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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2006, 02:00:40 AM »

I'm not even from the US, and I voted in 17 states.

Thanks Diebold!

/voted earlier in KY
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2006, 02:21:30 AM »

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133 close enough?

Seriously, though, the ballot this year was so big it needed extra postage to mail, and I still fucking did it.  Take some responsibility or gtfo.


Being from Seattle I have to interject something here.

Yes...that was a close election...BUT....it was also a record turnout for votes. Yeah everyone should vote if they are capable, but in all honesty....if you dont have the time or energy to read up on the issues and the like...then you SHOULDN'T vote.

A Democracy works when everyone is participating....but a democracy only works WELL when everyone is aware of the issues and cares enough.

Stop being a douche until that happens, kthx.
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2006, 05:05:14 AM »

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A Democracy works when everyone is participating....but a democracy only works WELL when everyone is aware of the issues and cares enough.


Very true.  It's just that it takes so little time to educate yourself enough to vote on even a handful of issues.  Even reading a voter's guide for five minutes, picking two important initiatives, and voting on those and leaving the rest of the ballot blank is participation.  To not vote at all, with easy-as-hell to get absentee ballots and any number of good ways to educate yourself on issues is just ... yeah.
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2006, 09:41:03 AM »

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Yes...that was a close election...BUT....it was also a record turnout for votes. Yeah everyone should vote if they are capable, but in all honesty....if you dont have the time or energy to read up on the issues and the like...then you SHOULDN'T vote.


I agree 100 fucking percent.

Take my roommate for example.  "My dad's a democrat, so I just vote democrat straight down the line."

It pisses me off.  I have nothing against any party, but that kind of voting is ridiculous and to be frank, I'd almost rather people like that not vote.
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2006, 10:07:53 AM »

I don't buy the whole "One vote doesn't mean anything" business. The problem with this statement is that more than one person uses it. A LOT of people use it to justify not voting. If all those folks who think their vote doesn't mean anything actually voted it could definitely sway election results.
I was hella busy yesterday but I still managed to vote after dinner.
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2006, 12:27:55 PM »

*Eats beans and scones.*

Wot, wot.
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2006, 01:05:16 PM »

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Wot, wot.


Shaddap, ya fuckin Imperialist.
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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2006, 01:06:44 PM »

So, uh, two contradicting state ballots both passed in my state.  WTF.

Nevermind, I was just looking at county results; the shitty one passed.
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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2006, 02:10:51 PM »

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Wot, wot.


Teacake, chum?
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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2006, 04:12:55 PM »

Beans and scones?


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« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2006, 05:28:13 PM »

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Wot, wot.


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Quite, ol' chap!

Mayhaps I could offer you some fish and chips?  Oh my, wait, mayhaps fish and poutine???

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« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2006, 09:56:38 PM »

This was my first election I could vote in, so go me. I'm glad I got to participate in it.
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« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2006, 10:32:27 PM »

You kids and your two-party system politics.
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« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2006, 10:52:13 PM »

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You kids and your two-party system politics.


At least we dont have snow on the ground 365 days of the year, Eskimo.
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« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2006, 10:54:37 PM »

Funny that. It's raining where I am.
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