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Old 11-02-2008, 10:34 PM   #826
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There were tons of problems in '04 too.
Which is covered in the "since 2000" part of my statement.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:18 PM   #827
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Oh, so this is an unusual situation then, and it hopefully will not be repeated on the 4th due to larger numbers of polling stations being open, which in turn will have fewer voters to accommodate, since many have voted early. I'm glad to hear that.



Exactly. Which is why I was wondering why it wasn't being done in a lot of cases in the US, from what is being reported. It's blatant discrimination.
there have been cases of the more Republican Districts getting more voting euipment, leaving the more Democratic Districts with less machines, and hence LONGER Lines........

........which since the working poor or working class - often ofr some it's harder to get time off so- usually can't be standing on line for 4 - 6 hours (that's been documented) without possible losing thier jobs--
while just over the into the Republican District they only have to wait 15 mins maybe an hour because they have (deliberately) more machines!
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:20 PM   #828
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True, but Kerry conceded the election sometime a few hours after the polls closed; by morning we knew Bush won.
yeah, we know he messed up later --
but it was said that John Edwards wanted to contest the vote, while Kerry let it go.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:02 AM   #829
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I've been feeling rather pessimistic about the outcome of this election. I just feel like McCain may pull this off after all.

I think there is a kind of cynicism that many of us African Americans have. I was just talking to a buddy of mine here in Saipan and he voiced the same skepticism. We just can't really believe that America will actually elect a black president. I just hope everybody here supporting Obama goes out and votes. I have feeling we're going to need every last vote.

My own best friend is likely going to vote McCain--he's a bit more conservative on several issues than I am and though he says he really likes Obama a lot, he doesn't want a Democratic congress and Democratic president as he's worried the more extreme elements of the party will be able to act with impunity.

Just feeling very gloom and doom right now. I just want this to be over.
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this is an awesomely hilarious retrospective

This. Fucking. Election.

I kinda wanna hear it set to the tune of "we didn't start the fire."
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:49 AM   #831
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I've been feeling rather pessimistic about the outcome of this election. I just feel like McCain may pull this off after all.

I think there is a kind of cynicism that many of us African Americans have. I was just talking to a buddy of mine here in Saipan and he voiced the same skepticism. We just can't really believe that America will actually elect a black president. I just hope everybody here supporting Obama goes out and votes. I have feeling we're going to need every last vote.

My own best friend is likely going to vote McCain--he's a bit more conservative on several issues than I am and though he says he really likes Obama a lot, he doesn't want a Democratic congress and Democratic president as he's worried the more extreme elements of the party will be able to act with impunity.

Just feeling very gloom and doom right now. I just want this to be over.

trust me, we all want this to be over. I have these very waves of pessimism daily that when people actually get to the voting booth that they won't be able to do the right thing and then vote the other way. I feel like people when it comes down to voting they won't have the guts to do it that their fear/racism will take over. I think we are ready for a african-american president, a true leader but is America really ready? I sure hope so. I do have waves of optimism though and then feel overjoyed by the prospect of having Obama as President and what a day that would be if he were to win. I am going out there and voting tomorrow and I hope everyone who can vote will.
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The last 8 years have been among the worst in modern times.....we all definitely deserve better, not only in this country, but around the world.


I'll tell you one thing: republicans are really, really angry right now. They seem to know McCain is going to lose and cannot reconcile that. It's incredible.
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I have special California reasons to be pessimistic, but I'm naturally an optimist.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:33 AM   #834
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I have special California reasons to be pessimistic, but I'm naturally an optimist.

can u rub some of that optimism on me cuz i needz it... Startin to panic...
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I'm feelin' good...on Wednesday I'll be able to change my location from "purple" to "blue"
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i don't think a candidate who really thinks he's going to win would have been on SNL this past weekend.
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What else does he have to do on a Saturday night?

Maybe he thought it would help him with younger voters, but what is the average age of an SNL viewer?

He probably thinks it's hip and cool
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^possibly who the hec knows..
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What else does he have to do on a Saturday night?

Maybe he thought it would help him with younger voters, but what is the average age of an SNL viewer?

He probably thinks it's hip and cool



he should be campaigning on a saturday night.

i think he was trying to rehabilitate his image and remind people of the guy everyone used to like.
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he should be campaigning on a saturday night.

i think he was trying to rehabilitate his image and remind people of the guy everyone used to like.
I was just kidding I think he should be campaigning too. But if he was trying to rehab his image isn't it a bit too late to do it the Sat before the election at 11:30 ET? That's a really lame way to do that as well-unless you think that people are that gullible.
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