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Voting in Caroline still busy, without problems
People are still streaming into County Line Baptist Church in Caroline County to vote.
Dan Rosenberg was among the many to visit the polls there around 4:30 p.m. He voted for Mitt Romney and said his biggest concern is “getting the country back on track.”
He said he wants to see the economy back on track and that to achieve that “both parties need to work together. The scene has been really divided lately.”
Another Romney supporter, Hannah Dickerson, said abortion is the topic she feels most strongly about.
“I am a recent mom and having a child is the best gift,” she said. “I don’t want anyone to compromise that.”
Having turned 20 last month, this is the first presidential election Dickerson has participated in.
Joe Cunningham was also among the Romney supporters at County Line Baptist Church. He said that he came out to vote to protect his Second Ammendment rights.
“Firearms is a big deal,” he said. “It’s why I’m here. And I’m scared with the way things are going.”
Neil and Betsy Rumford, who always vote together, also came out to vote but supported Barack Obama.
They said the economy and the environment were most important to them.
“He has done a fine job in office,” said Betsy Rumford. “He brought us back from the brink of destruction.”
The couple said they both hope he tackles domestic energy first if voted back into office.
Tylitha Welch also voted for Obama at County Line.
She said she likes his stance on jobs and taxes.
However, she said, “I hope first he does more with healthcare. I feel for the seniors who are not able to get coverage.”
She said she thinks he has governed well in his first term.
All voters interviewed reported smooth voting at the church. Election officials said there have been no issues at the polling station today.