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Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) 2 4.65%
Virgil Goode (Constitution Party) 0 0%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) 1 2.33%
Barack Obama (Democratic Party) 31 72.09%
Mitt Romney (Republican Party) 3 6.98%
Jill Stein (Green Party) 6 13.95%
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #16
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I'd vote for Bill and/or Hillary any day!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #17
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Totally voting for Virgil Goode. I just want to watch the world burn.
The Constitution Party makes the Tea Party Movement look left-wing. They're pretty awful.

ETA: Virgil Goode, on the election of Keith Ellison, the first Islamic member of Congress, and his swearing-in on a Quran:
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When I raise my hand to take the oath on Swearing In Day, I will have the Bible in my other hand. I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #18
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My vote for Mitt Romney tomorrow morning will be the first vote I've ever cast. Beyond excited!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #19
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Welcome to the voting world, Caleb ! I know what you mean about feeling excited, I was like that, too, when I went to vote for the first time. I still feel that way, actually, all the other craziness with politics aside. It's a good feeling to let your voice be heard.

All that good stuff being said...*Reads the Virgil Goode quote*

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #20
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Welcome to the voting world, Caleb ! I know what you mean about feeling excited, I was like that, too, when I went to vote for the first time. I still feel that way, actually, all the other craziness with politics aside. It's a good feeling to let your voice be heard.
Thanks! Hopefully I, too, will never lose this enthusiasm for being involved in our political process.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #21
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I first voted in 2000. I don't remember how I felt, but my dad was beaming from ear to ear and telling everyone in the polling station that I was a first-time voter. I think him embarrassing me like that overwhelmed whatever feelings I did have, which might have been accomplishment.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #22
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Thanks! Hopefully I, too, will never lose this enthusiasm for being involved in our political process.
I voted in my first presidential election this year, but I had lost my enthusiasm lonnnnnnng before actually voting.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #23
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I will cast my vote for Obama tomorrow.

Since Romney secured the election, he has worked to make the economy the main issue, and I can certainly understand not only why he did that, but also why that issue would loom large in the minds of many voters.

Even as something of an economic determinist, though, this election to me is fundamentally about social issues. There are people near and dear to me who could be severely hurt by a Republican presidency. Even as an arch-cynic, I believe that Obama genuinely is concerned for the welfare of gays, women, and other demographics whom the Republican establishment is far too willing to marginalize. This election seems to me a stark mandate on whether this country actually does have an interest in equality under the law. If it does, Obama must be the choice, regardless of the viability of his economic vision.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #24
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The Constitution Party makes the Tea Party Movement look left-wing. They're pretty awful.

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I knew as much.
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I voted in my first presidential election this year, but I had lost my enthusiasm lonnnnnnng before actually voting.
I voted in my first presidential election too, but it was over 30 years ago. I have also voted in every election every two years. Both the primaries and the general. I rarely am enthusiastic. But, because of my 100% voting record, and I vote on every item on the ballot, too. Some are pretty lame. party appointees to committees. Anyways, I kind of feel it is a civic duty and responsibility. It does not take that long. Most of the elections that will effect the quality and cost of things in your life have nothing to do with the presidential election. Local issues will have more effects. Most people do not understand this. Here in CA, tomorrow I will vote on if CA continues to have a death penalty, if we pass a small sales tax so public education, colleges, are not cut to the bone. If unions will be able to take members dues and use them for politics. If all modified food must be labeled, if this passes in CA, because we are the largest food producer, this will go nation wide. Sentencing laws for 3rd time offenders. Those are just some of the state wide. City wide, a charter change to forbid class action lawsuits against the city. A ban on red-light and stop sign cameras used for ticketing.

I have 20 items on my ballot, took awhile but I have read up and made a decision on each one. The city wide changes are actually an update to our city charter, that is like the constitution. I participated in drafting the changes. The council wanted to take our public libraries away from the Board of Trustees and put it under their control. I did not want politicians banning books. I was successful in getting them to leave it alone.

In closing, today, especially with the internet, one can bone up on all the ballot issues. I encourage you to do that. My personal involvement has had at a $500,000 to $600,000 benefit to me personally. (they would have changed the zoning on property I own that would have lowered the value) participating and voting can and does make a difference.
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I will cast my vote for Obama tomorrow.

Since Romney secured the election, he has worked to make the economy the main issue, and I can certainly understand not only why he did that, but also why that issue would loom large in the minds of many voters.

Even as something of an economic determinist, though, this election to me is fundamentally about social issues. There are people near and dear to me who could be severely hurt by a Republican presidency. Even as an arch-cynic, I believe that Obama genuinely is concerned for the welfare of gays, women, and other demographics whom the Republican establishment is far too willing to marginalize. This election seems to me a stark mandate on whether this country actually does have an interest in equality under the law. If it does, Obama must be the choice, regardless of the viability of his economic vision.


Agreed.

To me, the presidency is most about two things:

1. Foreign policy.
2. The Supreme Court

The president can only do so much economically, and can only be credited and blamed so much.

When it comes to these two issues, it's not even the same planet.

I think Obama will win tomorrow. I will be sad if he doesn't. Sure, I'll enjoy however much my taxes are lowered. But my civil rights and, more importantly, keeping those who actively seek to do me harm away from having their pernicious influence over the presidency, simply cannot be bought.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:01 PM   #27
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I think Obama will win tomorrow. I will be sad if he doesn't. Sure, I'll enjoy however much my taxes are lowered. But my civil rights and, more importantly, keeping those who actively seek to do me harm away from having their pernicious influence over the presidency, simply cannot be bought.
I agree with the economics part, but I also am nervous about women's issues if Romney gets in. That is why I'm hoping the Democrats keep control of Congress to prevent any radical changes to abortion and contraceptives.
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This is actually the first I've voted in (for president, I voted in 2010). Last time around I also was not a fan of either option, and while I took all the time to register to vote absentee in the Democratic primary, I kind of forgot until it was too late to get my actual election absentee ballot sent to me.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:10 PM   #29
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For the record, tomorrow, when I vote for John R. Gregg and his mustache for governor, it will be because he has tried to focus on not making this an election based on social issues, and that's kind of the most important thing to me right now.

The economy and foreign policy are in such dire straits that everyone needs to just stop bickering about the same damn things that they're never going to agree on. Fix the problems that can be fixed.
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