Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

A busy election day in Grand Forks

  • Print

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Voting was brisk today at the Alerus Centre as North Dakotans lined up to cast their ballots in the United States presidential election.

By mid-afternoon almost 2,000 people had voted at the polling centre with a line up growing as people finished work and school. Polling closes at 7 p.m.

"It’s been busy all day," an election official said.

It’s almost a given that North Dakota, and its three electoral college votes, will stay Republican and vote for Mitt Romney. Across the Red River in East Grand Forks, voters in Minnesota and its 10 electoral college votes will stay Democrat and vote for Barack Obama.

Other than the lineups at polling stations, there’s little sign on either side of the river there’s a presidential campaign.

The only election signs seen on boulevards have to do with North Dakota senate race between Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican Rick Berg. Berg is favoured to win.

Most people say they expect Barack Obama to be returned to the White House for another four years.

Minnesotan William Clifton and his wife Felecia said this election Obama is the lesser of two evils and deserves a chance to repair the country’s economy.

Outside Super One Foods Grocery, they said Obama inherited two wars and an economic crisis that he couldn’t have fixed in four years since his 2008 election.

"It’s been slow to get going, but a new president will do what?" William said.

They also said after tonight the country’s political leaders have to start working for Americans rather than their respective parties.

The Republican and Democrats have been seemingly at each other’s throats that’s harmed the country and its ability to move forward, they said.

"It hasn’t got us anywhere," William said.

A look at the 2012 U.S. presidential election from across the country.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart - Take It Easy

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Geese fly in the morning light over Selkirk Ave Wednesday morning- Day 22– June 13, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • JJOE.BRYKSA@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Local-Postcard  Day-Horror frost and fog created a most beautiful setting at Assiniboine Park Thursday morning in WInnipeg- Enviroent Canada says the fog will lifet this morning and will see a high of -7C-  JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- Feb 18, 2010

View More Gallery Photos

Ads by Google