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Election Day, November 4, 2008 (v.2)

Election Day, November 4, 2008 (v.2)

The locals in Port Royal, Va., a tiny town along the Rappahannock River, claim that their little village was on the "short list" for the nation’s capital in the mid-18th century.

Historians deny any knowledge of the local lore.

It’s a quaint village. Churches. A bank. A decorative stone distributor. 

The journey from Fredericksburg was typical Election Day weather: Rain. With a touch of color. 

En-route to Port Royal, Va. on U.S. 17 near Rappahannock Academy. Rain greeted voters throughout the state on Tuesday, 4, 2008. (Robert A. Martin/The Free Lance-Star)

 

Though relatively quiet by neighboring big-town and subirban polling site, Port Royal poll workers said that 61% of the registered voters at the precinct had stopped by to cast their vote by 3 p.m.

 

A voter heads in to the firehouse in Port Royal, Va. (November 4, 2008) (Robert A. Martin/The Free Lance-Star)

A voter heads in to the firehouse in Port Royal, Va. 

Voter's stickers and an empty (lunch box sized) bag of Cheez-It crackers on the table at the Port Royal, Va. precinct. (November 4, 2008) (Robert A. Martin/The Free Lance-Star)

Voter’s stickers and an empty (lunch box sized) bag of Cheez-It crackers on the table at the Port Royal, Va. precinct. 

 

- Robert A. Martin 

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