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    I stand by what I said earlier. If you can't figure out how to vote, or if the machine isn't working, and you choose not to ask for help (and there ARE most definitely people there to help you), you have no business complaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    Then why did you quote Southerbelle? That's why I am confused.
    And you will note, I bolded the part of your statement that I was replying too.
    I am sure most people have sick time, or can take a vacation day, if they are that dead set on voting. No, I don't think it's fair that they have to, but life it's fair.
    I quoted southernbelle becuase I disagreed with her, which should be obvious.

    Most working class people DO NOT get sick days, or vacation time they can take whenever they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha View Post
    I quoted southernbelle becuase I disagreed with her, which should be obvious.

    Most working class people DO NOT get sick days, or vacation time they can take whenever they want.
    Your state must suck.
    Yes, it was obvious that you disagree, but as to what you disagree over is another question.

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    From the Columbus Dispatch's Election Blog:

    Officials downplay reports of machine problems

    An Election Protection Coalition is reporting problems with touch-screen voting machines that are contributing to lines at six Franklin County precincts, but county elections officials say most are related to poll workers having problems setting up certain machines.

    The non-partisan coalition, which includes national, state and local "voter protection" groups, reported machine breakdowns or problems at Gender Road Christian Church on Gender Road; Lutheran Village of Columbus on N. Cassady Avenue Living Faith Apostolic Church on Mock Road; Salvation Army East Community Church on E. Main Street Shepard Branch Library on N. Nelson Road; Friendship Village of Dublin on Riverside Drive and Epworth United Methodist Church on Karl Road

    But Matthew Damschroder, deputy director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, said the reports he has received indicate the problems were more the result of poll worker than machine errors when polls first opened this morning.

    At the Salvation Army East Community Church, for example, there were problems setting up two of the machines when voting started and poll workers needed assistance, he said.

    - Mark Niquette


    http://blog.dispatch.com/vote08/

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    Your state must suck.
    Yes, it was obvious that you disagree, but as to what you disagree over is another question.
    Yes, my state sucks because it is a blood red, right-to-work state.
    Last edited by Tati; November 4th, 2008 at 11:25 AM.

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    Ummmmmmmmm, you can't be fired for voting cutting into your work schedule.
    KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMNED HONEY!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on, let's have lots of drinks.

    Fuck you all, I'm going viral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Kill Me View Post
    Ummmmmmmmm, you can't be fired for voting cutting into your work schedule.
    yep, exactly. time off to vote is a right of every american worker, who is eligible to vote.
    white, black, puerto rican/everybody just a freakin'/good times were rollin'.


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    ^^No, not in most cases, but you can lose income and a lot of people can't afford to do that.

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    ^^you're right. i'm mistaken. my state allows for time off to vote, with up to 2 of those hours being with pay. that sucks that it isn't nation-wide; it should be.
    white, black, puerto rican/everybody just a freakin'/good times were rollin'.


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    Was there early voting?
    KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMNED HONEY!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on, let's have lots of drinks.

    Fuck you all, I'm going viral.

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    There are plenty of opportunities for people with busy or demanding work schedules to vote.

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    I went back and checked my ballot four times... I'm not taking any chances. If it's a mechanical problem, notify someone because there's a good chance it'll fuck up someone elses vote too if yours got recorded inaccurately.

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    URGENT RE: PA MACHINES ! (Philly)
    Edited on Tue Nov-04-08 01:54 PM by cjsmom44

    If you are in Philadelphia, PA and you click the box for Obama, and then click straight Democratic ticket, it will cancel out your vote for Obama. No one is quite sure why, but it's happening . I just talked to the Obama campaign , and they are urging folks either to just vote straight Democratic ticket , or to choose each candidate individually- but not both. Please Digg and spread this piece of information to anyone widely. My understanding is there are Obama folks in Philly trying to work through this problem, but please let anyone who might be voting know as well. Sorry for the shortness of this diary , but I just wanted to get the word out there.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/4/122548/529/386/652522

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    My mom told me that you can't select individual candidates if you select straight Democratic ticket... I went through and selected each Democrat individually (I did my research before hand) just to be safe. Really, there's no reason to risk it... I just hope people take the time to make sure their vote is entered correctly.

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    Seriously, WTF is wrong with taking a little piece of paper with the candidates names/parties, taking a little pencil and marking which candidate you're voting for, than putting the little piece of paper in a ballot box.
    There is way too much to go wrong with electronic voting machines.

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