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Poll: Voting
« on: October 29, 2006, 06:49:53 PM »
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The fall elections are coming up in a few weeks in the US.  Are you a voter? 
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006, 07:08:54 PM »
I didn't cast  a vote in this poll cause i didn't see a catagory i feel like fits. I try to vote when ever i can but it seems that i am usualy away from home at voting time. Can't vote this go around because i have just moved from Texas to Arkansas. LeeB
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006, 07:33:59 PM »
I have voted in all elections since 1966 except the ones while I was on the tropical vacation in 1968 and1969. I am sure I voted for the wrong candidates most of the time,  but I voted . ;D
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006, 07:37:19 PM »
I try to vote in all of them but do miss a school election and a primary on occasion.  Haven't missed a General Election since I was old enough to vote :)
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2006, 07:40:18 PM »
I figure if you don't vote , you don't have a right to gripe.
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2006, 07:41:29 PM »
I try to vote in every election. I figure if I don't, I get the government I deserve and have no right to complain.
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006, 07:42:48 PM »
I'm looking forward to this election year being OVER. Our gubernatorial election this year has been one of the most negative I can remember, in fact all of the major Michigan contests have been.  I dont want to vote for either candidate do I'll vote to try to empower our president rather then leaving him unable to act the next 2 years as he may need to on things. :-\
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2006, 07:50:59 PM »
I try to vote in them all. Sadly i have only voted for two canidates, i vote against people most times.
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2006, 08:52:16 PM »
 I put all elections, but I have missed a few town votes  :o . Jeff, I think all the gov. races in all states are bad. We watch Ma. & Conn. tv stations and they'er both digging in the mud, kinda makes you feel sick.
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2006, 09:08:42 PM »
Here is an idea for a TV show that would make Politicians vote for the right side of the issues instead of lobbyists or special interests.
The show should be called "America Votes". In the same spirit as American Idol which receives a 50 million viewer audience. Both sides of an issue could be presented and then voted on by phone or computer.  Imagine the pressure the politicians would have on their votes cast and reported on the next show. They may break party lines and work together more.  Maybe even show up for the vote.
The first show could be on whether or not there should be a one year moratoriam on Lobbying.  I believe the response would be tremondous. Maybe NBC could come up with it as they are last in the ratings.
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2006, 09:24:00 PM »
I figure if you don't vote you can't complain,  and living in this state I need to complain. >:(
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2006, 09:29:47 PM »
I vote in all elections and frequently do not vote for the person who wins. I frequently want to throw the bum out but cant find enough people who care enough to do that.

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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2006, 09:40:37 PM »
Mooseherder that is a very interesting premise.
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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2006, 09:42:37 PM »
The campaigning in Ohio has become so negative that I wish there were another choice such as "none of the above"
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2006, 09:52:11 PM »
Have heard of a proposal for none of the above. If none of the above were to win, there would be a new election with a new slate of candidates. Would sure like to see that. But around here, the incumbent would still win.

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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2006, 10:24:13 PM »
Along these "poll" lines, has anyone ever taken part in those poll's the television talking heads are always using?  You know - the "approval ratings " and such.  I have never been involved as well as anyone that I know.  Who are these people that are being polled? :-\
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2006, 10:25:11 PM »
I vote in every ellection I can. I don't think  I have missed  more than 3 or 4. If  I don't vote I can't gripe. Unfortunatly I often find myself voting against  a cantidate rather than for one. I try not to be a single issue voter but have strong feelings about self defense and sometimes end up voting against  a cantidate I would otherwise vote for.

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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2006, 10:31:47 PM »
The polltakers dont like me. I have a very low opinion of polls and my response is NOYB. I love to see polls proved wrong.

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Re: Poll: Voting
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2006, 10:38:46 PM »
I've try to vote at every election, of course the election booth is only 1 mile from my house :-\   I vote, yet still wonder why I do.

I drove to frederick, md today.  I saw enough signs posted in yards to probably save a small forest.  I'm suprised the tree huggers aren't protesting.  Yet, the second someone puts a nativity scene out or a religious sign, or "name your ACLU complaint here", they gripe.

Did I mention I don't like Polls either!!!! >:( 

Or those automated phone calls that leave a message.   You wanna impress me, call me personally :D
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2006, 11:01:34 PM »
I always vote. It is something I am glad that I am able to do, and wouldn't miss it for anything. Many peoples around the world cannot vote......

I don't like polls either, and I particularly don't like the "everyone get out to vote" campaigns. If people don't want to vote, that makes my one vote that much more important. These campaigns to haul people to the polls, bribe them to vote, etc. are a sham (but one party seems to think they are a real help to them).

I also don't like when I hear that absentee ballots are distributed to the nursing homes, and the nursing aides are helping the 'elderly' fill out the ballots. Really wrong, IMO.

Locally, we now have to be registered to vote. I support that.
However, learning how to count votes seems to become more difficult every year.  ::)

Regards negative ads for candidates, I don't think they change anyones mind that is already made up. However, I do think it riles up some non-voting people enough that they go vote. I am against any attempt to control campaing financing if the money isn't "outside" money. That money gets spent by those willing to give it, and the money helps the economy as it goes for paper, people, and "jobs" for many. And I could rattle on and on....... but won't :)
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