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Old 11-02-2010, 04:31 AM
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Amen. I may not agree with your choice, but you should get out there and make it. I took advantage of early voting.
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Just got back!
Proud to be an American!

People who don't vote insult every soul who have
given their lives to give them the right!
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I totally understand the points of view above and they are certianally worthy! Moronzo makes an excellent point.

But ..- voting time always makes me wonder about all this "get out to vote campaigning". Maybe you don't care or you think you don't know enough about the issues and candidates to make a good decision...- then is it better overall (for the country) for these folks to vote or not? Years ago I think these campaigns to vote at all costs favored the party with the most voters but these days it probably favors anyone not an incumbant.

I do not claim to have an answer but will admit there are races and times in which I really saw no difference between the candidates or they were both awful so I didn't vote.
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Feed Your Family...Feed the Govt.....YOU DECIDE! GET OUT THE VOTE. I'm done.
Old 11-02-2010, 06:18 AM
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With the current group in office the slogan is not to ask what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for you. Its time to stop some of this crap.. Voted last week.
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Kind of disappointed in the lack of a crowd in my polling place this morning...hope that eveyone gets out and votes!!!
Old 11-02-2010, 06:43 AM
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Finished voting by 730 this morning. Not only congressional seats/Governor/local offices on the ballot, but five constitutional amendments and one referendum.

How in the world can someone NOT vote? Beats the crap out of me.

Another proud American here, not just today, but everyday.
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
Kind of disappointed in the lack of a crowd in my polling place this morning...hope that eveyone gets out and votes!!!
There was a pretty high turnout here this AM. Interesting - don't know if this is everywhere but yesterday and today there are NO negative commercials aired here (that I could see and from what I have heard) and almost all have the families of the candidates in with them. But still there were no specifics from anyone - so all we all know is how horrible the other guys are

One candidate had a very voice and unusual speech mannerisms and I think people thought he was gay so for the last 3 days he had his wife do or be in his commercials...
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Voted about an hour ago...was number 300 in my precinct. Saw 2 other voters there and about 10 pole workers/police officer.

Not much for us to vote for. Congressman Cantor is a sure bet, and 3 state consitutional amendments.
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I just got back from voting. Does anyone else scan the voting line and try to guess who is voting with you and who will vote for the other guys? Everyone in line with me looked pretty conservative and well dressed so I feel pretty good.
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
Kind of disappointed in the lack of a crowd in my polling place this morning...hope that eveyone gets out and votes!!!
Exactly what I'am afraid of and have said many times in the pat few weeks. All the talk of a reversal of leadership in one or both houses will be for nuaght without turn out. I afraid the high expectations are going to have some saying :I dont need to go, its in the bag..."
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
I just got back from voting. Does anyone else scan the voting line and try to guess who is voting with you and who will vote for the other guys? Everyone in line with me looked pretty conservative and well dressed so I feel pretty good.
I just assume the ones that look like they have an IQ equal to their age will not be voting like I am. I usually take off my suit (at home),wear cutoff jeans and a stained sweatshirt and pick my nose while I am in line. That confuses the heck out of the mind readers. Seriously, I have a lot better things to do than read minds at the polling station. I'm just glad to see people exercising their right.
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Originally Posted by wjherb View Post
I just assume the ones that look like they have an IQ equal to their age will not be voting like I am. I usually take off my suit (at home),wear cutoff jeans and a stained sweatshirt and pick my nose while I am in line. That confuses the heck out of the mind readers. Seriously, I have a lot better things to do than read minds at the polling station. I'm just glad to see people exercising their right.
Voting in disguise. Touche! I am usually already familiar with the candidates and the ballot before I go to the polls. Therefore there isn't much else to do while waiting in line.
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Well, there are also those of us who are familiar with the candidates and issues, but who are aware of other options. To paraphrase a pithy statement: ""Great people think about ideas. Average people think about things. Small people think about other people." I guess it all depends on where you fall in the spectrum.
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I stopped and voted on my way home from work.

I feel good about it.
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At about noon when I went, I asked the voting workers how the turn out has been and they stated, "Steady all day".
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I voted for myself.

7 times.


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My precinct was at a masonic lodge. They had free hot dogs. pretty cool.

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