Election Day 2012: More Voters React in Suwanee

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There was no voting line at midday Tuesday at George Pierce Park in Suwanee, unlike the recent early voting. But there still was plenty of voter reaction as Election Day 2012 progressed.

Jeff Gough used this election to change his normal voting pattern and back President Obama. The reason? His girlfriend has Crohn's Disease, a digestive disorder, and he believes Obama's policies would make insurance for her easier to obtain.

"(His girlfriend) didn't have it when she was diagnosed, and now there's a pre-existing condition," he explained. He noted that such insurance still would be expensive -- $300 monthly, with a $1,500 deductible.

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"But I haven't seen anything out of the (Mitt) Romney camp to make me think he would help."

Also, Gough is a Georgia Gwinnett College student, and he thinks Obama would make obtaining a Pell Grant easier.

Armindo Sousa of Suwanee voted for GOP nominee Romney.

"We need some change," he said. "I normally vote Republican, but if I see a Democrat that can do better, I can go either way."

Over at the Brown Bag Deli at Town Center, Katie Diehl was among the lunchtimers who were keeping their eyes on the TV election news.

She cast her presidential vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson.

It was the first time she ever has voted for a third-party candidate, "but he was the one most closely aligned with my beliefs.

"I don't believe in voting for the lesser of two evils."

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Jeff Gough November 06, 2012 at 06:55 PM
My name is Jeff not Jason
Steve Burns November 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Jeff, I've made the correction in the photo. Apologies.
Katie Diehl November 06, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Vote Gary Johson 2012 and end the two party system. 5% of the vote gains him ballot access in all 50 states as well as access to public campaign funds in the next election. Be the change. LIVE FREE.
Beverly November 07, 2012 at 11:43 AM
What a great picture. Kuddo's to getting out and voting! EVERY vote counts!
Steve Burns November 07, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Thanks, Beverly. Suwanee voters were indeed dedicated.


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