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(Fark)   U.S. Election Day 2004: Put the beer down and go vote. Link goes to help for those new to the process   ( divider line
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2004-11-01 03:21:51 PM  
Yes, go vote. Regardless of your personal political affiliation or that of your state in general, get off your ass and say what you think. Our last election should be evidence enough that a few people can make a big difference.
2004-11-01 03:24:16 PM  
I'm so tense, I just can't wait for this all to be resolved.

I'm pretty optimistic about Kerry's chances, but I wouldn't put money on them.

Even though I don't agree with liberals on a sizeable number of issues, we need to get these corrupt, arrogant nuts out of the White House and show the neoconservatives that their agenda is not what Americans want.

And if you think Kerry is going to be soft on terrorism, after 9/11, you're a moran who has seen one too many Bush attack ads. He cut intelligence and weapons systems, yes, but it was in a post-Cold War budget-balancing plan that was supported by many Republicans, including George HW Bush and Dick Cheney.

Furthermore, a lot of his plans, like government-funded medical benefits and maybe even tax increases for the rich, probably won't even get through the Republican Congress. When the White House and the Congress are opposed, it's mostly good bills that go through -- not partisan pork-barrel garbage. That was the situation during much of Clinton's term in office, and helped contribute to the positive memories people have of the Clinton years.
2004-11-01 03:42:38 PM  
Remember, the sooner you vote, the sooner we can decide who gets to sue the other for fraud and illegal tactics.
2004-11-01 03:54:00 PM  
If you force me to put my beer down to vote that's voter surpression!

Remember folks, due to high voter turnout all Republicans are requested to vote tomorrow and all Democrats are asked to vote on Wednesday.

Thank you, and vote for Bush!
2004-11-01 04:06:00 PM  
I can't wait for the voting to be done with so we can get the litigation underway.

That being said,if anyone has any questions that aren't addressed on FarkTheVote, email me at b­a­rgir­l­2­4[nospam-﹫-backwards]etoveht­k­raf*org and I'll try to get you some answers.
2004-11-01 04:15:12 PM  
I've been wondering lately... Say--hypothetically--a third party (aka Nader) gains enough support that the electoral votes split evenly three ways. The Constitution says that a candidate needs at least 270 votes to win, but if this situation happens each candidate won't even break 200. How is the final winner decided in this scenario?
2004-11-01 04:18:24 PM  

I believe the vote then goes to the members of the House, and the majority vote getter wins.
2004-11-01 04:19:40 PM  
RockemSockemRobot sorry I butchered up your name in the last post.
2004-11-01 04:22:46 PM  
Who's not voting... ? Whyyy I oughtaaaa....
2004-11-01 04:25:41 PM  
And for all you Seattle farkers, remember:

Initiave 83:

Voting "NO" means "Build the Monorail"

Voting "YES" means "Don't build the Monorail".

Please vote.
2004-11-01 04:41:35 PM  
remember Busies if Kerry wins you can blame someone else for our nations problems.
2004-11-01 05:03:32 PM  

"I want this administration over with."

Me, me, me. I want the President to be held accountable for everything that goes wrong in government, because torture would never have heppened with a different commander-in-chief!

He's the worst. I hate him. He's evil. Even Osama agrees.
2004-11-01 05:06:45 PM  
"1. REGISTER TO VOTE This should be a given. To do it online go here. It will only take a few minutes---all you have to do is print it, sign it, lick it and mail it. The deadline to register is usually 15-30 days before the day of the election."

If Democrats had their way, you'd be able to register after the election!!!
2004-11-01 05:10:37 PM  
You can still register after the election, hell you can register whenever you want, you just won't be eligible to vote in this election.
2004-11-01 05:15:26 PM  
We're talking about this election, aren't we?

Doesn't matter who you vote for, Kerry's got 10,000 lawyers and counting to decide who's gonna win.
2004-11-01 05:17:43 PM  
I assure you Bush and Rove have just as many lawyers lined up to fight Team DNC
2004-11-01 05:24:23 PM  
Difference is, the RNC doesn't brag about it. Are there even 10,000 republican lawyers who don't have something better to do tomorrow? Obviously "ensuring that there are no irregularities", such as Bush receiving more votes than Kerry, is more important for Democrat lawyers than solving their clients' legal problems.
2004-11-01 05:29:10 PM  
Difference is, the RNC doesn't brag about it

Obviously "ensuring that there are no irregularities", such as Bush receiving more votes than Kerry, is more important for Democrat lawyers than solving their clients' legal problems

I'm sure after the 2000 election each party started calling in favors from not only those attorneys in the party but also started networking through the State parties as well to set up a vast network of trial lawyers ready to go in Nov/Dec 2004. Right now the parties are the only client for many of these lawyers.

Difference is, like you said, the democrats are more vocal about it.
2004-11-01 05:31:04 PM  
No matter who America chooses, it is our job as loyal Farkers to trash the winner.

So vote for Kerry! (We need some new material.)
2004-11-01 05:49:44 PM  

/oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, let W lose...
2004-11-01 05:50:14 PM  
You know, like Clinton, who I think was a decent president, Kerry wouldn't be that bad for Republicans because people like a split government. Well, the exit polls showed that more democrats prefer a split than republicans, but the stock market likes it because there are fewer laws passed, and fewer wars which cause higher oil prices and more uncertainty. Only problem is that we have to finish these wars. Even though Clinton was pretty moderate and a free trader, he had enough sleazy politician in him to make people distrust democrats and Hillary scared a lot of people, too. Bill might have been a republican if it wasn't for her. But Kerry is a lot more liberal, even though he supported NAFTA. But republicans shouldn't worry too much about that if they keep control of congress. Clinton got his tax hike before '94 when the republicans can in. I only worry about terrorism with Kerry. He's gonna make the top priority getting OBL and then he's gonna call it a day. There will be five OBL's waiting to take his place. Hopefully not.
2004-11-01 06:22:38 PM  
2004-11-01 06:41:37 PM  
2004-11-01 06:43:28 PM  

*clap, clap*
2004-11-01 06:49:07 PM  

*clap, clap*

does that mean we can expect some cheating?
2004-11-01 07:03:05 PM  
does that mean we can expect some cheating?

Yep, by both sides. That's why there are 20,000 lawyers involved.
2004-11-01 07:45:49 PM  
Thank You, ahead of time, for voting.

/Let the lawsuits begin....
2004-11-01 08:35:07 PM  

shhhhhh.... it'll all be over soon. Go vote.
2004-11-01 08:47:52 PM  
Voting 3rd party is a good thing, just don't do it on the national level. The 3rd party candidates are even worse than Bush/Kerry. None are ready for the presidency.

Before anyone starts biatching about the lack of choice in this year's presidential election, you only have yourself to blame. If you did not participate in primaries, then how can you possibly expect a better choice?
2004-11-01 08:59:45 PM  
All right Farkers. Tomorrow/Today is November Second. Election Day. Those of you who are 18+, and registered, go vote. I don't care for who, just farking vote.

Undecideds: If there are any, wtf? Choose, and quickly

Those of you not voting, you have forfeited your right to biatch about any and every governmental decision until the next pertinent election takes place, and ONLY if you vote in that said election. Here's a preemptive STFU.

Those of you under 18, be sure to register at your 18th birthday

The rest of the world: Go about your business.

May the best mud-slingers win.

/steps off the podium, has a beer
2004-11-01 09:19:56 PM  
Nebraska Farkers: you wanted gambling on the ballot, you got it! Get out and vote! Props 417-420 would allow two casinos, one in Omaha and one TBD along with slots in bars. Amendment 3 would allow 2 casinos and revune sharing TBD. If you are against gambling vote no on Amendment 3 and props 417-420. If you are pro gambling, vote for Amendment 3 and 417-420 (or any parts thereof). Remember, you don't have to vote 417-420 inclusive, voting just 417 and 418 legalizes gambling.
2004-11-01 09:21:41 PM  
Thanks bargirl24 I'm a first time voter (college student) and I registerd on Oct 9 and did not reiceve anything in the mail. Through your site I found some numbers and made some phone calls and confirmed that I was registerd and that the voting place is down the street. Now to google details on each local proposition (Sacramento).
2004-11-01 09:27:44 PM  
Glad we could help, and thanks for being responsible and taking the time to learn about the propositions on your ballot.
2004-11-01 09:30:13 PM  
As your collective imaginary friend, I implore you all to vote.


Also, send me money.
2004-11-01 09:31:12 PM  
Is there any way to ban over-18 American Farkers from participating in flamewars for the next for years if they don't vote?
2004-11-01 09:32:03 PM  
Yes, everyone send ECIF money
2004-11-02 12:35:58 AM  
I'm going to have to disagree with most all of Quick1's 08:47:52 PM post. Voting for third parties is a very good thing, even at the national level. I could not live with myself if I voted for Bush/Kerry when I knew that there was a candidate running that I could support, but allowed myself to be caught up in the partisan bickering and was forced to vote for one or the other. And I did not participate in the Democrat or Republican primaries because even in the list of candidates for primaries there were no good candidates. I expect a better choice by standing up to the two major parties and saying "not with my vote you don't." As more and more people are willing to not vote Republican/Democrat they will have to start to listen, or they will fall to the wayside.
2004-11-02 01:25:40 AM  
And I did not participate in the Democrat or Republican primaries because even in the list of candidates for primaries there were no good candidates.

There were nine candidates, all with a fairly wide number of views, and none of them fit you? What the heck were you looking for?

That assumes of course, that you are a Democrat. If you are a Republican, then it's understandable that Bush was about your only choice.
2004-11-02 01:34:50 AM  
I'm a Libertarian, and of course none of them wanted to reduce the size and scope of government, and that's what I was looking for.
2004-11-02 01:41:24 AM  
That's understandable, especially with the relative extinction of the "small-government" Republicans.
2004-11-02 01:43:26 AM  
If you really want a third party to become viable, then dammit, you have to start canvassing on November 3rd. And you have to keep doing it loudly until 2008. Period. You can't start campaigning at the same time the Big Two do and expect to get the same results. It's too late this year. A third party vote, right here, right now, is a waste. There are only two viable options, and unless you really, honestly believe that the one is every bit as bad as the other, you really should be playing the odds now and then playing your conscience for the next four years. This is not the year. If nothing else, there's the whole split government thing to think about.
2004-11-02 04:44:47 AM  
All i can picture is Karl Rove masturbating furiously. Wtf is wrong with me?


Remember folks, excitable folks especially, we need to keep it civil and back away for a step when we feel we can't.
2004-11-02 05:02:28 AM  
Happy election day my American friends! Now please do the world a favour and get that monkey out of office, aside from his baffling stupidity & warmongering, I can't stand that little sly smirk he does all the time. Besides, Zombie jokes are so much fun... I mean, who doesn't love zombies?
2004-11-02 05:35:27 AM  
Greetings from Tokyo, where I plan on staying up all night and all morning (...and all afternoon and all night and all morning, if need be) until we have a winner. If Kerry wins, we drink. If Bush wins, we drink the poison kool aid.

In addition, the newly-launched ChimpyMcFlightSuit.Com will be offering news and analysis from a wide variety of sources (basically, anyone who's agreed to join me on my mad quest to start a poliblog) over the course of the day.
2004-11-02 05:38:58 AM  
I can't stand to even look at bush's face anymore. It's gonna take generations to correct what he screwed up.
2004-11-02 06:55:19 AM  
can we at least try to be civil to each other today?

/goes to get showered, so she can stand in line.
2004-11-02 06:58:18 AM  
can we at least try to be civil to each other today?

Is that civil as in civil war?


2004-11-02 06:58:36 AM  
Was in line at 5:30 - one of the first in my state to press a button to get rid of that pseudo-christian, draft-dodging chickenhawk moron. Now it's up to you.
2004-11-02 06:59:08 AM  
voting? thats so like four days ago
2004-11-02 07:04:29 AM  
This will be the 3rd time I have voted in a Presidential election. The first was when I as 18 in 1992. I think I was drunk when I did it too.

Liquor happens to be around for most of my firsts. Except driving.
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