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Old 11-05-2002, 02:58 PM   #31
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I don't think this poll will give us a realistic estimate, because those that don't vote on Tuesday are the type of people that wouldn't go out of their way to even READ this question.
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Old 11-05-2002, 03:36 PM   #32
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I don't believe in the system because I work in it.
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Old 11-05-2002, 04:39 PM   #33
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voted Ohio

i think people voting to "not voting" is kinda funny
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Old 11-05-2002, 05:53 PM   #34
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I voted-and I know people might think this is weird, but I always feel so great after I vote. The first time I was ever able to vote was a big thrill for me. It is one right I definitely don't take for granted.

Yes, I am disillusioned w/ politicians and with the 'system', but for me, to not vote is to be part of the problem, not the solution.
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Old 11-05-2002, 07:07 PM   #35
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I voted-and I know people might think this is weird, but I always feel so great after I vote. The first time I was ever able to vote was a big thrill for me. It is one right I definitely don't take for granted.

Yes, I am disillusioned w/ politicians and with the 'system', but for me, to not vote is to be part of the problem, not the solution.
I agree with you, especially on that last part.

Today was the first time I ever voted, as I'd said early on in this thread...and I feel proud to know I was able to have a say in who should be in our government. And it especially made me feel good today, because on the radio station my dad works at, this morning they had a "This Day In History" thing, and they talked about how on this date in 1872, women who tried to vote were actually arrested. And seeing as how I'm a girl, hearing that made me even more motivated to vote, because it made me think, geez, I'm lucky, I don't have to worry about being arrested when I go to the voting booth. Women fought hard for their right to vote, and they got that right, I'm not letting that slip away from me.

I'll be 20 when it comes time for the presidential election, that'll be my first time voting for our next president. That should be interesting, as well.

So yeah...I voted, and I'm proud of that fact. Very proud.

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Old 11-05-2002, 11:05 PM   #36
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I voted; it was a blast. I even enjoyed marking the line for a few Democrats.

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Old 11-05-2002, 11:16 PM   #37
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I completely agree, Gina Marie. Look at Bono. Rather than sit back and say "These money-grubbing politicians are hopeless" he gets out there and does what he can with what he's got to work with. If people want to sit around and wait until the system fixes itself, they'll be waiting a long time no matter what country they live in.

And Moonlit_Angel brings up a wonderful point. Women in America put so much on the line to be counted as equal citizens with the equal right to speak their minds in politics. I think that in a small way we honor them and their efforts when we go to the polls. Remember, there are women all over the globe who would love to vote but don't even get the opportunity.

I've written and rewritten a paragraph on why the system isn't broken, but I couldn't get it to sound right, so I'm ending this post right here. Cheers to all those who got out there and exercised their right to vote!
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Old 11-05-2002, 11:36 PM   #38
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we also voted on the lottery. i hope that goes through. i miss not having one, having grown up in florida with pick 3 and such. even if i would rarely participate in buying lottery tickets, it's fun to see billboards and look at the huge amount that the jackpot is for the week.
Yes, it is especially fun to see Lottery billboards in distressed, low-income neighborhoods. Our governor (who may win again tonight) wants to base our state education budget on an "education lottery." We already have "parimutuel betting" at bankrupt dog and horse tracks, and I can drive through Birmingham's worst neighborhoods to have the scenery brightened with fluorescent billboards that say "Win BIG At THe Birmingham Race Course Tonight!" They are nowhere to be seen in Mountain Brook or Hoover though.

It makes me want to vomit.
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Old 11-06-2002, 10:12 AM   #39
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Our Republican choice was Steve Largent, ex-football player. His three main platforms? Banning abortion, putting prayer in schools, and banning more pornography than is already banned. For such a religious type, it was funny to hear him say "bullshit" on the local news. Meanwhile, the Democrat, Brad Henry, is endorsed by the Sierra Club (who won't just endorse anyone) and is much more in line with how I feel about most issues.
I think Congressman Largent would have done better in the election if he had played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners instead of "Tulsa."

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