Waiting for the miracle

Lisa and I voted at about 4:30 pm. There was no line at our polling place, but the Scantron indicated that I was ballot # 1067 for the day. Now we’re sitting (after cooking dinner: chicken filets sautéed in lemon, butter and parsley (a la Siena) and risotto with prosciutto and peas, with a French Chardonnay—sue me) watching the election returns and waiting for the miracle.

(Incidentally, that would be my addition to the election mix tapes that are floating around.)

Shout out to Fury for putting Fury’s money and time where Fury’s mouth is (ah, the challenges of pronouns for an anonymous blog!).

Note: even voters in blue states have trouble voting. See George’s abbreviated story.

Resources for Voting

First, if you haven’t voted yet, go do it. Lisa and I are headed out later this afternoon once she finishes her conference calls.

Second, if you have trouble voting: Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-MYVOTE1 to report problems, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) for immediate legal assistance.

Third, quick compilation from around the Internet of useful links:

Vote-For links

I haven’t gone to our polling place yet—Lisa and I are going to do that at lunchtime—but I’m going to do some voting right now using Vote Links: I’m voting today for John Kerry and against George W. Bush. View source to see how this works, then check out the tracking page at Technorati to see how it’s going.

By the way, this is the initiative that Dave Sifry talked about on my blog over a year ago; the spec is jointly written by Kevin Marks and Tantek Çelik. I wanted to see something like this implemented several years ago—but alas, I can’t find the reference (so much for my backup brain).