The W
Views: 97627253
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
24.7.07 0343
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - This has to be a dream. Register and log in to post!
Pages: Prev 1 2(514 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (28 total)
Java
Goetta
Level: 38

Posts: 110/308
EXP: 366047
For next: 4403

Since: 2.1.02
From: Chandler, AZ

Since last post: 268 days
Last activity: 11 hours
#21 Posted on 2.11.04 1325.28
Reposted on: 2.11.11 1325.30
Even if you don't like the choices for President, there are local offices and propositions that deserver consideration. In many ways, these will affect you more directly than who you vote for President. So, go vote and lave the Presidential selection blank, but vote on the local issues!
Grimis
Scrapple
Level: 124

Posts: 4224/4700
EXP: 21363151
For next: 473511

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 1178 days
Last activity: 975 days
#22 Posted on 2.11.04 1325.29
Reposted on: 2.11.11 1325.30
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Many states - well, I know California for sure - throw away write-in votes that aren't for a previously registered write-in candidate so it's really the same thing. (I'm assuming that either that isn't the case in Maryland, or you didn't care that your vote wouldn't count when you wrote in yourself)
Maryland counts them for the general(not the primary, though) but you have to really push to ask for the actual totals from the Board of Elections. When I wrote myself in for Comptroller in 2002 it was tabulated, as far as their website, as part of the two-tenths of one-percent of the voters labeled as "other write-ins."
kazhayashi81
Potato korv
Level: 54

Posts: 648/677
EXP: 1171035
For next: 62842

Since: 17.6.02
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Since last post: 2610 days
Last activity: 2560 days
AIM:  
#23 Posted on 2.11.04 1400.44
Reposted on: 2.11.11 1400.49
    Originally posted by Grimis
    I mean, for Christ's sake. You've got me, OlFuzzyBastard, evilwaldo, redsoxnation, The Goon, and other people who barely agree that the sun is out agreeing on this one. A protest vote for Michael Moore, Anne Coulter or HHH is better than no protest vote at all.


I'd probably make a good president then, as I'm a uniter, not a divider :p

And truthfully, about my comment that it wasn't really worth it, was related to the deadline to register compared to when I moved.
Eddie Famous
Andouille
Level: 90

Posts: 1115/2182
EXP: 6918323
For next: 270313

Since: 11.12.01
From: Catlin IL

Since last post: 243 days
Last activity: 236 days
#24 Posted on 2.11.04 1731.31
Reposted on: 2.11.11 1739.38
I was trying to run as a write-in for the various tax increment districts...

Yes, we want a new library

No, we don't want a new library

Write in: Give the money to Eddie Famous...

All I need is one win...
Cerebus
Knackwurst
Level: 108

Posts: 1098/3451
EXP: 13241646
For next: 278897

Since: 17.11.02

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 6 hours
#25 Posted on 3.11.04 1004.55
Reposted on: 3.11.11 1005.35
    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    I was trying to run as a write-in for the various tax increment districts...

    Yes, we want a new library

    No, we don't want a new library

    Write in: Give the money to Eddie Famous...

    All I need is one win...


This goes for the two of us...

We need a bullet train!

We don't need a bullet train!

Hey! Let's just give all this money to Cerebus!

... if only.
BigSteve
Pepperoni
Level: 64

Posts: 182/1091
EXP: 2177812
For next: 36297

Since: 23.7.04
From: Baltimore, MD

Since last post: 2750 days
Last activity: 2478 days
#26 Posted on 3.11.04 1738.14
Reposted on: 3.11.11 1738.26
Does anyone remember the Seinfeld episode where Jerry proposes to a woman, and later he realizes that he loves her so much because she was just like him. He said something like, "Now I know what I've been looking for all of these years--me!" Well perhaps Mr. Hayashi has been waiting to see his own name on the ballot. I'm sure that he would agree with all of that candidate's views and initiatives! =:)
skorpio17
Morcilla
Level: 52

Posts: 490/618
EXP: 1018577
For next: 65271

Since: 11.7.02
From: New Jersey

Since last post: 2318 days
Last activity: 2318 days
#27 Posted on 4.11.04 0752.43
Reposted on: 4.11.11 0753.21
There is nothing wrong with not voting. It is just as big a statement as voting is. If you live in a state that is not a "swing state", there is no point in voting for president. My voting Republican in a strong democratic state is pointless. Everyone already knows the result. They knew which way California would go long before Tuesday. (When I lived in CA I did vote, but only for the cool Propositions.) There is nothing wrong with being pragmatic-see why Nader got 0%.
dMr
Andouille
Level: 89

Posts: 1461/2210
EXP: 6798192
For next: 117736

Since: 2.11.02
From: Edinburgh, Scotland

Since last post: 15 days
Last activity: 2 days
#28 Posted on 4.11.04 0833.22
Reposted on: 4.11.11 0833.23
    Originally posted by Leroy
    There has to be at least ONE of the 55 candidates who are worth voting for. At LEAST one. Even if it's just a choice between the "evil of two lessers" as it is today.


See that's just nonsense. If I'm giving someone my vote, I'm not giving them my qualified vote with which I can express reservations. I'm endorsing them to hold a position of power.

I'm not going to vote for an inebriated baboon just because he up against some zealot running a "Genocide Generates Jobs!!!" campaign.

I'm going to sit my ass at home and vote for neither.

And FWIW we tend to have 6 or 7 candidates at most over here so the chances of finding a good one are much lower. But if there were 55 I'm pretty sure even then I'd struggle to find enough time in the day to gather information on all of 'em.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Pages: Prev 1 2Thread ahead: Bush wins re-election, loses cabinet?
Next thread: Interesting voting stats from CNN
Previous thread: Michael Moore's Relevance for auction on eBay
(514 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - This has to be a dream.Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.179 seconds.