Good morning to any East-coasters who are up for the middle-of-the-night-shift!

It is now officially election day and votes are already coming in! I'm not kidding--CNN has an article up about Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, which started voting about 15 minutes ago (as I type this). I've been told by that they've already finished voting there. Hopefully, I'll hear something before the end of this post.

In the meantime, we have DID news for you, sadly enough. That's Democracy In Danger, for anyone just joining us. is the only place I've found any new news on voting irregularities, so I'll just go ahead and give you the low-downs headlines and links:

EXCLUSIVE: Obama/DNC Incident Report Database Reveals Startling, Wide-Spread Voting Machine Problems Across Nevada During Early Voting
Presidential Race Missing on Ballots; Machines Go Down; Votes Not Recorded; Printers Jam
Attorneys Decline to Take Action to Remove Machines From Service, Ensure Paper Ballots for Voters...
This is the big story since early voting in Nevada has been going on for a week, I think. Why the Dem lawyers aren't doing anything is beyond me.

ES&S Op-Scans 'Yielding Different Results Each Time Same Ballots Run Through Machines' in MI County
Failure Discovered During Pre-Election Testing on Systems Used Widely Throughout U.S.; Company Failed to Perform Maintenance
Letter Sent from County to Federal Officials Last Week; Has EAC Notified Other Jurisdictions as Per Their Federal Mandate?...
Yee-haw, folks! Yee-haw! The machines are being flaky, blah-blah, messing up, blah-blah, scanning differently, big effing surprise!


Impossibly Long Lines for Elderly, Other Voters in FL, GA, Elsewhere
Amounts to 'Elderly Abuse', Says Emailer; 'A Poll Tax' Says MSNBC's Rachel Maddow...
Maddow is right, I just wish she didn't remind me so much of Keith Olbermann, sans penis, of course. I'm all for being pissed off, but this righteous indignation crap has gotten really old.

Earlier yesterday (Monday), reported on this issue:

On Eve of Election Day, Is the Nation’s Voting System Ready? Reports of Irregularities Pour in from Across US in Record Early Voting
Election Day is one day away. Tomorrow, tens of millions of Americans will head to the polls. Is the nation’s voting system ready for the unprecedented turnout? In record early voting, more votes have been cast before Election Day than ever before. Already, reports of voting irregularities, long lines, malfunctioning machines and badly managed polling stations are pouring in from across the country. We speak to NYU professor Mark Crispin Miller, author of Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy.
Mark Crispin Miller seems to really have his shit together. He'll be on Democracy Now tomorrow when they do their special 5 hour live broadcast starting at 7pm ET--check out to watch.

Also, if you prefer audio coverage, check out where Brad Friedman (the "Brad" in "") will be hosting live coverage of the election starting 6pm and going until 3am ET.

Or just keep it here on ThePete.Com where I will be doing my best to bring you all the latest voting irregularity news, with posts and hopefully video (if my iPhone doesn't crap out on me!). Wish me luck--but wish us all luck! I really hope we have a clear winner later today--all partisan crap aside, I'd really just like to be able to know for sure that the guy who ends up in the White House deserves to be there. If we all vote it'll be really obvious. SO GO VOTE if you haven't already or if your polls are even open. Mine don't open for another five-and-a-half hours.

Oh, and Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, GOES FOR OBAMA. Thanks Michael over at for the info! I'll be posting over there, too, btw. Check out their cover it live page:

OK, I'm outta here!