ABC News really does have it right. It's "your voice, your vote." Make it count today.
My election day routine rarely changes. I worked on some preview pieces over the weekend. They're edited and ready to go. Doing the research was most of the fun. We live in a fascinating state. Pennsylvania is full of electoral history and some interesting trends.
Barring breaking news, I'll be at a polling place for Newswatch 16 This Morning. Afterward, I'll likely follow a candidate or two and check out some trends.
It's a visit to my own polling place right after work, followed by lunch and a nap. I'll be up to watch some prime time coverage tonight.
I'll try to get in a few blog updates during the day, and a wrap up tomorrow. I have a few predictions, but they'll stay in my head until tomorrow. I'll let you know if I was right.
>>>8:40 PM UPDATE: ABC News projects Wolf win. Watching ABC's streaming newscast. Exit polling shows a lot of unhappy people in USA.
>>>1:30 PM UPDATE: The noon report was clean, and my work day is complete. I voted on the way home. #122 in my district, which I thought was on the high side. I was surprised. There is no state representative opposition. Apparently, this governor's thing has ignited some interest. It's time to take a break so I can stay up late and watch the election numbers roll in.
>>>10:25 AM UPDATE: Visited three polling places, talked to a lot of people. Mediocre turnout. Putting together something for our noon broadcast right now.
>>>6:25 AM UPDATE: Still rather quiet, about a half hour before polls open. A couple workers just arrived on Green Ridge Street.
>>>4:25 AM UPDATE: Leckey Live! is in Pittston Township this morning, working on a Junior Achievement piece, so we decided to head in a different direction for the election preview. We're live at a polling place on Green Ridge Street in Scranton to look at the PA governor's race. Some say the race lacks suspense. Be that as it may, I find it fascinating.
>>>2:45 AM UPDATE: Tradition. Spicy chicken sandwich on the way to work on election day. Mission accomplished. At the office now, going over scripts and backgrounds. I love breathing in the air of anticipation on an election morning.