Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Did you vote yesterday?


  • Please log in to reply

#1
admin

admin

    Founder Geek

  • Administrator
  • 24,575 posts
It was election day yesterday in the US (Tuesday 11/7). Did you vote? If not, why didn't you?

Yes, I voted.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Johanna

Johanna

    The Leather Lady

  • Moderator
  • 3,038 posts
I voted, even though some of our candidate choices in Ohio were equally bad. I did vote that property owners, not the government, should make smoking policies. A restaurant or bar is going to follow the wishes of their customers, or go out of business. If someone dislikes a smoking policy for a business, money talks. Don't spend yours there, and let the owner know why. The government has no reason to get involved in the proprieter's decision. I also voted to allow gambling establishments. Why should people go to Indiana for entertainment? Casinos don't make gamblers any more than having cigarettes makes a smoker, the same as guns don't kill people, people firing guns at other people kills people. We can make personal choices without Ohio making state laws. Our economy could use a boost. Ohio is dependent on manufacturing jobs that are going overseas because it's cheaper for the companies. I don't think our politicians have enough knowledge of economics to make the best decisions for the state, and instead played on emotional cards to secure their votes. We need jobs, not parents, in Ohio.
Johanna
getting off her soapbox now...
  • 0

#3
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,046 posts
  • MVP
i didn't vote....probably largely because i'm lazy...but i'd like to think it's more because i don't ever like having to choose "the lesser of two evils"....very rarely is there any actual difference between candidate A and candidate B..they're all the same liars...just with a different party...they vote in THEIR best interest...not the populations best interest...
  • 0

#4
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts

also voted to allow gambling establishments. Why should people go to Indiana for entertainment? Casinos don't make gamblers any more than having cigarettes makes a smoker, the same as guns don't kill people, people firing guns at other people kills people

*warriorscot doesn't get the logic but he's Scottish and we have almost banned all three already. And ill tell you what doesn't sound all that great at the time but with hindsight its a big improvement.

If you dont like the vote do what alot do here and vote for something stupid or as we have here parties that are themselves an objection to real parties and not proper political vote, the mad raving loony party used to do very well here before old lord sutch died. It shows you want to vote but dont like the way the government is run, its one of the biggest reason British politics has moved from the traditional two party system similar to the US to essentially a three party and in Scotland a four party. If you dont vote you dont count but voting for someone else or something else speaks huge volumes when leaders see votes "wasted" on nothing parties and independents they sit up and listen. Voter apathy isnt just a problem in the US its a problem everywhere and in the US its a problem for everyone even us who dont live their because well your presidents they like to interfere, how we miss Clinton here in the UK.
  • 0

#5
sari

sari

    GeekU Admin

  • Administrator
  • 21,803 posts
  • MVP
I always vote, because I have to cancel out my husband! He belongs to the wrong political party. :whistling: I did cross party lines to vote for a candidate in a local race, but otherwise we are polar opposites in our votes.
  • 0

#6
Peter95051

Peter95051

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
I voted-- for (or mostly against) the issues. Here in CA (like all the other elections over the last few years) the whole list of canidates and their mudslinging keeps me thinking: "....choose the flavor of my slime."

What really appalled me was that this particular election my appropriate voting place was in the middle of an apartment complex. I was fortunate to be able to take some time off work and arrive at 4 or 4:30 PM. There was no provision for parking and even if I did park as close as I possibly could in a little red zone to accomodate pedestrians, it was still a little over fifty steps to get to the front door of the voting place.

I couldn't help but imagine what things were like in the morning (or worse) what they would be like after everyone got off work. Most people who wanted to vote bad enough to do so would be forced to park at least a block away....

Maybe I should feel "special" living in such a prodigous district... Are we in my district not supposed to vote?

/end rant :/
  • 0

#7
frantique

frantique

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,700 posts
I haven't voted for around 15 years or so! Like you dsenette I will not vote for either of the two biggies because I abhor what they have and are doing. I used to vote for smaller parties and silly parties like you warriorscot, however, in Australia we have a preferential system where the losing candidates give their votes as they choose to the winning parties to up their numbers. So, I'd vote for say The Greens whose policies were closer to my beliefs and then they'd go and give away my vote to a party whose policies I was against. So I stopped voting. The first election I didn't vote I received a letter and a fine (it's mandatory here to vote) and I wrote a long letter explaining how I felt and why I didn't vote and I never heard from them again and they have never fined me since.
  • 0

#8
ADNoland

ADNoland

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 230 posts
It was my first chance to vote so I certainly went out and cast my vote.
  • 0

#9
Justin

Justin

    I do a little bit of everything

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,353 posts
im registered, but I didnt vote. Tuesday is one of my worst class days, with classes starting at 8am, and ending at 3:30pm. And my voting district is 45 minutes from school :whistling:
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP