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“Heavy turnout” reported as voters flock to the polls for historic presidential election


A number of precincts in Clarksville/Montgomery County reported “heavy” early voting as the official November 4 Election Day got underway. Polls opened at 7 a.m. to heavy traffic, which thinned a bit by mid-morning. The evening “rush” is expected to be just that: a rush to the polls and potentially long lines. A check with several precincts though reports indicate the voting process is moving fairly quickly.


St. Bethlehem School (District 1) had heavy turnout in the first two hours of voting

At the Jaycee’s on Hwy 48 (District 5), “we’ve had more people in the first hour than we had in the entire primary election.” The words “steady stream” and “heavy” turnout were heard at virtually every polling place. The early voting period saw a 40% turnout, and given the number to this hour, another 30-40% could vote by days end.

Campaigners with Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin joined up with Tim Barnes and Rosalind Kurita supporters to stake out visible spots at all polling sites.

Registered voters have until 7 p.m. to get in line to cast their vote; a significant turnout is expected as the “after work” voters arrive.

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Clarksville campaigning hits political low


Politics got ugly in Clarksville Saturday, October 25, as at least one McCain/Palin campaigner chose to take the low road, politicking curbside at Veteran’s Plaza Election near the Election Commission office where hundreds of people arrived to vote between 8 a.m. and noon.

One male Caucasian McCain/Palin campaigner donned an Obama Halloween mask, of and by itself not a big deal, but then attached a hand-printed cardboard “Hamas for Obama” sign perpetrating a lie and creating an implication of terrorist ties to presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. On the flip side of the sign are the words “Honk for Socialism NoBama.”

Debating the issues, building an case for a candidate rooted in facts, is one thing. This kind of ill-informed misinformation and dis-information starts with the word “stupid,” meanders into “childish,” and continues with “dangerous” and “malicious.” Where it ends remains a question mark. «Read the rest of this article»


Heavy turnout as early voting sets the homestretch pace in Election 2008


Veteran’s Plaza looked a bit like Times Square in New York City Wednesday as voters poured into Election Commission quarters to cast the first votes in Election 2008. The parking zones were a gauntlet of hundreds of cars, a sea of political signs, and a gathering of waving campaigners eager to make one last pitch for their candidate of choice. The stakes, both local and national, are high.


The lines to vote were as long as last weeks' lines to register; early voting is off to a heavy start!

The Obama/Biden McCain/Palin bout is the headliners, presidential tickets that read like a history-making vote for change with a man who could be the country’s first African American president or what some fear will be a Bush redux, same old same old, in the top slot and America’s first potential female in one of the top two federal slots. «Read the rest of this article»


BBC stops at Montgomery County Democratic, Republican headquarters


BBC radio's Rowan Bridge interviews Clarksville for Obama chairman Terry McMoore at MCDP headquarters

When the BBC Election Bus pulled into Clarksville, its first news stop was the Montgomery County Democratic Party headquarters on Madison Street, where a steady stream of area resident surged in and out, registering to vote and picking up Obama/Biden signs from a rapidly depleting stockpile (more signs due in Tuesday, October 7).

The BBC Election bus originated its trip in Los Angeles, and is working its way across middle America, talking to everyday Americans and catching the Presidential and Vice-presidential debates along the way. The bus trips end on Long Island, but the teams will continue to feed political news through the election on November 4.

MCDP Chairman Gene Lewis, State Senate Candidate Tim Barnes and Clarksville for Obama Chairman Terry McMoore welcomed the BBC team to Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»


McCain/Palin campaign items available at MCRP headquarters


As the USA enters the home stretch of the presidential campaign, the Montgomery County Republican Party has a variety of McCain/Palin yard signs, bumper stickers and buttons available at their headquarters at 1820 B Madison Street, in Clarksville. A spokesperson for the party said the local headquarters also carries campaign hats, and T-shirts for McCain/Palin as well as Women for Palin.

Halfway through the four debates of this campaign, which overlaps the largest fiscal crisis in the country since the Great Depression, the campaigns are heating up, readying for the remaining two debates:

  • October 7: Presidential Debate  at Belmont University in Nashville, moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw
  • October 15: Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, moderated by CBS’s Bob Schieffer

The Republican headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed on Sunday. To contact the Republican Party, call 931-647-4477.

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