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Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day on and off blogging

1:34 PM - I voted early in the morning since I have a busy day mixed with research meetings and campaign volunteering. The polling was fairly quiet in the early morning, but friends now say that it has taken them at least an hour to vote. They say the first exit polls are gonna surface around 5:00 PM.

4:54 - There is anxiety everywhere. Although it's a beautiful day (weather wise), I find people nervous. We're making the last push of calls to make sure people go and vote. I'm very tired.

8:34 - We won. PA is for Obama. AP reports 80% of people have voted in Ohio. Yes it's a landslide!

9:42- Ohio is for Obama. It's over! Time for celebration and HOPE!

1:48 AM - It's great to live through a historical moment, to see the cheerful youths who have found their aspiration in a young president. To see the tears of the African Americans who see a dream coming true. I was one of the 100s of those young who took over the streets around our campus, danced, cried and chanted "yes we can"
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