We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That is, jury makes decision before completion of the argument. Whoever came up with this idea? Why not make voting year-round? In my opinion, no early voting. Election Day is Election Day. Show up, or don't vote. Absentee voting only for those overseas. Very simple.
If you're at your vacation place, too bad. If you're a lazy jerk, too bad. Show up on election day with your ID and vote as we have always done. It's an American ritual.
Agreed. Voting should be something we do together, in one day. If you can't get to a polling place, vote absentee. If you can't plan ahead, then don't vote. Twelve hours of polling is plenty of time to complete a 10-15 minute process.
Last Pres Election, I was in line for over an hour, just to get to the point of picking up a ballet. I liked the fact that so many showed up, but, being mostly uninformed voters, it worried me. And for good reason as we've seen.
Isn't it possible these are people who are on the 40% of each side? The undecideds want to be wooed to the last minute. I really don't care about standing in line with people who at the last minute are deciding who to vote for, if they bothered to pay an attention they would already know.
Besides here in Florida there are 10 or 11 amendments to the state constitution written in lawyer speak that will take alot of time to look over.
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Actually, I would prefer to allow absentee ballots - I used them all the time when away at college and when living overseas.
I wanted to vote in my home state and didn't feel like I really lived where my college was located; nor was I going to give up my US citizenship nor my voting duty/right when overseas.
Not to mention, some of the elderly, infirmed, etc. use the absentee ballots all the time.
At this point in time I really feel that the folks who are still undecided are not really paying attention and probably wouldn't be using absentee ballots anyway.
Seriously, I was visiting a family member in the hospital last week. The other patient that shared the room was in a lot of pain; BUT, he kept telling his visiting son - don't forget to get me that absentee ballot - we need to get rid of that Obama (said with a lot of pain, as he was awaiting emergency surgery, or was it not pain and really disgust at Obama, I'm not sure). This guy was about to go into emergency surgery and the one thing he was thinking about was "get rid of Obama!" I, for one, don't want to deny this guy his vote!
Yesterday, I read that PPP has misunderstood the situation in Ohio, and that the 19% figure was of the total early vote expected, and not of the total expected vote. The debunker went to actual Cuyahoga County numbers, IIRC, and compared this result with the PPP assumption.
I will try to find the link I read and report back if I'm successful.