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Just wish to congratulate you folk on you love for democracy, you are lining up in unprecedented numbers for hours (for some, several hours) just to exercise your franchise, Way to go, keep it up!

there is no need to make this a mean thread There is not a touch of anger, irony or nastiness  in this post just respect for those doing a good thing, so, let's just say thanks to those who are going out of their way to vote!

Cheers

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12 hours ago, g33k said:

Gonna drop our ballots off (at least 4, maybe 5...

Just to be clear, that's one valid ballot per registered voter.  Two out of three in our household already submitted in a convenient and secured county drop-box in a state where 100% mail-in/drop-box voting has been working without controversy for well over a decade.

https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/timeline/time5.htm

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26 minutes ago, Ian Absentia said:

Just to be clear, that's one valid ballot per registered voter.  Two out of three in our household already submitted in a convenient and secured county drop-box in a state where 100% mail-in/drop-box voting has been working without controversy for well over a decade.

 

So, this is not vote early, vote often, then?

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22 minutes ago, Bill the barbarian said:

So, this is not vote early, vote often, then?

I'm hesitant to join you in making light of it in the current social climate.  So instead, I'm responding with a string of stern emojis.

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23 minutes ago, Bill the barbarian said:

Yeah, ,what he said...try as I might to eliminate humour from my posts and topics the subject seems to follow me... sigh. 

In the words of my favorite anti-democratic media icon, Ivan Drago: "I must break you."

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May I just say, for the record, how  utterly delightful  (albeit ironic!) it is to have a purely-political thread like this where -- oddly -- nobody's politics are entering in... or even evident?  I mean... I do know some folks stances, from elsethread...  but it's just "Vote" here.

 

Nobody is trying to "own the libtards" or decry the "sexual predator in chief" or otherwise "score points" in the socio-political culture wars.

Thank you, one and all.

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10 hours ago, Kloster said:

As I'm living somewhere voting early is unknown...

Understood.  How about "Without hesitation, within the fairly allotted period"?  It's wordier, but go-man-go!

It may actually be worth noting that I'm firmly against early tabulation of voting results, as releasing preliminary data tends to skew later participation, either individually or by organised effort.  In my state, votes can not begin tabulation until after 8:00 PM when the ballots officially close.  Even unofficial exit polling tends to skew results (though they're dynamite for ratings).

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36 minutes ago, Ian Absentia said:

It may actually be worth noting that I'm firmly against early tabulation of voting results, as releasing preliminary data tends to skew later participation, either individually or by organised effort.  In my state, votes can not begin tabulation until after 8:00 PM when the ballots officially close.  Even unofficial exit polling tends to skew results (though they're dynamite for ratings).

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I fully agree with that statement. Much like the 'there's no point voting for Party X here, they'll never get in' received wisdom. It becomes self-fulfilling, if everyone in your [voting area] who supports Party X acts that way, how many votes were not cast for them?

Vote early (as you can legally), vote for who you genuinely think is the best (or the least worst). Don't allow what 'everybody knows' disenfranchise you.

2 hours ago, g33k said:

May I just say, for the record, how  utterly delightful  (albeit ironic!) it is to have a purely-political thread like this where -- oddly -- nobody's politics are entering in... or even evident?  I mean... I do know some folks stances, from elsethread...  but it's just "Vote" here.

 

Nobody is trying to "own the libtards" or decry the "sexual predator in chief" or otherwise "score points" in the socio-political culture wars.

Thank you, one and all.

Absolutely; be excellent to each other dudes, and party on.

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