It is still too soon to know how the election will resolve, but I just want to express how very proud I am of Omaha. Nebraska is one of two states (Maine is the other) that split our electoral votes rather than the winner-take-all system elsewhere. Nebraska's second district came in for Biden. Most years that one electoral vote wouldn't be in play, but this year it might help. Anyway, well done Omaha!
Election day was largely quiet and uneventful. The few difficult (argumentative) people that didn't want to follow the rules were all from one family, and while I can't know exactly what their politics are as wearing campaign items is prohibited in a polling place, I'm guessing by the tee shirts reading, "I am an AMERICAN and firearms are my RELIGION" they probably weren't voting Democrat😀. But really, who knows?
Most people wore masks, but the way it was set up, I'll be amazed if I don't end up sick We did keep the doors open for ventilation (it was 75 degrees yesterday!) but social distancing was almost impossible with people needing to approach the desk to sign -in. . The respirator masks we were promised were Chinese knock-offs that I swear were cone coffee filters with a string. The face shields probably helped. I wore gloves, changed them frequently, washed and sanitised, etc. Hopefully it was enough.
We only had about 500 people in the twelve hours the polling place was open-and ours covered two precincts. Most people in Nebraska early voted (thank you!). We had a poll watcher checking our handicapped accessibility, but that was it. No protesters, bad behaviour, etc. Of course what can come after the election remains to be seen, but I can tell you in my polling place anyway, the voting process went according to plan.
So now we wait. Regardless of the victory claims, of a certain would-be winner, there's votes to be counted. Meanwhile, I'll be isolating for five days (got my own bedroom and bathroom with everything I need) and then getting a covid test. Fingers crossed.