View Poll Results: Federal Holiday for Election Day?

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    76 63.33%
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Thread: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    It is most definitely the voters, in combination with those being voted on. The voters are the willing accomplices to the horrific actions that the people the have voted on commit. Until the voters refuse to choose the lesser of two evils this system will remain flawed and mortally wounded. The voters need to comprehend what it is they are supposed to be doing AND how the system is supposed to work in order for that to happen. The VOTERS are the check and balance on the people they put in office, but it isn't working.
    You can't vote for a good candidate when the best is still bad. The voters are only a check to who's in and who's running. When good people don't run, it normally doesn't matter who voters put in because both Democrats and Republicans are susceptible to pulling stupid crap for their respective sides.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by muRda View Post
    You can't vote for a good candidate when the best is still bad. The voters are only a check to who's in and who's running. When good people don't run, it normally doesn't matter who voters put in because both Democrats and Republicans are susceptible to pulling stupid crap for their respective sides.
    In those cases you do what I do, you select none of the above by ignoring that office on the ballot. I cannot remember more than two occassions since I've been a registered voter (1992) where I have voted for every single office on the ballot. Most of the time I vote for less than half of the offices on the ballot because there's nobody I CAN vote for in good conscience.

    Oh, and if forced to vote, I'd tend to vote for the greater of the two evils, in the hope that people will realize exactly what that individual is. UNLESS that greater of the two evils is female, in which case she couldn't get my vote for any reason.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The United States is a Republic.
    The United States is a Constitutionly limited Democratic Republic. The first political party was called the Democratic Republican Party. They are now just called the Democratic Party.


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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    I believe Columbus Day should be dropped and Election Day should be a holiday.

    Re: voting when there is not a good candidate. Sometimes I vote against a really awful candidate by voting for a bad candidate. Most of the time I just skip voting for that race as Tigger does.
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    I absolutely agree that election day should be a national holiday. It can take the place of Columbus day, if necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    I believe Columbus Day should be dropped and Election Day should be a holiday.

    Re: voting when there is not a good candidate. Sometimes I vote against a really awful candidate by voting for a bad candidate. Most of the time I just skip voting for that race as Tigger does.
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    In Oregon we have mail in voting. There are no polling places in Oregon. We get our ballots in the mail approximately three weeks before the election. We can either mail them back in or leave them at a place to drop them off. All signed ballots must be at election headquarters before the closing on election day. Counting the ballots can be slow since the signature on the ballot must be verified with the signature on file. Actually since the signature is on the envelope and not the ballot itself most of the counting can be done the days prior to the election.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    In Oregon we have mail in voting. There are no polling places in Oregon. We get our ballots in the mail approximately three weeks before the election. We can either mail them back in or leave them at a place to drop them off. All signed ballots must be at election headquarters before the closing on election day. Counting the ballots can be slow since the signature on the ballot must be verified with the signature on file. Actually since the signature is on the envelope and not the ballot itself most of the counting can be done the days prior to the election.

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    I like it, it even supports the USPS. Follow the west to victory!

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    In reviewing the poll results here, it is interesting that so many of both conservative and liberal lean agree on this. A positive sign!
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Silliness.
    The polls are open for 10-12 hours, and there are innumerable ways to cast your vote even if you cannot make it to the polls.
    If you decide you won't vote because doing so is inconvenient, the country is better off if you just stay home.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Republicans win when turnout is low.

    No Republican will support any measure that expands or facilitates the franchise.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

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