... and now the waiting begins.
Voting precincts in Alaska open at 7 a.m.; I arrived at 6:42 and was the fifth one there. The weather is chilly and windy, and we got a dusting of snow overnight, but nothing that affect anyone's ability to get to the polls.
When the doors opened, there were a dozen or so folks behind me. Cast my ballot and was pulling out of the lot at 7:11.
At that point, the lot was already full, with cars circling looking for parking spots. If nothing else, this has stirred up the so-called Silent Majority. I suspect they'll not be silent, today.
East Coast returns start coming in at 3 o'clock, our time, so the afternoon will be interesting. Local polls don't close until 8 p.m., so local results won't be known before 9:00. Makes for a long wait, but it's worth it.
As another has already, vote like our nation's fate depends on it. Why? Because it does.