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    Default Some people say that you are unlikely to vote in the next election. Is this true?

    From my general impression, this forum is left-leaning, and also tends to skew near the college age.

    Some people say that this demographic is unlikely to vote. Is this true?

    Some people say the enthusiasm just isn't there. Is this true?

    Others say, that even if you have the intention to vote, this demographic will likely get distracted or "too busy" to vote. Is this true?

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    There is no reason to vote, the whole system is broken.
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    The two main candidates are essentially the same.

    If there is no choice, there really is no choice.

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    I'll be out of the country on election day, but I've already ordered my absentee ballot and will most definitely vote.
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    I always vote in every election that pertains to me. I think it's a duty even if there majority candidates are lackluster there is still write ins or independents. it's a freedom not available every where and so I want to take advantage of it.

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    I voted in 2008 in Nebraska, but I never got around to registering in CA. =\ Bad girl, I know.

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    I'll vote. I hate mormons.

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    Out of posterity I vote even when faced with the choice the lesser of two evils. It just seems in general year after year I do so less enthusiastically.
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    I'll probably end up doing the same thing I did in 2008, casting a protest vote for the presidential election (voting for another party). If you don't vote, no one cares, but if enough people vote for other parties, the Republicans and Democrats will notice (remember Ross Perot and the deficit in 1992).

    Something that annoys me is that many people are less likely to vote in elections other than the presidency. Congressional, state, and local elections are just as important, I guess that's just not evident to many people.
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    Even the most stringent Republican should just vote for Obama. Their own voters need to send a message that they need to come up with better things than Sarah Palin or Mormons. They've completely lost it. That's worse than Dukakis and Mondale in the 80s.

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