Finally, Election Day
Here's some of what's come into my email in the past 24 hours:
The Zephyr Teachout for Congress campaign was still asking for money as of Monday evening.
Ditto from the Tea Party Express.
The New York Civil Liberties Union this morning let me know it's set up a hotlne voters can call if they feel intimidated, or if they are experiencing any problems, at the polls. It's a statewide initiative, but there's apparently particular concern in Western New York because it's got a highly contested Senate race as well as the presidential contest.
So the NYCLU will be available to take WNY complaints and concerns from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
The number to call is 332-4658.
And for those who don't feel comfortable calling the Civil Liberties Union, I just got another email, this one from the state Attorney General's office, which has also set up an Election Day hotline for anyone facing problems or issues at the polls. That number is 800-771-7755. The AG's office also offers an email complaint line:firstname.lastname@example.org
Call or write between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
And now for my personal favorite Election Day email, from the University at Buffalo, which is apparently worried the nasty presidential campaign has bummed out the country.
UB sent out a press release quoting Steven Dubovsky, chairman of the UB's Psychiatry Department, who says this:
"This campaign has consisted of two candidates attacking each other, and people feel like they are voting for the lesser of two evils. That generates depression and helplessness."
On that note, I'm leaving my email for a bit while I go vote.
Buffalo News live election coverage here.
Today's Calendar Events
City Hall closed today for Election Day.
So Council committee meetings that would have been held today will be held tomorrow instead.
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