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by ARLnow.com August 23, 2011 at 8:22 am 1,905 18 Comments

Election Day in Virginia — Voters are going to the polls in Virginia today to vote in a rare mid-August primary. In addition to the date, which was pushed back thanks to this year’s redistricting process, this year’s election is unique because it features “more Latino candidates on the ballot than ever before in General Assembly races… running for both Democratic and Republican nominations.” Arlington’s 51 polling places will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. today. [NBC Washington, Arlington County]

O’Leary Predicts High Turnout — Arlington County Treasurer and amateur election prognosticator Frank O’Leary believes that about 11,850 votes will be cast today, seven times the turnout of the 2007 primary. O’Leary based his projection on the number of absentee votes cast this year, which is higher than usual. [Sun Gazette]

Wedding Interrupted by Tow Truck — An Indian wedding procession in Ballston was interrupted over the weekend when the truck and trailer that transported the groom’s white horse to the area was towed from a parking lot. According to a witness, wedding organizers eventually talked the tow truck driver into dropping the truck. [ARLnow Forums]

Flickr pool photo by Philliefan99

  • TGEoA

    O’Weary seems to spend a lot of time on election analysis and a other hobbies. Is he doing it on his own time and using his own resources, or doing it on the citizens dime?

    • Plunkitt of Clarendon Blvd

      He, O’Leary, had also promised to not stand for election ever again if the voters would overlook his past trangressions.

      So I guess that was a lie……

  • CW

    Forums seem to be broken, coinciding nicely with the posting of the wedding forum story as an article. Logged in on this page, click to the “forums” directory, still logged in, click through to any given specific forum topic and I’m logged out. Try to log in on that page; invalid request. Click the header back to the main page, still logged in.

    Maybe you’re trying to tell me something? 🙂

    • Soarlslacker

      I have been unable to gain access to Forums for over a week.

  • SaveDaveMcKenna

    Looks like I’ll be getting 50% less mail now.

  • Garden City

    I voted this morning, but it wasn’t as fun as it could have been if I hadn’t just got a new voter card in the mail that moved me from the 31st to the 32nd. Nothing going on in the 32nd.

  • jack

    Thanks to Arlington’s towing fee increase vote, Advanced can really charge a fortune for a truck and a horse trailer! The driver must have been salivating over catching that one!

    • A horse in Arlington???? Don’t they belong only in the country?

      • Bluemontsince1961

        Wait a minute…..horses in Arlington? I thought that was a big ole no-no, they’re supposed to be only in the country will all those “hillbillies” who’re supposed to stay down on the farm and never, ever transport their horses anywhere. I mean think of the rhubarb that would happen of a trailer got a flat tire on 395 or 66 and the driver had to pull over and take the horses out of the trailer and change the flat tire…..

        • Richard Cranium

          You must be hopped up on something old-timer, everyone knows something like that could never happen. Them rubes with their smelly aminals know better’n to come inta our gentrified paradise!

          • There are plenty of smelly animals already in this paradise. Many of them wear brown flip flops.

          • Bluemontsince1961

            Point, set, and match, Overgrown Bush!

          • Bluemontsince1961

            You get ten points for that one, that was good!

    • SaveDaveMcKenna

      Did they get to tow the tractor that guy drove onto the Mall a few years ago?

    • BlueSkies

      The groom couldn’t come riding out on the white horse and swoop the trailer into safety while carrying the bride into the sunset? How disappointing. Knights on white horses just aren’t what they used to be.

  • Evil

    LOVE this photo! May be my favorite yet 🙂

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