Last Minute Campaigning

By: Max Seigle
By: Max Seigle

"Hi is Nancy available?"
It's the final round of calls to folks like Nancy and voters across the Stateline with one important reminder.
"Just calling to remind you to vote tomorrow."
This was the scene at a Republican phone bank Monday. Volunteers clutching phones to their ears, hoping to push the right buttons on the receiving end.
"Most people were OK we were already planning on voting for that person stuff like that. Some of them are a little harsh, like we already voted and hang up the phone" Diana Callogero said.
Democrats were busy too Monday, preparing poll workers for their jobs and getting out the vote.
"During the day, I was out today, talking with people, passing out literature encouraging them to get out and vote," Rockford Alderman Victory Bell said.
As for voters, some have their pick for the big race.
"John McCain," Rebakah Casner of DeKalb said.
"For McCain and Palin, yes," Andy Awe of Rockford said.
We found some others ready to punch Barack Obama's name Tuesday. But they wanted to leave the microphone facing him instead. One thing everyone agreed on, they're ready for this showdown to end.
"It just needs to be done. I just can't wait to have a decision and know what the outcome's going to be," Casner said.
"I'm looking for some more interesting commercials to run on television for awhile," Awe said.
We also found one undecided voter. And at least three unregistered voters. Their excuses: they haven't had time to vote and apathy
about the election triggered by a mistrust for Washington politicians.


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