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(AP)   Candidate's two voting-aged sons don't bother to cast ballots. Election ends in a tie   (hosted.ap.org ) divider line
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2006-05-04 08:07:20 AM  
Funny would be if the guy lost by 2 votes, and the sons admitted to voting against him!
 
2006-05-04 08:25:15 AM  
More deserving of the sad tag.

/I'd love to see a race for President decided by a coin toss.
//Not really.
 
2006-05-04 08:34:03 AM  
And the Democrats wonder why they can't win any elections.

/Maybe it's NOT the voting machines.
 
2006-05-04 08:39:10 AM  
images.ibsys.com

Sorry, dad. It slipped my mind.

/Instant Fark cliche
 
2006-05-04 08:39:24 AM  
The assumption here is that they "forgot", but maybe they didn't want to vote for their father.

(Am I the only one who thinks it's inappropriate to publish whether or not a specific individual casts a ballot in an election?)
 
2006-05-04 08:53:21 AM  
"GO TO YOUR ROOM"
 
2006-05-04 08:54:50 AM  
InflatableJesus: (Am I the only one who thinks it's inappropriate to publish whether or not a specific individual casts a ballot in an election?)

I agree. It's none of the public's business if a person votes, unless the person chooses to make that information public.
 
2006-05-04 09:06:29 AM  
(Am I the only one who thinks it's inappropriate to publish whether or not a specific individual casts a ballot in an election?)

Nope. I think it sucks too.
 
2006-05-04 09:14:10 AM  
www.garmentdistrict.com
 
2006-05-04 09:14:25 AM  
(Am I the only one who thinks it's inappropriate to publish whether or not a specific individual casts a ballot in an election?)

Why not? It's a matter of easily obtained public record.
 
2006-05-04 09:40:22 AM  
Wait, they settle ties by a friggin coin flip?
 
2006-05-04 10:33:24 AM  
Aexia: Why not? It's a matter of easily obtained public record.

good point. What WOULD be inappropriate would be to disclose who an individual voted for, but that kind of data shouldn't exist.
 
2006-05-04 10:42:41 AM  
Aexia: Why not? It's a matter of easily obtained public record.

Well, then the easily obtained public record is what I have the issue with. The election committee certifies the ballots, and the raw numbers are made public. Everybody gets one vote. If you don't vote, you effectively turned in a blank ballot. Is it a secret ballot or not? If they can keep who voted for who secret, they can keep who voted secret. Be consistent.
 
2006-05-04 10:52:25 AM  
They voted against him

I would have did the same to my dad
 
2006-05-04 01:11:02 PM  
Sorry Dad...

/Oh my eye! Im so poorly constructed
 
2006-05-04 01:15:04 PM  
Probably been told to many times, "If you can't vote anything nice, don't vote anything at all."
 
2006-05-04 01:16:13 PM  
photo.sing365.com

They were busy on a mission from God.
 
2006-05-04 01:52:46 PM  
There is a general apathy in voting.


Arnold Schwarzenegger missed voting 50% of the time, after gaining his citizenship in 1983

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003​/08/12/M N277951.DTL

Bill Frist didn't START voting until he was 36 years old.
Six years later he was a U.S. Senator


http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0212/23/lol.05.html

I'm proud to say I've voted in every election since 1972 and only once saw the person I voted for elected, that was Jesse "The Body" Ventura in 1998.

Many see the choices as poor...the lesser of two evils.

Obviously if you can't get the support of your own sons you better look at maybe getting out of politics but maybe those boys will follow in their dad's footprints seems to work one dysfunctional family we all know.
 
2006-05-04 02:26:21 PM  
Of course, if the two had indeed voted, the result could still have been a tie.
 
2006-05-04 03:18:34 PM  
Rob4127: Of course, if the two had indeed voted, the result could still have been a tie.

Hell, all of Volusia County, FL could have voted and the results still could have been a tie.

img355.imageshack.us
 
2006-05-04 03:22:45 PM  
If you can't convince your own children that it's important to vote, you have no business holding public office.
 
2006-05-04 03:50:21 PM  
"Oh they will, let me tell you,"

No wire coat hangers.
 
2006-05-04 05:13:29 PM  
At that age, I would have written in, "None of the Above" if it were my dad. Same net effect; far more infuriating reason.
 
2006-05-05 09:49:47 AM  
West_Side_Charlie: If you can't convince your own children that it's important to vote, you have no business holding public office.

Word.
 
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