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November 4th, 2003
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Arrrrrrgh! Failed to rock the vote...
I meant to vote in the morning, but prettypammie and I were late for a meeting. The polls were open until eight o'clock, so I figured "no problem...I can vote on my way home." We picked up the Jimmy which was getting detailed preparatory to being sold--and between that and picking Quinn up, and worrying about everything that needed doing tonight, I just forgot.

Grumble. There weren't any Libertarians to vote for, so no big loss there--but I was going to vote for the one woman running for township council that actually came out to our neighborhood and talked to voters in person--I mean that's got to count for something, right?

There were bond issues and constitutional amendments permitting more free spending by the legislature to vote against, too.

Sigh.

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From:flyingwolf
Date:November 4th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)

At least it's an odd year

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I have no clue what was on the ballot around here. Probably nothing much - got nothing in the mail about elections. Knew they were coming, but well.. couldn't have voted tonight even if I had planned on it.

Hope the person you wanted to vote for wins.
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From:happypete
Date:November 5th, 2003 03:44 am (UTC)

Re: At least it's an odd year

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She didn't...but no big deal, I didn't have a major stake...just as a former candidate I have to respect the effort she took to pound the pavement herself.
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From:happypete
Date:November 5th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC)

Re: At least it's an odd year

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We were barraged with walk-arounds, mailings, automated phone calls, etc...

There was serious spending on campaigns this year.
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From:flyingwolf
Date:November 5th, 2003 09:48 am (UTC)

Re: At least it's an odd year

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I checked the post & didn't even see anything that I was supposed to vote on. So maybe I didn't *miss* anything. :)
There were a few city elections, but I don't live in those cities (G'burg, Rockville).
My sister in Philly was constantly getting phone calls - mostly recorded stuff from big politicians endorsing someone or other (Mayor election). Hmm. wonder who won...
From:ga_sunshine
Date:November 5th, 2003 05:24 am (UTC)
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greyknight and I both realized late last night that between working all day and the boy's soccer neither of us made it to the polls. There was no way we could have, we live way out in the middle of nowhere (we vote less than a mile from our house) and the polls were open the hours we were in town...grrrrrr...we are such bad Americans. Sigh.
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From:happypete
Date:November 5th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC)

oh well...

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I never miss the National level elections...but, at least in this state, it seems a lot more of our legislation and spending happens at the state and local level...NJ is a lot more intrusive than VA, or at least it seems to me.
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From:puzzledance
Date:November 5th, 2003 08:44 am (UTC)
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Me too. &:( I left work at 5:20 p.m., but by 6:55 p.m. I was still at least 15 minutes away from my voting location. The polls closed at 7:00 p.m. -- no way I could have made it by then, so I gave up.
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From:happypete
Date:November 5th, 2003 10:38 am (UTC)

grumble...

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no fun, eh.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 6th, 2003 06:42 pm (UTC)

The joys of voting

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(Chris here again)

Wierdly here we had no local elections. So no voting for me.

What bothers me about the national presidential elections is that we keep giving places like IOWA and New Hampshire way too much influence in the primaries. Florida is way late in primary season, but at least in the last election very crucial for all parties involved.

*shrugs*

Chris
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From:happypete
Date:November 7th, 2003 07:51 am (UTC)

Re: The joys of voting

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Snork...yeah...crucial...My mom, basically a lifetime League of Women Voters activist and volunteer, took a razor blade to her LWV bumper sticker during the Presidential election fiasco and excised the "not" from the slogan "Democracy is not a spectactor sport."
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