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Old 10-23-2008, 05:36 PM   #31
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Sent mine in on Tuesday. Was going to do it last week, but decided to do a little more research into a couple state and local issues before filling it out.

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Hey, anyone who's voted early or thinking about it worried that all of these early votes will get lost or forgotten? I'd be lying if I said it hasn't crossed my mind.
Yeah I have thought about it, but I live in Ohio so I figure the machines might be an even worse bet.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:49 PM   #32
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I just heard a lady call in on Air America and ( not sure where she was) but she said that she was at the post office mailing stuff and the clerk at the desk started talking about the election with this woman and he asked her if she had voted early or not and then she said yes she did, she mailed her ballot in and then he said " oh , you shouldn't have done that. Obama is not really going to Hawaii to see his Grandmother, he is going to stay out of sight so he can rig the election"
OMG, the ignorance. And this person was working for the government at the Post Office.
She called the authorities on him...(not sure which ones.. the local postal psych ward I hope)
When will the hatred cease? There must be some underground dog whistle these loons hear that makes them come out of the woodwork.
They can't believe the rest of America is voting for the other guy. Get over it people.
If you aren't part of the future... then GET OUT OF THE WAY!
GO OBAMA! Vote hope not hate!!!
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:42 PM   #33
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I just got my absentee ballet today, filled it out, then dropped it off at the mail box on campus, and went on my way to history class. Proud to say that my first time voting was for Obama.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:51 PM   #34
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I just got my absentee ballet today, filled it out, then dropped it off at the mail box on campus, and went on my way to history class. Proud to say that my first time voting was for Obama.
Felt good didn't it? Congrats!!
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:47 PM   #35
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Felt good didn't it? Congrats!!
Thanks. It did feel good. I didn't know who to vote for when it came to the congress/senate people for my state. So I just did half Democrats and half Republicans for them.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:24 PM   #36
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My roommate is losing his joy with his first time as a voter. Every day another local politician or other kind of person up for vote he doesn't know anything about (since he just moved here in August) is sending some promotional letter telling him why s/he is the person most suited to be State Auditor/Attorney/Secretary of State or whatever else is up.

I've also discovered very different campaigning here on campus. From the student Republicans the only thing you would see would be on the days of the debates their invitations to a debate party written down every few feet on the boardwalks. Nothing else.
Obama supporters were out every day on campus as well as in town to register new voters or simply displaying their support for Obama. Since the early vote began they are outside at the Grizzly statue which is right at the end of the campus oval where eventually every person will go by and asking them if they already cast their votes. They tell you how to vote early, where to go and I think they even provide you rights (and if you are voting Republican they do just the same for you). You see Obama supporters everywhere. Nowhere do you see McCain supporters, except for some signs in the windows or on their room dors.

I don't know if the Republicans here think they just don't need to put much effort into it since the rest of Montana will be solidly red (which according to some polls and news reports even isn't the case anymore, at least not as solidly as that you could just sit back). if they have given up against the overwhelming Obama support or if they have any other reason for not doing much here.
On the other hand, from what I've read this just seems to represent the different approaches of the two campaigns nationwide.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:49 PM   #37
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OMG, the ignorance. And this person was working for the government at the Post Office.
She called the authorities on him...(not sure which ones.. the local postal psych ward I hope)
Without more context this sounds positively Stalinist.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #38
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Meh, never mind.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:55 PM   #39
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some of us have retained our VA residency despite bouncing back and forth between there and the District for the past 5 years. we do this for precisely these reasons.
fight the power!!!
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It also brings up a reasonable apprehension of bias - the Post Office doesn't want people like that working as clerks and accepting ballots for mailing, obviously. It's kind of outrageous in that context.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:03 AM   #41
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Agreed, may there be a solid investigation of nutjobs in menial jobs.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:06 AM   #42
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Hey those are real people doing those jobs, you bigoted elitist.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:18 AM   #43
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There is nothing wrong with being elitist when you are better than other people.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:00 AM   #44
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i voted today, though it was in person. the lines were so long, i loved it. glad to see so many people in my area are going out to vote, especially since it was pouring today.

oh, and i heard the oddest thing while at the station. they said no campaign or party hats, shirts, etc. but they also said no tattoos of any kind. is this some law i wasn't aware of (i mean wtf does a butterfly tattoo have to do with anything?) or was it just some stick up the old guy who said it's butt?
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You don't have your Sarah Palin tatt?
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