JUST VOTED IN NEW YORK CITY Even though the city goes for the Democrats about as reliably as the sun rises in the morning, my polling place was absolutely packed. This was made worse by the fact that one of our two machines was out of commission, apparently because no one had brought an extension cord for it; I had to stand in line for 45 minutes to cast my ballot. Yet no one got out of line. Whoever wins, we can be sure that a record number of people will care about it.