Here's a funny tweet from Comedy Central that I couldn't retweet for some reason, but wanted to share with you all. It sort of has to do with South Dakota :)
Comedy Central @ComedyCentral
"Don't want to alarm anyone, but Fox News says Romney's ahead 82 to 15 in East Dakota, which they claim has eleventy-six electoral votes."
Reporter Mary Garrigan spoke to Marilyn Martin voting at Red Shirt Table today. Here's what she had to say:
Marilyn Martin, 54
Red Shirt Table, Republican
Martin worked as a Lakota translator and Automark machine attendant at the Cuny Table precinct located in Red Shirt village on Tuesday, where voter turnout was light. By noon, just 15 of 140 registered voters in the precinct had voted in the state and national election. By mid-day, 14 tribal members had cast votes in the tribal election, where Bryan Brewer i
s challenging incumbent John Yellow Bird Steele for Oglala Sioux Tribe president. Nine voters had cast ballots in the Pine Ridge School District school board election.
Martin is one of just 583 registered Republicans in Shannon County, where registered Democrats number nearly 6,000. But she voted for President Obama Tuesday for the second time. He's been good for Indian Country, she said.
"I was going to vote for him anyway, and after Mitt Romney made that 47 percent comment, anytime his commercials came on I changed the channel or walked away. I just knew he was talking about us. All of us here, most of us, are on aid of some kind," said the caretaker grandmother of three young children.
Like many voters, Martin grew weary of the long, protracted campaign. "It did get so long, and so negative," she said.
The polls close at 7 p.m. that means eastern South Dakota only has about 30 minutes left to vote and western South Dakota has about one hour and 30 minutes.
Where is your polling site?
Look at those adorable future voters in Spearfish. Do you take your kiddos to the polls?
I'll share election results as soon as possible once the polls close at 7 p.m. and the counting starts.
Photographer Benjamin Brayfield was up in Deadwood today talking to voters. He ran into Robbin Arsaga. Here's what she had to say:
Robbin Arsaga, 44
Arsaga say who she voted for and she didn't think she got all of questions answered during this year's campaign. "Overall, I don't know if we got the answers we needed in terms of what people are going once they're in office or whether they retain their office," she said. "So I was dissatisfied in not knowing what their plans were for the future."
I've got 6 p.m. Mountain Time. That means polls just closed in the eastern South Dakota. One hour to go western South Dakota.
What are you doing while the results come in tonight?
@Justin Sounds fun. A remodel or a new home?
Photographer Benjamin Brayfield spoke to Rachel Maas, 19, in Spearfish today. Here is what she had to say:
Student at Black Hills State University
Maas voted for President Obama but said the campaign got too "harsh" at times. "I just zone it out, pick who I'm going for and I ignore everyone else's opinions."
The latest presidential results:
Obama wins Illinois, Connecticut, Maine, Washington, D.C., Deleware, Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont
Romney wins Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana
And, Romney also wins Alabama
The polls close here in five minutes! Then, the fun begins.