I voted. I'm still feeling queasy about it. It was good to see all the nursing home employees getting a break today with all the patients working at the polling station. The kind little old man who was trying to find my name on the computer print out went back and forth over my name 5 times and was about to turn the page before I pointed my name out for him. For some reason they have the names printed in descending order on the page, so you have to scan up the page to find the names.
I got there about 9:00 am and it took me almost 40 minutes to get through the lines. Normally it takes about 5 minutes, so turnout looked to be pretty heavy today. In the end I voted for Ford, but it sounds like Corker is going to win anyway. I could have voted for an independent candidate, but I knew nothing about any of them and I don't want my vote to give some freak hope of winning some day. Of course I did a write-in for Paul Clemmons since I was pressured by the Big Tobacco lobby to do so this year.
In the end it was a tough election, and I've lost a good friend over it apparently, even though he lives in another state and these offices have no bearing on him. Now I just need to go wash this finger a few times and maybe it will eventually feel clean again.