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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. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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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

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    darthtenbiscuits Jedi Grand Master star 7

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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

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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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

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I voted for the other guy.


    Not in 1992. I mean right now.
     
  10. Ramza

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

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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Too bad Lodge is dead.
     
  12. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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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.
     
  13. Darth Somnambulous

    Darth Somnambulous Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Is anyone willing to contest that fact?
     
  14. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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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
     
  17. Darth Somnambulous

    Darth Somnambulous Jedi Padawan star 1

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

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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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.