Long lines as Ind. early voting ends

November 3, 2008 4:37:25 PM PST
Many Indiana voters waited for hours to cast their votes in Indiana on Monday. Early voting came to an end at noon in Lake County, Ind., but officials let those in line up until then vote. As of 4:30 p.m., about 60 people were still waiting for their turn to cast a ballot.

At the Gary, Ind., early voting site, there were only two voting machines. That meant a long wait.

"We've been here 4 1/2 hours, almost," said Marcus Berry, voter.

"It's worth the wait," said Denise Hogan, voter. "We'll make history."

"I feel good now. I'm glad I was able to do it. Because my little vote may count," said Tamilla Calloway, voter.

In the Hoosier State, every vote will count as polls show Obama and McCain are in a dead heat.

"We're hoping for the red state to become blue that's what -- I think most people in here are voting for Obama, that I've seen," said Michael Nash, voter.

Obama has devoted an incredible amount of money and time in Indiana, which has gone Republican since 1964. Last Friday, Obama made his 49th trip to Indiana. On Tuesday, he'll make his 50th appearance.

John McCain made his first visit to Indiana in four months on Monday. His campaign is busy behind the scenes.

"He hasn't written off any part of this state. He's working hard in different ways. The Obama campaign is having their people manning the sites. McCain has people in here making phone calls, getting our people out to make sure they vote either today or tomorrow on Election Day," said Mike Biverstine, Indiana McCain Campaign.


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