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Re: Voter Rights

Postby fluffy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:29 pm

A lot more people are doing vote-by-mail in California now, which has actually led to a shred of hope on Prop 8 since it turns out the vote-by-mail ballots haven't been counted yet, and apparently there's somewhere between 3-4 million uncounted votes. Since progressive/liberal types tend to also be the ones to embrace these new things, it's quite possible that Prop 8 may fail after all.
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Re: Voter Rights

Postby Generic » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:36 pm

Same goes for Al Franken over Norm Coleman in Minnesota, and Mark Begich over Ted Stevens in Alaska.

However, I'm not keeping my hopes up for those. 57 seats is nothing to sneeze at. Plus, the Georgia run-off in a month is a good chance for 58.
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Re: Voter Rights

Postby Rabid Garfunkel » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:42 am

Billy's Little Trip wrote:I like the vote by mail, but it just seems so vulnerable.

I feel the same way. Out here in Oregon, in addition to the option of mailing your ballot in, there's drop-off points where you can physically hand your ballot to a volunteer.

At least, I hope they were official volunteers. :shock:
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Re: Voter Rights

Postby fluffy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:58 am

In California, if you don't trust vote-by-mail you can also fill out the ballot mailer and bring it to the polling location on election day (without having to stand in line). But the ballots still aren't counted until the rest of the absentee ballots are.
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Re: Voter Rights

Postby Hoblit » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:03 am

Rabid Garfunkel wrote:
Billy's Little Trip wrote:I like the vote by mail, but it just seems so vulnerable.

I feel the same way. Out here in Oregon, in addition to the option of mailing your ballot in, there's drop-off points where you can physically hand your ballot to a volunteer.

At least, I hope they were official volunteers. :shock:


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Re: Voter Rights

Postby Rabid Garfunkel » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:10 am

He was hiding a piece of cardboard behind his back, dunno what it said... :wink:
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