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Biden votes in Delaware

Brittany Talarico reports:

Biden votes in Delaware

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden exits the voting booth as his wife, Jill, waits after casting their votes near Biden´s home in Greenville, Del., early this morning.  (Laurence Kesterson / Staff Photographer)
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden exits the voting booth as his wife, Jill, waits after casting their votes near Biden's home in Greenville, Del., early this morning. (Laurence Kesterson / Staff Photographer)

Brittany Talarico reports:

9:30 a.m.

Sen. Biden -- along with his wife, Jill, his daughter, Ashley, and his mother, Catherine -- arrived at The Tatnall School in Greenville, Del., at 8:52 a.m. to cast their votes.

Students began cheering and screaming as they entered the building, and there were steady chants of "Biden, Biden, Biden." And  "Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can."

When his mother came out, Biden joked, "All right, Mom, tell them who you voted for." She just laughed.

He said he was "doing well," thanked the crowd for being there and called to everyone, "it's good seeing you all."

According to an election official, there are 1,466 registered voters in the district. A long line of voters had been waiting when the polls opened at 7 a.m. As of 9:30 a.m., about 300 people had voted, including Biden and his family. 

Tatnall's headmaster, Eric Ruoss, said seeing Biden vote at the school was a great educational moment for the students. "It's a good opportunity for them to see democracy in action."

The crowd was so boisterous as Biden left that Debbie Cuoco, who said she lives in Biden's neighborhood, held up her cell phone so her mother in Virginia could listen.

"The Biden clan has quite a hold on Delaware," she said. "It's a dynasty."

She said she was voting for McCain.

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