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Old 11-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #21
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To be fair, only his district gets to vote for him. The rest of us can't be blamed for that bullshit.
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You know what sucks, my precinct was consistently running +5 hour wait times...
I used an absentee ballot this year for the first time. Hand delivered it last week to the supervisor of elections office since it is on the way to work.

Easy peasy.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #23
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I used an absentee ballot this year for the first time. Hand delivered it last week to the supervisor of elections office since it is on the way to work.

Easy peasy.
Yeah, next time around I definitely intend to take that route... after I punch our supervisor of elections in the face.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:02 PM   #24
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Ooooo the beauty of Illinois:

Despite federal probe, mental illness, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to be re-elected
Despite federal probe, mental illness, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to be re-elected - Chicago Sun-Times

Jesse Jackson Jr. Election Results: Illinois Congressman Coasts To Easy Re-Election
Jesse Jackson Jr. Election Results: Illinois Congressman Coasts To Easy Re-Election

with ~70% of the popular vote...this state is just as nuts as the clinically diagnosed mentally ill that they elect!!
At least hes not a felon!*


*yet
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I understand the popular vote "doesn't count", however, disregarding it entirely would be stupid.
Actually, regarding it at all would be stupid. We don't elect our president on popular vote - we elect on an electoral college system. Paying any attention to any other system is stupid.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:43 PM   #26
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Agree to disagree. It's irrelevant data to me because Romney could have 5 billion votes in Texas and not win the election.
This seems slightly unlikely, the Texas population is around 25.6 million as of 2011.

I know there has been alleged voter fraud but I think 5 bil votes from Texas would probably raise a few eyebrows.

I think the electoral college is outdated and a straight popular vote could increase voter turnout.
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I am not against the idea of the electoral college because I get the concept of why it was established. I also understand that the popular vote does not determine the president in anyway but only twice in history has the popular vote gone against the electoral college so as a trend indicator it is still a valid piece of data. It is just not the end all, especially in elections like this that will be razor thin.
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I think the electoral college is outdated and a straight popular vote could increase voter turnout.
+1. It would also absolutely transform the way candidates campaign.
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+1. It would also absolutely transform the way candidates campaign.
Yeah, they wouldn't have to waste time with any of those boring middle states. Just fly from east coast to west coast.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:32 AM   #31
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You know what sucks, my precinct was consistently running +5 hour wait times to vote today. I went to vote this morning at 7am (before work), 3:30pm (left work early), and 7pm (just before the precincts closed). Each time the parking lot was COMPLETELY filled, any grass areas that could conceivably be used for parking were COMPLETELY filled, and there were numerous cars driving around looking for places to park. Meanwhile, 2 precincts CLOSER to my house were completely deserted, without a single person in line. This was the same story throughout Lee County FL.

Maybe this seems innocent, but Lee County FL is VERY conservative. 4 years ago McCain won Lee County FL 73.02% to Obama's 26.18%. Apparently someone down here doesn't want conservatives voting. Despite 3 attempts, I was not able to cast my vote today in any kind of a reasonable amount of time, and it seems to be the same story I'm hearing over and over again. Almost 3 hours after polls have closed there are still long lines, praise those that were willing to wait I guess. Hopefully they were enough.
Every state should vote like Washington. 100% vote by mail or drop your ballot in a drop box. No lines no proof of ID required to vote. Take your time in your own living room and research everything on the ballot. You get about 3 weeks to study the ballot.
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This seems slightly unlikely, the Texas population is around 25.6 million as of 2011.

I know there has been alleged voter fraud but I think 5 bil votes from Texas would probably raise a few eyebrows.

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Yeah, they wouldn't have to waste time with any of those boring middle states. Just fly from east coast to west coast.
Yeah, there are no large cities in the midwest or anything.
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Oh the irony of watching all my peers on facebook rejoice in Obama's victory as maybe only 5% of them with college degrees have jobs in their field.
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The good news is that you no longer have to work.
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Oh the irony of watching all my peers on facebook rejoice in Obama's victory as maybe only 5% of them with college degrees have jobs in their field.
I'm avoiding social media right now. Not because of the turnout, I just can't handle every [email protected] with an uneducated opinion spouting **** let alone all the "Obama just sent me an email!!!" posts.

It's a mass email, holy ****, he didn't email you personally.

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I guess I'll pray to Satan that Republicans can come-up with a reasonable candidate.
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It’s looking a lot like Nate Silver fivethirtyeight.com nailed the prediction.
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Oh the irony of watching all my peers on facebook rejoice in Obama's victory as maybe only 5% of them with college degrees have jobs in their field.
Hop on the bandwagon brah.

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But when you spread the wealth is good for everyone...
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Like they say, once you go black...
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