Heidi Johnson, Citizen Co-Chair and Jamaica Plain resident:
News from my JP voting spot (9:30)
19 out of 23 reported voting for AK on exiting.
Allyce Najjimy, Citizen Co-Chair and South Boston resident
I was the only one standing at my VOTING site holding a sign!
People were so impressed I got 10 sympathy votes – they told me they voted for AK because I looked so coooold.
VERY Positive response to Alan – many said they were there just to make sure to vote for Alan.
Turn out really LOW from 7am – 930am
No Coakley signs – NO Pags signs – One Capuano sign
10 AK signs and me! One voter told me he walked across Southie and AK people were the only sign holders he saw.
From Lucy McQuilken, Citizen Co-Chair in Harvard, MA:
—-300 voters so far in harvard (9:15 a.m.). Only one coakley sign, three khazei sign holders. No other campaigns represented. Lots of enthusiastic thumbs ups for Khazei.
—-Harvard update: 800 voters by 2PM with plenty of time to go. Coakley signs are gone but team Khazei remains strong! 25 percent turnout already.
As a former journalist (Patriot Ledger in the late 1980s) it saddens me that the press is so eager to call an election before the voters vote. They should realize that early polls — particularly in an election like this with a reported 79% undecided just two weeks before election day — do not measure passion. They do nothing to measure the passion of volunteers like Haskell Werlin, a Khazei volunteer who shared this story with me yesterday.
My 92 year dad was worried that it might snow on Election day so he arranged last Thursday for the Belmont election commissioner to come to his house at 8 am today and bring him and my mom absentee ballots. Unfortunately my mom, also 92, was rushed to the ER at Mt. Auburn on Friday night and is still in the hospital today. When the election commissioner showed up at my Dad’s house this morning, they drove together to the hospital and couldn’t find my mother in her room as she was having an Xray taken in radiology so they went into the xray room and found her there and she voted from the gurney…2 more votes for Alan!!!
There are three hours until the polls close at 8. The election is wide open. Get out and vote and tell your networks to vote. Go Khazei!