Nov. 3, 2004 | Washington -- Driven by an intense race for the presidency, a greater percentage of Americans voted Tuesday than at any time in more than three decades.If we haven't counted 6 million votes, how do we know who won? Is the game over because everyone's pretty certain that those absentee ballots are from servicepeople and therefore likely for Bush? Just wondering.
Figures tabulated Wednesday by The Associated Press showed that 114.3 million people had voted with 99 percent of precincts reporting. However, about 120 million people cast ballots, including 5.5 million to 6 million absentee and provisional ballots yet to be counted, said Curtis Gans, director of the nonpartisan Committee for the Study of the American Electorate.
I'm very tired, leftovers from yesterday, which was a long day; up until I got off the bus and found the polling place, I wasn't sure I'd get it together enough to vote. But I did, my first vote ever. I don't want to work out tonight, I do want to veg, but after a rough several weeks of prescription misery and weight plateauing I'm starting to see some progress, so off I go.