November 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM
A steady line of students was formed in front of the Centre County Senior Center polling place at 4 p.m. today. At least 20 people stood outside in the cold, buried in their scarves and coats while 10 people stood in line inside waiting for their turn. As one voter left another entered.
“I think it is going to be a very close election. I am closely invested in it. I am a supporter of Barack Obama and I imagine it is going to be a very close election,” student Andrew Karl said.
Karl (senior-political science) has been following both campaigns closely by reading the New York Times, MSNBC and The Washington Post as well as the watching the Daily Show and Colbert Report for its political satire.
Karl calls himself an independent voter, but is a registered Democrat. He has a registered party affiliation because he likes to participate in the primaries.
“I think Ohio is going to be a deciding factor in this race. I have been watching it this afternoon and the last time I checked it looked like Obama was in the lead,” Karl said.
Karl believes that we will not know who the winner will be until very late into the night, but will be a very tight race.