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Subject: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Nov 16 - 05:05 PM

This Mudcat member has already cast the vote, and is far from alone.


Richard Wolf, in USA Today:
"Hispanic voters appear to be turning out in large numbers....
In Texas' fifteen most populous counties, more than 3.6 million early and mail-in ballots were cast as of Wednesday night (2 November), or 37.5% of all registered voters."

In the same article:
"....the number of women voting early has increased far more than the number of men."

"By Election Day, early voters could swell to 50 million."


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Nov 16 - 05:13 PM

In Massachusetts, where I voted:

by noon on Wednesday 2 November, the early votes already in were estimated at about 700,000.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Nov 16 - 05:41 PM

Vote early and vote often, Clintonistas!


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 16 - 06:40 PM

Comment in Pocatello, Idaho: "I voted early today. There's so many people voting early I don't know if there will be anyone to vote on the 8th."


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Donuel
Date: 04 Nov 16 - 07:27 PM

I tried to vote early twice and failed to cast a ballot.
The venue was changed and I needed an i phone GPS since no map was available in the voting bulletin.
It was more difficult due to an obscure location and a no sign ordinance within the private neighborhood development.
I could have tried the county Executive building but I was already discouraged


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: frogprince
Date: 04 Nov 16 - 08:03 PM

I done did it a couple of day ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Janie
Date: 04 Nov 16 - 09:20 PM

I've been volunteering for the Democratic Party at my local early voting site. Handing out sample ballots to those who are interested. I live in a county that is over-all is a strong Democratic enclave in North Carolina, in a conservative precinct in terms of those who actually vote.

It is an interesting experience.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: CupOfTea
Date: 04 Nov 16 - 11:25 PM

I mailed in my ballot, specificly because of memories of a 45 minute wait, mostly in the dripping rain, in a previous presidential election year. My patience and arthritic knees are not up to that kind of difficulty any longer. With the choice to mail in a ballot made so extravagantly easy, I offer gratitude. I also don't want to encounter any campaign hassles that going to a polling place represents. As someone who comes with her research done, it annoys me to be accosted, even by folks of my own view, on the way in. How much nicer to be able to do the last bit of research online and mark the choices then and there!

Joanne in Cleveland, ward 2a in the Heights


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Nov 16 - 12:25 AM

In my Texas county alone

by the time the polls closed — and at least one stayed open until about 9 p.m. — at least 480,960 Tarrant County residents had cast early votes in person and 34,231 mailed ballots had been received, local election records show.

And statewide, more than 4 million voters, or 41.05 percent, cast ballots in the 15 most-populated counties through Thursday, according to the most recent data provided by the Texas secretary of state's office.

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 05 Nov 16 - 07:23 AM

If Michigan offered early voting I would have done it. I found I could have easily gotten an absentee ballot to mail in, but the deadline is today. Since our polling place is small, I don't think I'll have a problem getting in and out.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Nov 16 - 10:04 AM

Why do people vote early? Unless there is an actual reason, like having something on that would get n the way of voting on the day?

It seems a bit like opening presents before Christmas or youur birthday. And after all something might happen that makes you change your mind - and in the case of the U S elections, though all the stuff in the papers is about Clinton and Trump, where there's not much room for changing minds, they vote about all kinds of other stuff, sch as numerous other political jobs, or whether to legalise marijuana.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Nov 16 - 12:21 PM

I like voting on Election Day. It's a nice, social event in our small community. I know I'm voting differently from many of the people I see, but there's no partisan conversation at the polling place - only nice conversation.
I voted absentee for the first time in my life because I'm traveling. In other years, my trips weren't so long and I was able to vote early at the Registrar of Voters office. It's nice to have that option.

In California, the idea has always been to make it as easy as possible for people to vote, and there are no conspiracy theories here about election fraud.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: olddude
Date: 05 Nov 16 - 12:38 PM

Vote often I say, for me I will make america grape again... Maybe even raisin


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Greg F.
Date: 05 Nov 16 - 01:42 PM

there are no conspiracy theories here about election fraud.

I very much doubt that, Joe - where there are Republicans, there are complaints about fictitious election fraud.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Nov 16 - 05:06 PM

I vote early because I can. It counts exactly the same as on election day, but it means I probably don't have to wait in a long line to get into my local polling station, I can go to a larger central location that is open for early voting and get it over with.

In addition to that, the national election is the second Tuesday in November. November weather is notoriously changeable, and there have been years where huge snowstorms, rainstorms, hurricanes, etc. have impacted the ability to get to the polls. So doing it ahead of time means you can vote for sure.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Nov 16 - 08:58 PM

In the UK we don't have early voting with polling stations, but people can apply for postal vote, which they have to send back in advance, so it can be counted at the same time. That used to be reserved for people with a special reason for being unable to vote on the day, such as illness or planned absence, but now anyone can apply.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Nov 16 - 07:31 PM

I see that now about 30 hours before the polling booths are due to open, the FBI announces that all the panic about this fresh batch of emails was a load of tosh - nothing crininal in them (so far as Hillary and co are concerned - might be a different situation for Mr Wiener).

Meanwhile during the scare about them a few millions will have voted without hearing about that development. Oops...


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Greg F.
Date: 07 Nov 16 - 11:35 AM

Not as much of an Oops as you might think, Kevin - any voters with functioning brains knew the email thing was BS from the get-go.

And facts mean nothing to the Trumpists.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Nov 16 - 01:05 PM

I gather there a lot of people who loathe Trump, but who aren't keen on Clinton. I suspect the Wiener connection might have pushed some of them to opt for a third party candidate.

I can see why parties might like the idea of early voting, but I'm surprised that so many people choose to do it.

I think they've got the right idea in some countries where they have people playing music at polling stations, and treat it as a bit of a fun event. I think that would probably even be illegal in drab countries like ours.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Nov 16 - 07:31 PM

so much for the "early" part


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Nov 16 - 12:33 PM

I have a dreadful fear that it will take a long time for everyone to agree on the results of this election.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Greg F.
Date: 08 Nov 16 - 12:35 PM

At least thios time the Repubs can't buy the Supreme Court.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Nov 16 - 03:03 PM

no such thing as late voting, is there....


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Nov 16 - 03:07 PM

Trump claims that 'if' you change your mind about voting for Clinton early, you can petition to change it.... he's only vaguely right in some states, and it ain't easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Nov 16 - 03:27 PM

must see if you like dogs


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 08 Nov 16 - 04:51 PM

Thanks for that perspective restorative, does onuel. I've just sent it to my American daughter-in-law who is feeling a bit panicky about the idea of Trump maybe winning.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: Greg F.
Date: 08 Nov 16 - 06:05 PM

Anyone who ISN'T panicky about the possibility, however remote, of Trump winning is an idiot.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: keberoxu
Date: 27 Oct 18 - 10:02 AM

Why do people vote early?

I did it again this year, for the reason that
on Election Day I will be across the country in another state.
It's a relief to have it over and done with.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, 2016 election
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Oct 18 - 10:30 AM

I voted early because far less ID is needed AND-- instead of getting hassled for ID I lack on the day-- I can volunteer to drive other voters who risk challenges, and support them.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, election day voting
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Oct 18 - 10:49 AM

I've volunteered with a campaign this year and I'll be signing up to drive voters to the polls also. Small forms of assistance can make a big difference.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Oct 18 - 08:34 PM

For the Democrats to win the house they have to defeat 23 Republicans.


The realm of possibility is gaining 5 to 50 seats by the Dems.


I think they will get 23 or more.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: pdq
Date: 30 Oct 18 - 08:42 PM

Here is my prediction for the House...

Republicans 219, Democrats 216

Senate...

Republicans 55, Democrats 45


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Oct 18 - 09:07 AM

Your post smells like you stepped in dog poo,
but could be true
with the Trump mania in RFD USA Nazi stew.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: pdq
Date: 05 Nov 18 - 09:53 PM

Well, Tester is hanging tough.

Less than a 50/50 chance that the Republicans can oust him at this point.

May happen but not likely now.

That brings the count down to 54 Republicans and 46 Democrats in the Senate.

House is soft with at least 20 pickups for the Dems.

Trouble is they need 23 for a majority. 50/50 chance of that but going up daily.

Many of us will be staying up late tomorrow night (Tuesday NOV 6).


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: Thompson
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 01:57 PM

Just watched Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next - interesting film. One of the most interesting things in it, though, was the description of the effect of refusing votes to people who've been in jail. According to this, a whole swathe of Deep South states would be Democrat if black men imprisoned for taking a puff of a spliff were able to vote as they are in other countries.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 02:16 PM

There was a "Do Not Vote" thread that was closed - the usual parties were winding up for the usual fights.

Let's hope each of them was able to cast their vote the way they wished, with no difficulties. And will set aside the hammers and tongs for a while, because most of us are sick to death of those old fights.

Last night Frontline replayed both parts of the program about Facebook and how the last election was influenced by Russian players. Eliminating the bad players from overseas - that's the good fight we need to be looking at now.

I voted early, on the first day possible.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 03:42 PM

The thread is erased along with new lyrics that were carefully invented

Retrieved:

DO NOT VOTE FOR

The catch phrase
The chanting craze
The big lies
Violent cries
Hatefulness
savageness
or the fist
to the heart
that sets us apart
because we
believe in
Democracy


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 07:32 PM

You are a scholar and a gentleman and I am an idiot


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: Mossback
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 08:12 PM

Eliminating the bad players from overseas - that's the good fight we need to be looking at now.

That's ONE of the good fights.

The other equally if not more important one is eliminating the domestic bad players & their corruption.


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Nov 18 - 12:39 AM

Thompson's citing of a Michael Moore film is pertinent.

In fact, although Florida is outside my beat,
I read that the Florida ballot this year
presented a question to re-enfranchise some, though not all, felons.

And now I read that it passed, and will become law in Florida.
Anyone else read that one?


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Subject: RE: BS: early voting, US elections
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Nov 18 - 09:08 PM

Yep
Gillium is now in a recount to win Gov of Fla.


Woo Hoo Democrats discover that charisma matters! Hillary is shocked.
The DNC has plans to make canned charisma.


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