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2020-10-01 9:49:16 AM  
Joke's on them - all those voter registrations disappeared after 10 minutes.
 
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2020-10-01 9:53:37 AM  
Boy is that syntax confusing.
 
2020-10-01 11:15:58 AM  
The in-app purchases constitute a poll tax.
 
2020-10-01 2:22:36 PM  
This is a huge influx of first time voters (one would presume also younger voters).

This sounds like very good news for Biden to me. Assuming they put down the phone and actually VOTE.
 
2020-10-01 5:19:02 PM  
Gee for once those shiatty apps are useful for something real.
 
2020-10-01 5:19:37 PM  
Young people. This is bad news for Trump.
 
2020-10-01 5:20:01 PM  
YEAH WHAT EVER THERE JUST GONNA WRIT IN BERNIE
 
2020-10-01 5:20:26 PM  
Keep it up.

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2020-10-01 5:20:34 PM  
Good for them
 
2020-10-01 5:22:10 PM  
Be cynical all you want, but I fully welcome all three of these people that will now actually go vote.
 
2020-10-01 5:23:04 PM  
You're welcome, Boomers.
 
2020-10-01 5:23:47 PM  

fiddlehead: Keep it up.

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It was just under a million before the debate, and has since doubled afterwards?

AWESOME!
 
2020-10-01 5:24:09 PM  

fiddlehead: Keep it up.

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Ballots cast and ballots being counted will not  be the same number.
 
2020-10-01 5:24:13 PM  
I did not see this one coming.

I am down as long as it works and hope that tons of young people who were previously unengaged in politics are now brought into civic life and vote the national embarrassment out of office.
 
2020-10-01 5:24:21 PM  
A national poll of America's 18- to 29- year-olds released today by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School found significant interest in the upcoming election with the likelihood of turning out to vote at levels not seen since the 2008 presidential election. The poll found 63% of respondents indicated they will "definitely be voting," compared to 47% during this same time before the 2016 presidential election.

Biden has still managed to expand on Hillary Clinton's lead in 2016, on his own performance in the Harvard Youth Poll Spring 2020, and even on President Obama's performance in 2008. Among likely voters, 60% support the 2020 Democratic candidate, compared to 27% for Trump this election and 49% for Clinton in 2016. The last time likely young voters were this supportive of a candidate was President Obama's 2008 election

https://iop.harvard.edu/about/newslet​t​er-press-release/harvard-youth-poll-el​ection-2020
 
2020-10-01 5:25:12 PM  
Time until Trump declares SnapChat an enemy of the state and orders it removed from the Internet...
 
2020-10-01 5:25:38 PM  
then followed it up by sending a dick pic to everyone on their friends list.
 
2020-10-01 5:27:21 PM  

lolmao500: fiddlehead: Keep it up.

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Ballots cast and ballots being counted will not  be the same number.


Keeping an accurate count on the ballots cast helps weed out shenanigans.
Kinda tough for states to explain how 10-20 million ballots disappeared.
 
2020-10-01 5:27:54 PM  

SpectroBoy: This is a huge influx of first time voters (one would presume also younger voters).

This sounds like very good news for Biden to me. Assuming they put down the phone and actually VOTE.


Oh yeah, there's no way almost all of those million registrations done on Snapchat aren't young voters. Now they still need to show up and cast or mail in their ballots, but getting registered is definitely a good sign they intend to vote.

It might be, maaaaaaaaaaybe that the last 12 years or so have seen so much horrific "conservative" sabotage of our own country's governance - and so much bigotry, denial of science on things like climate change, and theft of power - that they've been more effective at driving young folks to vote than any get out the vote campaign ever could be. Even if they still vote at lower rates than old people (which is likely enough to be a near certainty), they'll BE old people some day... and they will have developed an impression of the American political right that will follow them their whole lives. The "conservatives" are making their brand radioactive to vast swaths of future voters. And as they get older they'll vote more reliably.

The damage inflicted will last for generations... but the cure probably will too, so, silver lining.
 
2020-10-01 5:28:02 PM  

Hooker with a Penis: then followed it up by sending a dick pic to everyone on their friends list.


If said peener has a "Go Vote!" tattoo on it, is it still considered an unsolicited dick pic?
 
2020-10-01 5:29:35 PM  

Walker: A national poll of America's 18- to 29- year-olds released today by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School found significant interest in the upcoming election with the likelihood of turning out to vote at levels not seen since the 2008 presidential election. The poll found 63% of respondents indicated they will "definitely be voting," compared to 47% during this same time before the 2016 presidential election.

Biden has still managed to expand on Hillary Clinton's lead in 2016, on his own performance in the Harvard Youth Poll Spring 2020, and even on President Obama's performance in 2008. Among likely voters, 60% support the 2020 Democratic candidate, compared to 27% for Trump this election and 49% for Clinton in 2016. The last time likely young voters were this supportive of a candidate was President Obama's 2008 election

https://iop.harvard.edu/about/newslett​er-press-release/harvard-youth-poll-el​ection-2020


If the 18-29 really does increase its turnout that much.....


Anyways, I'll believe it when I see it
 
2020-10-01 5:33:16 PM  

suebhoney: fiddlehead: Keep it up.

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It was just under a million before the debate, and has since doubled afterwards?

AWESOME!


To compare to 2016:
9525 had voted by September 25, 2016
78,836 had voted by October 2, 2016
1.4 million had voted by October 16, 2016
 
2020-10-01 5:34:34 PM  
ILLEGAL!!!!

BILLIONS OF UNSOLICITED BALLOTS!!!

PROUD BOYS (who I've never even heard of) MUST PROTECT AMERICA (me) !!!
 
2020-10-01 5:35:04 PM  

Pincy: Time until Trump declares SnapChat an enemy of the state and orders it removed from the Internet...


Just like he did with TikTok. Remember when that site disappeared?
 
2020-10-01 5:36:26 PM  

fiddlehead: Keep it up.

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And just like the Bob Segar song, the same state he and I are both from, "I feel like a number." Because I have already voted in Michigan
 
2020-10-01 5:38:12 PM  

quatchi: I did not see this one coming.

I am down as long as it works and hope that tons of young people who were previously unengaged in politics are now brought into civic life and vote the national embarrassment out of office.


Next time I suggest trying the country engage the youth vote by offering them something they want rather than by threatening them with fascism.  I feel like it would produce better results, for all of us.
 
2020-10-01 5:41:56 PM  

mongbiohazard: SpectroBoy: This is a huge influx of first time voters (one would presume also younger voters).

This sounds like very good news for Biden to me. Assuming they put down the phone and actually VOTE.

Oh yeah, there's no way almost all of those million registrations done on Snapchat aren't young voters. Now they still need to show up and cast or mail in their ballots, but getting registered is definitely a good sign they intend to vote.

It might be, maaaaaaaaaaybe that the last 12 years or so have seen so much horrific "conservative" sabotage of our own country's governance - and so much bigotry, denial of science on things like climate change, and theft of power - that they've been more effective at driving young folks to vote than any get out the vote campaign ever could be. Even if they still vote at lower rates than old people (which is likely enough to be a near certainty), they'll BE old people some day... and they will have developed an impression of the American political right that will follow them their whole lives. The "conservatives" are making their brand radioactive to vast swaths of future voters. And as they get older they'll vote more reliably.

The damage inflicted will last for generations... but the cure probably will too, so, silver lining.


It's sort of like the uncanny valley--when things get worse, people vote less because both sides are screwing them over and they lose hope.  It takes things getting really, really bad for them to mobilize again.

Despair begets apathy and disengagement.  Terror sometimes begets action, if you're lucky.  And I think we are lucky, currently.

Hope, though, begets inspiration, and that gets you votes.  I suggest one of the parties tries that approach again some time.
 
2020-10-01 5:45:49 PM  

mongbiohazard: SpectroBoy: This is a huge influx of first time voters (one would presume also younger voters).

This sounds like very good news for Biden to me. Assuming they put down the phone and actually VOTE.

Oh yeah, there's no way almost all of those million registrations done on Snapchat aren't young voters. Now they still need to show up and cast or mail in their ballots, but getting registered is definitely a good sign they intend to vote.

It might be, maaaaaaaaaaybe that the last 12 years or so have seen so much horrific "conservative" sabotage of our own country's governance - and so much bigotry, denial of science on things like climate change, and theft of power - that they've been more effective at driving young folks to vote than any get out the vote campaign ever could be. Even if they still vote at lower rates than old people (which is likely enough to be a near certainty), they'll BE old people some day... and they will have developed an impression of the American political right that will follow them their whole lives. The "conservatives" are making their brand radioactive to vast swaths of future voters. And as they get older they'll vote more reliably.

The damage inflicted will last for generations... but the cure probably will too, so, silver lining.


I hope you're right I think you are.

Well said (compared to my lazy post)
 
2020-10-01 5:47:40 PM  

fiddlehead: suebhoney: fiddlehead: Keep it up.

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It was just under a million before the debate, and has since doubled afterwards?

AWESOME!

To compare to 2016:
9525 had voted by September 25, 2016
78,836 had voted by October 2, 2016
1.4 million had voted by October 16, 2016


The comparison I was aware of and was explaining that to my mom this afternoon. I told her it's what's going to give biden the landslide, (and I've been saying here as well), that the "uninspired voters" of 2016 have had four long years to drown in that apathy, and they won't go down again because of it.

Not only them though, but the generation that is on the cusp of voting but can't, are already fired up huge over the GOP's anti-science efforts, while being taught climate change in school. They're waiting, in the wings, to put the death knell into the GOP (IMO).
 
2020-10-01 5:54:36 PM  

fiddlehead: Keep it up.

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*waves from WI*

Dropped off my ballot last week at city hall.
 
2020-10-01 6:11:12 PM  

austerity101: mongbiohazard: SpectroBoy: This is a huge influx of first time voters (one would presume also younger voters).

This sounds like very good news for Biden to me. Assuming they put down the phone and actually VOTE.

Oh yeah, there's no way almost all of those million registrations done on Snapchat aren't young voters. Now they still need to show up and cast or mail in their ballots, but getting registered is definitely a good sign they intend to vote.

It might be, maaaaaaaaaaybe that the last 12 years or so have seen so much horrific "conservative" sabotage of our own country's governance - and so much bigotry, denial of science on things like climate change, and theft of power - that they've been more effective at driving young folks to vote than any get out the vote campaign ever could be. Even if they still vote at lower rates than old people (which is likely enough to be a near certainty), they'll BE old people some day... and they will have developed an impression of the American political right that will follow them their whole lives. The "conservatives" are making their brand radioactive to vast swaths of future voters. And as they get older they'll vote more reliably.

The damage inflicted will last for generations... but the cure probably will too, so, silver lining.

It's sort of like the uncanny valley--when things get worse, people vote less because both sides are screwing them over and they lose hope.  It takes things getting really, really bad for them to mobilize again.

Despair begets apathy and disengagement.  Terror sometimes begets action, if you're lucky.  And I think we are lucky, currently.

Hope, though, begets inspiration, and that gets you votes.  I suggest one of the parties tries that approach again some time.


They're angry.

And angry...

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2020-10-01 6:37:30 PM  

SpectroBoy: mongbiohazard: SpectroBoy: This is a huge influx of first time voters (one would presume also younger voters).

This sounds like very good news for Biden to me. Assuming they put down the phone and actually VOTE.

Oh yeah, there's no way almost all of those million registrations done on Snapchat aren't young voters. Now they still need to show up and cast or mail in their ballots, but getting registered is definitely a good sign they intend to vote.

It might be, maaaaaaaaaaybe that the last 12 years or so have seen so much horrific "conservative" sabotage of our own country's governance - and so much bigotry, denial of science on things like climate change, and theft of power - that they've been more effective at driving young folks to vote than any get out the vote campaign ever could be. Even if they still vote at lower rates than old people (which is likely enough to be a near certainty), they'll BE old people some day... and they will have developed an impression of the American political right that will follow them their whole lives. The "conservatives" are making their brand radioactive to vast swaths of future voters. And as they get older they'll vote more reliably.

The damage inflicted will last for generations... but the cure probably will too, so, silver lining.

I hope you're right I think you are.

Well said (compared to my lazy post)


Fingers crossed, my friend. Fingers crossed.

There are a lot of good signs for this election in general, but people are difficult to predict, and there's a lot of chaos and vulnerabilities in our country's systems lately. Cautiously optimistic, but I'm also making sure my wife and I vote this weekend.
 
2020-10-01 6:43:32 PM  

austerity101: quatchi: I did not see this one coming.

I am down as long as it works and hope that tons of young people who were previously unengaged in politics are now brought into civic life and vote the national embarrassment out of office.

Next time I suggest trying the country engage the youth vote by offering them something they want rather than by threatening them with fascism.  I feel like it would produce better results, for all of us.


Like education finance reform, healthcare, fair housing, green new deal?  Good idea there.
 
2020-10-01 7:44:56 PM  

blatz514: fiddlehead: Keep it up.

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*waves from WI*

Dropped off my ballot last week at city hall.


Minnesota here. Mailed ours on the 25th. Just verified that they were received on 29th and will be counted. So it looks like USPS is still working here.
 
2020-10-01 7:45:28 PM  
And we promise not to do anything with your registration information like sell it to Brad Parscale, Rebekah Mercer, or Andrii Derkach.  Swearsies!
 
2020-10-01 8:57:18 PM  

mongbiohazard: They're angry.

And angry...

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Sort of.  It only turns into anger if they feel they actually have a chance at fixing it.  If they don't feel like they do, it becomes despair.  It's one hell of a gamble to make to see if people will vote for you.  Offering them something works much better than threatening them with something.
 
2020-10-02 8:25:16 AM  
What authority does Snapchat have for registering voters?
 
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