(all views are mine)
I don't have time to write a bunch, just a few snippets from the ground here. Turnout appears to be record everywhere. I got one of the few remaining parking spots at my polling place at 8:00 am in a city of 8000. That is a good sign. I went to my local grocery store with my sticker "I Voted" and several conversations erupted about when people are voting... the excitement is palpable and the weather is gorgeous, which always favors dems.
A friend in Milwaukee says that they may drive cars around with megaphones blasting "You Must VOTE"! Jesse Jackson told folks there that MLK and other civil rights workers did their part, we must do ours...if Milwaukeans show up for Barrett like they did for Obama - Barrett will win handily...
We are doing our part in our own cities in the North too, we've canvassed our city door knocking the last week, and today we do it all again asking people if they've voted yet. If you do it in the correct frame of mind (reminding yourself that this is how democracy and civil rights are kept and won) then it is very exciting. One elderly woman on my turf is voting for only the 2nd time in her life after her out-of-state nephew called her and encouraged her to vote for Barrett. After speaking with her at length, she said that she will insist that her 5 adult children vote as well (none of them have ever voted). I went to her house again this morning to see if anyone needed a ride and they were all sleeping in. However, a friend of theirs was mulling around outside and I think I convinced him to vote. I'm going back there after I rest a bit. People will canvass until poll closing at 8 pm.
I haven't seen ANY Walker canvassers (that is more of a progressive thing) but the ads, flyers and phone calls are overwhelming. A friend of mine recorded this PHONE call yesterday from a republican caller who was promoting Scott Walker.
Finally, we all knew it was coming, but the first hints of voter fraud have already surfaced on the part of major GOP PACS sending in hundreds of absentee ballots...even though they accuse the dems of voter fraud...the entire rationale behind the Voter ID laws.
Send your thoughts, prayers, or whatever it is that you do!