SC says record 2.5M register to vote

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina election officials say a record-setting 2.5 million residents have registered to vote and that a record has been set for absentee ballots issued.

The state Election Commission said Tuesday registration is up by 310,000 since the beginning of the year.

The commission also says it has issued 218,000 absentee ballots and that has shattered the record 169,000 issued in the 2004 general election.

The high interest in this year's presidential election is expected to create lines at polls. The Election Commission is encouraging voters to avoid peak times before and after work and during the middle of the day.

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sonic_imperial
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sonic_imperial 10/28/08 - 05:24 pm
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awesome!

awesome!

sjgraci
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sjgraci 10/28/08 - 06:58 pm
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If there is a massive tidal

If there is a massive tidal wave next week, look for GA and SC to be in play! The GOTV effort by Obama and 50 state strategy by Howard Dean is paying off.

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bcs2k 10/28/08 - 08:25 pm
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Wow....hopefully they will

Wow....hopefully they will all turn out and vote against the academically unqualified, characteristically flawed, emotionally unstable and "deemed poor judgement" one. Of course that means voting AGAINST John McCain! Go Obama! :)

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bcs2k 10/28/08 - 08:32 pm
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*Bracing myself for excuses

*Bracing myself for excuses from others on want not-so-smart and error-prone candidates (McCain/Palin) to be leaders of the capital of the free world* (trying not to smirk as I wonder how many times such folks voted for other Presidents with flawed legacies - Bush 1 and Bush 2)

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ThatOne 10/28/08 - 10:45 pm
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The republicans are so

The republicans are so desparate they had Joe the Plumber come out today and do a press conferenced where he endorsed McCain...This non-tax paying republican scumbag said Sen. Obama would be the death of Israel; but in the same conference he said he presonally doesn't know anything about foreign policy....So little I am dangerous is what he said...PATHETIC!!! I say let him keep talking!!! I really think anyone who votes for McCain is a fool!! If he were to win and run the country like he has ran his campaign the U.S. will suffer...The better man is on top!! Go Obama 08!!!

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bcs2k 10/28/08 - 11:55 pm
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What's sad here is there is

What's sad here is there is no reason to not vote on a many with Obama's credentials. As far as feeling like you need more about him to relate to him, many Americans can't relate to most American presidents (i.e. blacks, asians, latinos but we don't let that drive us crazy). McCain and the GOP are trying to do their best to invoke fear in white folks. There is no reason to fear. Nothing crazy will come out of an Obama white house. There will be no "special stuff" for people who are not white. There will be no socialism (lord knows how reasonably intelligent folks can believe that crap anyway....but this administration convinced a bunch of these folks to vote for Bush twice and believe that WMD's were in Iraq...farfetch beliefs can be accepted). Obama is not islamic or muslim (not that that really means anything with respect to the presidency). Can't wait to join my white, black, asian and latino brothers celebrating in the streets for a new era -- starting with President Obama.

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