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Posted: 11/3/2004 9:49:03 AM EST
I voted in Philly because I just moved to Abington and didn't have time to re-register. On the car ride to the polling place, I had to drive through a gauntlet of Kerry supporters. Just about every other corner had people holding up signs that said "honk for Kerry!". A lot of them were school age kids, during school hours. There was a public school at 22nd and Parrish just around the corner from the polling place at 25th and Poplar that was being used as a command center for move-on people (I could tell because they had armbands on that identified them as such). When I got to the polling place, there were two move-on people standing DIRECTLY in from of the polling place. Don't get me wrong, I didn't feel like they were there to intimidate me, I'm just stating that they were there. On the way out, one of them asked me if I was contacted by move-on, and I said "no". The guy said "ok thanks" and that was it.

What I think was going on was the move-on people had previously contacted known Dems so that they could know exactly which people to exit-poll. Whoever answered "yes" would be a good candidate for them to poll, because in all likelyhood they'd be Kerry voters. This is why I think the early exit polls indicated a 20-point lead for Kerry yesterday afternoon. I could be wrong, because I'm not sure who does the exit polling - individual media outlets, election officials, or groups like move-on.

Anyone have an idea why else they would ask me if I was contacted by phone yesterday?
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