South Florida voters after the precincts closed

 

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South Florida voters after the precincts officially closed

At some polling places in South Florida hundreds of people were still waiting in line past 10PM -- well past the official 7PM closing time. Here are the photos and tweets South Florida voters shared as they casted their ballots.

Storified by The Miami Herald · Tue, Nov 06 2012 19:17:12

RT @leannareel: Hey, @barackobama, remember who helped you win. #election2012. ✊ @ Voting at Rose G. Price Park http://instagr.am/p/RtPcbvimXz/__phresh
#presidentialelection #miamiChloe Owen
Next time I'm voting, I'm coming in a wheelchair! #beatthesystemBrian Ayala
So close ! Finally ! #voting #firsttime http://instagr.am/p/RtWRSNBT67/Valeria Hurtado
@LanaParrilla first time voting! I can't believe how thrilling it was:) http://pic.twitter.com/tZrg5mU8Cynthia Gonzalez
People underestimate the power of votingAngie
All people who are highly educated are voting for Romney..Joey Rubio
Bro they should make voting more like how people vote for someone on American idol, like a hotline.pédroC
Me and my lil donkey buddy. :)Elizabeth
Chose to workout instead of voting. #SmartChoiceCaesar De La Cruz
It's probably no coincidence that most of the people I find ignorant are voting for Obama. #opinionMarcos Godoy
Ppl still voting in FLyessssss
For all of u guys that waisted there time voting"i just heard that the POPULAR VOTE don't ever count" #its all about the electoral collegeJ'stAlaDy™
#obama wins #miami for 62%Alex
In Miami-Dade early/abs voting: Obama 61%/Romney 38%; In Broward early/abs voting: Obama 72%/Romney 27%CBS4 Miami
Voting hours really suck. Why can't they make it a 24 hour kinda thing. #FeelingLeftOutWolfgang Arias
Wanna see how bad voting in Florida is? Turn on CNN and look at the lines. Polls have been closed for an hour and line still around block.DJ Adamson
im emotional is hell looking at the polls...if romney wins...my hard ass life finna get harder...UGH! why is you voting for this MAN???斯黛茜
Early voting numbers huge for President in Miami-Dade (62%) and Broward County (72%). Statewide comes in minutes...Blake Burman
@chrislhayes people still voting on Brickell Ave. in Miami. http://pic.twitter.com/hxEX8kYmJP
Just finished voting. #ElectionDayMike West
#ivoted #makeadifference #2012presidentialelection #miami #igers #igdaily #igaddict #photoofthedayIohana
Man people still votingBrad Pitt
Just saw my mom on the news voting lol she's so happyCarlaa
My 8 year old sister is more interested in the election than I am...Tina Zaia
Election watch at Florida Family Action Miami http://instagr.am/p/RtZUwGN8Ef/Nassir Aboreden
Voting is a scam. The government doesn't care about our votes, they pick whoever they want.Mrs. B
Here we are Obama ! Ishmael Mendonça
I HATE WEN THEY SAY "WE HAVE TO GET A BIG AFRICAN AMERICAN TURNOUT" LIKE BLACK PPL THE ONLY PPL VOTING FOR OBAMA..TίKKI©
@wplglocal10 Standing by on an exciting election night. Live from the Connie Mack camp in Southwest Florida. #vote2012 http://pic.twitter.com/fPFaSQ1cNeki Mohan
#election2012 voting wasn't so bad at 5pm http://instagr.am/p/RtZ-LsyUry/Yoly McCarthy
Sooooo, today was my first time voting :3 #VotingVirginSalem
#vote #elections2012 #romney2012 #miamileslyy
After 2 hours and 45 minutes of waiting I can....SEE the building I'm voting in now!!Rob Kelly
Today I worked a poll with predominantly "Romney" voters, I hope y'all put forth more energy voting than posting them damn pictures.Pocahontas.
#ShoutOut Everybody in #Miami #Dade that #Vote #Obama #4moreyearsHerold Macajoux
I feel sick to my stomach I literally feel like voting due to the anxiety of knowing what will happen if either candidate winsTrap Lord
Expect lawsuits to be filed in both Dade & Broward Counties post election regarding voting issuesMikey MACHETE
Only in Hialeah would several fights break out in the voting line #HispanosSydney Collington
I don't understand women that are voting for RomneyStephanie Souto
My dad came back from voting #TEAMOBAMA† October 22nd †
Florida, it's gonna be a looooooong night. #heraldvote #election #oyDiana Moskovitz
Can we all agree that the prettiest girls are voting for Romney? #Election2012 #Freedom #ElectionDay2012 #election #TruthMatt Burch
Had a great experience voting today, so many hopeful people looking toward a better tomorrow. Go Obama! You got my vote! #TeamObama #ForwardLexi M.
Florida always the last state to finish voting!!!!laytoia jackson
LONG lines in FL voting polls. Like 200+ people at each location. Good to seeBBMCHAT #contestking
The votes are so close. Keep voting people!Ash
if you're a girl voting for romney: i hope u dont get raped cos u get to keep da baby lol and oop no birthcontrol lololCαţ
Line in Doral 3 blocks LonG for voting!!! Dayuuumm! Stay in line people! Every vote countSEsme Lopez
Considering more then half of your parents don't have a few thousand dollars lying around for college you shouldn't be voting for Romney.Kimberly✌
@MyNameIsDolaBee I know someone who was criticized for voting for Romney, to the extent of his daughter being called an idiot smhMarino Mauricette
Mission accomplished...er poor choice of words... | #miami #politics #voting #election2012Andrew Cassidy
Hialeah just started voting. #CubanTimeManny Fresco
#vote #election2012 #miami #dade #floridaViηηiε°β™
Just before 8:30pm more voting machines arrive to Brickell bottleneck location. http://pic.twitter.com/vfSlfX71Chris Boomer Vazquez
Funny, i knew early voting lines would be long and that's why i voted today... There were no lines in my precinct. @Rockstarr_TradeTriz
Took 5 hours but I finally got my vote in though. Never voting again man. Prince The Don
#miami #dade #florida #election2012 #vote #respectmyvote @King_Solomon_87Viηηiε°β™
Lmao! Reppin' the U in NYC! F@$k an interview, go U ! #cbsnews #cbs #nyc #miami #305 #theu #vote #president #obama #romneyJonathan Casanas
This election is everything. This is my first time voting and my candidate better win!Sajie Jandel
Wow dis voting precinct by my house still jam packed with people and carsMelissa Dalberry
Voting in Brickell takes some 7 hours http://dlvr.it/2RcBZf #miamiMiami News Now
Don't Stop Voting!! #StayInLineAndrea Blackmon
This #Florida voting system is out of control, makes me not trust the system here!Aiyana Cristal
Sweetwater City officials serving pizza to the 200 voters waiting in line at the Jorge Mas Canosa voting center. #heraldvoteFrances Robles
honestly when will florida learn how to speed up voting line it's embarrassing. #LaughingStockoftheNationArman Medina
I have a friend who is voting for Romney and I voted for Obama but we doesn't make us enemies we just have different opinionsD. Fuentes
I can't study. This election is giving me anxiety. Any chance they can stop all the voting and counting for a couple of hours while I read?Andyyy Ruiz
This is pretty close. 50% and 50% #floridavotes @ Voting at Fontainebleau Milton Rental Apt http://instagr.am/p/RtgqTkk5pj/Alex
C'mon Florida our Republican Governor did our teachers wrong! It shouldn't be a teacher in Florida voting for Romney!Tracy Brinson
I really regret not voting this year. Especially since the election race is so close in Florida, one vote really might just matter.bianca rio
Why are all these people voting for Romney? I mean that honestly.Jennifer
All the poor people voting from Romney don't realize they're really voting against themselves.William J. Bunchuck
I actually don't know anyone that is voting for Romneymariaa gonzales

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