Biden Casts His Ballot in Wilmington

By Natalie Gewargis

Nov 4, 2008 9:21am

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., accompanied by his wife Dr. Jill Biden, his mother Jean Finnegan Biden, and his daughter Ashley, voted at 8:55am Monday morning at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, just down the street from his house.

The Democratic vice-presidential nominee flashed two thumbs up as he left the voting booth, located just outside the school library. After his mother cast her ballot, Biden told her "Alright, mom, don’t tell them who you voted for."

A reporter asked the senator how he felt on this Election Day morning.

"Feeling good, feeling good", replied the Delaware lawmaker.

Biden, listed as "Joseph R. Biden Jr." on the ballot, was able to vote for himself twice, once for the Democratic presidential ticket and again for re-election as Delaware senator, a post he has held for the past 36 years.

A crowd of about 200 people gathered outside the school’s entrance, a mix of Democratic supporters and proponents of their Republican rivals, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

As he left the school, Biden told supporters, "Go get ‘em."

The senator now heads Richmond, Virginia for a quick stop en route to Chicago for an election night party with the man at the top of the ticket, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

37 Biden family members will make the trip to Chicago.

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