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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 9:32 PM
Dan Hardy and Martha Woodall report:

Voters were still waiting in line at 9 p.m. at 12th and Susquehanna in Philadelphia and near Lincoln University in Chester County.

About 150 people waited in line in Lower Oxford Township’s east precinct, about a mile from Lincoln, which was plagued with problems all day.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 6:46 PM
Filed Under: Philadelphia | Suburbs | Turnout

Kristen Graham reports:

6:35 p.m.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 6:34 PM
Filed Under: Live from the polls | Suburbs

Joelle Farrell reports:

Lansdowne is a Democratic stronghold in Delaware County, but today it was bluer than usual.

Of 800 voters in the first precinct, almost 500 had cast ballots by 5 p.m.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 6:30 PM
Filed Under: Suburbs | Turnout

Mari A. Schaefer reports:

5:44 p.m.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 5:19 PM
Filed Under: Suburbs | Turnout

Joelle Farrell reports:

4:15 p.m.

By shortly after 4 p.m., Yeadon’s second precinct was reporting 401 voters out of a total of 550.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 4:52 PM
Filed Under: Live from the polls | Suburbs

Nancy Petersen reports:

Mary Fisher, 64 of Coventryville figured she would vote during her lunch hour but unfortunately her last name began with “F.”

At Owen J. Roberts High School in northern Chester County, the line for voters whose last names began with the letters A through L stretched from the gym halfway down a hallway at the senior high school, causing more than a hour-long wait.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 4:47 PM
Filed Under: Live from the polls | Suburbs

Mari Schaefer reports:

By 4 p.m. the Radnor Library precinct in Wayne had 995 voters come though the door - about the same as in the last presidential election. While there were lines this morning, now people came in and were done in five minutes.

"Most people in Radnor vote in an election like this," said Jane Golas, judge of elections. In 2004, she estimated 90 percent of the registered voters came to cast a ballot.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 3:06 PM
Filed Under: Live from the polls | Suburbs

Art Carey reports:

2:38 p.m.

In Coatesville, a "Democracy Train" -- a red trolley adorned with red, white and blue balloons -- was cruising the streets from 1 to 8 p.m. Eight circuits was the plan, as it stopped at 16 places throughout the city to pick up voters and drop them off at polling locations.

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