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I voted with an absentee ballot, so I don't get a sticker. :(

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You guys do realize the ballot is for not only the president, but also for local issues as well. For instance, Washington also has on this ballot, a vote to repeal same sex marriage being legal, a vote to keep a 2/3's vote in our state legislator to raise taxes, Votes for a few different local officials and for governor and his leutenants, like the treasurer and such.

On the ballot there are also 5 parties listed for presidential votes. Republican, Democrat, Labor, Libertarian, and I forget the last one. It might be the communist party in the US, but I don't think anyone would actually vote for them :x

So, even if you think that the vote for president doesn't matter, the votes for local referandums that only affect your county do. They also vote on things like board of education members, which help in determining property tax rates.

So, stop with the 'it don't matter' thing and get out and vote. It's rather childish that you think, just because your opinion is equally as important as the next persons', that because the next person is voting the same thing as his group of friends, that your opinion doesn't matter at all because his group of friends is larger. The point is, Whenever a vote doesn't go to one candidate, he wants to know why, and if he can incorporate the reasons you didn't vote for him into his own policies and voting practices.

This is why parties change over time. The Democrats of the 1950's would cringe at some of the stances democrats today are taking. Hell, Obama is much more like a republican in many issues than he is a democrat by those standards.
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I did my patriotic duty as any American should! Romney 2012!!!
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The place i voted out was out of stickers but i voted for 4 more years of the guys we have know
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metalsmith wrote:

You guys do realize the ballot is for not only the president, but also for local issues as well. For instance, Washington also has on this ballot, a vote to repeal same sex marriage being legal, a vote to keep a 2/3's vote in our state legislator to raise taxes, Votes for a few different local officials and for governor and his leutenants, like the treasurer and such.

On the ballot there are also 5 parties listed for presidential votes. Republican, Democrat, Labor, Libertarian, and I forget the last one. It might be the communist party in the US, but I don't think anyone would actually vote for them :x

So, even if you think that the vote for president doesn't matter, the votes for local referandums that only affect your county do. They also vote on things like board of education members, which help in determining property tax rates.

So, stop with the 'it don't matter' thing and get out and vote. It's rather childish that you think, just because your opinion is equally as important as the next persons', that because the next person is voting the same thing as his group of friends, that your opinion doesn't matter at all because his group of friends is larger. The point is, Whenever a vote doesn't go to one candidate, he wants to know why, and if he can incorporate the reasons you didn't vote for him into his own policies and voting practices.

This is why parties change over time. The Democrats of the 1950's would cringe at some of the stances democrats today are taking. Hell, Obama is much more like a republican in many issues than he is a democrat by those standards.


Political parties ruin politics, and there is no point in voting if you don't want to see a democrat or republican in office.
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OBAMA 2012!!!!
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I voted for Romney and Ryan in 2012. Notice that I voted FOR Romney not simply AGAINST Obama. A great difference lies in that line of reasoning.
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I voted last Friday :D

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Voted so now I have the right to bitch ;P
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I VOTED!! GO OUT AND VOTE DANGIT!!
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Political parties ruin politics, and there is no point in voting if you don't want to see a democrat or republican in office.


I don't understand your logic. Your vote will not change the outcome, therefor you don't vote?

Again, that's the same thing as saying that you think your opinion is far better than another person's. Get over yourself.

Political Parties are ruining politics? Why don't you run for office as an independent. Walk door to door to explain your opinions and why you should represent people in your area.

90% of the problems people have with politics causing them to not vote exist because people don't vote.
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Doughboy1212 wrote:

Romney 2012!!


His robin hood has a longer nose than pinoqio. May your vote in error go to Obama.


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My mother and I were the first in line to vote this year. And this was the first year I could vote so I feel pretty good about now. :)

But they didn't give us any stickers... :(

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I am not a fan of politics, but I do have a proud ancestory of men and women who made great sacrifices so I and future generations could have the freedom to vote. I am not about to waste this opportunity no matter how futile it may seem. History is full of examples where the smallest things make the biggest difference
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im sure those issues will haunt us whether we voted or not

I have the freedom to vote, i CHOOSE not to because i am free to do so. it never ceases to amaze me that i get condemned for not voting, it's almost like i HAVE to vote, i have no choice in the matter of deciding to vote.



You volunteered your opinion willingly and publicly for all to see. As such, they are free to "condemn" you, although no one is to the level of that word--they were asking, questioning, wanting clearer reasons, and disagreeing. In my opinion, most of the repliers seem more interested in understanding what's going on with you or trying to get you engage in the process, which are all quite different than someone gunning to condemn you..

Part of the reason for the criticism of your choice is you've also been changing/wishy-washy/qualifying your earlier statements and reasons. Maybe they are all the same to you, but to others, they seem rather disparate (haven't earned, never will vote, now your right not to exercise your vote).

You don't want to vote and tell others as such, your choice. (The vast majority of voters only exercise their vote in major elections, not every contest available to them.) However, we're free to disagree with you and be equally as vocal in our disagreement, our choice.
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