Lorton residents headed to the polls under sunny skies Tuesday morning finding long lines at some precincts. Patch spoke with some of the voters at one of Lorton's precincts.
At 9:05 a.m., 561 people had voted at South County High School, according to Bob McLane, precinct captain.
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Hal Amerau, a Romney supporter, handed out Republican sample ballots outside South County High School. "I think it will go down to the wire," he said. "But the closer race is the Senate race, and since Northern Virginia leans Democratic, we'll have to rely on the rest of the state to win the race."
Lorton resident Andrea Walshinsky said: "I'm excited about voting and I voted for Obama. I think we need to work with him and I want Congress to help him. He needs to be more forceful in his second term. It's going to be so close, though, up until the last minute."
First-time voter Jane Wong became a U.S. citizen last summer. "I voted for Romney," said Wong, who was born in Malaysia. "It was my first time to vote and it was very exciting. I believe we cannot just keep taking from the government and we can't keep increasing the debt."
Stacy Ng of Lorton: "I'm not huge into politics. My mother is, and I kind of go with who she's supporting. I had to vote or she'd kill me," said Ng. "Hopefully it's going to be Obama, but it's anyone's guess."
Ronald O'Hearn of Lorton: "I voted for Obama. He's a good president and he's from my home state of Illinois," said O'Hearn. "It's hard to tell who is going to win, because people want change, but Congress hasn't worked with Obama to get his bills passed."
Victoria M.: "The voting line is long, but it was worth the wait," she said. "This vote is important, and I voted Democrat and am proud of it. You have to make your voice heard or you'll end up on the losing end of things. But I trust in God, and I believe he will make the right choice happen."
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