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JCC [Stories about voting] So I voted today in my first Presidential Election..

Discussion in 'Community' started by TheGuardianofArlon, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 26, 2007
    Took two hours to do, but I did. Was it cold a bit outside? Yeah, but I actually wasn't too bothered by it. Plus I was grinning somewhat the whole time outside because I wanted to feel like some smug jerk for some reason. I don't know, did I think standing in line smiling was equivalent to trolling? No idea.

    Share your stories about when you first voted
     
  2. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    uh, is it election day where you are? this is a pretty weird story.
     
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  3. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Early voting
     
  4. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    oh. well you shouldn't act like a smug jerk. it's not very christian.
     
  5. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    It was just the smiling. I don't know why, but doing it felt like being a jerk.
     
  6. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    it's ok to be excited to do a thing for the first time. why did it make you feel like a jerk?
     
  7. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Maybe because he voted for a smug rich jerk and he wanted to feel the same way? :p
     
  8. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Uh no. I think in my head I felt I was trolling anyone who looked at me, because I didn't look cold and it was very cold out.
    It went away when I talked to someone in line pretty much the whole way.
     
  9. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Darth Somnambulous

    Darth Somnambulous Jedi Padawan star 1

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    You had to wait two hours to vote early? Man, you're doing it wrong. I waited two minutes once. It was intense.
     
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  11. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 26, 2007
    probably not in this case no. I agree.
     
  12. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Good for voting.
     
  13. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Aug 11, 2004
    cool story, bro.
     
  14. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Congratulations! It's an exciting experience. I'm glad the long wait and the weather didn't hamper the experience for you.
     
  15. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 5, 2000
    I think this was the first election where my vote was actually counted. 04, our campus polling location lost half of the student's voters registration and were out of those fill-in forms, then in 08, my absentee out-of-country ballot didn't arrive in Prague until AFTER the election.
     
  16. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Obama thanks you for your support, Arlon.
     
  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    The first election I voted in was the 1997 Va Governors race. (I'd turned 18 the previous September and thus eligible to vote that November.) It was an awesome feeling being actually in a polling place and being allowed to vote (I'd gone to polling places when I was younger when my mom went to vote) and have it count.
     
  18. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think that early voting makes a man attractive.
     
  19. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I was taking AP US government last election, so my teacher invited anyone who was 18 to meet at the voting center and vote at the same time as him.

    This year I voted by absentee ballot, so I got to vote about 3 weeks ago.
     
  20. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oct 13, 2007
    Proud to say that my vote will cancel yours out.
     
  21. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I went and physically dropped off my mail-in ballot at a polling station, because I decided I was too cheap to pay for postage. I guess the advantage then is that I don't have to wait in line.
     
  22. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    Apr 3, 2002
    I first voted in 2004 for Kerry against Bush. I turned in my ballot and went home peacefully. Bush won.

    In 2008 I cast my vote for Obama and when I was done I announced my vote to the crowd in line and challenged any McCain voters to unarmed combat. Thousands stepped up and I beat there old, elderly asses into the dirt. Obama won.
     
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  23. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    I am glad you went early and helped keep the evil Mitt Romney at bay, Arlon. Well done.
     
  24. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    actually arlon's vote was already rendered meaningless by a combination of the electoral college and the demographic makeup of his state. just like nearly all the votes of everyone

    to say nothing of the fact that even if his vote did count it would just be for one of two nearly identical candidates for CEO of the bourgeois ruling class and therefore is also nonsense.

    indeed, the most progressive vote you could make in this election is probably a vote for romney in a non-swing state because if he loses the electoral college but wins the popular vote hilarity may, in fact, ensue, if not meaningful reform

    in conclusion, american democracy is nonsense; your only escape is the sweet embrace of death
     
  25. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    lol, did you actually say "bourgeois ruling class"? Come on, stop trying to sound like a university student from the late 80's!

    Are you suggesting, too, that Arlol lives in some backwater Republican heckhole?