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2012-11-06 09:14:10 AM  

evoke: I remember the polls favoring Kerry just before the election back in '04 as well. I voted for Bush that year - first time I was eligible to vote. In '08 I voted for McCain. So I am 1 out of 2 so far. Today I am voting for Romney and there is no doubt in my mind that he's going to win it.


You popped your Presidential cherry with Dubya? I'm so sorry. My first Presidential vote was Clinton in 96.

I'm also a Presidential hipster, as I voted for Harry Browne in 2000 (Bought into the "no difference between Bush and Gore" argument. Oops). I was into the Libertarian party before it became all mainstream.
 
2012-11-06 09:14:14 AM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: evoke: I voted for Bush that year - first time I was eligible to vote.

I don't hear an apology in that post. Here, look, this is what it would sound like: It was the first time I was eligible to vote, I was young and stupid.


He is a true believer, unlike the opportunistic Independents™.
 
2012-11-06 09:15:37 AM  

Jaws_Victim: JolobinSmokin: It's been twelve hours in the labor room and still no baby.

Looks like I won't have to pay attention to the election.

People always say babies are blessing...

Now you have to name the baby after whoever wins the presidency. Or name the opposite, Mitt is so cute when the person is not pure evil.


My wife and I planned on posting on FB that her name is Sasha malia-Michele [last name]

We live in Oklahoma so it will freak out our tea bagger family and friends because we've refused to tell her real name.

It will be really fun thanksgiving when I see my extended family for the first time and they haven't heard the truth.

We plan on wearing out ours arms pointing and laughing and saying don't believe eveything you read on FB.

Manical laugh
 
2012-11-06 09:15:37 AM  

Warthog:
Lightweights. My wife was in labor for 42 hours before they decided to cut the baby out with a knife.


After which, I assume your 12 year old son shot your wife in the head, and you had a nervous breakdown.
 
2012-11-06 09:16:21 AM  
BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!
 
2012-11-06 09:16:21 AM  
I'm waiting till after work to vote. I start work about an hour before the polls open, and will get to the polls about two hours before they close. But, my township has a population of about 500 and I don't think I will have to wait in line very long.

/sometimes, I am the only person there
 
2012-11-06 09:16:50 AM  

evoke: I remember the polls favoring Kerry just before the election back in '04 as well. I voted for Bush that year - first time I was eligible to vote. In '08 I voted for McCain. So I am 1 out of 2 so far. Today I am voting for Romney and there is no doubt in my mind that he's going to win it.


It's like you guys aren't even trying.
 
2012-11-06 09:17:01 AM  

wippit: Warthog:
Lightweights. My wife was in labor for 42 hours before they decided to cut the baby out with a knife.

After which, I assume your 12 year old son shot your wife in the head, and you had a nervous breakdown.


Well, his black friend had just been killed.
 
2012-11-06 09:17:18 AM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: evoke: I remember the polls favoring Kerry just before the election back in '04 as well. I voted for Bush that year - first time I was eligible to vote. In '08 I voted for McCain. So I am 1 out of 2 so far. Today I am voting for Romney and there is no doubt in my mind that he's going to win it.

You're going to be disappointed dude. Like, just found out you drunk drove into your own kid's limo on prom night disappointed.


That was a beautiful analogy.
 
2012-11-06 09:18:16 AM  

coeyagi: You mean election fraud or voter suppression? Because voter fraud happens 0.00004% of the time.

But you knew that.


I'm talking about jackholes at the polling place telling me who I should vote for, election signs inside, and/or anything like that. So, guess it isn't voter suppression... more like fraud as it is illegal to have any of that within 100 yards of a polling station.

 
2012-11-06 09:19:09 AM  
VA voter. I got there just about 8 and no lines. My district isn't huge but they said there were a ton of people from 6-7. I vote at an elementary school and the organizers really do a fantastic job every time.

GObama!

/there was a line in 2008 but I got there earlier.
 
2012-11-06 09:19:41 AM  

NateGrey: Some morning reading:

Nov. 5: Late Poll Gains for Obama Leave Romney With Longer Odds

[static5.businessinsider.com image 361x265]


Romney's chances are actually up to 8.4% in the latest update.

FEEL THE MITTMENTUM
 
2012-11-06 09:19:48 AM  

Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!




for once in your sorry lives, Repugs, take it like a Man and don't blame Hurricane Sandy, or God for your loss. take responsibility for once in your lives and look in the mirror and blame YOURSELVES.

you'll be better for it.
 
2012-11-06 09:20:36 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-06 09:21:24 AM  

Elvis_Bogart: Just vote, damn you. I don't care who you vote for, just get off your ass and do it. At least pretend to give a rat's ass.


This morning's conversation with an "undecided coworker".

"You vote yet?"
"No. I just hate them both so much."
"Yeah, It's been tough to deal with this election season for sure."
"I mean, if you can't get gas prices down, why should I vote for you?"
"Well, .. gas prices are down. Nationwide."
"Oh yeah, how convenient."
"It is because of the giant storm that knocked out the North East. They aren't buying gas at the moment which is driving down national demand. Has nothing to do with the president, it was just a point of order."
"Well, if he cared so much about jobs why'd he pass that health care bill?"

-_-

I just turned around and got to work at that point.
 
2012-11-06 09:21:35 AM  
Voted, then got a peppermint mocha because I have a standing personal vow to not drink alcohol until after noon.

Come 12:01, though, you better farking believe I'm going to be hitting the bottle. I expect to come up for air in time for the daily show.
 
2012-11-06 09:21:39 AM  

Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!


Why so much liberal hate in this thread? Are you completely unable to carry on a conversation or post in a thread without revealing your mental instability?

Take a chill pill and let the grownups post.
 
2012-11-06 09:21:47 AM  

Carn: VA voter. I got there just about 8 and no lines. My district isn't huge but they said there were a ton of people from 6-7. I vote at an elementary school and the organizers really do a fantastic job every time.

GObama!

/there was a line in 2008 but I got there earlier.


In 2004, ,I stood in line for 2 hours. I looked at the selection in 2008 and felt neither candidate was worth it. Romney asked if I am doing better than 4 years ago, and the truth is: Yes I am. I am making double the money I was at that time at a much better Non-Profit Organization. He said he will stop government funding to NPO's, so he doesn't get my vote.

Romney wants to make me part of the problem by putting me out of work. Fark you, Romney.
 
2012-11-06 09:21:55 AM  
So here's the question: Go to a bar and get drunk with other people as the results come in, or stay home and get drunk alone as I watch the Fark thread?

I'm a Democrat in a blue district, so I'd be among my own, but I'd walk there and it's freakin cold out. Decisions, decisions....
 
2012-11-06 09:21:59 AM  

Biological Ali: NateGrey: Some morning reading:

Nov. 5: Late Poll Gains for Obama Leave Romney With Longer Odds

[static5.businessinsider.com image 361x265]

Romney's chances are actually up to 8.4% in the latest update.

FEEL THE MITTMENTUM



I anticipate a good Cornholing this evening/tomorrow when the Republican Pig asses are getting sorer by the minute.
 
2012-11-06 09:23:31 AM  

Leeds: Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!

Why so much liberal hate in this thread? Are you completely unable to carry on a conversation or post in a thread without revealing your mental instability?

Take a chill pill and let the grownups post.




after seeing the shenanigans pulled by republicans over the last 12 years, its difficult to be objective. i have this deep hatred of pathological liars in our Congress.
 
2012-11-06 09:23:41 AM  

Linux_Yes: Biological Ali: NateGrey: Some morning reading:

Nov. 5: Late Poll Gains for Obama Leave Romney With Longer Odds

[static5.businessinsider.com image 361x265]

Romney's chances are actually up to 8.4% in the latest update.

FEEL THE MITTMENTUM


I anticipate a good Cornholing this evening/tomorrow when the Republican Pig asses are getting sorer by the minute.


Prepare for maximum GOP whargarbl....I predict Rush and Palin will blow no less than four blood vessels between them....Rush and Palin....*shudder*
 
2012-11-06 09:23:57 AM  

Leeds: Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!

Why so much liberal hate in this thread? Are you completely unable to carry on a conversation or post in a thread without revealing your mental instability?

Take a chill pill and let the grownups post.


Trying to talk sense into Linux_Yes?

You must be new here...
 
2012-11-06 09:24:05 AM  
What is this "election" thing you people speak of? This is the first I've heard of it.
 
2012-11-06 09:24:21 AM  

BeesNuts: Elvis_Bogart: Just vote, damn you. I don't care who you vote for, just get off your ass and do it. At least pretend to give a rat's ass.

This morning's conversation with an "undecided coworker".

"You vote yet?"
"No. I just hate them both so much."
"Yeah, It's been tough to deal with this election season for sure."
"I mean, if you can't get gas prices down, why should I vote for you?"
"Well, .. gas prices are down. Nationwide."
"Oh yeah, how convenient."
"It is because of the giant storm that knocked out the North East. They aren't buying gas at the moment which is driving down national demand. Has nothing to do with the president, it was just a point of order."
"Well, if he cared so much about jobs why'd he pass that health care bill?"

-_-

I just turned around and got to work at that point.


Funny. At that point I think I would have turned to murder-suicide.
 
2012-11-06 09:25:11 AM  

497.5 Feet of Rope: No! It's a ruse! Don't post in this thread--your post only counts in the other thread!


this is the electoral college thread, your post doesn't count in any thread
 
2012-11-06 09:25:27 AM  
As I was walking to the pool for a morning swim, I came across a parked mini-van with Michigan plates and an Obama-Biden 2012 bumper sticker.

/good omen
//hope whoever owns the mini-van voted before crossing the border
 
2012-11-06 09:25:46 AM  
How confident of a Romney victory are you?

If you think the polls are skewed, the early voting miscalculated, the silent majority and the undecided break are the sort of statisticals that mean the pollsters got it wrong then step right up to Tigger's Gambling Hut.

(Not serious but you'd make a fortune wouldn't you).
 
2012-11-06 09:26:17 AM  

ArgusRun: I'm a Democrat in a blue district, so I'd be among my own, but I'd walk there and it's freakin cold out. Decisions, decisions....


Alcohol makes an effective antifreeze.
 
2012-11-06 09:27:30 AM  

Wyalt Derp: I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.



when you don't vote, you are saying 'yes' to someone else's plan. ---Rachel Maddow, MSNBC.
 
2012-11-06 09:28:06 AM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com 
 
2012-11-06 09:28:21 AM  

vegasj: coeyagi: You mean election fraud or voter suppression? Because voter fraud happens 0.00004% of the time.

But you knew that.

I'm talking about jackholes at the polling place telling me who I should vote for, election signs inside, and/or anything like that. So, guess it isn't voter suppression... more like fraud as it is illegal to have any of that within 100 yards of a polling station.


Ok, fair enough. That's not voter fraud though. Election fraud maybe, although I would just call it Election Law Violations since you're not committing fraud.
 
2012-11-06 09:28:23 AM  

He_Hate_Me: [i67.photobucket.com image 600x515]

In before his site mysteriously goes down, *right-click* + *save image as*



wow, someone's been on the shrooms awhile.
 
2012-11-06 09:28:42 AM  

Wyalt Derp: I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.


I'm aware that this is snark, but for anybody who feels this way, VOTE ANYWAY. Go to the polls, and then, if you really can't vote for either Obama or Romney, then *don't*, but there's all these down ticket races that you should care a great deal about.

And at that point, if you still don't know anything about anything, just toss your vote to a third party or something. For like... Insurance Commissioner.

There is no excuse for not voting.
 
2012-11-06 09:29:19 AM  
I voted, but Im not sure the handy RNC voting guide door hanger sent me to the right polling place. It was very sandy, and I didn't recognize any of my neighbors.

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-06 09:31:21 AM  
National election = national opinion poll (except in some states where the EC is actually determined by the popular vote)
Electoral College is literally the only thing that matters here - if Obama gets 270, he wins. End of story, Romney gets to pack up and fark off.
 
2012-11-06 09:31:36 AM  
I may be calling the ACLU today.
Yesterday my fiance frantically called me explaining that I wasn't registered to vote. I told her she was nuts - I had had my address and registration verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) when I moved back to the area. I logged back into their website, tried modifying my voter registration to my current address, and voila, it says I'm registered to vote at my current address. I go to the Pennsylvania voter registration site, and discover what my fiance was talking about - I am not shown as registered anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

So I call the county election office and spend the next 2 hours on the phone and start getting more of the story. Apparently there were "a number of issues" when they linked the PennDOT system to the election office's system. They are pretty sure that I fell through the cracks, despite doing everything I was supposed to. I have a paper trail of all of this being done.

Apparently PennDOT's system for changing registrations when you change your address of record works by first canceling all registrations (vehicle, drivers' license, and voter) and then sending out notifications of the new registration to the appropriate agencies, without confirmation checks (anyone who writes software can see the issue with this approach). Except mine didn't get sent out. I asked if I could get an approval number, or written notification attesting to this but they refused, and kept saying "we'll call you back this afternoon." I never got a call back.

So this morning I went to the last place where I had voted as stated on the PA voter website for situations like this, and again they confirmed that I am not registered to vote anywhere in the US. So they had me fill out yet another change of address form and a provisional ballot. You know, the same provisional ballots which have a 40-50% chance of being counted. Needless to say, I am pissed.

TL;DR: got screwed out of my vote by the state
 
2012-11-06 09:31:40 AM  

Burr: Leeds: Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!

Why so much liberal hate in this thread? Are you completely unable to carry on a conversation or post in a thread without revealing your mental instability?

Take a chill pill and let the grownups post.

Trying to talk sense into Linux_Yes?

You must be new here...



i find it amusing that republicans seem to think that all they need to do is believe and it'll go their way. reminds me of religious zealots. they think that believing something makes it true. believing is all you need. facts mean nothing. data means nothing.

so pathetic.
 
2012-11-06 09:31:57 AM  
My assistant came in around 9:00 am. She said the voting station crush before work had already drained out, and she didn't have to wait in line. The line was 30-40' out the door when I drove by earlier this morning though.

/early voting in NC was over 2.5 million
//was one of them
 
2012-11-06 09:32:25 AM  
 
2012-11-06 09:32:42 AM  

Wyalt Derp: I've given this election a great deal of thought, and I'm afraid I simply can't vote for either candidate.


===========
Go ahead and leave them blank, write someone in, vote 3rd party BUT...

There are Congress seats at the Federal and State level - there are policy issues.

Make your voice heard - GO VOTE
 
2012-11-06 09:33:57 AM  

Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!


Actually, I'm indifferent about who wins.What inspired me to vote was a self righteous arrogant poster similar to yourself. I felt it was my civic duty to nullify his vote. Sort of like a cock punch for that loudmouth in you local watering hole.

Hopefully you have served as a inspiration to some undecided voter who will follow suit and nullify your vote in a similar fashion.

See, I win, you lose.

Are there any studies out there on how people grudge voted?
 
2012-11-06 09:34:13 AM  
Yea baby! I'm drinking already!

Well, coffee.

/Irish coffee!
//just kidding
///or am i?
////yes, I am
 
2012-11-06 09:35:20 AM  

GhostFish: BeesNuts: Elvis_Bogart: Just vote, damn you. I don't care who you vote for, just get off your ass and do it. At least pretend to give a rat's ass.

This morning's conversation with an "undecided coworker".

"You vote yet?"
"No. I just hate them both so much."
"Yeah, It's been tough to deal with this election season for sure."
"I mean, if you can't get gas prices down, why should I vote for you?"
"Well, .. gas prices are down. Nationwide."
"Oh yeah, how convenient."
"It is because of the giant storm that knocked out the North East. They aren't buying gas at the moment which is driving down national demand. Has nothing to do with the president, it was just a point of order."
"Well, if he cared so much about jobs why'd he pass that health care bill?"

-_-

I just turned around and got to work at that point.

Funny. At that point I think I would have turned to murder-suicide.


She is not a very intelligent person in general, and she makes an artform out of remaining uninformed. Talks over people when they try to explain things *related to her job* to her. Derails meetings with inane conversations about her husband. Gets her political news from Howard Stern.

You're typical American, basically.

Also, Murder Suicide would reflect poorly on my end of year performance review.
 
2012-11-06 09:35:21 AM  

clowncar on fire: Linux_Yes: BEND OVER REPUGS, HERE IS COMES!!!!!



and you all deserve everything you'll get tonight and more. because you made your bets on wall street and corporate slugs sitting on their fat asses in corporate Boardrooms, not The People.

you made your bet against Democracy, and tonight/tomorrow you will pay the price.

so F*ck off!

Actually, I'm indifferent about who wins.What inspired me to vote was a self righteous arrogant poster similar to yourself. I felt it was my civic duty to nullify his vote. Sort of like a cock punch for that loudmouth in you local watering hole.

Hopefully you have served as a inspiration to some undecided voter who will follow suit and nullify your vote in a similar fashion.

See, I win, you lose.

Are there any studies out there on how people grudge voted?


Nullify his vote? You mean vote for theofascism and Bush advisers and Bush-era policies.

C'mon, stop f*cking around.
 
2012-11-06 09:35:34 AM  

scubamage: I may be calling the ACLU today.
Yesterday my fiance frantically called me explaining that I wasn't registered to vote. I told her she was nuts - I had had my address and registration verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) when I moved back to the area. I logged back into their website, tried modifying my voter registration to my current address, and voila, it says I'm registered to vote at my current address. I go to the Pennsylvania voter registration site, and discover what my fiance was talking about - I am not shown as registered anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

So I call the county election office and spend the next 2 hours on the phone and start getting more of the story. Apparently there were "a number of issues" when they linked the PennDOT system to the election office's system. They are pretty sure that I fell through the cracks, despite doing everything I was supposed to. I have a paper trail of all of this being done.

Apparently PennDOT's system for changing registrations when you change your address of record works by first canceling all registrations (vehicle, drivers' license, and voter) and then sending out notifications of the new registration to the appropriate agencies, without confirmation checks (anyone who writes software can see the issue with this approach). Except mine didn't get sent out. I asked if I could get an approval number, or written notification attesting to this but they refused, and kept saying "we'll call you back this afternoon." I never got a call back.

So this morning I went to the last place where I had voted as stated on the PA voter website for situations like this, and again they confirmed that I am not registered to vote anywhere in the US. So they had me fill out yet another change of address form and a provisional ballot. You know, the same provisional ballots which have a 40-50% chance of being counted. Needless to say, I am pissed.

TL;DR: got screwed out of my vote by the state


You can take comfort in the fact that Philly will go for the black man, regardless of how you wanted to vote or who you thought was better.

I know it feels good to vote and I'm sorry that you didn't straighten this out before the election, but if your profile is correct and you really are in Philly then your vote is as meaningless as can be.
 
2012-11-06 09:35:35 AM  

scubamage: I may be calling the ACLU today.
Yesterday my fiance frantically called me explaining that I wasn't registered to vote. I told her she was nuts - I had had my address and registration verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) when I moved back to the area. I logged back into their website, tried modifying my voter registration to my current address, and voila, it says I'm registered to vote at my current address. I go to the Pennsylvania voter registration site, and discover what my fiance was talking about - I am not shown as registered anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

So I call the county election office and spend the next 2 hours on the phone and start getting more of the story. Apparently there were "a number of issues" when they linked the PennDOT system to the election office's system. They are pretty sure that I fell through the cracks, despite doing everything I was supposed to. I have a paper trail of all of this being done.

Apparently PennDOT's system for changing registrations when you change your address of record works by first canceling all registrations (vehicle, drivers' license, and voter) and then sending out notifications of the new registration to the appropriate agencies, without confirmation checks (anyone who writes software can see the issue with this approach). Except mine didn't get sent out. I asked if I could get an approval number, or written notification attesting to this but they refused, and kept saying "we'll call you back this afternoon." I never got a call back.

So this morning I went to the last place where I had voted as stated on the PA voter website for situations like this, and again they confirmed that I am not registered to vote anywhere in the US. So they had me fill out yet another change of address form and a provisional ballot. You know, the same provisional ballots which have a 40-50% chance of being counted. Needless to say, I am pissed.

TL;DR: got screwed out of my vote by the state

===================================================

My husband actually had a similar issue due to motor voter mix up... I hope this isn't a trend.
 
2012-11-06 09:35:49 AM  

Weaver95: copied over from another thread:

I have already voted, and i'm settled in at the democratic party staging area in Carlisle (330 east louder steet). i'm going to be busy here around 9am when our first shift of phone bankers and/or canvassers come in to pick up their packets. I will post updates/pictures via my twitter feed tho, @weaverxp if you're interested and/or want to harass me.

get out there and vote today people! And if you're a central Pa local, come on down to visit...get here before the donuts are gone though or i'm sending you back out for foodage. oh, and i'll be here until we close doors at 8pm! so come down and we'll put you to work.


You've come a long way in the last few years, Mr. Weaver.
 
2012-11-06 09:36:03 AM  

BeesNuts: Elvis_Bogart: Just vote, damn you. I don't care who you vote for, just get off your ass and do it. At least pretend to give a rat's ass.

This morning's conversation with an "undecided coworker".

"You vote yet?"
"No. I just hate them both so much."
"Yeah, It's been tough to deal with this election season for sure."
"I mean, if you can't get gas prices down, why should I vote for you?"
"Well, .. gas prices are down. Nationwide."
"Oh yeah, how convenient."
"It is because of the giant storm that knocked out the North East. They aren't buying gas at the moment which is driving down national demand. Has nothing to do with the president, it was just a point of order."
"Well, if he cared so much about jobs why'd he pass that health care bill?"

-_-

I just turned around and got to work at that point.


What your coworker was thinking: Nailed it.
 
2012-11-06 09:36:49 AM  

scubamage: I may be calling the ACLU today.
Yesterday my fiance frantically called me explaining that I wasn't registered to vote. I told her she was nuts - I had had my address and registration verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) when I moved back to the area. I logged back into their website, tried modifying my voter registration to my current address, and voila, it says I'm registered to vote at my current address. I go to the Pennsylvania voter registration site, and discover what my fiance was talking about - I am not shown as registered anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

So I call the county election office and spend the next 2 hours on the phone and start getting more of the story. Apparently there were "a number of issues" when they linked the PennDOT system to the election office's system. They are pretty sure that I fell through the cracks, despite doing everything I was supposed to. I have a paper trail of all of this being done.

Apparently PennDOT's system for changing registrations when you change your address of record works by first canceling all registrations (vehicle, drivers' license, and voter) and then sending out notifications of the new registration to the appropriate agencies, without confirmation checks (anyone who writes software can see the issue with this approach). Except mine didn't get sent out. I asked if I could get an approval number, or written notification attesting to this but they refused, and kept saying "we'll call you back this afternoon." I never got a call back.

So this morning I went to the last place where I had voted as stated on the PA voter website for situations like this, and again they confirmed that I am not registered to vote anywhere in the US. So they had me fill out yet another change of address form and a provisional ballot. You know, the same provisional ballots which have a 40-50% chance of being counted. Needless to say, I am pissed.

TL;DR: got screwed out of my vote by the state


You sound blah..
 
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