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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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2004-11-02 07:04:39 AM  
I Voted
2004-11-02 07:05:45 AM  
2004-11-02 07:06:03 AM  
I'm going to be dragging everyone I know to the polls today.

Unfortunately, I don't know anybody.

Doesn't matter. Still going to vote! And you should too.
2004-11-02 07:06:57 AM  
I just wish all the cowards who scream "nuke Iraq" would go enlist.

/ you aren't going to be able to stay awake long enough tonight to see who wins, we won't know til Monday.
2004-11-02 07:08:19 AM  
I am in Florida and my driver's license's address isn't updated. Will they still let me vote?

What does it matter, my vote doesn't count... I'm in Florida.
2004-11-02 07:08:40 AM  

Bush giving the middle finger running for Governor.

Funny... he seems to have done the same thing during his entire illegitimate presidency.
2004-11-02 07:10:14 AM  

The world is watching you!
2004-11-02 07:10:58 AM  
From the capital of 'coffee' shops I hereby declare that entry to our country will be blocked for those who do not vote today.

Sorry, it just has to be clear.
2004-11-02 07:11:07 AM  
Is it legal to assault electioneers with nerf bats? I would *so* love to do that. If it was legal, that is. Either side ... doesn't matter. They're predators in need of ruthless nerf battery.
2004-11-02 07:11:13 AM  
If they say you can't(due to the incorrect location) vote I think you can request a provisional, or is it provincial, ballot.
2004-11-02 07:11:21 AM  
I look forward to seeing Weaver95 cry later tonight.
2004-11-02 07:12:49 AM  
Thanks UB, it says on the ballot that if I forget my driver's license I can still go ahead and vote so I don't see a problem with it. I just don't want to stand in line for an hour for nothing.
2004-11-02 07:14:00 AM  
For some reason, I have the feeling that this election's end won't be preceeded by a massive recount/lawsuit/supreme court wiping its collective blue-veined ass on the constitution orgy like last time--It'd be way too obvious, and it would stink even stronger a second time--
2004-11-02 07:14:53 AM  
As an observer (i.e. not from the U.S.), just let me wish you luck and a relatively uncontested outcome.

Go vote, people!
2004-11-02 07:16:14 AM  
If you're an undecided democrat, vote for Nader...

If you're an undecided republican, vote for Bush!!!

Bush will win!
2004-11-02 07:16:21 AM  
But....but..I want to take the beer with me..


My understanding is that if you cast a provisional in the wrong place, your vote may be thrown out. To ensure it gets counted you should vote normally or with a provisional ballot only in your proper polling place.
2004-11-02 07:17:13 AM  
I really think Bush is going to win. :/ I hope i'm wrong.

I thought the Jets were going to lose last night, and I was wrong! So cross your fingers.
2004-11-02 07:17:21 AM  
First time voter here. I'm happy I have the privelage.
2004-11-02 07:18:07 AM  
Ohio Farkette checking in. Got there a few minutes after the polls opened, around 6:35 am. Already the line was going out the door...but that's probably because my precinct votes in the dinky communications center here in town.

Voted for Peroutka/Baldwin, made darn SURE that's what I punched, there were no hanging chads, I'm glad to say. :)
2004-11-02 07:18:10 AM  
I am leaving in about 25 minutes to cast my vote for Kerry. My conscience will then be clear, and even if Bush wins and the world goes straight to hell, I'll know that I did what I could to stop him.
2004-11-02 07:19:34 AM  
Well folks, it is finally here, it's votin' day. May god have mercy on us all regardless of political affiliation. May the best man win. And may we all survive the next four years regardless of who the victor is.

All I know is I've got 2 bottles in the fridge, One I call HOPE (a bottle a vueve cliquot) the other I call Steely Resolve (a bottle of grey goose). Either way I'm gettin' drunk.

/back to partisan bickering
2004-11-02 07:19:40 AM  
Maine, New York, Vermont, Virginia, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Indiana en Kentucky

2004-11-02 07:20:29 AM  
Already, in just one county in Florida, more than 500 votes have been disqualified (according to a Sky News reporter).

Party time for the lawyers already
2004-11-02 07:20:42 AM  

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?

270 is if you're only counting TWO candidates. If Bush got 270, that would leave Kerry with 269.

I would think that whoever picks up the majority would win. If Peroutka got 200, Bush 170, and Kerry 169, Peroutka would be the winner.
2004-11-02 07:22:07 AM  
I for one am not voting, and I'm quite annoyed at this 'who cares go out and vote and count crap' I don't agree with any of them, I think both are retards, and I don't want to see either in office. Does this mean I should pick the one most in common with my ideals? Well, tell you what, they're both pretty damn far away. Neither deserve my vote, and I'm definatly not going to balance upon which evil I prefer. I'll just be content with the idea that, it wasn't me who screwed us this time!
2004-11-02 07:22:13 AM  
May the worst man lose!
2004-11-02 07:22:46 AM  
F1RST V0+E!111!!!11010!010!01one101

I think I'm going to wait at the polling place for about an hour before it opens. Considering it is across the street from my house.

/gets a front-row view of the ensuing riot and burnination of the polling place
2004-11-02 07:23:12 AM  
Serious Question: I found out that the polling places in my area use DRE (Evoting) and Paper Ballots.

If I get to the polling place and discover that they have a E-Voting machine, is there any legal way I can request a good ol fashion paper ballot so I may sure that my vote is counted correctly?
(In Pennslyvania, doesn't want a hard drive crash to screw me)
2004-11-02 07:23:41 AM  
If Peroutka won... I would move to Canada.
2004-11-02 07:23:41 AM  
...Peroutka would be the winner...

2004-11-02 07:24:15 AM  
I just got back from voting (I was #7, hehehe!) and my adivce is this:


There is a 30 minute wait at my polling place already, and its only 7:15. (And I live in a tiny town in PA, so thats saying something)

Go vote!

Unless you're voting for Bush, then you can stay home!

(Just teasing!)
2004-11-02 07:24:37 AM  
It doesn't work like that. If no candidate gets a majority (50% or more), it goes to the house.
2004-11-02 07:24:53 AM  
Just went to my local polling place........... farking packed!

/going back later after a few drinks
2004-11-02 07:25:41 AM  

If Peroutka won... I would move to Canada.

If either Bush or Kerry wins I'm moving to Canada.

/starts packing
2004-11-02 07:26:16 AM  
All pray for my soul,

I cannot vote today, with no absentee ballot, and no way of returning to Illinois from where I am, at least the state's a lock.
2004-11-02 07:27:09 AM  
Just went to my local polling place........... farking packed!

Yeah, you might want to hold out for a couple hours. Waiting in line is just an invitation to get your ass stomped.
2004-11-02 07:27:33 AM  

It doesn't work like that. If no candidate gets a majority (50% or more), it goes to the house.

You sure about that? Hm.

Then again, I'm sure that situation hasn't occurred in 100 years or so...where a third party actually picks up enough votes.

I was just using my brand of logic. :)
2004-11-02 07:27:40 AM  
Farking shiat. You can't register and vote the same day.

Thanks for the list, I called the voter hotline. The cutoff was Oct 4. I didn't get my absentee ballot yet, soooo i'm farked.

At least I can watch CNN.
2004-11-02 07:27:48 AM  
OMG I totally can't believe bush didn't tackle osama bin doodoo head on the whitehouse lawn yesterday!!!111
2004-11-02 07:28:59 AM  
Please vote, and if you are of "Draft age", don't think for a minute that Bush would not go back on his word, should he win the election !!!!
2004-11-02 07:29:59 AM  
Just got back from voting. My first time. Voted Kerry. E-Vote, probably will be stolen.

It was a nice experience nonetheless. There was a line of about 200 when the doors opened at 7am. A Bush supporter and I had a good laugh when the fool at the front of the line threw a fit when told she was waiting in line for the wrong precinct, despite the sign on the door.

Have fun at the polls and remember to be courteous!

2004-11-02 07:30:55 AM  


Just go in and ask for a provisional ballot. They should be required to give you one, provided you have proper identification. For more info, just google "provisional ballot" and your state.
2004-11-02 07:31:21 AM  
2004-11-02 07:27:40 AM ZzeusS

Farking shiat. You can't register and vote the same day.

Thanks for the list, I called the voter hotline. The cutoff was Oct 4. I didn't get my absentee ballot yet, soooo i'm farked.

Already, a disenfranchised Florida voter.
2004-11-02 07:31:25 AM  
There are more than two candidates in this election. I believe I counted 6 or 7 official candidates on my absentee ballot, with a space for a write-in. No, a third party will not win the election, but gaining a certain percentage of the vote does give them support for future elections. If you don't fit in with the two party system, at least make an attempt to change it.
2004-11-02 07:32:41 AM  
2004-11-02 07:30:55 AM flackbish



Just go in and ask for a provisional ballot.

Make sure you go to the proper polling place based on your address.
2004-11-02 07:33:05 AM  
I'm also happy to report that there wasn't some Michael Moore-type dude harassing voters at my polling place. Just had the usual elderly ladies sitting at the table. You just tell them your name, they flip through a print-out, you sign your name, and they hand you a ballot. I didn't even have to show my ID or my voter registration card.

Now my husband didn't bother to change his address (and we moved in 2001). It used to be that our old precinct and our current one met in the same building. He's going to have to find out where 3C votes if he wants to vote. In '02 I told the ladies at the 3C table I was now in 3E, they just gave me a change of address form and had me go to the 3E table.

I voted for Peroutka/Baldwin for President, Republican for everyone else. :)
2004-11-02 07:33:37 AM  
Man that felt good, watching the paper slide in the slot! I dont know if its just this election this year or what, but I have never before been so compelled to vote.
2004-11-02 07:33:48 AM  
nudc: You would be correct, and I agree with 0 of them. As for write in, what exactly would I write? Yes, it'd be a 'start' to actually trying to do what I want, but I'm smart enough to know that it'll never happen and I wasted .30c in gas. However, if I could change the two party system I would, but I can pretty much gaurantee if I go vote right now, that tomorrow it's still going to be there. Don't mean to sound rude, but *shrug* Just don't see much point for me. :)
2004-11-02 07:33:52 AM  

Nope, doesn't work that way. If no candidate gets a clear majority, the vote goes to the HoR, where they vote by state delegation (i think). This happened in, I think, the 1800 election? I'm sketchy on the history.
2004-11-02 07:33:53 AM  
God help us, it's Election Day.

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