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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2012 :  20:42:35  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Poll Question:
For the upcoming US Elections on Nov. 6, 2012, I am:

Choices:
Voting for Romney (plutocracy now!)
Voting for Obama (hoping for change)
Not eligible to vote (fortunately)
Not eligible to vote (but will try anyway!)
Waiting for the 7th so I can check Facebook without hating my friends
Starting a write-in campaign for myself!
Making a point by voting for a sure loser
Protesting by not voting
Going to vote mostly to argue with the poll watchers

(Anonymous Vote)

moakley
SFN Regular

USA
1888 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2012 :  05:30:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Actually, voted for Obama 2 weeks ago. My personal experience was that early voting in NC was well done and an improvement over '08. The line was not quite as long as it was in '08 (stood in line for 2.5 hours then) and I was finished in 50 minutes. The setup was better, but it could also be that there were no ballot initiatives. I think there were 3-4 in '08.

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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Machi4velli
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USA
854 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2012 :  10:24:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Machi4velli a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Florida was a complete mess, we had 13 state ballot initiatives. Seriously, like 3 long paper-ballot pages (like 18 inch long pages maybe?) worth of them! Plus some for individual counties or cities. No wonder the lines were so long at early voting...

I'm pretty confident a good many voters couldn't even understand what some of them were proposing. I looked it them up and wrote down what I wanted to vote beforehand, but if I hadn't known, it would have taken a while to parse all of that. And I thought it was not written simply enough for the general population.

Do voters in other states vote in churches?

"Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people."
-Giordano Bruno

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge."
-Stephen Hawking

"Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable"
-Albert Camus
Edited by - Machi4velli on 11/06/2012 10:32:06
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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 11/06/2012 :  11:08:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
By the way, I'm sure this poll will work perfectly fine if the verbs are changed to past tense.
Originally posted by Machi4velli

Do voters in other states vote in churches?
The only polling stations I know of in Virginia are in elementary schools and county government centers.

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moakley
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USA
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Posted - 11/06/2012 :  12:40:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Machi4velli

Do voters in other states vote in churches?
When I first got to Charlotte, NC I did, but that was 20 years ago. Now its schools and libraries.

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Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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alienist
Skeptic Friend

USA
210 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2012 :  12:48:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send alienist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wish I could have argued with poll watchers. But I live in a "blue state" so no one tries to influence my vote

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well! - Joe Ancis
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Gorgo
SFN Die Hard

USA
5310 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2012 :  12:50:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ohio likes Churches.

Obama is a thug, Romney is well, Romney, and they've created a system that shuts everyone else out that isn't vetted by the plutocracy. There are people demonstrating in some places by burning voter registration cards, but I just went in with my wife and waited while she voted, and left, so it wasn't much of a protest. First time I didn't vote in the presidential since I started in 1972. I think Obama and Nixon were the only two that I voted for that won. I think Nixon was probably to the left of Obama.

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
Jerry Garcia
Robert Hunter



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sailingsoul
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2830 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2012 :  17:29:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Of course the reporting is all over the place. First there were line where people waited hours when they first opened. Then midday no lines. People being turned away for no ID's in Pennsylvania the pony show is on.

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2012 :  03:10:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The rest of the world lets out a sigh of relief.


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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2012 :  03:46:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

The rest of the world lets out a sigh of relief.


Mostly. But here in Baguio, Philippines, people think that with Obama's election, he will tax companies that outsource call centers overseas. Lots of call center employees in this, a small city that specializes in English. (Many Koreans in particular come here for the most inexpensive place to learn the language.)

Just an example of how every common-sense statement finds contradictions in the real world.


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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2012 :  10:42:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Machi4velli
Do voters in other states vote in churches?
My station in LA was in a church.
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