Long lines for early voting, but Indiana turnout down

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Lines at polling places stretched out the door and down the block in some Indiana cities on Monday as voters scrambled to meet the early-voting deadline of noon.

Despite the lines, early turnout has been down from the last presidential election in 2008.

The Indiana secretary of state's office reported that more than 460,000 people had voted across the state as of Friday, with the heaviest turnouts in urban Marion and Lake counties. That compares with about 516,000 who had voted by the Friday before Election Day in 2008.

At the City-County Building in Indianapolis, voters stood in a line nearly a block long Monday in the November chill. The Journal Gazette also reported long lines in Fort Wayne.


  • Whew!
    OK, Charlie's done. Now we can get back to reality.
  • Vote Romney
    It says a lot about the mindset of this election when liberals are promising riots if Obama loses and republicans are promising jobs if Romney wins.
  • Right On
    I could only agree more, not less. On a sarcastic note, I would call giving a free cell phone (or 6,) to all drug dealers and multi-generational lifetime welfare recipients, quite an accomplishment.
  • Obama and democrats are frauds
    not that many will read this but since the liberal media does a bang up job of protecting obama and basically campaigning pretty hard for him, some might want a little more background on Obama. http://redalertpolitics.com/2012/10/30/a-better-choice-the-case-for-mitt-romney/ Its frustrating as a republican seeing the country with continued high unemployment, increased government dependence with food stamps and welfare at all time highs, coverups in foreign policy, 6 trillion additional debt, trillion deficit, and to think that people still want Obama in office. He has forced Obamacare through without american popular support or partisan support, which has never been done by any president on legislation this important. Its been my way or the highway, thats where the lack of leadership originates. Libs can continue to blame congress, but fact is obama had majority first two years and still couldn't accomplish anything. Obama hasn't even come up with a budget. He's put billions into several 'green' companies who are now ALL bankrupt. Government knows how to do one thing well, waste money. If you support gay marriage, right to abortion, etc that your own opinion and i wont criticize that. i'm actually for states deciding both. There are bigger issues and Obama is threatening the future of this country. Forget what you think of Bush, how in the world is it possible to think Obama deserves or even has plans to turn things around and create a better future. The guy has not accomplished a single thing before presidency or in the last 4 years. He is resorting to trying to discredit and shame Romney when instead he should be coming up with a real plan for the future. His speeches and promises are great and all, but fact is we're in worse shape than 2008 and heading toward a financial cliff. He has divided this country and further seperated the hatred between democrats and republicans more than ever, all while he promised to bring the country together in 2008. Like all his promises, the exact opposite occurred. The idea that republicans are rich and hate the poor is disgusting. Republicans want a fair chance to be successful. Continuing to create government dependence and less incentive to be successful along with the increased regulation and tax when starting a business hurts those attempting to be successful. Go vote for Obama if you really believe that taxing the rich will create jobs or you want to continue to take the easy excuse and blame Bush. What got us in the mess isn't Romney. its fannie mae and risky mortages that finally caught up to the homeowners spending more that they could afford. its a whole lot more than Bush. But its silly to think that Obama is the guy to fix things when all he's done is stepped on the accelerator towards financial disaster. Obama is the biggest fraud in all of history. He can continue to campaign to get the moron vote or the uninformed, continue to make his promises, continue to spend his way to bankruptcy, continue to alienate Americas allies, continue a track to increased unemployment and increased government dependence, lower quality of healthcare and shortage of doctors, and continue to blame Bush. I won't blame Obama, i'll blame the ignorance and entitlement mindset of the Obama voters. If you read this much i'll be surprised, but Obama supporters make me sick. they have no plan, no solution, no future. they only want to blame the past, promise the future, and label republicans and old rich white men. i'm not old, and definitely not rich, but can see the direction that Obama wants to take this country....and its anything but FORWARD

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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

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