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Old 11-05-2002, 09:10 AM   #21
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voting is mandatory in Brazil?? how so
Yup. Not exactly something to be proud of...neither some ugly things I read in this thread about US elections...never thought that it was this way there.

You know, when I was younger I was against this whole mandatory stuff, you know, freedom and all. Nowadays I accept that, if voting weren┤t mandatory here probably only privileged people would vote as a way to mantain their privileges. All of this due to an immense gap we still have between rich and poor, educated and non-educated people...but things will be more fair in the future, I believe so. With Lula.
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I have a voice mail from Pres Bush reminding me to go to the polls and vote Republican.
How do you (and everyone else) feel about this? I personally find it rather pathetic that the Presidential office would resort to telemarketing.
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The whole system is pathetic.
On NPR today I heard that dems got a voice mail from Clinton.
I think Greens would have gotten one from Nader if they had BIG money to pay for it.

The Republicans ripped Clinton for fund raising. W. has far surpassed anything Clinton did. They all hypocrites.
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I haven't gotten any calls from anybody--maybe because I'm not registered with a party (my voting record is all over the place--Greens, Democrats, Independents, even the rare Republican, lol). I did finally get polled, though, last week.
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I think voting should be made easier. Some people cannot wait an hour or two as reported, to vote. I am not concerned about the less than one per cent that vote who may not be legal voters. I am concerned about the 60-70 percent that do not vote. Why can't balloting be over 2-3 days? Why can't we have a uniform national balloting system that a person only has to learn how to use once. Why cant we have a limited campaign season so voters dont get turned off by all the crap-negative campaigning?
We already allow for absentee voting, which gives the voter a couple of weeks to cast a ballot.
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I get mailed several absentee applications every election. I have always voter at the polls. I like the feeling of being part of the process on Election Day. I have always voter in Orange County California where the legislators have allocated enough funds for proper participation. The ballot system has not change in over 20 years. It is punch card with a sliding lever. It is not a butterfly ballot. The longest I ever had to wait is 5-10 minutes. If I went to vote at 4pm because I had to pick up my kids at 5pm, and the line to vote was two hours I would be disenfranchised. If the actual ballot was a lot different from the sample ballot I received and in different order my vote may not properly reflect my choice. I have never had any problems voting and it sounds like you have not either. Our experience is not the same for everyone else. The system needs fixing.
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i too got a call from ed bryant, a representative for tennessee hoping to win a spot for senate, calling to tell me that i should vote for van hilleary for governor. jesus christ, i think he'd be more concerned with his own campaign instead of worrying about his fellow republicans.

trust me, it's not that i'm pissed because i'm anti-republican, if someone had called telling me to vote for phil bredesen or any of the other people i voted for, i'd be pissed. i'm starting to get very disappointed in it all and am looking forward to 7 pm tonight just so the polls will be closed and i won't have to see any more stupid advertisements, worry about receiving any phone calls, etc.
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I think Election Day should be a national holiday, whereas everyone is off from work. There should then be no excuses.

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I think Election Day should be a national holiday, whereas everyone is off from work. There should then be no excuses.

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Maybe I'm crazy (always a possibility) but didn't it used to be a holiday? I distinctly remember school being closed on presidential election days when I was a kid.
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i too got a call from ed bryant, a representative for tennessee hoping to win a spot for senate, calling to tell me that i should vote for van hilleary for governor. jesus christ, i think he'd be more concerned with his own campaign instead of worrying about his fellow republicans.
Mr. Bryant's Senate campaign is over; he was defeated by Lamar Alexander in the Republican primary.

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the only reason I vote is cuz they give a free lapel sticker that reads-
"I voted today"


so there

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the only reason I vote is cuz they give a free lapel sticker that reads-
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so there

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I think voting should be made easier. Some people cannot wait an hour or two as reported, to vote. I am not concerned about the less than one per cent that vote who may not be legal voters. I am concerned about the 60-70 percent that do not vote. Why can't balloting be over 2-3 days? Why can't we have a uniform national balloting system that a person only has to learn how to use once. Why cant we have a limited campaign season so voters dont get turned off by all the crap-negative campaigning?
I dunno.
2-3 days?
I think we are spoiled and thankless as Americans.
We lived in a great country, the polls open up early , stay open late.
Citizens help eachother get to the polls
Citizens work at polling places for free
As citizens we should feel privilged to vote on Election Day

What past great leader said-
"Ask not what your country can do for you , ask what you can do for your country"?
A-JKF

In other words 'get your flabby ass off the couch and go vote on Election Day' and quit whining..

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Old 11-05-2002, 08:50 PM   #34
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BUsh WINS FL.......

GO JEB GO! GO JEB GO!

JEB for PREZ IN 2008.....WAAAAAHHHHOOOOOOO
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AAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH

I DO NOT WANT A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR!!!!!


I am sooo skeptical of those damn exit polls, they are saying Michigan is going from having a great Republican governor for the past 12 years to some crabby Democrat woman (Jennifer Granholm ). I refuse to believe it til all the numbers are in


Lord help us all.....


Yay for Jeb winning (if he does).
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bonosloveslave:

It looks like your neighbors in Illinois have followed the same pattern; I think I saw where the Democrat is leading the new Ryan significantly.

It is too close to call, but apparently we are keeping our Democratic Governor here in Alabama.

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Old 11-06-2002, 01:33 AM   #37
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I DO NOT WANT A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR!!!!!


I am sooo skeptical of those damn exit polls, they are saying Michigan is going from having a great Republican governor for the past 12 years to some crabby Democrat woman (Jennifer Granholm ). I refuse to believe it til all the numbers are in


Lord help us all.....


Yay for Jeb winning (if he does).

why would u vote for a dead dick?(postumus?)
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guess the machines worked ok in florida afterall?
the whole day I had Duran Duran's -"Election Day" going thru my head

Let freedom ring..
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I too found the candidate's name "Posthumus" to be interesting. I have to admit, at first I wondered if the candidate had died recently and the ballot simply read "Posthumus" instead of his/her name.

And regarding the Florida election: I see where Jeb Bush won "handily." Although that would reasonably eliminate "conspiracy" charges, I am sure that something will surface.

We have a 3,100 vote difference here in Alabama.

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I DO NOT WANT A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR!!!!!

I am sooo skeptical of those damn exit polls, they are saying Michigan is going from having a great Republican governor for the past 12 years to some crabby Democrat woman (Jennifer Granholm ). I refuse to believe it til all the numbers are in


Lord help us all.....
I feel for ya BLS - we got another 4 years of the same crook here in California. Davis has perfected the pay for play politician.
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