View Poll Results: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

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  • Yes, it's a bad thing. Everybody should vote.

    20 40.82%
  • It's not bad, but we should still encourage everybody to vote.

    9 18.37%
  • No, it's not a bad thing. Leave people alone.

    13 26.53%
  • Other.

    7 14.29%
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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Actually it is. It was 47% in my precinct. We went 54% for D Governor, 54% for R Representative in open seat, 68% for R State Senator and 57% for R State Representative.
    You did better than the average! (36.3%)

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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Most non-citizens tend to vote only in our Presidential elections. Like in 2008 and 2012. They sat out the mid terms in 2010 and 2014.

    They'll be voting in a vengeance in 2016.
    And you have proof of this. Sure.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Not the way I look at it. I have been a firm believer this country needs a viable third party for a very long time. That by voting Republican and/or Democrat what you are doing is perpetuating a business as usual system. But by voting for a third party candidate be that Reform, Constitutional, Libertarian, Green, what ever party is on your ballot you are registering you vote against the two parties and for a third party. Sort of putting your money where your mouth is.

    I know both major parties has been bought and paid for by corporations, wall street firms, lobbyists, special interests and the like to incude pacs, super pacs and huge money donors. When each party can easily raise a billion dollars each just for a presidential campaign, that confirms it. Those folks I mentioned are good business people, if they didn't get back more than they donated they wouldn't do it. They are not donating out of civic good. They donate so they can get rewarded for their investment in the future.

    I am not rich, all I have is my one vote. But I can make sure my one vote is cast against the rigged system.
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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    And you have proof of this. Sure.
    http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-cont...e9a0f-44167741

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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    76 non-citizens registered (excuse me, claimed to have registered to vote) out of a 50,000 sample size for the survey used. Not bloody likely to have changed any outcomes.
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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    76 non-citizens registered (excuse me, claimed to have registered to vote) out of a 50,000 sample size for the survey used. Not bloody likely to have changed any outcomes.
    You didn't go to the link and read the entire study did you ?

    The Judicial Watch is just an abstract.

    Electoral Studies - Journal - Elsevier
    Last edited by APACHERAT; 11-14-14 at 04:59 PM.

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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    I believe that every citizen should vote, but I respect the right of those who choose not to.
    Exactly. Seems that the more informed Democrat voter just stayed home this last time around.
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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneworld2 View Post
    At least you see it for what it is, and I respect you all the more that
    Thank you, I continue to work for a viable third party. The deck is stacked, but I won't give up.
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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    You didn't go to the link and read the entire study did you ?

    The Judicial Watch is just an abstract.

    Electoral Studies - Journal - Elsevier
    I just took the numbers from the first link you gave me, yes. If you want to show me some other numbers, you'll have to do better than a link to an index of articles.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: Is not voting... aka "low voter turnout"... a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by oneworld2 View Post
    I'm not going to get into partisan debates concerning the Republican and Democrat parties. It is precisely this sort of tribalism that stops many people from seeing that the system itself is the problem. And I'm neither a supporter of the Republicans or the Democrats , to me they represent the choice between Cheech and Chong , Tweedledum and Tweedledee


    What things are supposed to be and what they are , are often two different things.

    Have those that don't vote fared markedly different from those that did ?

    Has your participation brought you any gains or losses that are different to those that never voted ?



    And if the boot was on the other foot , would a Republican president not be using the same tactic ?
    1, You didn't answer the question. What the hell does bringing change mean?

    2, Things are as they are supposed to be. We get the government we deserve.

    3, You are missing the point. An individual voter can't claim responsibility for what the government does or doesn't do so your question is pointless. I think it would be nice if everyone paid attention and participated. The truth is that more people want to see Kim Kardashian naked than go to the polls. That's ok, the rest of us will do the heavy lifting.

    4. No other president, Republican or Democrat has ever has his clock cleaned like in the recent midterm and come out to say that two thirds of the voters who didn't vote would have given him a majority. That's delusional crazy talk. It's certainly beneath a President but I'm not surprised it came from Barry O.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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