Saturday, January 26, 2008

South Carolina Snapshot

My sister who lives in the upstate of SC called this morning and said that the turn out, especially among African-American voters appeared to be very heavy. She's predicted a double-digit win for Obama and historic turnout levels. By the time she went to vote this afternoon, there were only three people at that polling place. So, now she's re-thinking. I guess we'll all just have to wait for the results. I suspect folks came out to vote early in the day so they could have their afternoons free for other things. It's interesting-and this makes you want to throw the demographic stereotyping out the window. She has two grown daughters., both college graduates. The single one (parent) voted for Edwards, and the married one (teacher) voted for Clinton. That niece's husband had not voted and, though a democrat, "liked McCain." My sister voted for Edwards, but her husband voted for Obama because, "he didn't want Clinton to win." That's a pretty interesting split in one democratic family.

2 comments:

Tina said...

This is one of the most interesting presidential races ever!

Amy Morton said...

Turns out her first impression was right on the money!