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Question: Which candidate did you vote for?
Democratic - Barack Obama/Joe Biden - 60 (60%)
Republican - John McCain/Sarah Palin - 19 (19%)
Constitution - Chuck Baldwin/Darrell Castle - 0 (0%)
Libertarian - Bob Barr/Wayne Allyn Root - 4 (4%)
Green - Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente - 0 (0%)
Independant - Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez - 0 (0%)
Prohibition - Gene Amondson/Leroy Pletten - 1 (1%)
Socialist Workers - Róger Calero/Alyson Kennedy - 0 (0%)
Boston Tea - Charles Jay/Thomas L. Knapp - 0 (0%)
Independant - Alan Keyes/Brian Rohrbough - 0 (0%)
Socialism & Liberation - Gloria La Riva/Eugene Puryear - 0 (0%)
Socialist - Brian Moore/Stewart Alexander - 0 (0%)
Objectivist - Thomas Stevens/Alden Link - 0 (0%)
Spoiled Ballot - 1 (1%)
No Vote (yet) - 6 (6%)
Ineligible (non-US citizen) - 9 (9%)
Total Voters: 100

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« on: November 04, 2008, 07:26:21 PM »

You've got 2 days to fill it in. I've allowed vote changes based on mistakes, no vote and then running out to vote, etc.
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 08:08:56 PM »

I abstained from voting for the Presidency this year.  First time since I was eligible to vote where I did so... I just do not like either candidate very much at all.

I live in CA though, which means my vote counts basically for nill regardless.  If I was in a state that actually mattered, I would have voted Obama as the 'better' of two sucky options.

I think third party candidates are a joke, so I did not vote for any of them.  I was tempted to write in Babar though.

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008, 08:28:33 PM »

Well, I know some won't believe me, but for the first time in my life I voted for a Democrat for President. It wasn't easy. There were several moments of pause. But I did it, and I feel dirty for doing it. That's so hot.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 08:46:27 PM »

Quote from: cheeba on November 04, 2008, 08:28:33 PM

Well, I know some won't believe me, but for the first time in my life I voted for a Democrat for President. It wasn't easy. There were several moments of pause. But I did it, and I feel dirty for doing it. That's so hot.

The rush will wear off and then you'll feel used.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 09:29:06 PM »

Quote from: cheeba on November 04, 2008, 08:28:33 PM

Well, I know some won't believe me, but for the first time in my life I voted for a Democrat for President. It wasn't easy. There were several moments of pause. But I did it, and I feel dirty for doing it. That's so hot.

Are you going to go home tonight and have dirty Democrat sex with your girlfriend/wife/whatever?
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008, 09:30:52 PM »

This was only my second vote for a major-party candidate since 1976. Ordinarily I think the major parties are a joke, and I won't waste my vote ratifying either of the "choices" that the plutocracy offers us. Instead I choose whomever leaves me the cleanest conscience, which is equivalent to standing outside and throwing rocks.

For the first time, that led me to choose a Democrat. None of the fringe choices appealed to me at all. I am SO going to regret this two years from now.
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008, 09:43:40 PM »

I voted 3rd party for everything that was a choice on my ballot, and left the rest with no votes, well other the voting against the stupid constitutional ballot question we had this year about raising the state sales tax.
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2008, 09:52:25 PM »

Quote from: PaulBot on November 04, 2008, 08:46:27 PM

The rush will wear off and then you'll feel used.
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Quote from: Scraper on November 04, 2008, 09:29:06 PM

Are you going to go home tonight and have dirty Democrat sex with your girlfriend/wife/whatever?
Heck yeah! My gf and I have a nice date planned for tonight so that we can skip all the stupid TV coverage. Maybe tonight I can finally convince her to dress up like Palin.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 10:12:42 PM »

I voted for Obama.  I'm 40 years old and I've always voted Republican in Presidential elections.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2008, 12:28:37 AM »

McCain.
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008, 12:30:36 AM »

Obama
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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2008, 12:31:44 AM »

I wanted to vote for Bob Barr of the Libertarian party but because how close this election is going to be, I went with Obama. Up until 2004 I had always voted republican. Bush really brought a bad image to the party and McCain is just more of the same we've been dealing with the past 8 years.
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2008, 01:13:22 AM »

I look at it this way:

McCain wins, we get someone experienced in the White House for a couple of years.

Obama wins, as some other posted put it, we get someone in the White House who pisses off msduncan.


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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2008, 02:13:31 AM »

I also voted for Obama. First time I've ever voted for a Democrat for President (and one of only a handful of times I've ever voted for a Democrat PERIOD!) i also voted for Kay Hagan (D) over Elizabeth Dole (R) for Senate. Dole put out an atrocious campaign ad that accused Kay Hagan, a Sunday school teacher, of being an atheist. That was enough to piss me off enough to jump the fence and boot her worthless ass out.

My selection was based on what I thought was best for the country and best for my party at this point in time. It's been a hard sell to my fellow Republicans, but I genuinely believe this country needed a seismic change in direction. That change to me was more important than my policy disagreements with Obama.

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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2008, 02:44:58 AM »

Quote from: YellowKing on November 05, 2008, 02:13:31 AM

I genuinely believe this country needed a seismic change in direction. That change to me was more important than my policy disagreements with Obama.

That's been the question all along. I hope you're right.

I went with Barr and any other Libertarians that were on the ballot. Although Barr isn't much of a Libertarian I wanted to help the Party get their required 2% and continued name recognition as the largest 3rd Party. All the local candidates without a Party affiliation (e.g., Water Board and Judges) I left blank since I didn't know anything about them.
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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2008, 03:01:28 AM »

Obama.
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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2008, 03:37:29 AM »

Quote from: YellowKing on November 05, 2008, 02:13:31 AM

I genuinely believe this country needed a seismic change in direction. That change to me was more important than my policy disagreements with Obama.


Generally speaking, I agree 100%...but as you saw in that other thread, one issue was too important for me to give explicit approval to him as president.  I am hopeful that some kind of change is coming and that he's the greatest president of all time and does everything he says he's going to (with some exceptions), but there is no way he can or will because he is above all just another politician.  He is not the messiah for America that the media and his followers have painted him to be.
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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2008, 03:39:04 AM »

I wanted to express my pride tonight, in being a part of American history, and I'm also proud of you Republicans (cheeba, YK, etc) that saw the light, and voted for real change.

cheeba, we've had our rough moments, but AFAIC, the slate is wiped clean tonight smile

Congratulations to Barack Obama, America's first African-American president!
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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2008, 04:05:55 AM »

Quote from: YellowKing on November 05, 2008, 02:13:31 AM

accused Kay Hagan, a Sunday school teacher, of being an atheist.

As if that's a bad thing.
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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2008, 04:16:15 AM »

I am so happy right now. WAY TO GO BARACK OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2008, 04:30:33 AM »

Loved this Russian headline:

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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2008, 04:40:38 AM »

LOL at the Onion!
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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2008, 06:43:59 AM »

Quote from: Moliere on November 05, 2008, 02:44:58 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 05, 2008, 02:13:31 AM

I genuinely believe this country needed a seismic change in direction. That change to me was more important than my policy disagreements with Obama.

That's been the question all along. I hope you're right.

I went with Barr and any other Libertarians that were on the ballot. Although Barr isn't much of a Libertarian I wanted to help the Party get their required 2% and continued name recognition as the largest 3rd Party. All the local candidates without a Party affiliation (e.g., Water Board and Judges) I left blank since I didn't know anything about them.

I wonder if Ron Paul had been the Libertarian candidate if the Libertarians would have drawn a larger number of votes.
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« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2008, 02:08:20 PM »

Quote from: warning on November 04, 2008, 10:12:42 PM

I voted for Obama.  I'm 40 years old and I've always voted Republican in Presidential elections.

You should be ashamed of yourself and feel dirty.
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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2008, 02:17:04 PM »

Quote from: PaulBot on November 05, 2008, 02:08:20 PM

Quote from: warning on November 04, 2008, 10:12:42 PM

I voted for Obama.  I'm 40 years old and I've always voted Republican in Presidential elections.

You should be ashamed of yourself and feel dirty.

That seems to be your universal stance for this election.  If he would have blindly voted with his party simply due to party affiliation then perhaps that would have made him feel even more dirty.
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« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2008, 04:04:06 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on November 05, 2008, 06:43:59 AM

Quote from: Moliere on November 05, 2008, 02:44:58 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 05, 2008, 02:13:31 AM

I genuinely believe this country needed a seismic change in direction. That change to me was more important than my policy disagreements with Obama.

That's been the question all along. I hope you're right.

I went with Barr and any other Libertarians that were on the ballot. Although Barr isn't much of a Libertarian I wanted to help the Party get their required 2% and continued name recognition as the largest 3rd Party. All the local candidates without a Party affiliation (e.g., Water Board and Judges) I left blank since I didn't know anything about them.

I wonder if Ron Paul had been the Libertarian candidate if the Libertarians would have drawn a larger number of votes.

Oh, certainly. Mine, anyway. I've voted Lib in the past several elections, but Barr's anti-choice position closed that option off to me this time.
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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2008, 04:09:50 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on November 05, 2008, 04:04:06 PM

Oh, certainly. Mine, anyway. I've voted Lib in the past several elections, but Barr's anti-choice position closed that option off to me this time.

Paul is also anti-choice.
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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2008, 06:36:34 PM »

Quote from: Brendan on November 05, 2008, 04:09:50 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on November 05, 2008, 04:04:06 PM

Oh, certainly. Mine, anyway. I've voted Lib in the past several elections, but Barr's anti-choice position closed that option off to me this time.

Paul is also anti-choice.

LOL never mind, then. I would have rejected him for the same reason. I really had no third-party refuge this time around.
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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2008, 09:02:55 PM »

Quote from: PaulBot on November 05, 2008, 02:08:20 PM

Quote from: warning on November 04, 2008, 10:12:42 PM

I voted for Obama.  I'm 40 years old and I've always voted Republican in Presidential elections.

You should be ashamed of yourself and feel dirty.

Actually I felt ashamed the last several years that I voted for Bush... twice.  The first time I got fooled by the compassionate conservative stuff.  I really have no excuse the second time.  I knew in my heart the Iraq war was wrong and I still voted for the guy.
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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2008, 09:20:04 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on November 05, 2008, 04:05:55 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 05, 2008, 02:13:31 AM

accused Kay Hagan, a Sunday school teacher, of being an atheist.

As if that's a bad thing.

It's less about the words and more about the tone and the outright falsehood of it.
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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2008, 04:51:57 PM »

Of course, I voted for President-Elect Obama, and I'm glad he won.

Even happier, however, that Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez crushed her nasty Republican opponent.
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« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2008, 12:13:35 PM »

Quote from: Fireball1244 on November 06, 2008, 04:51:57 PM

Of course, I voted for President-Elect Obama, and I'm glad he won.

Even happier, however, that Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez crushed her nasty Republican opponent.

I love the name Lupe.

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« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2008, 05:13:20 PM »

I did not vote for persident. Couldn't vote for McCain (I usually vote republican) and just couldn't make myself vote for Obama. I considered it, but had I voted for him the ONLY reason would have been to elect a black president, and I decided that was not the best of reasons.

I live in California where my presidential vote doesn't count anyway. The demo's own that.
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« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2008, 05:03:26 PM »

Quote from: Scuzz on November 07, 2008, 05:13:20 PM

I live in California where my presidential vote doesn't count anyway. The demo's own that.

I know how you feel.  I lived in two states that always go to the republicans (Idaho and Alaska).  Now I live in a state where I feel my vote counts (Iowa).
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« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2008, 05:06:21 PM »

It is strange that California can elect a Republican governor but when it comes to national election we haven't gone GOP in a long time....
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« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2008, 05:36:39 PM »

Quote from: Scuzz on November 21, 2008, 05:06:21 PM

It is strange that California can elect a Republican governor but when it comes to national election we haven't gone GOP in a long time....

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