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Old 11-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #61
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You just need to go vote BEFORE you go surfing to get it to count before they call the election!
Imagine if all of America's election exit pollsters could only practice their craft in Waianae or Waialua...

No problem for me, though, we voted two weeks ago.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #62
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I confirm I will not vote (and I may be on call that day too !). I also confirm that it is my belief this election is really important. However, one candidate is 90% certain to win in the state I live in. Why vote then ? This is not like Europe where each vote counts, here they have Electoral Colleges, quite different from universal suffrage, which is superior in my view.
I have found out that the "popular vote" translates to "universal suffrage" in French, which is far from the English definition that I know. I'm sorry to have misunderstood your meaning.
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I have found out that the "popular vote" translates to "universal suffrage" in French, which is far from the English definition that I know. I'm sorry to have misunderstood your meaning.
Thanks for that--I would never have guessed. The things we learn here!
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I confirm I will not vote (and I may be on call that day too !). I also confirm that it is my belief this election is really important. However, one candidate is 90% certain to win in the state I live in. Why vote then ?
Your ballot has many more candidates than just the Presidential election. Even in Hawaii, a state with the legislature over 90% of one party, there are still candidates to choose between. We also have a very hotly contested mayoral race, and several sleight-of-hand budgetary issues being touted as amendments to the state constitution and the city charter. Some elections even have "None of the above" ballot choices, which allow you to exercise your right of free speech against the system.

You don't vote, you lose the right to complain. You also become part of the problem.

I'm not as hard-core as Heinlein, who believed that only military veterans could earn the right to vote. But I feel that a failure to vote is certainly grounds for abdicating citizenship.
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Thanks, everyone! Some interesting and entertaining posts, but our consensus is that it is time to move on, as the thread has outlived its usefulness.

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