Already exhausted from a massive cleanup and nightmarish commutes to work, thousands of U.S. voters in storm-struck New York and New Jersey encountered confusion and long lines as they tried to cast ballots in a cliffhanger presidential election…Voting at the YMCA on West 63rd Street in Manhattan was delayed because election officials could not find the ballot cards and scanners were not working properly. Among those arriving to vote there was Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of investment banking powerhouse Goldman Sachs. He left before voting there began. [Reuters]

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  1. Posted by Lloyd | November 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Massive Super-Pac donation > Single Vote

  2. Posted by Nervous Jew | November 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Lines make me very nervous.

  3. Posted by Abe_Froman_ | November 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    I'm shocked this is the first time the "or maybe it was part of a Republican effort to suppress the UWS Jewish vote" tag has been used

  4. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Fingers crossed it won't be the last.

  5. Posted by L.B. | November 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Democracy is for muppets.

  6. Posted by Tancision | November 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Wonder what that finger smells like.

  7. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Kosher salt.

  8. Posted by not a racist | November 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    The long lines favor the Obama camp, more republicans have to go back to work…this isn't a racist comment. It's a fact ..check the unemployment rate between registered voters of each party.

  9. Posted by Guest | November 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    I don't know what this country is coming to when C-suite executives at international banks are being discouraged from voting due to long lines.

  10. Posted by Guest | November 6, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Money and sex and money.

  11. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | November 6, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Then I guess you can forget hanging out with Laxbro on Friday and Saturday nights!

  12. Posted by marc | November 6, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    llyod looks so much like smith character that quit? i am you father

  13. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Ya got that?

  14. Posted by marky | November 6, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    hey didn't he already buy it? oh wait gs owns both sides.

  15. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Better check again, these things change fast.

    -Vik

  16. Posted by Bejujular | November 6, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    He wasn't intimidated by the New Black Panthers and Chicago Thugz?

  17. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Lloyd Blankfein is a registered Democrat, “on the left-center side of things” politically,* and, last I checked, employed.

    You keep winning it, though, okay?

    * http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-11/goldman-

  18. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    zerohedge down today?

  19. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Welcome to Dealbreaker, Rush Limbaugh!

  20. Posted by Bored and Hungry | November 6, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Staring contest!

  21. Posted by That Guy | November 6, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Don't want to be THAT GUY, but it's not the YMCA anymore. They changed it to "The Y"

  22. Posted by 1st Year M&A | November 6, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Mitt Romney needs to merge with Barack Obama to survive.

  23. Posted by Guest | November 6, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    If Mitt loses New York because of this I am going to be FUCKING PISSED!

  24. Posted by Charlie Sheen | November 6, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Eh, me, not so much.

  25. Posted by ACLU Quant | November 6, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    At the very least your comment is bigoted against people who enjoy a good laugh with their Dealbreaker commentary.

  26. Posted by Guest | November 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Quit muddling this up with facts and references.

  27. Posted by Fuzzy Zoeller | November 6, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    I don't think you're a racist.

  28. Posted by Guest | November 6, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    1Oak has a great bathroom to do coke in

  29. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Oh well?

  30. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    "not a racist" : "is a racist" :: inflammable : flammable

  31. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    What election are we talking about?
    -UBS political strategy

  32. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    I dutifully exercise my Civic every morning, on I-95.

    ~UBS MD

  33. Posted by Duh | November 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Because of the conspiracy.

  34. Posted by Barney Frank | November 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Go on….

  35. Posted by Broco Bomo | November 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Avant-garde, eh?

  36. Posted by EBIGTITSA | November 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    This pitch book has such pretty colors please sell my business.

  37. Posted by Knugson | November 6, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    I don't know why but the ladies call ol' baby blue the sticker

  38. Posted by CAPM | November 6, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Took me awhile to get this. You CFA's are witty and smart and gifted.

    MBA > Craigslist Gas Trader > CFA > Matt Levine's keyboard

    -Guy who did average on GMAT and barely understood Matt's CPDO post

  39. Posted by The 90s called | November 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    And quit it with the keep winning it suggestions. Try something new like "here's a quarter, go buy a clue. "

  40. Posted by 92cd St YMCA | November 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    We discourage air drying here.

  41. Posted by im_new_here | November 6, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Is it still fun to stay there?

  42. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    +1

  43. Posted by guest | November 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Wish this had been left earlier for maximum appreciation.

  44. Posted by bbetttieee | November 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    i voted this afternoon -the room REEKED of pee

    wanted to vote Roseanne but..

  45. Posted by Wire | November 7, 2012 at 3:32 AM

    There's a button for that.

  46. Posted by UBS MD | November 7, 2012 at 3:43 AM

    I went to the centre, but just like my UBS access card, my ballot card didn't work either.

  47. Posted by b_kosarpension | November 7, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    guess the e-trade baby found a way to get back online