote. Our country has been run into the ground by the incompetence of the Bush Administration. We cannot risk 4 more years of the same.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  299. Judy from NC

    Jack,

    I took friends with me to vote early in NC last Thursday and waited in line for 2 hours. I took 3 more friends to vote early on Friday and, even though I had already voted, I stood in line for 3 1/2 hours to make sure they stayed to vote. This election is too important to not cast a vote.

    BTW – Go Obama!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  300. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I didn't "blink", I cast my vote on the first day of early voting at the polls, but I did "wink" at the cute guy standing in line with me.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  301. Ginger H -- West Melbourne, FL

    I already waited. 4 hours exactly standing just outside the crowded overhang with horizontal rain soaking my jeans and Nikes, a leaky umbrella and squishy magazine under my arm...wondering if I could get a tax break for this ridiculous patriotism, or at least a hot toddy or hot chocolate only to find there were only 5 voting booths once I finally got inside after dark. I LOVE MY COUNTRY!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  302. Sharon

    As long as it takes. Indiana actually matters. Obama, '08, Oh Boy!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  303. Michael from Boston

    I would wait from dusk til dawn to make my voice heard in this election.

    Obama/Biden 08

    November 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  304. Ed in San Francisco

    7 years, 364 days and not a moment more....

    November 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  305. Armon in Dallas, TX

    Fortunately, when I went to vote early, there was no line. I was in and out in no time. I just hope that people do not grow weary tomorrow, as I'm sure lines will be extremely long. Well, let me rephrase that...I hope the democrats (or republicans) who plan to vote for Obama don't grow weary...the others can go home and rest.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  306. Charles Phillips

    How long? As long as it takes!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  307. Denise in OKC

    Jack...2-4-6-8..doesn't matter about the Wait. As long as it takes to get Sen Obama elected.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  308. Barbara in Las Vegas, NV

    We voted early in Nevada, Jack and waited about 45 minutes total on a Saturday afternoon. I would have waited any amount of time on a Saturday and if I had waited until tomorrow, would have allowed for half a day, at least. The company I work for allows 2 hours off with pay to vote, but I would have gladly forfeited a day's pay for it.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  309. rin

    If i am breathing i am standing in line!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  310. Dj Ryan

    I firmly believe in the saying "If you don't vote, then you have no right to complain".

    I'll wait as long as I have to.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  311. Candy Derbyshire

    I've been waiting since the 2004 Democratic Convention to vote for Barak Obama...so what are a few more hours? I will stand in line for as long as it takes.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  312. johnie

    Jack I voted on sunday her in Columbus OH I waited in for 5 hours or so A few people jumped ship but not me. I have waited eigth years for this .

    November 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  313. Barb in Arizona

    I've waited for 3 years, 364 days to cast this one!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  314. Michelle, St. Louis,MO

    If you can stand in long lines to buy a video game or Xbox, then you should be willing to do the same to have your vote counted.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  315. dj

    The American people, including myself, must shake the "waiting attitude" and just get out there and vote! Every single vote counts and if your candidate does not win, it's that one vote that could have made the difference! There are no second chances.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  316. Martin Grondin

    Jack,

    If it means taking out Bush and his cronies in Washington D.C. I'll wait until Bush can come clean with the American people. As you can imagine, that can be a very long time.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  317. Chairs For America

    Hey, let's start a campaign to take chairs to the lines for elderly people. Let's just bring a bunch of chairs to the polling booths and allow people to sit while they wait.

    Chairs for America!!!

    Yes, we will be rid of the Bush administration in no time. YES, WE CAN.

    Obama/Biden 08

    Seriously, would some chair company take your chairs to the polling booths for senior citizens. Just do it for America.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  318. Derek in Seattle

    I'm willing to die in line.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  319. vernon

    This is an historical moment that could be compared with the Civil Right movement. We have a chance to make history and I am willing to wait as long as it takes. Go Obama 08

    November 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  320. Lisa

    I live in a very small Maine town. It is the first time I will vote in this town, but I don't forsee it taking more than 10 minutes. However, I would wait through the worst blizzard Maine has ever seen to make sure I vote. My parents, both strong democrats, often told me growing up that "if you don't vote, don't compain."

    Go Obama/Biden

    Everybody please vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  321. Joe in Vermont

    History in the making, so as long as it takes. Here in Vermont, probably under 30 minutes.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  322. mike, ohio

    I voted early, almost 3 weeks ago. Here in Ohio we were able to vote early there was no line. But, as important as this election is, I would wait how ever long it would have taken.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  323. Forever For President Obama

    I want a line in at my polling booth. I've never seen a line there. If there's a line, I'll know my area is energized and we are ready to vote for a new President Obama. Nobody in their right mind is voting against him.

    Obama/Biden 08

    November 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  324. Elle in CT

    I've waited 8 years for this country's luck to change. I will wait as long as it takes to cast my ballot for the change we need. This election is too important. If I have to take a picture of Palin, Cheney, or Bush with me to remind myself why I'm doing this I will. This election is too important!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  325. Tyran

    Jack, we can either choose to stand in line for 4 hours or face another 4 years of the same egregious acts of incompetence and idiocy that has led our great Nation to the mess we are in right now. I am willing to stand in line as long as it takes to cast my vote for Barack Obama and help to move this country in the right direction. Everyone else should be willing to do the same. Because if we do not, and McCain wins, there won't be enough hours in the day to complain about the results. And even if there were, it won't bring any change the way 4 hours of patience could if we choose to remain in line to cast our historic vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  326. dixie - AZ

    As long as it takes. From an old mod republican broad who is voting for Obama. No Palin.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  327. Susan A, Rochester NY

    I will take a folding chair and a blanket and I'll wait until kingdom come if I have to. The time has come for Americans to repudiate fear and divisiveness, and I'm just grateful that I'm young enough and health enough to be able to do whatever it takes to cast my vote tomorrow to change the direction of my country..

    November 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  328. Dan - Colorado

    Jack,

    I would wait in line for the entire day if that is what it took. I am in Colorado and we are doing everything we can to get the vote out. I would suggest that people bring "cheat sheets" to deal with anything else on their ballots so they move faster through the line. Be ready when you get there and have everything you need. Make your vote count!

    Also, wear good comfortable shoes and if you can help the older folks or people with issues out. I am bringing snacks and things and water that way I can keep myself going but also so I can help the people around me.

    I support Obama, and I will do everything it takes to get my vote in as well as everyones vote in (even if they vote for McCain). Dont sit this one out, its just too important.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  329. CR in WI

    Until mother nature breaks my will. If there is a port-o-potty, then I'll be good until the ballot is fed into the machine.
    Whitefish Bay, WI

    November 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  330. Michelle- PAburbia

    As long as it takes to cast my vote. Shouldn't that be the standard?

    November 3, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  331. Michael J

    I voted early, Jack, but I was ready to stand in line as long as it took to vote that day. If the candidates were crazy enough to spend the last 21 months campaigning for our votes, I decided to be crazy enough to stand in line until I voted.

    MIchael Johnson
    Originally from Washington, DC

    November 3, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  332. Pricilla, Fontana CA.

    As long as it takes. The last 8 years should tell us that. We can not sit by while the right-wing of the RNC continue to take us down a the path of greed, corruption, racism, war and sit by. It is time for all Americans to reclaim our country from the right and the left.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    November 3, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  333. Chicago Youth For Obama

    Although I am in Chicago, and I know IL will go to Obama anyways, I am willing to stand in line for as long as it takes for me to vote for Obama to be the next president. I will hopefully be one of many young people like me who will prove analysts wrong and come out in numbers.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  334. Mary, Philadelphia PA

    Hi Jack...I'm willing to wait forever however long it takes for me to vote for Senator Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  335. Roger Howard

    Jack, I allready voted, but because I love my Country and I want my daughters to grow up in an America we can all be proud of, I will be going to several voting centers and handing out water and encouragement. It is the first time since JFK that our vote will truly not only change our country for the better but also the world. It may very well be our last chance as a country to regain our past glory. Go OBAMA 08.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  336. br

    Jack, I agree... we are at out best when the entire nation is involved in this process to elect the right team to steer the country in the right direction. I'll wait as long as it takes, even if it means spending the whole day at the polling place. We need change desperately!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  337. Gia in Los Angeles, CA

    I HOPE the line will be incredibly long. I won't be grumbling. The longer the line is, the better! We HAVE to get Obama elected and more people who turn out to vote, the stronger the message will be that we MUST have change!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  338. Margaret from NY

    It probably depends on what state you're from. New York is traditionally a Democrat state, so it matters very little whether or not I show up tomorrow - no matter who I'm voting for. It's pretty much decided already by a huge margin. However, if I was from a "swing state", I'd be much more apt to stand in line a long time (maybe a couple of hours) to be sure my voice is heard. For now? It really doesn't matter - which is sad.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  339. sam from queen creek, arizona

    As long as it takes.This is one of the most important elections we have had in a very long time!We need change so bad in the world right now!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  340. C from GA

    I voted last week – it took 20 minutes. But if it came to all day in line – I'd do it. I'm a small business person, time is money, but to ensure that I did MY PART in keeping McCain and Palin from destroying our country – I'd give up the day's pay and wait.

    If I lived closer, I'd be packing up snacks to take folks up in voting lines in Atlanta. It's going to be a long wait for them.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  341. Gloria

    I plan to be at the polls when they open tomorrow! Fortunately, I live in such a small town that there usually isn't much waiting time, but i'll wait as long as I have to to vote in this election. AND, I plan to check my vote very carefully before I click on "Submit'. Don't want to take any chances that my Obama vote will register "McCain"

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  342. Jed Stewart

    Whatever it takes... what will I tell my kids and grandkids "I didn't contribute to History because my feet hurt." My grandfather, a decorated WWII vet, would roll in his grave to hear that excuse.

    Jed Stewart
    Clifton Park, NY

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  343. Jamie in Oregon

    No one should have to give up as much as a day's pay by standing in line for hours in order to vote
    Here in Oregon, we don't have any lines. We've been voting by mail for the past decade. Plus, there are secure boxes where people can drop their ballot in if they don't want to pay the postage. Our election costs are obviously very low as well, with virtually no problems.

    So, we're just wonderin'.... what the heck is wrong with the rest of you? Whatever state you're in, you should be pushing your elected officials to be sure this is the last election you'll have to go through this nonsense.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  344. Fav from Colorado

    All day if necessary – Obama is worth the wait!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  345. GREG ALLEN

    Jack
    FOREVER. Anything to defeat these two lieing A/H. Especially Palin WHAT AN IDIOT.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  346. Patrick T., Davis, CA

    What line? I sent my California absentee ballot through the mail. The only lines I'll be seeing are the ones reported about on my TV.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  347. Franky

    My goodness...I knew my country had an identity crisis but never like this! John Quincy Adams ain't got nothing on this election...

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  348. gl, From Pittsburgh

    All day and night. If I can stay in line in the cold on Black Friday to buy Christmas gifts, I know I will stay in line to vote and make history.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  349. Jeff from Jersey

    As important as THIS election is?I'd wait a month of Sunday's to cast my vote for Obama/Biden and the possibility of REAL change.

    The REPUBLICAN GUARD have already done enough damage to our country and our people.Another 4 years of it and this country will become a second rate and headed towards,third world country with no middle class and either the very rich or the very poor.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  350. chris from davie fla

    hi jack,
    I waited over two hours last wedsday to vote in coopercity fla. I would have waited ten hours if need be. It gotten so bad in this country that change has to come.
    The gop has made a mudfest out of this campain. I have to hold back my rage when the likes of Tom delay. and the rest of the republican henchmen talk about the fate of the constitution is unsecure, when these criminals have done everything possible to distroy and subvert the bill of rights much less the constitution. I find it apulling how they all of a sudden worry when they have refused to abide by the laws ,or make up new ones as they see fit to keep from being held accoutable. What comes around goes around, throw the bumbs out and keep them out GOP aka Greedy old pigs how will they try and purge the vote this time. bless us all
    we sure are going to need it

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  351. Mike in Rome, GA

    I waited two hours to vote on Thursday, but I would have waited however long it took. I wait days to open my latest 401k statement, putting it off until the last minute as to not ruin my day. I think I can wait a few hours to cast my vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  352. Debbie

    I will wait as long as it takes. Senator Obama and his family have endured the most HATEFUL smears and lies against them during this campaign (from the "religious" right no less), the least I can sacrifice is a few hours of my time so that Barack Obama and millions of others can realize their American Dreams!! Even if my heart was not 100% fully behind Senator Obama I would do everything in my power to make sure that the McCain/Palin campaign were NOT rewarded for their DISGUSTING behavior.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  353. Linda in Bisbee, AZ

    Are there places where absentee or early mail-in ballots are not available? In Arizona, we can request paper ballots, and vote early by mail. I have already voted for Obama and all the other Democrats running. I haven't seen the inside of a polling place in years. What's wrong with people anyway? I would think everyone would do this.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  354. ross berg- buffalo ny

    As long as necessary. I feel it's my duty as a citizen. If you don't vote you've forefitted your right to complain.

    The very thought of Sarah Palin in the oval office is sufficiently scary to keep me in line for as long as it takes!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  355. Marylou South Carolina

    I have voted but HOPE that voters will wait as long as it takes. I will personally be handing out snacks at my polling place tomorrow..for those in a long line. Our country should make sure that everyone votes, even if by paper ballot. I would rather wait for the results, than see our citizens right to vote be diminished by long lines, etc.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  356. Brenda

    Hey Jack,
    You are the best of CNN. You are the only reason I tune that channel on.
    I would wait in line for as long as it took but I have a suggeston
    Why not let many of us voters do it online? They can come up with a system on the internet to protect us enough to pay our bills, why can't they come up with some way of allowing us to vote online, after we register, of course.
    Brenda

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  357. Gary Lemos

    I'm bringing a portable chair, blanket, food, water and an empty jar just in case. This ia a turning point for American. I'll wait all night or as long as it takes!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  358. Dorian

    As long as I have to. My poll opens at 6am tomorrow and I will be there no later than 6:30. If I'm late for work, so be it.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  359. Lou - Des Moines IA

    As long as it takes. That's how long the boss says we can take off to vote tomorrow. I've never liked the guy more.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  360. Becky

    Texas, here. My wait was an hour last week, but I would have spent the night if necessary.

    Take a book or something to read, some snacks, and a chair if you have trouble standing for long periods of time.

    The length of time you wait will be short compared to the length of a bad president's term of office!

    I felt like a cornball, but I actually got misty eyed when voting for Obama, and I am an old white woman. There was 4-year-old black boy standing next to me with his mother, and I wished he knew that history was being made that very day while he stood there.

    I am looking forward to having an intelligent president with integrity that actually makes me want to be a better person.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  361. lisa tx

    UNTILL TEXAS TURNS RED.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  362. Brad (Lewes, DE)

    I'm willing to wait in line for as long as it takes for me to get in and cast my vote. I've never been this excited about an election in my life and I feel that it is too important an election for people not to get to their polling place and cast thier vote. We need unity and hope and Obama / Biden will bring that to the table in the White House. McCain and his "running mate" have run a sorry campaign, especially in these final weeks.. I'm hopeful that this election we will see an actual decisive victory and not what we are handed from the GOP... Obama/Biden all the way!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  363. Hope M. Madisonville, KY

    This is the first candidate we've had who is equal to FDR and
    JFK, so I will wait all day if I have to in order to cast my vote
    for Barack Obama!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  364. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    Jack,

    In the comments here Conor in Chicago said:

    If the soldiers of this country can endure 8 hour fire-fights during 15 month tours of duty I’ll be damned if I am going complain about waiting 8 hours to vote on one day.
    -

    Jack – that is the comment that you should use on TV because it really hits the nail on the head!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  365. Joshua - Chicago, IL

    I went through the election judge training this past weekend and the voting process can be very confusing for new judges as well as for the older judges.

    Please be patient with us because who want to make sure your vote counts!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  366. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    I already voted by absentee ballot. I'll be spending election day watching TV and drinking beer as I also watch the magic map,Wolf and Jack. It doesn't get any better than that.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  367. peggy

    Forever! And I am an old woman!
    Peg

    November 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  368. Beartrack Truckee,CA

    Wasn't willing to wait at all. Mailed it almost as soon as I got. All of these long lines for early voting should tell the powers to be that this system needs to be changed. There should be no more than say 90 days to campaign and then thirty days to vote. Either by mail, or have many, many more polling places for the early vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  369. Sharon

    I will wait in line for as long as it takes to vote for Obama. I have lived and breathed this election for 20 months. Barack Obama has inspired me beyond belief. I will be proud to be an American again under an Obama Presidency. If the republicans steal another one, I will seriously need to start thinking of leaving this country because then it is no longer the country I believe in.

    McCain/Palin are an embarrassment. Their campaign has been embarrassing and low.......Palin is, sorry to say, an incompetent. She has no intellectual curiosity. I will not apologize for being a person who wants my President and Vice President to be SMARTER than me!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  370. Gary Lemos

    I'm bringing a portable chair, blanket, food, water and an empty jar just in case. This is a turning point for America. I'll wait all night or as long as it takes! St.Petersburg, FL

    November 3, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  371. La Raza, California

    I will wait as long as it takes. As long as I get er done!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  372. Louise, MA

    I have appointments off and on all day tomorrow and hope to be able to vote in between. If that doesn't work out, I will be sure to be in line at the time the polls close and will wait as long as it takes to cast my vote for Obama/Biden!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  373. Dawn

    I'll be in line until I vote. Period.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  374. Brian in Alpharetta, GA

    I am showing up at 5:30 AM and will be there until I have cast a ballot. Forget the future of our country, I have invested so much time over the last two years on web sites and watching CNN, I have to at least vote in this thing!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  375. jeffrey -new orleans

    Jack,
    There's an election tomorrow? Did we miss something down here?

    November 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  376. Rose, Shaker Hts., Ohio

    Given that I am a double minority as an African-American and a woman, and people have risked their lives so that I might have the right to vote, I would wait as long as it takes. I want to honor the sacrifice that those made before me. That is why I voted early in person at the Board of Elections the first day early voting began.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  377. Mark, Warwick RI

    I'm an election official for my state, so not only did I have to go vote with an emergency ballot this week, but I fully expect to be at the station tomorrow from 6AM to 10PM – if I'm lucky. So... 16 hours?

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  378. Brian from Wilmot NH

    In our town of 1,100 I'll be surprised if there is any wait at all. If I had to walk 5 miles on crutches in a snowstorm for the privilege of voting in this historic election, I would gladly do it. As it is, I'm disabled and I've already had 3 non-partisan calls asking if I needed a ride....

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  379. Bruno

    Jack,
    I am willing to wait in line as long as it takes to be a part of history. This is a truly historic moment for our country and our democracy. People are willing to wait in line for hours and hours.. and you know why? Because they want to be a part of this moment in history.. a moment that is calling on Americans to choose their destiny. We will rise just as we have so many times before in times of great hardship–we will choose a better future for us and our families. That is definatly worth the wait.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  380. Shelly Olathe, KS

    I voted the Saturday before last and was in and out within 30 minutes. The election office did a great job. It's the first election in a long time that I'm painfully excited about. Obama/Biden '2008...a reason to believe again!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  381. GM from Mankato MN

    I waited for 4 years to vote Bush out in 2004. I waited in antipation for him to leave office for another 4 years.

    I would be willing to wait as long as it takes so that a third Bush term isn't in office for another 4 years.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  382. For Obama

    I am a 50 year old African American woman. I have waited 32 years to vote for a candidate like Obama who happens to be African American.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  383. Susan

    As long as it takes! This is one thing that is worth waiting for!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  384. Ken from Kansas

    I plan on taking a folding chair and my laptop, checking CNN for any updates while I wait in line. I will do whatever it takes to vote. Of course, I also am lucky enough to have a job that allows me that flexibility.

    That said, I also live in Kansas, the reddest of red states, and plan on voting for Barack. If I'm willing to spend hours voting for a man I know is going to lose my state, I suspect those voters in those swing states are, by nature, required to have a much greater passion for who they vote for if they are going to wait that long. Isn't that where the "enthusiasm gap" comes in to play?

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  385. Eric - Las Vegas

    Since we have early voting in Nevada, I voted last week after a 20 minute wait. When one of the poll workers came by and asked me how long I had waited, I responded, "Four years!". 'Nuff said.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  386. Haime, Washington DC

    This will be my first time voting; I became a citizen last year. I am honored to be part of history in the making and you can bet that I will be standing on line as long as it takes to cast my vote. I am witnessing Democracy at its best and honored to be part of it.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  387. Mary T

    I'll put in this way, Jack. Sarah Palin's water broke, she boarded a plane, flew to Anchorage, then drove to somewhere obscure to deliver her last baby. What an amateur. I would have my baby right in the line at the polling place and teach her her ABCs while we wait: A is for America, B is for Barack, C is for Constitution, D is for Democracy...

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  388. Wilma from Atlanta Georgia

    If we can stand in long lines every year the day after Thanksgiving to catch sales for Christmas purchases, we can stand in line to vote! Some things are just flat out worth it!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  389. Cynthia, Columbus Ga

    Jack, love the Cafferty file.......I voted back on Sept 30.... didn't want to get caught up in the long lines..... Then i discovered my 83 year old grandfather hadn't ever voted.....Ever Jack....I got him registered and we voted last week. The wait was about an hour.....I told him "If you can wait 83 years, an hour won't kill you".......

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  390. 32 years

    I am a 50 year old African American woman who has waited 32 years to vote for a candidate like Obama who happens to be African American.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  391. Charles in Desoto TX

    Voted early for Obama on the first day..........What is one day in line at the polls compared to a potential four years of McCain and Palin. Think of it ........SNL would just on and on.......If I hear one more "you betcha" or "my friends" I am going to loose my mind. Since when has "appearing" or sounding intelligent is a weakness.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  392. Scott

    As long as it takes. I will wait all day, but I can't wait four more years.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  393. David Hansen in CA

    As long as it takes. A long wait in line is a small sacrifice compared to the huge sacrifices our ancestors made to secure our right to vote. I'm thankful to live in a democracy.
    VOTE for OBAMA.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  394. John Boston

    Well I remember having spent a few night in the cold to get concert ticket when I was a little younger. Am tempted to revive that tradition!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  395. Penny Booker

    Jack, it took me 31 years to cast my vote for the likes of Obama/Biden–what's a few more hours.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  396. Tom - Las Vegas, Nevada

    I don't have to wait. In Nevada we do early voting right. Over 600,000 people have voted so far and there was nary a line in sight.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  397. Darrel from Denver

    As long as it takes.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  398. robert

    I voted yesterday in Ohio. Waited 5 hours. The atmosphere was electric, with lines winding around the block, free food and drink, a dj spinning tunes on the street corner, and everyone having a great time.

    Not many MC

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  399. T. Singleton

    I would wait as long as necessary, because I'd like my government back please. In the age of technology, we should not have to wait 6-8 hours to vote. I think the states are using this to discourage voters. We need a constitutional amendment for the right to vote to stop voter suppression, unlawful purging and the new "poll tax" of unneccessarily long waits and to ensure that every vote counts.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  400. Dewayne

    As long as it takes, I will camp overnight to cast my vote for Obama. As I recall in the 2000 election the voting polls were closed on us alot of us in Missouri and Kansas did not cast our vote in the 2000 election. So get an Vote for OBAMA

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  401. yemi, MD

    Jack:

    I will wait for as long as it takes. I've waited 8yrs to cast my vote for an articulate, inteligent, qualified ..(should I continue !) candidate with a capable VP that I am confident can be President if necessary (God forbid though)
    BTW, MD has no early voting so I expect the lines to be long. I will have my book, IPOD, granola bars and plenty of patience for tomorrow.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  402. Nan in Mesquite, NV

    My husband and I are both disabled but tomorrow we will be prepared to wait. We will arrive early, at 6:00 a.m., on our electric scooters, hot coffee and reading material. We will stay in line until we have voted, even if it takes all day. We feel this is the most important election of our time and we hope Obama will be our next President. BTW – we donated $25 each to his campaign, the only time we have given money to any candidate.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  403. Bryan - Ohio

    As long as it bloody well takes, Jack. This election is too important to allow a minor inconvenience like a lone line keep me from making my voice heard.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  404. Louise P

    Rain or Shine, I'll Wait to vote for Obama/Biden!

    Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  405. Michele

    I've been reading the posts on this one and I'm glad to see other Texas getting out to vote for Obama! It's sad Texas is a red state but maybe if we can get out the vote here we can turn it blue. I've been sick with a chronic illness and voted early beause I knew the lines would be long on the 4th. I stood in line for an hour but it was worth every minute of it to cast my vote for Obama!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  406. shirley

    I am going early before work and will wait as long as I have to. It should be made easier for older folks and women with children, chairs should be available for those who need them.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  407. Ruby, Kansas

    I'll be there when the rooster crows and until the cows come home, if necessary. This election is way too important NOT to wait for however long it takes. Me and my children's future depends upon it.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  408. Kristen in PA

    As long as it takes. Please everyone make sure you vote no matter how long the wait!
    PA does not have early voting so I am very interested to see how busy it actually will be tomorrow. I know some voting places in my neighborhood are over capacity already just because of all the new voters registered for this election.
    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    November 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  409. Fay-Fort Worth, TX

    Jack,

    I'm 24 yrs. old and this is my first election that I felt was important enough to vote in. I early voted last Sat. but I would have stood in line for 20 hours if it meant seeing Obama become our next president. I have rallied everyone I know and made sure that they all voted early just so they wouldn't be tempted to leave the long lines tomorrow.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  410. Carrie, Southern Wisconsin

    I'll wait as long as necessary.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  411. Matt from Connecticut

    While I admire the dedication of some people who would wait all day to vote, I can't pretend that I would wait all day outside of a voting station. Whether or not my one vote gets counted doesn't really make a difference in the end – I doubt that the newspapers on Wednesday will say "McCain wins because Matt Sokol fails to vote!"

    November 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  412. bob in fl

    Some in this country have been waiting 146 years for this. I can wait in line a few hours.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  413. sandee from Portland

    Why do we vote on Tuesday which is a day most people work? Why can't we vote on the weekend when most people are off? Which party put this date in effect.

    I just read an article that said a lot of the younger voters were getting discouraged waiting so long in the lines and actually left the polling place. Hope this doesn't happen all over the country. To the young voters, this election will determine your future. Take the time, wait however long is necessary and vote.

    I, fortunately live in Oregon, where we vote by mail. Pretty sweet! What in the heck is wrong with the rest of the states. They should follow our example. No long lines, no bad weather, no taking time off work, no voting machine malfunctions.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  414. Elizabeth in Gregory, TX

    I feel like Tim in Texas. I can't believe it will still be lopsided when the popular vote is counted. It just can't be my fellow Texans could be so used to mediocrity that they don't see Einstein.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  415. Anita of georgia

    Jack, I will wait days in line, if my vote will help to elect Barack Obama for President. We all so badly need change to put our Country back on the right track. Pack a lunch, bring you a chair and a good book or magazine to read, anything to help time past by. I know at the end of the day, it will have been worth it, just to throw the out of touch idiots out on their ears.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  416. Louise L.Gallone

    Jack, being 70, I asked and received an absentee ballot. However, if I were 30 years younger, I would wait for as long as it takes to vote for Obama. With a population of over 300,000,000, we should add more polling stations and extend the voting period to at least 8 days.

    Louise IN

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  417. Alan - Buxton Maine

    In this election, as long as it takes.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  418. Andrew

    As long as it takes!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  419. richard, FL

    i don't care if it is raining fire, i will wait 10 hours if need be. NOTHING will budge me from that line.

    I WILL CAST MY VOTE FOR OBAMA!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  420. HouseDiva

    As long as it takes Jack.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  421. Dan, Maryland

    I'd wait all day long if I hadn't already voted. We've all seen how important every vote is. Everyone needs to get out and vote and employers need to be understanding and accomodating. How long until election day is considered a national holiday so everyone really does have the chance to vote?

    November 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  422. Wisdom

    Tim Samoni, NJ

    The Dems have the congres....
    Gotta love those informed voters eh?

    November 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  423. Chip Brogan, Celina, Ohio

    Jack,

    Does it really matter? 5 minutes or 5 hours, regardless there'll be allegations of wrongdoing just like in 2006...oh, wait, that one was OK, 2004 and 2000.

    Have a great day!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  424. Seana

    I will wait in line all night if I need to. NOTHING will prevent me from voting tomorrow. But here is my question: there is a rumor flying around that there will be a complete media blackout on the West Coast after 3:30 PM PST. Is this true or even possible???? How about the internet??? I apologize if this sounds insane.

    Seana- Ocean Beach, CA

    November 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  425. Ari in Arizona

    I am 22 and will stand in line all day, even skipping classes if I have to, to vote for Obama. I think that w have had more than our fair share of bad times with the Bush administration and McCain, who has done nothing for Arizona, will only make things worse. As I live in the Greater Phoenix Area it will probably take me a long time to vote even though I am going right when the polls open. Nothing will stop me from voting.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  426. Eleanora Feucht, Mt. Laurel, N.J.

    Not very long at all unless they can provide me with a chair. I have had both my knees and both my hps replaced.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  427. Michael

    Jack

    Consideration and compassion should not only be the words of dictionaries. Why not establish a special line at each poling station for elderly, pregnant and people with special needs. I am sure others will understand this.

    It is very hard for me to understand how we expect these people wait in a line for even one hour!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  428. JOHN

    this one is not worth more than 2 minutes ! TOPS.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  429. Val, Atlanta, Ga

    Jack,

    I voted two weeks ago and I felt sooooooooooooo good.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  430. Bill from Madison Heights, Mi

    If it means changing the current mind set in Washington, I would wait in line until Hell froze over.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  431. Chuck B Coastal NC

    I voted the first day of early voting in North Carolina and only waited 10-15 minutes.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  432. Courtney- Gatorville,Fl

    although my vote has been cast, i would wait however long it takes to send the mouth piece back to Wassilla Mainstreet. i don't think i could bare being spoken to like a band of idiots for 4yrs. Bush was enough and life seemed pleasant with him in hiding. Let's send Bush and McCain back to the ranch.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  433. Talana in Eugene, OR

    Jack,

    I can't even begin to understand why more states do not adopt Oregon's system of vote by mail. No need to worry about a paper trail when it is all on paper, no waiting in line for hours to vote, no need to take time off of work to go stand in line. Our returns come in faster because ballots can be verified as they come in, and our return rates are among the highest in the nation. To me it seems like the best system for our diverse electorate in this country.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  434. Kate

    I am willing to wait for as long as it takes. Our polls in New York open at 6:00 am and I plan on being there first thing. Bring a folding chair and some comfortable shoes!

    My first presidential election was George McGovern (tells you how old I am.) It is the most important election of my lifetime and I want to make sure that I vote – Obama/Biden!

    OBAMA/BIDEN

    November 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  435. dan

    I live in Cambridge Ma and I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes over the past 3 presidential primaries and general elections. I don't expect to have more than a 15 minute wait this time either. This is mostly due to the large number of polling stations that are set up in my area.

    Having said that, I took the day off just in case. If I cast my vote in 10 minutes I'll go home and do some house work. If it takes a few hours, I'll vote and then hand out water and snacks to those still in line.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  436. Jack J, Minneapolis, MN

    Jack,
    I would wait outside 24/7 for a full month in freezing rain to vote the neocon Republicans out and send that idiot Palin back to Alaska where she belongs!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  437. Jim Giesler

    As long as it takes, there's a small village in TX that's been missing it's idiot and I'll help send him home.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  438. Doug - Dallas

    I voted early and did not half to wait.

    However, this election is important enough to wait as long as necessary to vote, period.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  439. Nancy Massey

    As long as it takes! I have waited eight long years to cast my vote to oust this bunch of fools from Washington. For all I care, McCain can busy himself with helping his buddies, Bush and Cheney, move their junk out of the White House. The Republican Party has financially raped this country. ENOUGH!! I am voting for OBAMA – I don't care if he is black, pink, green, purple, or white. He is a person with a vision for the future – not the past!!

    Nancy – in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  440. Glenn B.

    Since I was a kid I've heard about apathy among American voters, particularly the young. I am moved to tears of pride in my country and my compatriots–emphasis on Patriots–who will wait for 4, 5, 6 hours to cast a vote for the future of our nation and the world.

    Hopefully in 4 years, Election Day will be a national holiday, and we will invest in getting even more people involved in the process of ruling this great country.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  441. CeeJay

    Hey Jack,
    I cast my vote for Obama last week here in Florida....waited for about two hours. I'd have waited until hell froze over.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  442. Sam Shore

    I am not old enough to vote, but I am going with my father when he goes to vote, and I am going to wait next to him for as long as it takes. Neither of us would dream of depriving Barack Obama of his vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  443. cathy in Milton VT

    Jack, I see so many say they would wait as long as it takes to cast their ballots. I just hope that tomorrow, when faced with long lines, they actually do. It is a shame that voters in the United States have to wait for more than 4 hours to vote. This says that either polling places cover too many citizens, or that the people running the polls are hoping to disenfranchiase voters by waiting them out. FOR SHAME!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  444. anita

    I live in Texas and voted early along with my daughter. I expected to face a long line, but it was only about 30 minutes. On the other hand my daugther had between 1.5 and 2 hours to wait. She said it was worth it. Another 2 Texans for Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  445. Heather; Denver, CO

    "No excuse needed" absentee ballots are the way; I dropped mine in the mail the day after it arrived. No waiting, no lines, no fuss. If that hadn't been an option, I would have taken the whole day off, arrived early and waited as long as I had to. This country is in too much trouble for anyone to stand idly by when a chance exists to make your voice heard.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  446. Don

    Until my vote is cast!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  447. Tom in Desoto Texas

    Here in Texas I was able to walk right in and vote at 2PM last Tuesday, just outside of Dallas. Not that my vote for Obama will do any good in this state. I recently heard that 23% of the population in Texas believes Obama is a Muslim. You can bring the facts to people but you cannot make them enlightened.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  448. Darren

    Me, an hour ... my hungry putbull I'll be taking to the polls with me, not so sure.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  449. Wally from Gladwyne, PA

    For a hundred, maybe a thousand years.
    At least 1 minute longer than McCain would keep us in Iraq.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  450. PC from Atlanta

    As long as it takes if it means I get to exercise my right to throw this round of rascals out. They probably wont live up to my expectations either so I'll be back in four years to throw out them out too.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  451. Jason Davis, CA

    Jack,

    200 minutes and 8 seconds is my limit. If it takes longer than that, I'm moving.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  452. Pamela McGregor

    I went twice. The first time was 2 wks. ago and the line was a mile long and I had to leave to pick up my child from afterschool activities. Undeterred, I returned last Wednesday and waited for over one and a half hours at 6.30 p.m. It was very cold but I did not mind. Ironically, I have Tuesday off but my enthuasism was so high I could not wait.
    I believe that enthuasism trumps everything; people are so pent up and want to get the current administration out and start with a new brand...I live in GA. Voting is a privilege...it levels the playing field for just one day....

    November 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  453. mitchell ,arkansaw

    ive been waiting 26 adult years. it's been too long since we had a true leader. barack has already gotten this white-boy's vote. good riddance to the egotistical old white guys!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  454. Pat from New Jersey

    Good afternoon Jack,
    I plan on arriving at the polls when they open with a chair and a good book... I will wait as long as it takes... However, can you answer me this... Why,in this age of technology, does anyone have to wait? Why isn't every state in this Great United States given the option to have their electorate vote early and why not on line instead of in line? I can pay my bills on line, why can't I vote on line??? We need to redo the election process before the party in power controls the election every four years... God help the USA...

    November 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  455. Nancy

    Luckily, my husband and I voted early but I think it is shameful that states cannot be more efficient than what we are seeing happen. I believe it would be a good idea to have line holders – people that volunteer to stand in line if you need to use the restroom, are elderly, or have some other problem. It would be a great way to volunteer.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  456. Pugas-AZ

    The dice have been thrown-it's in the mail. It wasn't easy, but it had to be done.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  457. Karen - Missouri

    As long as it takes to vote. It's actually a short time in exchange for the 4 years a president will serve us. I am thrilled for the chance to vote for an intelligent, dignified person like Obama! I absolutely LOVE how well he is received by other countries!!! That is IMPORTANT.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  458. Julie in Lansing, Michigan

    Indefinitely. I plan on getting to the polls early and I'm bringing a good book and a cup of coffee with me. I've waited through the last 8 years, I can't afford NOT to wait in line tomorrow...

    November 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  459. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    I voted early (the first day) for Obama Biden. Waited 2-1/2 hours. Know lines will be longer the closer it gets.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  460. Jasmine in Germany

    Whether you are voting for Obama or McCain, please vote. Your candidate has asked this of you. You must exercise your right to vote for the candidate you choose. This race is still close, every vote counts. In the past; folks walked, rode on mules, horseback, and with coaches all day Monday in inclement weather to exercise their right to vote on Tuesday. Today, many of us are willing to wait in line with the kids in an amusement park or camp out for concert tickets, but isn't the future of our country more important? Please vote! If you don't know whom to vote for, then don't vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  461. Ben

    I live in Charlotte, NC. That's right a "battleground state"! My wife and I will be in line when the polls open at 6:30AM and I will wait until hell freezes over to cast my vote for Obama. Tomorrow I hope we hand a lot of congressional members their ticket to pack their bags because it's time for some new blood in Washington.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  462. chris

    20 minutes max i have other things to do than wait 2 hours to vote

    November 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  463. Callie

    Cj
    Oklahoma
    We had to stand in line for over 2 hours to vote here on Saturday, but I would have stayed until I voted no matter how long. Because I knew it would take so long I took a camping chair, best thing this old lady did for her self. Wish there was some thing that could be done for the few older than me, or the mother who are preg.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  464. Josh, Knoxville, TN

    It is a non-issue for me, I had the benefit of voting early. I would stand in line for days to cast another Obama vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  465. Mike

    As long as it takes

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  466. Kat S, Newport News Virginia

    I don't care if I have to stand in line all day. I am getting to the polls at 6 am and will wait till they close at 7pm if I have to. I am so excited about this election that nothing will stop me from voting.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  467. Cookie in DE

    For as long as it takes, Jack. This election is too important and there's just too much at stake.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  468. Janel Fredonia, NY

    There ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley deep enough to keep me from casting my vote for Obama/Biden tomorrow. This is a pivotal election for this country and I will be part of it no matter what the wait time.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  469. Missy M

    Who are these people who are standing in line for hours to vote?? I voted a week early from the comfort of my home with an early voting ballot that I filled in at home and mailed in. Why more people don't do this is beyond me.

    Missy M. Phoenix, Ariz.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  470. Matt - QC, AZ

    I live in a noncompetitive congressional district, so the good news is I'll probably be in and out in about 10 minutes. The bad news is that I live in a noncompetitive district and my incumbant congressman will win big......again.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  471. Michael, Madison, WI

    This year is my first opportunity to vote, and I plan to exercise it no matter what. After classes tomorrow, I plan to go to the polling area and stay there until I have voted.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  472. Phil in KC

    As long as it takes....
    Having said that, I do plan to be at the polls at 6:00, when they open, so I'm hoping it doesn't take more than a couple of hours.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  473. rice, bryan

    however long it takes to get it right. mccain must not win, america loses if that happens.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  474. Kate - Arvada, Colorado

    My husband and I voted the day after we returned from a three-week trip to Spain and have tried to avoid all the political ads (impossible). We will both be great relieved tomorrow and hope that America does the correct thing and elected Obama the next President of the United States.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  475. Staci

    As long as it takes!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  476. AndyZ Fairfax, VA

    I'll be there at 0600, when the poll opens. If I have to stay there for 48 hours I will. John McCain will have my vote. Why hasn't the press told America the truth about Obama? Smells like a fix to me.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  477. Lynn, Republican for Obama

    Solved that problem, dropped my mail-in-ballot off at the polls last week. Lynn, CA Republican for Obama

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  478. Keith Boone

    Dear Mr. Cafferty,

    I am 52 years old. I have waited a lifetime for this voting opportunity . Standing in line for Mr. Obama is not only a privilege and an honer. but as a very proud American, it is my duty.

    If the poles were open for 52 more years, that's how long I'd be willing to wait . Voting is one of the most important duties an American can be called upon to do. Dead Americans lie in graves from cost to cost, having given a life just so I could have this opportunity. I won't let them down.

    Keith Boone

    November 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  479. Dan H, Washington, DC

    Jack,

    I waited in line for 7 hours to see Barack Obama in Leesburg, VA and will wait for days without food or water to cast my vote for the Obama/Biden ticket.

    -Dan H.
    Age: 23
    Washington, DC

    November 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  480. Sue-z

    Considering the fact that women had to wait until the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 to vote in our nation – I will stand in any line for any amount of time to vote for the President.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  481. Sam

    I wasn't able to get to the poll during early voting so it important that I get out and vote tomorrow. I am prepare to wait in order to cast my vote . This Presidential election could really change our history and it will feel good that I am taking part of making history in this election. If need to I would wait for a while.
    Sam
    Dickinson, TX

    November 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  482. Dan

    Arriving to vote one hour after your neighbor can make the difference between a 45 minute and a 4 hour wait to vote. With this historical election, everyone needs to get to the polls as early as possible so that no one is left out. If you find yourself in a seemingly endless line, playing a few games of Charades with the people around you is always an entertaining way for passing the time.

    Dan
    Indianapolis, IN

    November 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  483. Frankie

    This election has motivated people in both positive and negative ways. My ancestors fought for me to have the right to vote, to be free, to have independence. If I let them down, they will have died in vain. I can not let that happen. I will stand in line for hours..If that is what it takes. I will stand in line for days, it does not matter to me. Yes we have that right and yes we can, and yes we will! Go Obama!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  484. Lucy, Miami, FL

    I would like to see a seperate line for the elderly and ill forlks that cannot wait. It wouldn't hurt to let them go ahead. Celebrate the Golden Rule it will make you feel good and proud.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  485. Mike, Chicago

    I plan on waking up at 8:00 am and going straight to the polls. I have work at 2:45 pm, and I would be willing to wait that entire time in order to vote for Barack Obama. This is the first presidential election I've been able to vote in and I consider It an honor to play my small part in changing the world and this country for the better. Voting is the most American thing a person can do and it is what makes us a democracy, so i have no problem waiting as long as possible in order to perform this amazing Right.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  486. Doris

    How long will I wait to vote? Let's put this into perspective. Some people wait a lifetime to vote. Some people wait years to vote. Some people DIE for the right to vote! Americans are the luckiest people in the world! How long will I wait? I will wait (patiently) for as long as it takes.

    Doris
    CA

    November 3, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  487. Eddie

    There will be mayham. Why is it always that every election day, the election seems to bobble because of some ridiculous "mis-hap" like people leaving and not voting because of long lines or time constrictions. On a day like that, the poles should be open 24 hours to get in every vote of all people working day or nights.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  488. Pat from Missouri

    I plan to be at my polling place at 6 a.m. when it opens and will stay until after I have voted. The polls indicate that the race for President is very close in Missouri and I want my vote to count.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  489. Kelly

    I waited for 4 hours for early voting in San Diego County, and the line got even longer. I would do it again :) VOTE!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:44 pm |
  490. lois from Texas

    I think if the veterns can do 3 one year tours of duty in Iraq, I can wait on line 24 hours if it will help get them home.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  491. Adam Asch

    Hey Jack,

    i waited 5.5 hrs yesterday in palm beach county florida. It was a long haul but the other folks in line were upbeat and in the end I felt pretty good about getting it done.

    -Adam

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  492. David H

    I'm voting for Obama, so there's such thing as waiting too long.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  493. Josh in Oregon

    How long am I willing to wait in line?

    Zero minutes. Nada. Nothing.

    Why? Because I live in Oregon where ALL of us vote by mail.

    It's the way to go... I got my ballot on Oct. 19, took a couple days to go over the ballot as my wife and I talked over the issues and filled it out in our living room... and then, I dropped it off at one of the many official ballot drop boxes around town.

    The best thing about it: No surprises at the polls! No wondering if you've been disenfranchised by sleazy means! No time needed off work!

    Other states should take note: Oregon's vote-by-mail system is the way to go.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  494. Sara

    I will absolutely wait as long as I have to – nothing is more important than voting tomorrow. This election decides our history, the direction our country will take in the next four years. We need to make sure that the right person gets elected so that our country can begin to rebuild itself.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  495. Jane in Tennessee

    As long as necessary to vote for Obama. Our country desperately needs his intelligent, thoughtful, cerebral leadership.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  496. Bill from Wisconsin

    I will wait for as long as it takes Obama has to prevail.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  497. Jean

    Waiting to vote is just one step. I'm worried that machines will 'drop' votes and record them incorrectly, that too many people who should be allowed to vote will not be; that irregularities in battleground states will be enough to distort election results.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  498. Amy Noir

    I have waited 4 years to vote, I love my countries so few hours sacrifice standing in line is an honor. Go Obama we need true change. And may Madelyn Dunham heart be blessed.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  499. Mike

    As long as it takes. I'am a disabled Vietnam veteran, and used to
    waiting for uncle sugar to get anything done for me. Like in a
    decade or more would be realy fast for the VA.
    Mike

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  500. Maudie Wehking

    Jack, I look forward to your questions, answers, and comments every day.
    How long will I wait to cast my vote for Barak Obama? As long as it takes or 'till the cows come home. I live in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina.
    Blessings,
    Maudie Wehking

    November 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  501. David H

    I’m voting for Obama, so there’s no such thing as waiting too long.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  502. Roger

    I'll wait exactly 37 minutes and 21 seconds.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  503. Leslie

    As long as it takes. This is an historic election, and will undoubtedly be a CLOSE election. Every vote counts, and I want mine to be in there.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  504. Kathie, Houston Tx

    AS LONG AS IT TAKES JACK... It is my constitutional right to vote and I am exercising it tomorrow, no ands, ifs, butts about it, come rain or shine, in sleet, hail, snow, my vote will count!!!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  505. Jonathan

    Chicago, IL.

    However many hours one may have to wait to vote it will never be enough to compensate for the awesome civic privilege that is the vote. VOTE AMERICA!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  506. Patsy

    As long as it takes to vote. Obama/Biden '08!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  507. Robert Monroe

    I've been waiting in line since 1968 for an election such as this. Ten or 12 hours on a cold and rainy day won't hurt at all!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  508. billy depp

    Well if I lived in Florida or any of those other slow and backwards States and it was going to be a choice like tomorrow, then all day. I would wait all day! Then the next day I would petition a fact firing committee to find out who was responsible for the mess and fire them.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  509. Robin in Stone Mountain

    Work is a reality. I have a meeting at 2:30 pm. I plan to get to polls at 6:30 am and will give the polls until 2:00 pm. If I have to, I will leave, attend my meeting, lodge a complaint, and return. Every vote does count.

    Note that this will cost me and many others leave without pay – yes, not only are we willing to wait in line for hours, we are willing for forgo hard won wages or vacation time. How much does this hurt the productivity of our country? Hopefully a lesson will be learned and in the next four years, things will be easier.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  510. Mari Fernandez, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Jack, I would wait as long as it took to cast my vote for Sen. Obama!

    Praying for a huge victory for America!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  511. Declan Connolly NYC

    Jack,
    As long as it takes. Your right to vote is something that should be cherished.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  512. Thelma Thornton

    However long it takes-however I HOPE that isn't too long. Fortunately I have a walker with a seat on it.
    We have a forecast for rain tomorrow too. My vote will be for McCain/Palin.
    Rustburg, VA

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  513. Barb

    I'm 39, I've voted in every available election, local, state and federal since the age of 18 and I will get in line and stay there as long as it takes. I have to work, but I get out in the early afternoon so I'll go then. I don't care how long it takes, my vote will be counted.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  514. Michael Haddock

    November 3rd, 2008 5:17 pm ET

    Hi Jack,

    When I consider the price that was paid for my RIGHT to vote, words like Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Ia Drang Valley come to mind. They remind me of my RESPONSIBILITY to do so. Who cares how long it takes to vote! It should not matter! Love your commentary!

    Mike Haddock
    Abbeville, AL

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  515. Christina from Minnesota

    We're making it a family day, complete with picnic basket. I want my 3-year-old daughter to see her mommy and daddy vote for our first black president. We've waited so long as a country, what's another 3-12 hours?

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  516. Lars

    Been waiting 8 years – what's another 12, 18, 20 hours.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  517. Jeremy from Indiana

    The new American voter's motto should be the same as the post office's motto, "Rain, sleet, or snow."

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  518. JR - San Francisco

    I voted via absentee ballot but if necessary I would stand all day in the pouring rain to vote for Obama (and against the current administration!).

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  519. Dennis Bagwell - Jefferson Georgia

    It took me 10 minutes to vote in North Georgia, but I would have waited as long as I had to. I voted OBAMA!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  520. Alan

    I live in Oregon, so I have the convenience of voting by mail, but if I lived in a state that didn't have that luxury (and btw, what's holding other states back from this common sense move? vote by mail in Oregon is not only more convenient but is also very reliable, has a paper trail to verify the votes if needed, is less expensive to conduct, and gets a much higher turnout than the rest of the country), I'd wait as long as it took – all day if need be.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  521. Sandra

    I'm getting up at 4 AM, and going to the polls at 5 AM. I will bring a chair, and a good book. I will wait until I it is my turn to cast my ballot. So many have died and suffered so I may vote, I will not dishonor them.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  522. Sam Schuerman

    I have already voted early, but I would wait hours to vote. And then if I could vote again I would wait just to see this country go in a new and better direction.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  523. Don Leake

    I will stand in line as long as it takes. Every presidential election is of historic proportions and it is my responsibility and duty, not just my right, to make history every election day. My candidates may win or lose but it is incumbent on every citizen of these great UNITED States of America to have their say. My vote counts!! Never tell me it does not.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  524. Marya

    Thank you to Will for his comment, which also speaks for me: I've been waiting all my life for this opportunity, and tomorrow I'll wait as long as it takes. May history show that we were able to redeem ourselves from the shame of the past decade.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  525. Chicago Prof.

    I will wait as long as it takes to place my vote for Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  526. Jareth, Kentucky

    I voted last week via absentee, and I wrote-in Ron Paul. I don't care what the mainstream media says; I voted with my mind linked with my heart. Someone said to me today I had wasted my vote; I laughed in her face because I know better. We're getting massive inflation anyway.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  527. Kevin

    as long as it takes – especially for Obama

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  528. Rebecca in Seattle

    I love voting by absentee, I got my ballot in the mail almost a month ago and dropped it in the mail today. But if I couldn't do that, I would wait as long as I had to, to make sure that McSame and Failin don't make it into office.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  529. Texas Bob

    A lifetime to make sure this Country gets back on the right track.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  530. Jessica K.

    I would wait as long as needed – this is important. GO OBAMA!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  531. Amber

    Even though I'm 9 and 1/2 months pregnant and Obama will win California with or without my vote, I'll wait in line as long as it takes. This election is too important to miss, and I don't care how long and uncomfortable the wait is – I'm voting. It would be a lot more uncomfortable for me to sit by for the next four years knowing that I let my voice go unheard.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  532. James Escobar

    I will camp out in line for days if that is what it takes to get my vote in for Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  533. Jane in Amarillo

    How long are we willing to wait to vote for change? We've suffered through 8 years of Bush's...hell. What amount of time would be too much time? Simple, no amount of time is too much. Every vote will count and this time, this moment is too important for anyone to think that they're vote isn't important! My husband and I are both taking off a half day tomorrow to cast our votes for change...for Obama!

    Jane in Amarillo

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  534. Travis

    I voted during early voting with minimal wait!!!! I would wait however long it too to try and help John McCain pull off the win!!! People should realize the economy fell apart when Democrats took over congress two years ago!!! Go McCain!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  535. Matt

    I will wait for as long as it takes.

    Obama 08

    Coronado, Ca

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  536. Andrea

    I will wait as long as it takes. We've all waited 8 long and awful years. What's a few hours at the polls?

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  537. Jake

    im thinking that obama will be way ahead by the time i get out of work at 530... if its close, ill stay until i vote, but if the gap is very wide, im not waiting more than 30 min. i was so dissillusioned by the 2004 election, when my ballot from iraq didn't make it through on time, and the 2000 election, when god and the bush's only know what happened.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  538. HL

    I waited over 2 hours on the first day of early voting in Tampa, and there was no way I was getting out of line, this election is too important to not vote!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  539. Andrew, VA

    However long it takes to get my vote counted. I'll be there at 6:00 A.M. so hopefully I won't have to wait to long.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  540. mike

    I would wait a week for Obama

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  541. Virginia Fresno Ca

    I would be willing to wait as long as it takes!!! Thank goodness I did vote by mail, so my wait was not long at all, lol! =)

    Obama 08!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  542. BLA

    As long as it would take to register my vote!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  543. Jane in Tennessee

    As long as necessary to vote for Obama even though my vote won't count in Tennessee. Our country desperately needs his intelligent, thoughtful leadership. Let the healing begin.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  544. Courtney

    I've waited 8 years for this. What's a few more hours?

    November 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  545. D Post

    We need a plan for nationwide early voting with hours and days that make early voting available to all persons. In election years the first Tuesday of November should be a national holiday. I happened to be in Spain one year on the day of a national election. The atmosphere was amazing and voter turnout was over 90%.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  546. Michael Pita

    Both Presidentails canidates are really worthless.

    I will wait however long as needed to vote for state and local issues.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  547. k switzer

    First time voing ever... ill wait all day in New york to vote... but im hoping that wont be the case

    November 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  548. Deborah, Los Angeles

    I've waited 8 horribly long years to get a chance to vote this toxic 'compassionate conservative' conman crew out of our government. If I have to wait more than 10 hours to cast my vote, I'll do it and be happy knowing that we are finally heralding in a better day!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  549. Ahmed

    I would wait even if it takes me a week to wait. We waited for 8 years, a few hours won't hurt. It's Obama time.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  550. Cham

    I'm an avid backpacker, I don't mind sleeping on the ground. I have all sorts of gear and will have eaten bugs to stay alive in the past. I can stay out there for months, if that is what it takes.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  551. April Dae

    However long it takes because a few hours in line cannot compare to 8 more years of failed policies.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  552. Jennie Bullard

    I am willing to wait in line to vote for as long as it takes! I will not leave the line until I have voted!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:52 pm |
  553. Brett from Texas

    Jack,

    I've been waiting four long and dreadful years to cast this ballot. I think I can wait as long as I need to.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:52 pm |
  554. Catalina

    As long as it takes.

    There are many who will live their entire lives without getting to do what I will do tomorrow.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:52 pm |
  555. Kris

    I already voted, but if there weren't early voting, I would wait all day to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:52 pm |
  556. Mike H

    I will wait until I get my chance to vote. All day and into Wednesday if it takes that long.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  557. joe mcneil

    UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS

    November 3, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  558. Jody, CA

    I love my polling place and have a ritual. I go to work, then I go to the polling place on my lunch hour. There has never been any more than 4 people when I go, and I have never had to stand in a line. Well, maybe once. I even love coming out with the "I voted" sticker, it's a great feeling.

    The point is, I don't have a problem. It's in a neighborhood church in Orange County and I really like it. When I go tomorrow, I'm saying a prayer for Barack, and then I'm voting the Democratic ticket.

    Obama/Biden 08

    November 3, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  559. Get out and Vote

    Just vote your conscience people. Stop all the hate and respect the choices of others.

    This nation need to heel!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  560. Teresa

    I've already waited 8 years. One day is nothing.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:57 pm |
  561. Randy

    As long as it would take to make sure Mccain is not the president

    November 3, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  562. shanaya r. scott

    I have not voted but I plan to get there early with my son and if he has to miss school to witness this I'll make it up to him. I am nervous and anxious about tomorrow and have lost much sleep over this election. This election is important, we either remain to have an divided America or create a united one.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  563. Dianna, Butte, MT

    This is my country Jack, I will wait forever.

    Obama/Biden 08

    November 3, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  564. Julieann from Binghamton, NY

    I would probably wait about a half hour. I want to be able to say that i voted, but i wouldn't wait forever. Since NY always goes democratic, my vote wouldn't make a difference either way.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  565. Eric

    I stood in line for 3hrs and 45 minutes to cast my vote today. It was worth it

    November 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  566. JS

    As long as it takes! My husband is voting for McCain and I have to cancel out his vote. I'm not leaving till he does, and he would wait for hours. We live in TX, so I feel like my vote for President doesn't really matter. But, there are still local and state-wide elections to consider! Rick Noreiga for Senate!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  567. Elizabeth

    I already voted absentee. Obama '08!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  568. Edna

    We've had to put up with 8 long, miserable years of this Bush administration so the 4 1/2 hours I waited in line on Saturday was very easy. Also, here in Norwalk, California the disabled and elderly and pregnant could go to a separate area and didn't wait in the longest lines. It was an honor to be there and vote for Obama/Biden. Someday I hope I can tell my grandchildren that this historic change in our country was worth every minute waiting to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  569. Mr. Mr.

    As others have said, as long as it takes.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  570. David

    My husband and I voted early. We live in wyoming and would love to see this red state turn blue.. At least we did our part. GO OBAMA/BIDEN

    November 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  571. Ray in Charlotte, NC

    I voted in Charlotte on Saturday. I was in line for 6hrs and 45 minutes. No one left the line, which was amazing to me. Obama supporters handed out water and snacks to keep motivated....I am very happy that I voted but, I am extremely frustrated that it took so long. In my personal view, an hour or more is simply to long to wait to vote anywhere in our country. We have to do a better job overall.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  572. Emily from Texas

    I'll wait as long as it takes. I'm a college student and there's no telling what the United States will be like when I graduate.The fear of what could happen if McCain/ Palin win while the country is in this economic crisis will keep me waiting in line.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  573. Susi

    I early voted on Saturday 11/1 in St. Petersburg, Fl. I arrived around 6:30 a.m. and there were already 200 people waiting. I finally placed my vote at 10:30 a.m.

    I kept thinking about my 17 year old daughter sound asleep, exhausted after a week of homework and projects who missed voting by 1 year and won't vote until she's 21. She and all the young teens are the direct beneficiaries of the success and failures of the next 4 years, regardless who wins.

    Her future is what made the wait worth it.

    I cannot fathom anyone using this time not to vote as a form of protest....they not only deny themselves of the right and priviledge of communicating the loudest affirmation or protest anyone in this country can do but also diminish it for the rest of us.

    To those voting tomorrow, when your feet tire and get sore or you can't feel them anymore....when your mind starts to wonder to all the things you'd rather be doing or the things not getting done....when your stomach begins to grumble.....and you get ants in your pants and begin to think this is nuts! this isn't worth it.

    Keep in mind the millions of eyes across the oceans that only wish they could stand in line and do the same without guns to their heads or death threats. These are the people that are also counting on us to do the right thing.......to exercise our RIGHT BORN INTO by the blood, sweat, tears of past generations.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  574. Bob in NC

    I will wait in line for as long it takes to Vote AGAINST Obama. Days if need be. Voting for Obama's twisted idea's is the worst mistake many americans will make in their lifetime. John McCain all the way.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  575. You Bet Ya

    I will wait forever to send Sarah-You-Bet-Ya-Palin on a slow boat to Alaska. Slow enough so she can spend some time with that baby, but fast enough to get her older kids back in school.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  576. Maryland

    As long as it takes. I'm feeling sick with a cold but I don't care! I have to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  577. Scott, St. Louis Park, MN

    Jack,

    You take your pick: A few hours, or a few years. I'll be voting tomorrow. Guaranteed.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  578. NM Voter

    I drove 3 hours to vote because I did not receive my absentee ballot in the mail. It is so important to vote and it is time for a change! CHANGE WE NEED!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  579. terry in maine

    I will wait 24 hours but will not wait another 4 years

    November 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  580. Pat in Atlanta GA

    I waited 3 hours and the next day my husband waited more than four for early voting. If it had been longer, we would have waited longer.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  581. Shawn

    Considering that there are some that wait ....and sometimes fight a lifetime for the opportunity to vote, I will wait happily for as long as it takes to vote for my chosen candidate. I urge everyone to do the same!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  582. Catherine (Columbia, MD)

    Jack,

    To vote for Senator Obama and change our country's trajectory, I would wait in line forever and a day!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  583. Matt Barr

    Dallas Texas has had early voting for two weeks now. I Early Voted last week on Monday Oct 27th and waited maybe 5 minutes. But if I did not early vote I would wait however long it would take to get my vote in for Obama!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  584. Lyquaia Stowers

    whoops i thought this was the place to comment about the palin/clinton question

    November 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  585. C.P.

    I stood and waited for 5 hours to hear Obama speak, I stood and waited for 2 hours tp hear Biden speak, and if I have to stand and wait 7 hours to cast my vote for them... I will.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  586. Agnes

    as long as it takes... 8 years of drama, time for chane and obama

    and this stupid prank call on Palin just trully portrays what kind of people McCain will surround himself with and what we have to look for.....outrageous

    I will wait all day long, so we don't have to wait 4 more years....

    November 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  587. Gk California

    Fortunately, I didn't have to wait more than 3 minutes. I hand-carried my absentee ballot to the clerk's office last Wednesday. (I didn't want any chance that it would get lost in the mail.) For those who have yet to vote, be prepared for a long wait - with a book or iPod, and a portable stool or chair. Help the elderly and the pregnant. Take bottled water & energy bars.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  588. DUNYA

    I'm only eleven but if I were eightteen I would wait as long as it would take because it's an obligation not a favor.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  589. Jocelyn Moore

    If I can stand in line for three hours to ride a two-minute roller coaster ride, I can sure stand in line a lot longer to cast a vote to support my choice for President of the United States.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  590. GSC

    I will wait as long as it is needed!
    I will vote with my daughter. It will be the first time we both vote and I will carry her in my back if needed.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  591. Cristina

    I voted three weeks ago with no wait but if I had to I'd was ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT. I'm working the lines tomorrow so I will be there from 6:30am until the FINAL vote is cast! OBAMA/BIDEN 08!!!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  592. Adam J

    I would wait as long as i have to, if that means forever then so be it.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  593. Rachel

    I'm going to wait for as long as it takes. I've already told my boss I'm going to be late for work, and he said to take all the time I need.

    Ain't that America!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  594. Tanya

    My polling place is right across the street from my house. I plan on being there when they open as it easy for me to do so. I'll stand in line for as long as it takes. I stood in line 3 hours for a Wii last Christmas. It would be quite sad if I didn't stand in line at least twice as long if needed for this historic election.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  595. Lori

    There is no time limit, I will wait as long as I have to! This is about the future of the country and the stakes are too high. Obama all the way!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  596. Lewis (OR)

    I would wait as long as it took if I had to. Luckily in Oregon we have mail in ballots, so I voted in my own home and dropped it in the mailbox. WHY is this such a scary proposition for elections all over the country? The answer is the Republicans are too scared that they would never win again.

    Barack the Vote!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  597. Cameron Rudd

    Oregon is great with all mail in ballots

    November 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  598. Aneta

    I voted on Saturday in Los Angeles County I waited about five hours, with thousands of other people, part of that time in the rain. No one complained, no one got out of line, no one was disorderly. I would have stood in line five more hours to cast our votes for the next president of this great country, Barack Obama.

    There are people in this country who, at this very moment, are trying to suppress the vote. If they can't do it with a poll tax or literacy test, they'll do it with lies and dirty tricks. Voting is my right and my privilege, and I will stand in line for as long as it takes to make my voice heard.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:32 pm |
  599. Joey Skins

    My whole day is devoted to this one moment in history, i never want to look back and regret that i was not involved in one of the most important moments in United States history.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:32 pm |
  600. Bert

    1 Hour is my limit.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:33 pm |
  601. Mary in Pennsylvania

    I will stand in line for as long as it takes.
    The Republicans fixed the election for Bush in 2000 and in 2004.
    If the Republicans fix the election for McCain/Palin in 2008, I'm moving to Canada!

    November 3, 2008 at 6:33 pm |
  602. New beginning

    Jack: I voted last Saturday, but I'd be willing to wait from the time the polls opened until they closed and after that. If McCain and Obama could campaign until midnight for the past three nights coverng 7 states a day, I can wait for 8 to 12 hours to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:33 pm |
  603. Lee Beldner

    I waited in line for 2 hours, during early voting, to vote for Barack Obama. It was worth every minute. This is one of the most important elections of our generation. Everybody needs to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:33 pm |
  604. Roena Vega

    My husband, my three adult children and I will stand in line as long as it takes to cast our vote. My boss, my colleagues and everyone at work will be going to the polls around 6 am, and the company I work for is huge. So many people I know are volunteering for the Obama campaign. I have never seen anything like this. There is a collective understanding in this country that nothing is more important than voting on Tuesday, and that we must take this country back and put it on the right track. The alternative is frightening and unacceptable. The American people are emphatic about a real change in the white house and that means Obama and Biden as the winning ticket.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:33 pm |
  605. monique

    I would wait days (bring some snacks along) if needs be. This is my fundamental right and my forefathers fought tirelessly to get us here.
    I say to all particularly black people get out and vote!!!!!!!!!!! There is no room for procrastination and complacency. This is BARACKS TIME and let us not loose sight of the history about to be made. So sit,stand,lean and even sleep if you have to we must cast our votes or
    take whatever we get later.

    November 3, 2008 at 6:33 pm |