The case of the absent lawn signs


Okay, yeah. That headline sounds like I’m Nancy Drew. But, this is a bit of a mystery.

Oh, by the way. I voted!

I got to the polling place just after they opened at six. New York does not indulge this Democrat debacle of early voting. So I knew if I didn’t get there at the buttcrack of dawn, I’d end up standing in long lines.

And Lupus hates standing in long lines — hates it, my precious.

I was frankly surprised at how many people were at the polls at six in the morning. When you consider my polling place is just around the corner from Syracuse University’s sports complex, you’d think early-rising voters would be sparse.

Come on. University students hauling themselves out of bed to vote at six?!

But I wasn’t the only one doing it early to avoid the lines.

Don’t get me wrong. There were no lines. I got right in and out. But there were at least a dozen people already at the polls at ten after six.

Now, here’s the mystery.

As I drove through the intersection of Comstock and East Colvin, I saw not one single lawn sign anywhere.

This is the intersection by Manley Fieldhouse. Ordinarily on every previous election day, it is blanketed in political signs. Of course 99.9% of them are for the Democrats. It is a university neighborhood after all.

And there was nothing. Not one lawn sign.

That is odd.

My polling place is on a street that I call “Leftie Alley.” Every election day, virtually every house on the street has a Democrat lawn sign in the front yard.



Not one.

I thought maybe I just missed them in the dark. So when I left the polling place at 6:20, and early morning light made visibility better, I checked again.




In fact, the only Hillary sign I saw on my way to vote was my crazy neighbor’s [that I wrote about HERE].

The only other lawn sign I saw was around the corner from my street and it was for Trump.

Now, I know lawn signs are anecdotal.

But I have been voting at this particular polling place since 2010. I made this trek on every election and primary and have seen the blanket of signs at Comstock and Colvin and the Democrat signs standing sentry along Leftie Alley.

Every damn time.

So what’s different this year?

Well, the Democrat Party forced on their voters a deeply repugnant candidate. In the New York Primary in April, Bernie Sanders did remarkably well in this district. I suspect the Liberals in my neck of the woods aren’t too thrilled to have Hillary Clinton as their nominee.

Will those reliably Lefty Democrats who turn up today at my polling place vote for Hillary Clinton?


But with this striking lack of enthusiasm, how many of them will bother voting at all?

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5 thoughts on “The case of the absent lawn signs

  • November 8, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Dianne, you’ll be proud of me. I had planned on writing in Bill Whittle today because, as I’ve said many times, our vote here in the People’s Republic of NY is irrelevant anyway, so I might as well vote for someone in whom I believe.

    Not that it will matter but, in the end, but when I got in the booth, I actually went against everything I stand for & voted for Trump.

    I was a little late to work today, as I had to go home afterwards and take another shower!

  • November 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Same here. I voted in Solvay and nary a poster for Hillary. That there were no lawn signs on the Hill is truly surprising.

    • November 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      You’re in Solvay? We’re practically neighbors! Yeah, Solvay, Tipp Hill — don’t seem like Hillary Country.

  • November 8, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Same here in the FL panhandle. Granted we have a solid conservative majority, considering there are so many USAF, USA, and USN bases here, and a bazillion military retirees. BUT, you would have to work really hard to find a hildebeast sign here; there was 1 amoungst the many Trump signs in front of our voting site.
    I suspect the die-hard dem voters are still there, they are just too embarrassed to let anyone know they support an accomplice to murder, blatant security violator, and RICO criminal.

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