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(08-08-2018, 11:21 PM)Guest Wrote: Munchaab,you've seen them too?

Some claim Ralph Nader divided the vote. Is that true?

I dunno - I'm more familiar with Arthur Guinness...


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I remember trying to vote in the election of Governor Sandoval in Las Vegas. I really didn't know if he was the best candidate, they both declined to answer me on-air in a direct challenge over business owners cheating payroll taxes by using illegal labor and how they planned to handle it, and so I thought there might be other candidates.

Well... I had to register to vote for one of the two guys I don't like, so their party looks bigger. I had not voted in the last presidential election, so I was turned away and did not vote or register. I haven't ever voted at all. Maybe it is fulfilling. To me it seems like a charade, some kind of stress relief outlet for the populace comparable to pro sports in that the players and managers make money while all we can do is watch and cheer.
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#13
The US voting system is weird. Why do you need to "register" to vote? For a given party even?

Around here, every citizen of voting age gets an "election notice" via mail when there is an election.
With that, you either go and vote or you don´t.

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(08-09-2018, 01:44 AM)Terpentin Wrote: The US voting system is weird. Why do you need to "register" to vote? For a given party even?

Around here, every citizen of voting age gets an "election notice" via mail when there is an election.
With that, you either go and vote or you don´t.

1dunno1

It's all part of the vote rigging process.. Ja Wol!
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For you, OP, and whoever else doesn't want to deal with martinets, either at the library, the DMV or elsewhere.
https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/
The USPS offices in my state have voter registrations forms and we can do early voting in NM - that is not the case in all states, but that link should tell you all you need to know.

Once you've done that, if you still don't want to deal directly with mean humans, you can call your County Clerk's office and ask to be sent an absentee ballot - you don't need to be out of state to be 'absentee' and don't really need to invent an excuse. In the Southwest, nobody asks because we're so spread out over distance and it's just so far to go anywhere in most counties, this request is not rare.

No one is required to vote 'straight party ticket' if they don't want to. You can easily be one party or another and cross the aisle for somebody you like, no matter what party they're running under. I've done this myself a few times. You can still vote for Third Party candidates and be registered under another party.
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(08-08-2018, 10:35 PM)Munchaab Wrote: Fucking Librarians...

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All the kids called her the "nasty librarian".

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I have a confession too...

I do everything my Librarian tells me to do...

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(08-09-2018, 01:44 AM)Terpentin Wrote: The US voting system is weird. Why do you need to "register" to vote? For a given party even?

Around here, every citizen of voting age gets an "election notice" via mail when there is an election.
With that, you either go and vote or you don´t.

1dunno1

Welcome to America..

In Australia when you turn 18 you register to vote, it is illegal not to vote in any election, you get fined if you don’t.. but.. you don’t have to give any clue as to what party you would vote for.

It’s very unAustralian not to vote and have your say. Chuckle

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(08-09-2018, 02:30 AM)Red Auroras Wrote:
(08-08-2018, 10:35 PM)Munchaab Wrote: Fucking Librarians...

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DRINKING THREAD:

All the kids called her the "nasty librarian".

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(08-09-2018, 04:53 AM)ElectricBlue Wrote:
(08-09-2018, 01:44 AM)Terpentin Wrote: The US voting system is weird. Why do you need to "register" to vote? For a given party even?

Around here, every citizen of voting age gets an "election notice" via mail when there is an election.
With that, you either go and vote or you don´t.

1dunno1

Welcome to America..

In Australia when you turn 18 you register to vote, it is illegal not to vote in any election, you get fined if you don’t.. but.. you don’t have to give any clue as to what party you would vote for.

It’s very unAustralian not to vote and have your say.  Chuckle

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So voting is mandatory in AUS ? Lmao

I mean its frowned upon yes...for probably the same resons you guys have, but nobody is forced to vote. Voter participation is usually in the low 70s on a federal level. State level is even less. But mandatory? Nah...

But you don´t have to do anything, the government knows where you are and how old you are. From the day you are eligible to vote you automatically get a "election notice" in the mail. With that you go to the polls and cast a ballot. With a pen. On a large piece of paper. No machines necessary.
Another weirdness of the US election system from a euro viewpoint. Why would one need a machine to let people vote?
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