Iowa casts its vote
Iowa has been very important in this election. Both Barack
Obama and Mitt Romney have come to Iowa a lot to visit and meet voters here.
Iowa is what they call a swing state. This means that it is hard to tell who
the people will vote for. Some people have said that Iowa might decide who the
next President is.
I went to a polling place in Scott County Iowa.
“The turnout today was high,” election official George Bleich told me. “I think we had 1160 people so far and its only 6:20 p.m.” The polls in Iowa closed at 9 p.m. Mr. Bleich also said that the votes would be counted around 1 or 2 o’clock in the morning. Scott County had 11,000 voters by 11 A.M. this morning.
Ed Hanssen is another worker at the polls. He is working 16 hours today. He can’t wait until the votes come in. He said he will be extremely excited to find out who the next President is “because it’s been a nice long ordeal, and I think everybody’s waiting to see who the President's gonna be.”
I asked voter Jennifer Lazenby what this means to her. “It’s important to let people know what my decision is.” And now that her vote is cast, she is looking forward to watching the returns come in tonight. “I’m actually going to stay up tonight just because I’m pretty excited this year. There’s a lot of lead up going into it.” I’m sure that a lot of Americans are going to stay up tonight to watch the results of the election.
The state was called for President Obama earlier than expected — just after 10 P.M.
—Kid Reporter Adam Metivier