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(Reuters)   Mind the (enthusiasm) gap: more Democrats than Republicans are voting early   (reuters.com ) divider line
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2012-10-14 06:33:27 PM  

socratesthekidd: anarchy_x: with the exception of military, there should be no early/mail in voting. It invites fraud.

Im a merchant mariner who will be out of country in november.

Im not military. I shouldnt be allowed to vote?


That depends on who you are trying to vote for.
 
2012-10-14 06:36:27 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Weaver95: i'm actually heading down to DNC headquarters in about an hour or so. anyone in/near the Carlisle area is more than welcome to join me!

Make sure the tape over the door locks isn't as obvious this time.

/too obscure?


lol

/nothing is obscure on Fark
 
2012-10-14 06:46:18 PM  

Weaver95: Whiskey Pete: starsrift: Whiskey Pete: I have another theory: What Romney and Ryan would do to this country if elected frightens even the most lackadaisical voters shiatless. I think this will be reflected in the outcome.

I don't understand.

How can you not want this magical budget of a 20% tax cut across the board, a 2 trillion increase in military spending, a maintain of social spending, and elimination of the deficit, all paid for via closing a few tax code loopholes that only detrimentally impact the 1%?

I think it's fantastic.

I'm looking forward to the all-expenses paid trip to Iran! Of course after a dozen years of war Romney will have to reinstate the draft instate "compulsory patriotism" in order to have enough cannon fodder.

the GOP policy of no abortions and no birth control suddenly starts to make a lot more sense....


We're going to have a 40-year war?

I guess that would follow.
 
2012-10-14 06:55:55 PM  

Gyrfalcon:

We're going to have a 40-year war?

I guess that would follow.


Pfft... Europe has already scored the 60 years war and the 100 years war. You think Romney's going to be outdone by a bunch of limp wristed Frenchmen?
 
2012-10-14 07:07:15 PM  

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 350x480]



OK, I luld.
 
2012-10-14 07:18:03 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: There are a good number of folks who don't like Obama, but they aren't necessarily motivated to vote for Romney.


Gary Johnson is getting 6% of the vote in New Mexico.
Weirdly, Obama was ahead of Romney in the most recent poll in Arizona.
 
2012-10-14 07:18:19 PM  

Evil High Priest: socratesthekidd: anarchy_x: with the exception of military, there should be no early/mail in voting. It invites fraud.

Im a merchant mariner who will be out of country in november.

Im not military. I shouldnt be allowed to vote?

That depends on who you are trying to vote for.


Vermin supreme/Colbert?
 
2012-10-14 07:19:55 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Libertarians are a pretty weak group, and are basically just a group of disaffected Republicans


Libertarians are Republicans on fiscal policy and Democrats on social policy.
You'd think this would be more popular, but it's not.
 
2012-10-14 07:23:46 PM  

cloud_van_dame: Libertarians are Republicans on fiscal policy and Democrats on social policy.
You'd think this would be more popular, but it's not.



Libertarians are against government money going towards business. That is why they aren't more desirable.
 
2012-10-14 07:25:04 PM  

cloud_van_dame: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Libertarians are a pretty weak group, and are basically just a group of disaffected Republicans

Libertarians are Republicans on fiscal policy and Democrats on social policy.
You'd think this would be more popular, but it's not.


Except around here. Here, the Libertarians are the new neo-fascist party.

That's why I became a Democrat.
 
2012-10-14 07:29:48 PM  
 
2012-10-14 07:34:16 PM  

anarchy_x: with the exception of military, there should be no early/mail in voting. It invites fraud.


Those of us working in embassies and consulates abroad would like to invite you to eat a bag of dicks.
 
2012-10-14 07:53:51 PM  

cloud_van_dame: Libertarians are Republicans on fiscal policy and Democrats on social policy.

 

The most recent incarnation didn't last long before it was apparently co-opted by far right whack-jobs. Reason was a decent magazine at one time, in a matter of months it turned into Fox Lite.
 
2012-10-14 09:01:05 PM  
Presenting the world newest Mormon, still wet behind the ears from that post baptism..


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-14 09:01:54 PM  

Weaver95: Whiskey Pete: Weaver95: the GOP policy of no abortions and no birth control suddenly starts to make a lot more sense....

I've actually seen posts in the Freepersphere indicating that Iran poses a threat to 'Murica and that "something needs to be done". I often wish I was Canadian.

yeah, every time a Republican starts talking about invading Iran I ask them when they're going to join up and can I give them a lift to the enlistment center....they almost always change the subject at that point.


... Or bring up previously unknown "medical conditions".
 
2012-10-14 09:25:42 PM  
With people like tht why have debates. Just vote your blind allegiance and leave the rest of us to decide the election.
 
2012-10-14 10:08:54 PM  

anarchy_x: with the exception of military, there should be no early/mail in voting. It invites fraud.


not sure if trolling, or republican.
 
2012-10-14 10:39:11 PM  
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls

I still have trouble grasping this one, imagining that there are that many spiteful ignorant people out there who think Romney is a "clear choice." Dude is farking scary. Who wants to elect a scary out of touch fark to the Presidency?

Not sure I really want to know why.
 
2012-10-14 11:12:41 PM  
Most states have not started in-person early voting, so the article must be referring to absentee voting. Military absentee ballots have not been mailed yet to my knowledge, so the bulk of those votes are college kids who can't make it home.

So the headline should accurately read, "Obama popular among college kids." And therefore should have the "Obvious" tag.
 
2012-10-15 12:03:11 AM  

whidbey: President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls

I still have trouble grasping this one, imagining that there are that many spiteful ignorant people out there who think Romney is a "clear choice." Dude is farking scary. Who wants to elect a scary out of touch fark to the Presidency?

Not sure I really want to know why.


Do I need to remind you that the current president is not white?
 
2012-10-15 01:40:17 AM  

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Will somebody please get that crying eagle a damn drink already?


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2012-10-15 01:58:34 AM  

anarchy_x: with the exception of military, there should be no early/mail in voting. It invites fraud.


Ah yes, we should do everything we can to keep people from voting to prevent fraud that doesn't exist.


Republicans. Cheat to win.
 
2012-10-15 02:06:24 AM  

Proteios1: With people like tht why have debates. Just vote your blind allegiance and leave the rest of us to decide the election.


Not everyone needs a reality TV popularity contest to know the positions that candidates have already outlined.

But then some of us can count higher than potato.
 
2012-10-15 02:50:54 AM  

bigtommyg: Most states have not started in-person early voting, so the article must be referring to absentee voting. Military absentee ballots have not been mailed yet to my knowledge, so the bulk of those votes are college kids who can't make it home.

So the headline should accurately read, "Obama popular among college kids." And therefore should have the "Obvious" tag.


My county started early in-person voting last week, and absentee ballots were in the voter's hot little hands last Wednesday.

/but don't let being wrong stop you from making your partisan rant
 
2012-10-15 03:16:06 AM  
So here's my question. If Democrats get what they want with early voting AND Republicans get what they want with Voter ID, how do you provide your ID when you mail in your ballot?

/Dun dun DUN!!!
//Probably would show the ID at registration, but I dunno
 
2012-10-15 05:00:42 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: anarchy_x: with the exception of military, there should be no early/mail in voting. It invites fraud.

Fraud on the part of the voter, or on the part of the people who count the votes? Because if it's the latter then I agree. I won't vote early because I don't trust my DERPy republican state-government to not toss all the early votes from my left-leaning county into a giant kiln.


I'm registered in a right-leaning county, and on top of that I'm registered Republican. I'm not worried about them throwing my vote out, much like I wasn't worried about them accidentally purging me from the rolls.
 
2012-10-15 05:56:34 AM  

randomjsa: At this point we're calling that the desperation gap.


I've come to expect a higher level of Maximum Trolling from you. Stop phoning it in.

Don't let me down. Because I hate it when I get attached to a troll only to find out they're simply an asshole.
 
2012-10-15 03:07:39 PM  

dickfreckle: randomjsa: At this point we're calling that the desperation gap.

I've come to expect a higher level of Maximum Trolling from you. Stop phoning it in.

Don't let me down. Because I hate it when I get attached to a troll only to find out they're simply an asshole.


We need to talk. I have some bad news...
 
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