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Election Night 2012: Update 1

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While I don’t anticipate writing as frequently as I did back in 2008, I will be updating the blog tonight as election results roll in across Montana and the nation.

Nationally, I’m feeling good about the prospects of an Obama victory, but direct voter suppression and indirect suppression (long lines in certain communities) makes me nervous.

My take? If Obama wins Virginia early, we’ll know before 10:00 that he’s won re-election. If not, we may not know until mid-November.

Here in Montana, I’m seeing a lot of online chatter about long lines in the towns with centralized voting. Hours long in some places. Have to love the polling in Helena, which was efficiently organized and fast as it could be.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a sixteen year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate. In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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