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View Poll Results: What would you vote?

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88. You may not vote on this poll
  • I'm eligible to vote in the election and I'm voting for McCain/Palin

    8 9.09%
  • I'm eligible to vote in the election and I'm voting for Obama/Biden

    41 46.59%
  • I'm eligible to vote in the election and I'm voting for someone else

    10 11.36%
  • I'm eligible to vote in the election and I'm not voting

    5 5.68%
  • I'm a US citizen but not eligible to vote and I'd vote for McCain/Palin

    0 0%
  • I'm a US citizen but not eligible to vote and I'd vote for Obama/Biden

    1 1.14%
  • I'm a US citizen but not eligible to vote and I'd vote for someone else

    1 1.14%
  • I'm a US citizen but not eligible to vote and I wouldn't vote

    0 0%
  • I'm not a US citizen and I'd vote for McCain/Palin

    0 0%
  • I'm not a US citizen and I'd vote for Obama/Biden

    15 17.05%
  • I'm not a US citizen and I'd vote for someone else

    3 3.41%
  • I'm not a US citizen and I wouldn't vote

    4 4.55%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Economica View Post
    I'm sure this isn't Silent Stars' reason, but I just saw this:



    What kind of a democracy is that...? Does this really happen in the US? No wonder so many people don't vote then.

    I've never had more than ten minutes' walk from my home to the polls and I've never had to wait in line for more than a few minutes. Yay, uh, "Northern Europe".
    I voted two weeks early, and I still had to stand in line for an hour. However a lot more people are voting this year than before, so I don't think a lot of places are well equipped to handle the extra voters.
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    I'm not voting because I don't know who will, in a clear and objective sense, make the country better. It would be like voting on whether I want red carpet or blue carpet. I don't care, neither one of them is superior, it's just a matter of taste. I don't love or hate either candidate. I guess I'll let the people decide on this one. Obama is winning Illinois, anyway.

    I don't know why we encourage people to vote. People are idiots. Why don't we just let 18 year old communists run the country. I'm sure they'll do fine. Idealism and personal preferences are the way to run a country with over 300 million people, for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LucrativeSid View Post
    I don't know why we encourage people to vote. People are idiots.
    At the risk of sounding consipracy-theoryish...maybe this is why Republicans keep slashing education spending?
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.Woolf View Post
    I have had to wait a maximum of 20 minutes to vote; usually it's less than 10. But I live in a well-off precinct. The worst horror stories come from poor precincts. There are many ways hostile (read, Republican) officiials can make voting hell on demographic groups who tend to vote Democratic: don't give them enough voting machines, give them defective voting machines, aggressively challenge voter registration, etc.
    That is a pretty biased statement. A lot of the problems occur at the local level, so these poor precincts would be affected by problems caused by overwhelmingly Democratic poll workers. Also, union members are known to intimidate people into voting for specific candidates in primaries, and then for whichever Democrat is on the ballot in general elections. Don't be such a Kool-Aid drinker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    I voted two weeks early, and I still had to stand in line for an hour. However a lot more people are voting this year than before, so I don't think a lot of places are well equipped to handle the extra voters.
    It doesn't seem to matter how much prep time precincts get, they're NEVER "prepared for the extra voters."

    Then again, having local gov fund election machines and the like creates for some large imbalances in wealthy versus poor counties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahFence View Post
    At the risk of sounding consipracy-theoryish...maybe this is why Republicans keep slashing education spending?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I almost thought you were serious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahFence View Post
    Anyone who's been reading this forum can probably guess which 7 are not surfing the tidal wave.

    Fie on your privacy! I voted Obama.

    Despite the Obama popularity (unfounded, IMHO), it is pleasing to see that "I'm eligible to vote, and I'm voting for someone else" is in a tie with "I'm eligible to vote, and I'm voting for McCain/Palin."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahFence View Post
    Anyone who's been reading this forum can probably guess which 7 are not surfing the tidal wave.

    Fie on your privacy! I voted Obama.
    I voted McCain in this poll before it was a private poll, so stick it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Despite the Obama popularity (unfounded, IMHO)
    Obviously anyone who does not vote the way someone else does sees the other person's vote as unfounded. So why do you consistently have to mention this?

    Just... interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Obviously anyone who does not vote the way someone else does sees the other person's vote as unfounded. So why do you consistently have to mention this?

    Just... interesting.
    Logic, I'm guessing.

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