2008 Vote

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2008 Vote

Postby Omphalos » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:31 am

My polling place was pretty barren when I went there at 8:30 am this morning, but the automatic vote counter had already registered hundreds and hundreds of ballots cast. I think that there is going to be a TON of people who really do vote this time.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:48 am

What kinds of percentages do you guys usually get out to vote in the US? I've heard it's been a bit low lately.

And yeah - I think this one might get a few extra people involved!
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Postby Mandy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:27 pm

Early voting in Florida has already broken some records.. Get ready for the recount! lol
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Postby The Phantom » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:38 pm

i heard some pundits suggesting it might be a really high turnout at low 60s. so they're typically lower than canada, we just hit an alltime low this year
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:21 pm

I think a normal turnout is like 20% of registered voters.
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Postby Nekhrun » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:37 pm

Minnesota seems to have a pretty high turnout, pretty much the highest in the country. In 2004 we were in the 90% range I think. Today will be pretty high as the weather is pretty nice today. We have same day registration so that seems to help as well.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:44 pm

Nekhrun wrote:We have same day registration so that seems to help as well.


That's a really nice feature, that's where the Democrats take the homeless from poll-to-poll to vote for Obama multiple times, right?

:wink:

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Postby SandChigger » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:47 pm

Yeah, the Republicans would never do something like that, would they?

Oh, right, couldn't, could they?

They can't see the homeless. :P
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:51 pm

Sorry I ruined your Panther party.

It's not like you could get a homeless person to vote for a republican anyway.

That wouldn't get them any handouts.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:15 pm

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:15 pm

Freakzilla wrote:I think a normal turnout is like 20% of registered voters.


:shock: wow, I had no idea.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:19 pm

Omphalos wrote:Even Republicans can speak the universal language of gin.


I think it should be legal for anyone to drink in voting booths.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:21 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I think a normal turnout is like 20% of registered voters.


:shock: wow, I had no idea.


I was wrong, it appears higher:

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:33 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I think a normal turnout is like 20% of registered voters.


:shock: wow, I had no idea.


I was wrong, it appears higher:

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Okay, thats definitely not so bad (compared to us anyways, but our turnout was shit this year).

I think they should just make voting manditory (with a small fine or something) and put an option for "don't like any of them/don't give a shit" on the cards. That way if people were forced to at least make the effort to go physically vote they might also make the effort to learn what they're talking about/voting for. Then again... I do have lots of shitty ideas, this might be one of them.
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Postby Himachil » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:15 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:I think they should just make voting manditory (with a small fine or something) and put an option for "don't like any of them/don't give a shit" on the cards. That way if people were forced to at least make the effort to go physically vote they might also make the effort to learn what they're talking about/voting for. Then again... I do have lots of shitty ideas, this might be one of them.


Voting is mandatory in Australia - IIRC when my cousin was over here a few years ago, she had to go down to London and vote at the embassy.
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:17 pm

I think we should be able to vote online or by text message, like voting for American Idol.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:22 pm

Freakzilla wrote:I think we should be able to vote online or by text message, like voting for American Idol.


I thought I was supposed to have a monopoly on dumb ideas?!?!?!? Sheesh, you're infringing on my stupid idea rights! :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Postby Freakzilla » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:25 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I think we should be able to vote online or by text message, like voting for American Idol.


I thought I was supposed to have a monopoly on dumb ideas?!?!?!? Sheesh, you're infringing on my stupid idea rights! :wink: :wink: :wink:


Better yet, how about an automated phone service:

To vote for the radical liberal, press one...
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Postby Nekhrun » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:06 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:We have same day registration so that seems to help as well.


That's a really nice feature, that's where the Democrats take the homeless from poll-to-poll to vote for Obama multiple times, right?

:wink:

By the time they figure out what's going on he'll have dissolved the Galactic Senate.

I liked it because I didn't have to go do anything other than show up at the polls. I've been much more active this time around though and participated in caucuses and things. I've got a sign in my yard that looks like a McCain sign that says:

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Mostly because it pisses of my neighbor.

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Postby Omphalos » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:16 pm

Nekhrun wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:We have same day registration so that seems to help as well.


That's a really nice feature, that's where the Democrats take the homeless from poll-to-poll to vote for Obama multiple times, right?

:wink:

By the time they figure out what's going on he'll have dissolved the Galactic Senate.

I liked it because I didn't have to go do anything other than show up at the polls. I've been much more active this time around though and participated in caucuses and things. I've got a sign in my yard that looks like a McCain sign that says:

Geezer
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Dingbat

Mostly because it pisses of my neighbor.

:twisted:


:lol:

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Postby Nekhrun » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:44 pm

Omphalos wrote: :lol:

Post a photo?


Done.

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Postby Omphalos » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:18 pm

Excellent! Now all you need to do is hook it up to an electrical source.
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Postby Nekhrun » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:44 pm

Well, it looks like that's about it then. Thank God. I guess half the people aren't of below average intelligence. :wink:
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:58 pm

I think Nekhrun has called it.
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Postby Nekhrun » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:27 pm

Now I'm just hoping that Franken can finish strong. Not looking good.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:03 pm

Nekhrun wrote:Now I'm just hoping that Franken can finish strong. Not looking good.


Looked close to me last time they flashed it. 402K to 404K, IIRC, with a lot left still to count.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:59 pm

Congrats on the 44th Pres, despite dire predictions by some I think this is a step in the right direction and wish the best for y'all.
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Postby tanzeelat » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:24 am

Wow. You lot actually did something right over there for once, and didn't put the right-wing warmongering religious nutjobs back in power. People all over the world can now sleep easier :-)
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:09 am

I still don't believe it. :shock:

We've got a Communist Muslim for President.




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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:59 am

tanzeelat wrote:Wow. You lot actually did something right over there for once, and didn't put the right-wing warmongering religious nutjobs back in power. People all over the world can now sleep easier :-)


I didn't say it... but I was thinking it. :wink:
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Postby Mandy » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:48 pm

Woohoo! Florida didn't fuck up the election this time!
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Postby Omphalos » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:52 pm

Mandy wrote:Woohoo! Florida didn't fuck up the election this time!


Its your greatest dream come true! Ohioans should be proud too. :D
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Postby SandChigger » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:34 pm

Yeah, but my home county went Geezer/Dingbat. :roll:

There's a reason I don't live there....

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Postby Freakzilla » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:24 am

SandChigger wrote:Yeah, but my home county went Geezer/Dingbat. :roll:

There's a reason I don't live there....

:P


Ran out of town on a rail? :wink:
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:34 pm

Yeah! He can talk again! :P

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Postby Freakzilla » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:05 pm

SandChigger wrote:Yeah! He can talk again! :P

:wink:


The shock and disbelief is starting to wear off as reality rears it's ugly head.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:09 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Yeah! He can talk again! :P

:wink:


The shock and disbelief is starting to wear off as reality rears it's ugly head.

See y'all in the work camps!


Oh you! :wink: You've got a long way to go before you get even remotely near the level of "socialism" that we have up here and we do fine. Quite excellent actually. You'll be okay.
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Postby The Phantom » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:31 pm

Freakzilla wrote:Living in Canada will be the new American Dream before long.


always has been... you guys just don't wanna admit it :P
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Freakzilla wrote:Living in Canada will be the new American Dream before long.


Isn't it already? :shock: :wink:

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A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Living in Canada will be the new American Dream before long.


Isn't it already? :shock: :wink:

EDIT: DAMNIT BRYAN - you beat me!



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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:16 pm

Our weather isn't good enough to be anyone's dream :)
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Postby tanzeelat » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:13 am

Freakzilla wrote:Living in Canada will be the new American Dream before long.


You should try living somewhere with culture, like Europe... :-)
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Postby SandRider » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:57 am

since when ain't NASCAR culture ?
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Postby tanzeelat » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:04 am

I wasn't referring to that stuff that grows in petri-dishes...
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tanzeelat wrote:I wasn't referring to that stuff that grows in petri-dishes...


:lol:

our weather has been quite nice lately... 15 degrees in November? thank you global warming 8)
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:22 am

tanzeelat wrote:I wasn't referring to that stuff that grows in petri-dishes...

Eh bien, ho ho! C'est vachement amusant! :lol:

Oh...sorry...first time I heard that one was twenty years ago, right after I got over here, from a French-Spanish guy from Paris named...Manuel. He was a riot. Dead awesome skier, too. Hmmm, wonder what happened to him. He was one of the ones who had sense and left after the year-and-a-half scholarship from Monbusho finished.

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Postby Nekhrun » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:48 am

Franken's only down by 239 votes now!
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:24 pm

Omphalos wrote:Canada: America's Attic. You keep forgetting that it's up there, but when you remember and go up, you find all kinds of cool shit.


:lol: Sounds about right, if in the analogy the attic is bigger than the house. :wink:

Of course, some people seem to think we're actually to the south... :? :shock:

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Freakzilla wrote:Living in Canada will be the new American Dream before long.


You should try living somewhere with culture, like Europe... :-)


Hey - we have culture, it's just all the way over in Quebec. (we have culture elsewhere too, but it ain't what I'd call quality :wink: )
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Postby tanzeelat » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:41 am

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Hey - we have culture, it's just all the way over in Quebec. (we have culture elsewhere too, but it ain't what I'd call quality :wink: )


From what I've heard, those Quebecois don't like to share it, though :-)
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:56 am

tanzeelat wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Hey - we have culture, it's just all the way over in Quebec. (we have culture elsewhere too, but it ain't what I'd call quality :wink: )


From what I've heard, those Quebecois don't like to share it, though :-)


Not with stupid English people, no. But who can blame em?
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Postby The Phantom » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:31 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
tanzeelat wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Hey - we have culture, it's just all the way over in Quebec. (we have culture elsewhere too, but it ain't what I'd call quality :wink: )


From what I've heard, those Quebecois don't like to share it, though :-)


Not with stupid English people, no. But who can blame em?


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