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Please, if you are in California, Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia, NYC, Detroit, Cleveland, the Twin Cities, Pittsburgh, Texas, Maine, or anywhere else with an election today, get off your butt and vote. Or if you already have voted, GOTV as much as you can.

I know it's an off-year, but do you want to hear the media crow about how low turnout helped the GOP for the rest of the week? More importantly, do you want to see Republicans do well today and then say Bush is coming back and they are gonna sweep in 2006? If you're a Californian, do you want to see Arnold's initiatives pass? Ohioans: do you want your state to stay un-reformed? Virginians: do you want JERRY KILGORE as your next governor?

No? Then VOTE!

Originally posted to Nathaniel Ament-Stone on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 10:46 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Since you say it like Gandalf (none)
    then yes, of course I'll vote in CA today.  ;)
  •  Strange is good (none)
    I like strange.
    Now, VOTE!
    ;)

    Let's go back to E Pluribus Unum

    by hazzcon on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 10:54:25 AM PST

  •  Heads up for Californians (none)
    Our own personal election watchdog is darned near tuckered out - but there's still a lot of work to be done.  

    Make sure your voice counts.  There have be several reports that television stations have said you can mail your ballot in today.  Do NOT mail your absentee ballots today! In order for your ballot to count - it must be in the hands of elections officials by 8 PM  on Election Day.  That's today, folks.  You can deliver your completed ballot to any polling place in your county - or to your county elections officials before 8 PM, and have your vote counted.

    If you experience any problems at the polls call 1-877-321-VOTE.  We have lawyers standing by.

    Visit the BetterCA community, log in and get blogging.

    by Alliance for a Better California on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 10:56:01 AM PST

    •  Hi, (none)
      I wasn't on my list... so I got "provisioned"... again.

      I got a book with my name and polling place in the mail! Why does this keep happening?!?

      &$@#&@!!!

      I called 1800-345-VOTE and they said my provisional would count 100% despite where the vote is at...

      That's true, right?

      I'm so sick of this.

      U.S. blue collar vs. CEO income in 1992 was 1:80; in 1998 it was 1:418.

      by Lode Runner on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 11:28:54 AM PST

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    •  I called you number... (none)
      and the person was very helpful.

      It was just for not having my name on the list... and having to vote provisionally...  but at least now the incident is recorded... and somwhere... on some list... somehow...

      thanks to you guys for doing the work you do!

      U.S. blue collar vs. CEO income in 1992 was 1:80; in 1998 it was 1:418.

      by Lode Runner on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 11:36:58 AM PST

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      •  Thanks (none)
        :) It has been a fun crazy campaign.  The Alliance is sticking together and I will be blogging for them full time on the re-election and other issues.  We aren't going anywhere.  Arnold succeeded at one thing, bringing a great coalition together.

        Visit the BetterCA community, log in and get blogging.

        by Alliance for a Better California on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 11:38:54 AM PST

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        •  yup... in (none)
          some ways, Bush has been a great thing for activists and progressives in America.

          Good for America to get a good look in the mirror now and then to get the blood flowing...

          bad for the rest of the world.

          U.S. blue collar vs. CEO income in 1992 was 1:80; in 1998 it was 1:418.

          by Lode Runner on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 11:41:38 AM PST

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  •  vote early (none)
    vote often!

    ==== The More You Know *

    by ZT155 on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 11:06:20 AM PST

  •  I'm a Provisional Citizen... (none)
    again. Depsite the fact that I'm registered and got a book in the mail with my name and polling place. Somehow I've been provisional for 3 elections in a row now.

    Gee... I wonder how that happens? Ahhh the digital age... DOH... FBI spying... Republicans with their fingers on the data. 1980fucking4.

    My poll worker had this to say:

    "They're screwing with our lists again... cause of the neighborhood we're in."

    Either they need to get poll-workers who are sufficiently brainwashed, or this needs to get fixed. Cause it aint so great to have the poll workers telling you someone's screwing with the lists... doesn't instill a whole lot of confidence in our voting system...

    (it was in an all black neighborhood in Venice... 100% liberal area).

    Provisional Citizen.

    Am I 3/4 of a citizen? 1/2?

    Why the fuck can't I know whether my vote counted? Is that too much to freaking ask?

    F this country. No wonder people don't vote. Doesn't mean a damn thing...

    Well... I guess we go on... until it does.

    U.S. blue collar vs. CEO income in 1992 was 1:80; in 1998 it was 1:418.

    by Lode Runner on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 11:25:54 AM PST

  •  Local elections are vital. (none)
    Too many people overlook local off-year elections, and that is a mistake.  Elections such as this are we have the greatest opportunity for us - and for our opponents. If we don't turn out, they will.
  •  Vote? VOTE?! (none)
    That's why God invented early voting. BTDT. :D

    Ari Mistral

    "Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!" - Proverbs 17:7 (NIV)

    by Ari Mistral on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 12:57:19 PM PST

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