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Election Day 2008

I voted stickerMark's out working the polls --- 5 am to 7 pm.  I sent him to work with two breakfast burritos, two chicken salad sandwiches, two chocolate chip cookies, an orange, some crackers, and half a gallon of iced tea.  I hope he survives!

Left to my own devices, I waited until after lunch to vote.  (If you haven't already, please go vote!)  Beautiful yellow and orange oak leaves on the drive over, no line of course in our remote rural outpost. 

Now I'm home and seem to have acquired ADD --- I can't focus on anything except the election.  If your mind is stuck on the election too, here are the best places I've found to learn about current election results without resorting to the evils of television.

  • Public radio fan --- lets you choose between all of the public radio stations and programs to listen online.
  • Google's election results map --- shows presidential, house, and senate races (not relevant until polls close)
  • The Huffington Post has various widgest showing poll closing times and election results
  • On a lighter night, play with 270 to Win's map to figure out what combinations of states it would take for each candidate to win the election
  • And, if you live in a city, go get your free scoop of ice cream after you vote

Usually I don't like flashy things on our site, but just this once I'm making an exception.  After all, no one's focussing on anything else anyway...

So turn on your radio, open up some webpages, and settle in to wait for the results!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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