Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Weather: Impact on Voters in Ohio
Arya Kamangar, a supporter of Sen. Barack Obama, campaigns in the rain Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio
The weather in Ohio has made a turn for the worse. Yesterday, it was beautiful. Today is yucky. We have a little ice and at times the freezing rain is frightful. The walk from the house to church hurt - my bald head was aching.
Here are some things going on with the weather:
A flash-flood watch was in effect Tuesday for much of northern Ohio.
Three polling stations in eastern Ohio were relocated Tuesday because of flooding that could have prevented people from voting, election officials said.
The stations were moved in Jefferson County, where residents facing bad weather also were given the option of voting in Steubenville, the county seat, at the offices of the Board of Elections, officials said.
Jefferson County is just west of Pittsburgh.
Freezing rain glazed roads in parts of northern Ohio, including the cities of Cleveland and Dayton, weather forecasters said. There were no reports of polling stations closed.
With that being said, I do not think that it (the weather) is going to cause the turnout to be low. Matter of fact, I believe that we are going to have one of the highest turnout times of all times as people are voting for the closely fought battle between Obama and Clinton.
So, my question to you (one of hundreds, swirling in my head today), should individuals be aligned with a party to vote for the party or should it be a free-for-all ?
I do have a problem (maybe it is just me) with Repulicans being able to come and vote for Obama or Clinton. They are in essence voting for the person that they want to run against and not the person they think holds "true" to the Democrat Party.