100 lb. Club - did you vote?
11-02-2004, 02:56 PM
did you vote today? (or are you going to?)
I'm just curious what voter turn out is here on 100 lb club. I don't want to know who you voted for... but if you did :)
11-02-2004, 03:17 PM
11-02-2004, 03:27 PM
i was the 122nd person to vote at our polling place. and let me tell you i was a nervous wreck. i intialed the sign in sheet where i was only supposed to sign, not initial.. and then i messed up on the ballot and had to fill out the spoiled ballot form. i was shaking so bad. LOL i feel like i voted for the best possible answers/people for each thing that i could and can't wait to see the results.
11-02-2004, 03:38 PM
I made my way to Ohio, figuring that'd be the easiest place to register, but was promptly found out and escorted back across the border. :p
11-02-2004, 03:50 PM
You bet I did!
The weather here is very rainy and turnout has not been as good as we had hoped (so far at least). We are under a flood watch but I'm hoping that won't stop people from voting.
11-02-2004, 03:53 PM
I stood in line for 2 hours but I got it done! :D
11-02-2004, 04:08 PM
Jill, you crack me up :lol:. Hubby and I have been joking about moving there, but we never got around to it (nor really had the desire, truth to tell... I was born there).
11-02-2004, 04:39 PM
I agree with you Shelly, I can't wait to watch the results! Let's just hope we know by tomorrow morning!! No repeat of last time.
We are considered to be a "battle ground state" We got 3 "recorded messages" calls yesterday. My 4 year old answers the phone and yells.. Mom, it's President Bush on the phone again - too funny!
I am not eligible to vote - I hope to be for the next presidental election in 2008.
11-02-2004, 05:10 PM
I voted! I really wanted to pull the lever, but I go to school out of state so I had to mail my ballot. My dad said that he saw my name crossed off when he went to vote, so I got it.
It's my first time voting, yeay. I'm really nervous about the election!
11-02-2004, 05:25 PM
yep, took me 50 minutes at 6:40 am, but I did my duty.
11-02-2004, 05:28 PM
No, I didnt. I dont follow politics at all. I dont know one politician from the next. I only found out this AM that today was the election. We definately dont need people like me deciding the next president :)
11-02-2004, 05:48 PM
i felt like i was voting to either save my life or sign away my life. i have NEVER been this torn up over voting... granted this is only like the 3rd time i've ever voted for anything in my life and the first presidential election i've ever voted in.
11-02-2004, 06:03 PM
I love the absentee ballot. My DH and Dad both had to drive to the polls in the rain today, but last week I just filled out my ballot at the kitchen table, put it in the envelope and stuck the stamp on.
11-02-2004, 06:05 PM
Shelley--I've been voting in almost every election I could since I was 18 and I've only had one other ballot that was longer--it was a 2 pager. I cheat and get copies of the sample ballots ahead of time (I work at the paper so we get one here) and that way it gives me a chance to look over everything on the ballot ahead of time and then I can just go in and mark it. (I was #17 at my polling place)
Of course when I went in to vote there were at least 5 others slowly reading and marking their ballots. I went in, made my marks for president and such, voted whether or not to keep our judges, voted for sheriff, and turned the ballot over and voted for I don't remember how many state questions.
I've always enjoyed voting. I still remember the first presidential election I was eligible to vote in in 1992. :)
11-02-2004, 06:43 PM
I didnt vote. The state I live in is strongly in one direction, so I know where all of our electoral votes are going *sigh* so there was really no point
11-02-2004, 06:51 PM
Heather--just because your state won't carry the candidate you endorse doesn't mean your vote doesn't count. You have to look back 4 years ago when not very many votes separated the candidates.
We had a sheriff's race here where the challenger won by just 2 votes—of course one man voted twice and a convicted felon voted and now there's a runoff next month.
Just remember that your vote does count. I've always been taught that if you do not exercise your right to vote, then you do not have the right to b*tch about the way things are going.
11-02-2004, 07:04 PM
I really dont think it does matter,.. all this states electoral votes are going to go republican,.. I mean,.. look at how much the popular vote counted last election,.. but thats all im going to say before I get myself into trouble :D
11-02-2004, 07:19 PM
I'm like Sheila. I do the absentee vote. With an electoral collage I know voting can be unfair. In a perfect world it would be winner takes all. I vote because I want to express my opinion. :wave:
11-02-2004, 07:35 PM
i think it would be great if the redid the electoral college. For example,.. if candidate A received 70 percent of the vote in a state,.. instead of him getting 100 percent of the electoral vote, he would get 70%,..
11-02-2004, 10:15 PM
I voted. Lorraine and I went together, and then went out for dinner afterwards. Now it's just a matter of waiting and praying.
11-02-2004, 11:14 PM
Charbar-- Your recorded message thing got me giggling. I don't live in a swing state (CA), but imagine my surprise to answer my phone to hear "Ahhh-nold the Governator" on the other end of the line every few days giving me voting suggestions! I must say that's been the only 'fun' part of the election for me. And yes, I voted!
11-02-2004, 11:24 PM
11-03-2004, 12:05 AM
I am of course from Canada and can't vote.. but if I could.. I would vote for myself, and then I would give everyone free health care, and big houses.. and I'd cancel snow for the winter. I'm crazy btw... good to hear so many people voted! :)
11-03-2004, 12:23 AM
Skinny.. Arnold did call us last night.. it is too funny. Too bad he didn't say California.. hehe. We also NY mayor Rudolph call too. It all got old after a while.
Heather.. there are 2 states that work the way you suggested. ie... if you have 5 votes and got 80% you don't get all 5, but rather 4 electoral votes.
I do like the American system better then Canada b/c you can vote for who you want for president. In Canada you only vote for your local federal rep.. Which ever party has the most reps is the majority.. the leader of that party becomes the Prime Minister. Bet you Yankees didn't know that ;)
I'm such a political junkie.. when I was a child I was in love with Alex P. Keeton :) (btw.. Michael J Fox is a Canuck!)
11-03-2004, 01:02 AM
If I were old enough, I would have been down there at 7 a.m.
Now it's 11:00 central and I'm still watching the results!!! Ahhh! I'm SO nervous!
11-03-2004, 05:56 AM
Yes, I've voted. I've voted each primary and general election since I was 21 (the age to vote in the old days) with the possible exception of one primary when I was sick. I may have gone then too - just don't remember.
I was doing my homework up until the last minute too. I think the presidential election had overshadowed the local for me and I hadn't kept up on all the races so had to hustle to make my choices.
And, Dana, here it is the next a.m. and we still don't have one (at least at this early hour). I just hope it doesn't drag on for months (or even days). I wish i had kept a list of "famous" people who have called. What a waste of money! as I hung up on them as soon as I knew what it was. Yesterday, I had Arnold S. before I voted and Hilary C and three others after I had been to the polls. We must have had at least a hundred calls in the month leading up to the election. Veeeeery irritating. At one point, I thought maybe I'd vote for whoever called me the least
11-03-2004, 07:32 AM
Whew you guys make me so glad that I never updated my phone number when I changed address :lol: I feel sorry for whomever got my old number :p
11-03-2004, 12:34 PM
11-03-2004, 01:26 PM
Well everyone.. based on this mini poll of eligiable voters.. 70% of you voted.... I think that's very good! - and very close to the national numbers, I believe.
It appears this will be over today - thank God! I was almost thinking I don't who wins - I just don't want this to be on the news for the next month. I think that's probably the one thing all Americians can agree on :)
thanks for particapating.. with no mud slinging ;)
11-03-2004, 02:37 PM
Throws mud at Dana...neener neener :p
11-03-2004, 03:05 PM
I did not see this until today. Yes I did vote. I also think Florida proved that your vote does count and Ohio proved that this year. Just because your state usally goes one way does not mean that it could not become a close race at some point. Look at the huge voter turn out this year. It made several states close calls. Heather your state was only decided by 198,836 votes. Think if all the people that think as you do voted. You could have turned the tide and maybe the election. So we should never think our vote does not matter. Not to mention all the local issues that need voted on.
11-03-2004, 03:36 PM
I'd like to extend an invitation to all Americans to stay with me in Canada during the next four years. RSVP (as I think I'll need to have a very large addition built to the house).
11-03-2004, 03:41 PM
Jill, I'll be the first to extend my hand in grateful acceptance. I thank you sincerely for the condolences and support. :cry:
11-03-2004, 03:44 PM
Throws mud at Dana...neener neener :p
Not all of us are so pleased or so light of heart today, Kimberlie. But I still won't throw mud in your face.
11-03-2004, 05:46 PM
ditto what Sarah said :)
11-03-2004, 06:00 PM
i'm coming to canada!!! although i feel an enormous sense of anomosity that bush was re-elected i also feel at peace with the decision unlike last time.
i am ashamed to be an oklahoman though. one good thing from all this is that i get to keep my crude bumper sticker on my car. LOL i won't say what it says because i don't want to offend anyone.
11-03-2004, 06:43 PM
How did REM sing it? "It's the end of the world as we know it..."
I don't feel fine.
11-03-2004, 06:58 PM
Trust me.. I'm holding back my polictical views... you guys are very important to me! This thread was strictly to see how many of us voted. Period. :)
11-03-2004, 07:05 PM
I voted.. And was GLUED to the TV ALL NIGHT LONG!!
11-03-2004, 07:24 PM
Sigh...I know Dana, I know :^:
I DID promise someone here that I'd restrict my views on politics, religion and sex solely to those political :dizzy: , religious :angel: and sex :devil: forums I subscribe to (her response was to request links to the :devil: forums).
11-03-2004, 07:39 PM
Thanks for the invite Jill. I'll come and visit but I love America whether it's run by Democrat or Republican.
11-03-2004, 11:26 PM
Jill, I might just show up at your doorstep soon.
11-04-2004, 07:55 AM
Ok the mud throwing at Dana was a joke because she said thanks for voting with no mudslinging. And nowhere in my post did I say I was thrilled Bush won. That statement BUSH WINS!!!! can be taken as either joy, shock, anger, etc. depending on how the person reading it feels. It was just that........ a statement.