I spent election day down in Ocean County New Jersey, to see how folks got their voting done in one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Teamed up with esteemed reporter Wendy Ruderman and we started the day out in Bay Head, then followed the mobile voting bus out to Seaside Heights, and finished up at a polling place operating with generators in Silver Bay. Thanks to the excellent Cornelius Schmid, NYTimes elections photo editor, for sending me down, the Times coverage of the day was hands down as good as it comes. I was on my way back into town to watch the returns with Dolores at the Times when NPR called Ohio, then the whole thing for Obama. I couldn’t believe that it was over so fast. I switched gears and headed up to Harlem to see folks pour into the streets, chanting “Four more years.” I guess they earned it. Above, Dr. Terrance Coleman hugs Roberta Burcz after seeing her for the first time since the storm after they cast their ballots at Bay Head Fire Co. No. 1.
New crews on disaster tour- Ortley Beach.