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

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

  1. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    I voted by mail, as while I'm living in Tennessee, California is still home. I do not expect my votes for president, senator, or representative to matter. Both because it's a vote in California, and because it's got entrenched incumbents. There's a couple propositions that may go better for me.
  2. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Blame Tim Russert. Before 2000 we were on the same system as the rest of the world.
  3. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Meh, I like it fine. Gives a nice ironic twist to: "Better dead than red!"
  4. darthtenbiscuits Force Ghost

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    My voter registration got lost in the mail. Think I'll just riot after Romney steals the election instead.
  5. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Yeah but it's wrong. :p
  6. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    Would you expect anything less from a nation which still uses Imperial measurements, Fahrenheit, and standard 120 voltage?
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  7. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    I refuse to take flak about temperature scales until there's a country using Kelvin.
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  8. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    I wouldn't mind switching to the metric system. But for our trouble, everyone else should start calling soccer "soccer" and start driving on the right side of the road o_O
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  9. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I voted for the other guy.


    Not in 1992. I mean right now.
  10. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    So you wrote in HW? :p
  11. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Too bad Lodge is dead.
  12. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    I first voted in the 2008 primaries. I've voted in every election since, barring a couple for student council. I like voting. I find it empowering.

    I voted a few weeks ago, but I had some second thoughts on a few propositions and decided not to send it in. I'll be officially voting on Tuesday.

    Honestly since I'm California and therefore the presidential election is pretty much a foregone conclusion here this has become much more about the propositions this time around.
    Last edited by MrZAP, Nov 2, 2012
  13. Darth Somnambulous Jedi Master

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    Is anyone willing to contest that fact?
  14. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    the propositions are a way bigger deal than the president, imo
  15. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    Er, I meant city council.:p
  16. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    this thread seems as good a place as any to confess that everything i know about georgia i know from rap music & videos, AMC's the walking dead, and arlon posts. the latter two sources, at least, seem to corroborate each other pretty closely
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  17. Darth Somnambulous Jedi Master

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    I've been to or through Georgia more times than I care to remember.
  18. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I shouldn't feel this way, but at this point in the election cycle, I'm a little jealous of those of you who know which way your state is going to swing.
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  19. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Why is that a thing to be jealous of?
  20. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I don't deal well with uncertainty.

    And I've got training sessions at work on Tuesday--participating in one in the morning and I've got to run a session in the afternoon--and I'm worried about getting to the polls in time to vote.

    It's all my issue and has nothing to do with the rest of the country, and I recognize that; but I'm having a moment when it would be nice to know that my state would go a certain way whether I voted or not. And yes, we have early voting, it just hasn't been feasible for me to get there.