November 3rd, 2004


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jimbojones
11:40 am - I am so fucking angry
It's not just that "my vote didn't count for anything", because it DID. As an adult who has not committed a felony, my presence in the state of South Carolina contributed towards the number of Electoral College votes that SC gets - ALL of which go to the majority candidate, no matter matter HOW slim that "majority" might be. Which means that whether I do or don't vote, no matter who I vote FOR, I... voted... for motherfucking... Bush. Every gay person in this state, every atheist, every agnostic, every liberal, every levelheaded conservative who realizes that Al Qaeda was never in Iraq... and yes, even though this is SC, there are FUCKING LOTS of us... voted for Bush.

Our votes didn't just "not count." They HELPED ELECT THE GUY WE DON'T WANT. And the only way any of us could have avoided it would be to MOVE.

And, you know, we can't even ask for recounts anymore. Electronic voting! OMFG it's so great! You walk into a polling station, you walk up to a machine that you cannot audit the software on, have no recourse to, cannot even prove you DID anything on, and has horrible real-world history (see local elections in FL where 500,000 voters signed in at the polling stations but only 400,000 votes were recorded, etc) and you push some buttons... and you walk away.

Where is my fucking RECEIPT? If that damn machine, whose software I cannot even audit in general - much less audit the individual machine used to supposedly record my vote - if it is jiggered just to say "60% Bush", how can I argue? How can I even prove who I DID vote for? How can I even prove I voted AT ALL?

WHERE IS MY FUCKING RECEIPT?

God damn it, I want a piece of paper. I want something, in writing, something MATERIAL, that says "This citizen recorded a vote for Kerry." I want ACCOUNTABILITY.

And I don't want that monkey-faced warmongering motherfucker running my country for another four years... or eight, or twelve. I wouldn't put it past him to use part of the remaining four he's got to try to strike down the constitutional two-term limit, just like he's trying to strike down any OTHER part of the constitution that inconveniences him.

 
Current Mood: furious
Current Music: Eminem - Square Dance Rap

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From: vonpookie
Date: November 3rd, 2004 - 09:01 am
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At least Illinois showed up as blue on the maps. I didn't have to bang my head against the table lastnight and mutter about the idiots (which I tend to to frequently in this anal-retentive conservative town).

Why do we still even HAVE the Electoral College? "They" can pick who they want the state to go to regardless of the popular vote and it's perfectly legal. They need to either change that shit right there or just do away with it altogether and simply go by the popular vote. >:(


 
[User Picture] From: bitchness
Date: November 3rd, 2004 - 09:50 am
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Unfortunately Bush won the popular vote as well, so even without the electoral college we would have been screwed by the sheer numbers of stupid white people voting this year. If all of those "smart" people who refused to vote because they felt it was futile had actually voted we probably wouldn't be in this mess again.


 
From: vonpookie
Date: November 3rd, 2004 - 09:56 am
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Yeah, I know he (somehow) got the popular vote, but at least without the electoral college, the popular vote would at least mean something.


 
[User Picture] From: staringgoldfish
Date: November 3rd, 2004 - 11:14 am
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If we went on a straight popular vote system, chances are fairly good Gore would have won a second term last night.


 
[User Picture] From: lil_tater
Date: November 3rd, 2004 - 06:31 pm
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It's practically impossible to hope that IL would ever be red. But it's worth a shot, anyway. ;)



 
From: vonpookie
Date: November 4th, 2004 - 04:45 am
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um...I *wanted* it blue, Tess :)


 
[User Picture] From: lil_tater
Date: November 4th, 2004 - 05:21 am
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I know that, dork. :P lol


 
[User Picture] From: geah
Date: November 7th, 2004 - 12:48 pm
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The Electoral College helps insure that the highly populated urban states don't run roughshod over the sparcely populated rural states.

The same guys who came up with the Bill of Rights came up with the Electoral College.

You see, they saw us as the United States of America. Not just America. The integrity of the states was crucial to their vision, that's why so many of us are unhappy whenever states' rights are eroded.


 
From: (Anonymous)
Date: November 3rd, 2004 - 11:11 am
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Well...

Vote absentee next time and scan your sheet.


 
[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: November 3rd, 2004 - 08:56 pm
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Re: Well...

Well, anonymous, that won't work for Jimbo 'cause they REALLY don't count the absentee ballots.


 
From: (Anonymous)
Date: November 5th, 2004 - 06:38 am
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Re: Well...

Right... and NASA faked the moon landing, too....


 
From: (Anonymous)
Date: November 3rd, 2004 - 09:59 pm
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typical liberal horseshit

Looks like it's time to do something about it.

I understand France is nice....

anon because no, I don't have a LJ account. I have a life, I just find it amusing to come here on occasion and get a grin out of how absolutely you've descended into a second, angst-ridden childhood


 
From: inthrees
Date: November 4th, 2004 - 09:44 am
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Re: typical liberal horseshit

You enjoy that nice life of yours and the anonymous trolling it consists of.

How's that working out for ya, anyway?


 
[User Picture] From: geah
Date: November 7th, 2004 - 10:57 am
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The best thing about this election is not having Bush as President for the next four years. Oh, no.

It's hilarious, hysterical, teeth-grinding, hand-wringing, hair-pulling reactions like this that make it all worthwhile.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: November 7th, 2004 - 11:22 am
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[User Picture] From: geah
Date: November 7th, 2004 - 11:27 am
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Now, now, there's no reason to get ugly.


 
From: (Anonymous)
Date: November 30th, 2004 - 05:47 pm
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Ever notice

Notice the picture below of the guy who likes Bush? Notice how fat the bastard is? Take a look at any of the photos of Bush's supporters. They're all fat! At least two chins each! Then go to www.sorryeverybody.com and see some normal, even thin, people. Get the picture?


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