Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Good Turnout?

Maybe. It's a beautiful day for an election, that's for sure. I don't know if that's better for Lamont or Lieberman.

It's almost lunchtime, which is one of the times people tend to get out and vote.

What's it like out there?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lieberman's website is down...Conspiracy theroies abound!

Genghis Conn said...

Still? They say they were hacked, but who knows?

It wasn't a terribly useful website anyway.

Anonymous said...

Doesnt make it right.

disgruntled_republican said...

The funny thing about the whole machine thing in New Haven...

"Ferrucci said only one vote had been cast at that machine."

Genghis Conn said...

No, but it won't hurt him.

Anonymous said...

Well, I would hope that only one vote had been cast -- I would hope that people weren't stupid enough to realize for over an hour that Malloy's name was not on the ballot.

Still, this and the other polling place in New Haven opening a half hour late are both signs of how inefficient that city is.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it may help Lieberman, as dirty tricks against you tend to energize your base. Is Lieberman's campaign email down too?

I hate this kind of stuff, because it tends to delegitimize the results of the election.

Anonymous said...

I would think a low turnout would be better for Lieberman.

Anonymous said...

From Malloy pollstanders in New Haven and surrounding towns: No DeStefano presence, many people saying they have be anxious to vote AGAINST DeStefano!!

Anonymous said...

^ I've heard the alot of the same.

Also got a frontline report from Groton and New London polling places with reports of zero Destefano or Union presence.

Anonymous said...

No physical presence of any campaigns in Middletown. JDS/DM/NL signs but oddly nothing from Lieberman. Tell Scott@Joe2006.com to get his amateurish act together.

ct_husky said...

Just got back from West Woods School in Hamden. Aside from running into a teacher I had in middle school, the place is practically dead. In fact, there's only one actual voting machine set up. If anything, there are more people there for the soccer camp going on behind the school than for the primary. Something I did notice though was a total lack of presence by all the campaigns. No volunteers, no signs, nothing.

Gabe said...

Lieberman's site was not hacked.

He did not have enough in the kitty to handle the traffic he saw.

See here.

This is the second time that this has happened to him - the first was after the bear ad when everyone and their brother linked to it to make fun of it...

Imagine this crack campaign staff screwing something up!

Genghis Conn said...

So why is it still down? They have a ton of money.

I wonder if they're getting the "CT for Lieberman" version of the site ready...

ct_husky said...

Late last night the site had begun to come back online with an actual message from the Lieberman folks. Something along the lines of "Senator Lieberman's Campaign Site - Offline" complete with the actual graphics they've been using on the site. However, now I see it's reverted back to the same message it had a majority of the day yesterday. I wonder if that means anything?

And yeah, GC, that was the first thing I thought of yesterday as well. Who knows, maybe they really are retooling the whole site for the Lieberman for Lieberman party. Only time (and a Lamont win) will tell...

Genghis Conn said...

Just got a release about this. See latest post.

The True Gentleman said...

Stamford is polling at about 22% and fairly busy right now...no word on who is polling better...

Chris MC said...

Some turnout numbers in the Fifth as of noon:

New Milford 16.2%
Newtown 17.6%
Southbury 24.2%

Southbury has the largest (that is, very large) senior community in the state, I believe.

Estimated turnout in these three communities? Say 30%, maybe 40% in Southbury.

Narry a DeStefano sign in sight. No field observed nor reported. Malloy signs everywhere you look. Malloy's Fifth CD sign strategy appears to have worked exactly as planned, virtually blanketing the northwest corner towns.

Malloy's field in Waterbury is firing on all cylinders behind the leadership of J. Paul Vance, Jr. and Malloy's campaign swing through there this afternoon, and New Britain and Danbury are very strong, too.

The Skinny:
If this is any indication of what is happening statewide, my projected outcome of 52 - 48 Malloy is secure.

Back at it....