Election Night In Little Havana: Anger at Versailles Cafe, Elation at Obama HQ

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Michael E. Miller
A Romney voter holds up fake Obama food stamps and welfare card
Lorena Miranda, a 29-year-old volunteer, said she thought Cuban-Americans were supporting the president more this time than four years ago. But she said long lines at the polls was hurting his cause.

"The wait has been astronomical," she said. "Rick Scott and the Republicans put so many superfluous obstacles in voters' way. Encouraging the vote is as American apple pie. But discouraging the vote is as anti-American as the Taliban."

Mayra Macias, a 24-year-old Obama field organizer, said it was too early in the night to know if Florida would tilt for the president once again. But she was optimistic.

"I know we did really well tonight," she said, relying on voter registration and phone surveys.

Among the other volunteers at the shabby second floor office: 20 female paralegals from Dallas, Texas ("We like to go where we make the biggest impact," said Cynthia Ferrer) and a couple that flew in from Australia just to help.

Here are some more photos from the night:

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Michael E. Miller
Lorena Miranda
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Michael E. Miller
Nelly Urizar, who traveled from Dallas to help swing Florida for Obama
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drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Mitt Romney is the first and only presidential candidate in U.S. history to have had a Swiss bank account. But he won’t disclose any information about it to American voters. He has so far released only a partial 2010 tax return, which doesn’t include disclosure of his financial accounts overseas in tax havens. President Obama, meanwhile, released tax records dating back to 2000, and Mitt Romney’s father, George, disclosed 12 years’ worth of data when he ran for president. So what is Romney hiding? Could it be that he has more money taxed at a lower rate than any one has so far estimated? Did he take advantage of the IRS special tax amnesty program in 2009, which allowed him to evade criminal charges? How much has he stashed in the Cayman Islands? Or Bermuda? What other secret investments does Romney not want the American people to know about? $77,000 total tax write-off Romneys received for their dancing horse 47th job-growth ranking for Massachusetts while Romney was governor $10,504 per capita bond debt of Massachusetts citizens, the highest of any state, after Romney left office in 2007 13.9% Romney's effective tax rate in 2010 and 2011 $102 MILLION the amount of money in Romney's SEP-IRA 8% the top tax rate, down from 35%, under Romney's tax plan

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

to mitt the twit when are you ever going to learn? that sliver spoon in your mouth gives you ideals! Above your position. If you weren't such an i di ot you probably will have won and what make it worse. Is you can't even see that! you call forty-seven percent of the citizenry shiftless moochers and still hope to win the presidency. Tax policy is made up of small mystical creatures and health problems are already solved through the miracle of .emergency rooms! Romney is headed back to his home in New Hampshire .Obama will become the President again.Obama will be reelected in a close election,the Democrats will stay a majority in the Senate

Chauncey Copeland
Chauncey Copeland

They'll never get over it. Open you eyes and see the lies right in front of you!

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

I'd dare one to rip anything from my car... We already have a precedent when, in 2000, they kept many minorities from local polling centers but not this time, Hialeans!

Chard Beauregarde
Chard Beauregarde

The aceres viejos are gonna be slamming the dominoes extra hard tomorrow.

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