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(NBC News)   By the time you read this, over half the states will have early voting active. If you've made up your mind, get up, get dressed, get a ballot filled out and let's get this over with   (firstread.nbcnews.com) divider line 17
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2012-09-22 10:26:37 AM
3 votes:
I don't like early or absentee voting. For myself, I mean. I like waking up at 5 AM on election day and getting to the polls right when they open and participating in the event. Makes me feel all civic-y.
2012-09-22 12:43:42 PM
2 votes:

theknuckler_33: Bill Frist: DamnYankees: I don't like early or absentee voting. For myself, I mean. I like waking up at 5 AM on election day and getting to the polls right when they open and participating in the event. Makes me feel all civic-y.

I think I've only ever voted in person once. Just move around too much.

I'm the polar opposite. I've been in the same district (indeed, same house) since 2000, my polling place is about a mile away from home and I have been working from home on Tuesday's since at least 2004. I go at lunch, walk there, vote in 2 minutes because hardly anyone is there that time of day, and am back in time to make a sandwich. It's beautiful.


you must not live in a big city. they have to wait in line for hours. especially the black neighborhoods in GOP controlled states. in 2004 they had to wait all day in Cleveland,,in the cold rain..to vote.

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2012-09-22 05:07:14 PM
1 votes:

404 page not found: BMulligan: 404 page not found: Just moved to Greenwood.

Have you been to Chuck's Hop Shop? If not, run - don't walk! - to the corner of 85th and 8th immediately.

Hey man, if they are handing out free beer, let me know! But if it's just a place I need to patronize, I'll get there eventually. Mrs. 404 has me working on the honey-do list. Starting clinical rotations on Monday (surgery). I won't be around much for the next year.


It's the beer snob Mecca. Maybe not free beer, exactly, but Chuck prefers not to sell you anything until you've had at least two or three samples. Also, at least one night a week (usually Friday) he has a tasting function, where a particular brewer shows off their new beers - you buy a cup for a dollar and you're good to go for the night. And the best part is that it's not a tavern. You can take your kid with you.
2012-09-22 04:29:13 PM
1 votes:
You people and your silly poling places, how quaint. Join us in the 21st century and do it all vote-by-mail. I never have to show my ID to vote. I get my ballot in the mail a few weeks in advance, fill it out and sign it and then drop it off at my local library at my convenience. We've been doing it this way for a decade. I believe the state of Washington has finally converted to vote-by-mail as well. But maybe we are just smarter up here in the NW?
2012-09-22 03:12:03 PM
1 votes:

Close2TheEdge: Here's some amazing news. Most "independents" are anything but. They like to believe they are conscious arbiters of the truth, and vote based on their logical analysis of the candidates. Reality is, they already lean one way or the other, and call themselves independent because it sounds smart and trendy.


A smidge less than two-thirds are that sort. (One-third Democratic, one-third Republican.) Another 25% are pretty much "low information voters" -- although they're the least likely to even be registered to vote. They tend not to lean one way or another to even care to show up.

The last share (about one-in-eight) of "independents" are the ones the others all like to think of themselves as -- those who carefully think about the candidates and issues, and vote sometimes one way and sometimes another. But that leaves them a rare beast indeed. 

(Linky.) 
2012-09-22 02:32:19 PM
1 votes:

404 page not found: Quadruple Entendre: no possible event could occur between now and November to make you change your mind

Like, say, maybe we find out Sheriff Joe is right and 0bummer is really a ferner or maybe that Romney is actually NOT severely conservative?


Or maybe you find out that someone you favor in any of the races has a serious skeleton in their closet that comes out between now and election day.

It's not just the presidential race that's at stake. Your vote means something. Reserve it until you're fully educated. There is a LOT more to be learned between now and November about all the candidates.

Yeah, I know, that's boring, and would require taking an active interest in something of more substance than OMG RMONEY WILL STEEL YOUR MEDICAREZ! or OMG 0BAMA IS A MUSLIN!!11! There's more to the responsibility of voting than just picking a team. It's not a fkin football game.

FFS people, human beings died for your right to vote.
2012-09-22 12:49:22 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: I don't like early or absentee voting. For myself, I mean. I like waking up at 5 AM on election day and getting to the polls right when they open and participating in the event. Makes me feel all civic-y.


I know the feeling. Shiat, I took off the last two Presidential Election Days to help with GOTV stuff but once that wound down I just sat back and enjoyed the feeling of it all. It really is cool.

Anyway, I wish to hell we could get a national early voting policy that applied to all 50 states. And like someone else said, just start the voting period and don't stop it until the evening of Election Day.

It'll never happen, but it would be nice.
2012-09-22 12:34:12 PM
1 votes:

RogermcAllen: LouDobbsAwaaaay: darkedgefan: What's the point. I live in NYC and want to vote for Romney. NYS will be blue until the end of time. I wish I could vote in OH or FL where my vote would matter.

Pretty sure moving out of New York isn't a crime.

What he means to say is that the current all or nothing electoral college system leaves a lot of voters disenfranchised because their vote literally means nothing. If you live in Illinois below I-80 your vote for president does not matter, Chicago will carry the state for the Democrats even if everyone else votes Republican.


I certainly agree. But he "wished" for something that is 100% achievable. The question is whether voting in a swing-state is worth moving to OH or FL (I would guess the answer is: no).
2012-09-22 12:19:26 PM
1 votes:

Gergesa: Remember if you are nonwhite then you vote on November 3rd.


Know how I know you haven't looked at a calendar? :)

(The 3rd is a Saturday, Election Day is on the 6th)
2012-09-22 12:18:49 PM
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: AngryTeacher: DamnYankees: I don't like early or absentee voting. For myself, I mean. I like waking up at 5 AM on election day and getting to the polls right when they open and participating in the event. Makes me feel all civic-y.

I used to feel that way until I voted in 2004. After two hours in line, I had to go to work. I never voted in that election.

Your employer cannot, by law, punish you for taking time off to vote


LOL, yeah that'll stop them.
2012-09-22 12:18:04 PM
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Most early and absentee votes are never counted. They only waste the labor to actually count them if they think it would make a difference, based on demographic statistics. In other words, they just predict your vote based on polling data and then assume how you would have voted.


Incorrect. (And wow, cynical)

Mail-in and provisional ballots will get counted IF they number more than the margin of victory on election day. By the way, there is often more than one office or provision to vote for on one ballot, so it's likely all ballots will need to be counted.
2012-09-22 12:10:24 PM
1 votes:
Let the vote fraud begin!

Amirite?!?!
2012-09-22 12:07:32 PM
1 votes:
I frankly don't trust my state government with my vote. I feel like early voting just gives them more time to mess with it. The shenanigans during the recall elections have completely erased any faith I have in this state tallying votes honestly.
2012-09-22 09:45:18 AM
1 votes:
I'll be voting early as well. I'm just sick of it all.
Unfortunately, voting early doesn't turn off the ongoing derp fest.
2012-09-22 08:17:04 AM
1 votes:
I still don't get why they call it "early voting", and why they close it for a week before "election day". Just have "voting" open for that entire time span.
2012-09-22 04:58:10 AM
1 votes:

olddeegee: borg: I have to I'm leaving the country in a couple of weeks and not returning until after the election.

No you don't. There are many people across the country who are just too disgusted to vote. Most recently a large number of long time Republicans.


You know thats BS right, this election is close. The polls are dead even. Nobody who regularly votes is staying home.
2012-09-22 03:35:26 AM
1 votes:
I have to I'm leaving the country in a couple of weeks and not returning until after the election.
 
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