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Vote! (please)

Postby GreatCarouser » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:21 am

Whatever side you are on.........
Please vote tomorrow......
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Postby Shapley » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:49 am

Small Business Owners Expected To Vote In Record Numbers

I hope they do. The stakes are too high for them to sit this one out. The question comes down to one of continued business-friendly policies or higher taxes and impediments to free enterprise.

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Postby barfle » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:51 am

What if you're on the side of "None of the above?" :mrgreen:

But, of course, I believe you should vote your dreams, and not your fears (as long as they agree with my dreams :rolleyes: ).

Unfortunately, politics in the US has become "Don't vote for my opponent because (s)he's unworthy." I tend to agree.
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Postby shostakovich » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:41 pm

And don't forget to fill your gas tanks before the polls close.
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Postby OperaTenor » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:56 am

Be sure and fuel the "Diebold fix"!

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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:22 am

shostakovich wrote:And don't forget to fill your gas tanks before the polls close.
:roll:



End of political editorial.... :wink:

I've watched gas prices drop so fast over here coming into these elections....

Manipulation? or Coincidence?

There was a report that gas prices will go back up after election day.

We shall see.....
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:17 am

Did you know that the first voter in the door has to make a ceremonial walk-through of the polling place and sign a piece of paper saying that it was all fit and proper and ready to go? Wow.

Didn't know that.

barfle, you'll be pleased to know that, where I didn't like any of the bums, I voted for the libertarian bum.
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Postby Haggis@wk » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:39 am

The MRHYN and I voted this morning in Plano, TX at 9:00AM.

Voting was light but we picked that time so we could get in and out quickly. The polling place was at our local Mega-Methodist Church and they had set up coffee, juice and donuts (THAT's why I say I am an American by birth and a Southerner by the Grace of God!! Gawd I love the South!)

The poll workers I spoke to said that voting turnout in this very safe Republican stronghold (Sam Johnson is our Rep.) had been steady all morning and cars were waiting for our parking place as we left.

We used a magnetic swipe card with a touch screen system, same as last time, and the process was quick and easy.
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Postby barfle » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:04 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:barfle, you'll be pleased to know that, where I didn't like any of the bums, I voted for the libertarian bum.
Wow, straight ticket!
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Postby BigJon » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:20 pm

I just got back from voting. Not a single Libertarian to be seen. :( Both governor candidates in PA stink, I would have loved to send my vote to a Libertarian. Everyone else was meh except for Charlie Dent, who stands way above his opponent.

Yes, the dreaded Diebold machines were in use. The poll workers were running around like nuts, trying to help the blue hairs get their votes counted. The posted explanation for using the machines was skeletal. The user interface was adequate but not exemplary. The privacy was laughable with two tiny, little black screens on either side of box. Secret ballot, my ass.

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Postby mmichaelson » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:57 pm

I voted. It was easy - the machines worked well and were very self explanatory. If they weren't there were many elderly ladies around to hover and help you.
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Postby analog » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:01 pm

I voted a short while ago. Our district is tiny. To my surprise the two voting machines were electronic, "Votronix" brand computers. They were equipped with a thermal printer that makes a paper trail as you go. Not that you'd need one in these parts - everybody's political leaning is well known and publicly discussed at the village coffeepot.

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Postby GreatCarouser » Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:18 pm

I voted....asked for the paper ballot even though our Diebolds leave a paper trail (allegedly)... barely a sigh from the poll officials....hope that box the ballot went into wasn't the recycling...
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Postby OperaTenor » Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:40 pm

I did the same. Remember, if the scanner doesn't like so much as one stray pen mark, it kicks the whole thing out, and now, since they decided to leave all of the scanners in the warehouse, you and I won't be there to correct it and have it rescanned. And then it'll get tossed.

Really pisses me off.
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Postby GreatCarouser » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:23 pm

I think they have to count them by hand....not sure...

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Postby BigJon » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:51 am

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Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:47 am

analog wrote:I voted a short while ago. Our district is tiny. To my surprise the two voting machines were electronic, "Votronix" brand computers. They were equipped with a thermal printer that makes a paper trail as you go. Not that you'd need one in these parts - everybody's political leaning is well known and publicly discussed at the village coffeepot.

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Wow! Electronic voting machines....
Our County had the old machines....
Had to sign in... pull the lever....... etc....
they did not even ask me for picture ID.....
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