• 104 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
#1 Posted by golguin (3849 posts) -

Polling places are starting to open (some since midnight) so people are now going out to vote. I can literally run to my polling place and be there in less than two minutes (its in a park around the block) so that's very convenient. I got my sample ballot filled out and ready to go and I'll be voting Obama. Who are you voting for?

#2 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -

I wrote in a vote for Macho Man Randy Savage.

#3 Posted by Grilledcheez (3943 posts) -

In my area I voted pretty much straight democratic and retracted one vote from somebody that always runs as a republican / democrat unopposed.

#4 Posted by DriveupLife (909 posts) -

I voted straight republican here in South Carolina. I waited ten minutes tops it was awesome.

#5 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1671 posts) -

I'm in line right now! Been waiting an hour, looks like it'll be another hour til I'm done. Goin straight Dems.

#6 Posted by hwy_61 (922 posts) -

Voted like, two weeks ago. Early voting FTW.

Voted Demo.

#7 Posted by BoG (5185 posts) -

I voted today, because it's fun to vote on election day. Utah has a straight ticket option, which I will never use! I actually voted for one Republican, Orrin Hatch. In the senate, seniority is power, and he has been in there forever. He's the loudest voice Utah has, and I don't want to silence that.

#8 Posted by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

I'm off work today and will be voting with my mom when she gets home from work. She gets home around 4 so hopefully we can beat the mad dash at 5 when everybody is coming home from work. I'll be voting for Gary Johnson because I vote for who I think is the best candidate, not for who I think is the less bad of the two popular choices.

#9 Edited by ThePencil (390 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

I wrote in a vote for Macho Man Randy Savage.

VOTE ELBOW! oohhh yea!
#10 Posted by BeachThunder (11711 posts) -

I voted for Kodos.

#11 Posted by Phatmac (5722 posts) -

I voted for Master Chief and the party of Halo 4!

#12 Posted by Nightriff (4915 posts) -

Gonna pick up my wife from class and go vote, hopefully it isn't crowded....

#13 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

I was going to vote early, but I thought that it ended the day after it actually did so I'll be going today. I miss being in a state where I can request an absentee ballot for any reason (I can do that here) and then just drop it off at any polling place on election day (can't do that part). I hate the idea of my ballot getting lost/damaged as other mail has in the past. Once I received the charred corner of an envelope with my return address in a ziptop sandwich bag. The mailbox that I'd put it in had been the target of a bomber upset with the US government, but that's a different story.

It was really nice getting my ballot and being able to sit down and take my time researching all of the local offices and ballot measures at my leisure and then just drop it off at whatever polling place that I went past on election day. It's by far the easiest way to vote.

#14 Posted by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

I voted for Obama and an assortment of Republicans and Democrats downticket

#15 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1002 posts) -

@FrankieSpankie said:

I'm off work today and will be voting with my mom when she gets home from work. She gets home around 4 so hopefully we can beat the mad dash at 5 when everybody is coming home from work. I'll be voting for Gary Johnson because I vote for who I think is the best candidate, not for who I think is the less bad of the two popular choices.

I too voted Gary Johnson and for the same reason. I believe in candidates, not force-fed parties. I went mostly Libertarian on my votes, and any that didn't have a Libertarian, Democratic. I'll never vote Republican.

#16 Posted by UltorOscariot (171 posts) -

I voted for Romney in Ohio, in one of the north coast blue counties. I was at the polls at 6:30 when they opened. The parking lot was packed and there was a substantial line, and it took me an hour to finally get a ballot, fill it out, and have it processed. By the time I left though the line had largely subsided. Clearly a pre-work day crowd. Go on non rush hours if you can avoid them, as the difference is probably night and day.

#17 Posted by Aetheldod (3514 posts) -

I didnt :P not gringo ; but I take this opportunity to encourage gringo duders to go out and vote .... even if you are not happy with the candidates you could go and make your ballot null , so no one can use them for evil purposes (yeah I stll think corrupt people can do whatever to win)

#18 Posted by golguin (3849 posts) -

I went out at 7am and just got back now at 7:23. I was surprised to see that there was a line waiting for the place to open. I voted straight Democrat when given the option (there were some nonpartisan choices) and the propositions are what they are here in California.

#19 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

I early voted for barack the islamic shock superallah obama in Nevada where my vote matters more than anywhere else

oh yeah

#20 Edited by C0V3RT (1361 posts) -

Voted Obama in Nebraska. The state is typically red, however we use the Congressional District Method when distributing our electoral votes. I live in the 2nd district and in the 08 election, actually gave Obama one electoral vote. Fingers crossed it's the same this year!

The rest of my ballot was democrat for senate and house with a mix (abstaining my vote in one district) for legislature.

#21 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4330 posts) -

I didn't. No point when the choices are terrible but my main reason for not even registering is to avoid jury duty.

#22 Posted by Ocean_H (290 posts) -
#23 Posted by ez123 (1945 posts) -

Voted for the first time here in Missouri. Totally democratic, totally party. I don't live in the city so there was pretty much no waiting.

#24 Posted by ajamafalous (11863 posts) -
@ThePencil said:

@HistoryInRust said:

I wrote in a vote for Macho Man Randy Savage.

VOTE ELBOW! oohhh yea!
OH GOD THIS IS THE GREATEST THING EVER
 
 
DID YOU MAKE THIS?
#25 Posted by Flawed_System (388 posts) -

Romney.

#26 Posted by WasabiCurry (422 posts) -

@DriveupLife: I voted Obama and I live in South Carolina....

We are now mortal enemies! Besides that, it is really nice to only wait five minutes to vote. :3

#27 Posted by A_Talking_Donkey (262 posts) -

Straight Decepticon.

#28 Posted by Beaudacious (926 posts) -

Apathy got my Vote, also I'm not a US citizen. I really feel sorry for your guys political landscape, probably one of the worst in the democratic world.

#29 Posted by KEITH1437 (276 posts) -

Voted as absentee a few weeks back. Voted Obama, and since I live in Wisconsin my vote might actually mean something. Hooray!

#30 Posted by Fattony12000 (7077 posts) -

(Should have been a poll.)

#31 Posted by thevigilanteoflove (504 posts) -

Absentee for Gary Johnson.

#32 Edited by louiedog (2335 posts) -

Just voted. It's great that my state lets us vote for judges so we can get rid of the bad/ineffective ones. Too bad there were dozens and dozens of them on my ballot. Seriously, about 80% of my ballot was judges. I'm probably one of the few who did any research on them. The judge who has been suspended for 7 months and requires an escort through the courthouse because she's been violent has a good chance of retaining her $180k/yr job. I voted no to keeping her.

#33 Posted by ThePencil (390 posts) -

@ajamafalous

Yup, very quickly so (which is why it isnt exactly as good as the original HOPE poster). More than willing to support the Macho Man's attempt to take over any country's leadership (alas, my voitng for him in the UK elections did not see him win over here) just remember to VOTE ELBOW!

#34 Posted by Nux (2306 posts) -

I voted for Obama and some guy named V. King I didn't know was on the ballot for NY state.

Online
#35 Posted by SavePoint (100 posts) -

Voted last week for Obama... from Maine where Obama will win anyway. But also voted Yes for Same-Sex marriage in our state.

#36 Posted by Ben_H (3312 posts) -
@Ocean_H said:
If that is actually real (it hasn't been verified obviously), then that is incredibly troubling.  However, I wouldn't put it past the Republicans to do stuff so obviously crooked since ethics seem to mean nothing to those in charge.
#37 Posted by Chaser324 (6331 posts) -

I mailed in my ballot a few weeks ago. Much easier and less time consuming than waiting in line at the library on election day.

Moderator
#38 Posted by Video_Game_King (36062 posts) -

@Nux said:

I voted for Obama and some guy named V. King I didn't know was on the ballot for NY state.

Well, if you want to change things back to a monarchy, best take the top-down approach the communists seem so fond of.

#39 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

@Ben_H: That looks more like a touch screen that needs recalibration.

I personally didn't vote due to being in New York, but I'd have to absentee vote for Texas, and voting blue in Texas is pretty much pointless.

#40 Posted by Ben_H (3312 posts) -
@Codeacious said:

@Ben_H: That looks more like a touch screen that needs recalibration.

I personally didn't vote due to being in New York, but I'd have to absentee vote for Texas, and voting blue in Texas is pretty much pointless.

If you read the Youtube description, the guy actually tested to make sure it wasn't calibration and all of the other options worked fine, just not Obama. He selected Jill Stein thinking it would give highlight Obama but it didn't, it selected Stein.
#41 Posted by Flawed_System (388 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@Ocean_H said:
If that is actually real (it hasn't been verified obviously), then that is incredibly troubling. However, I wouldn't put it past the Republicans to do stuff so obviously crooked since ethics seem to mean nothing to those in charge.

Clearly you haven't researched the video or the cause...

It was a calibration issue with a touch screen device, it was immediately remedied and no votes were cast illegitimately given the fact that there are two screens, one of which asks you to confirm who you're voting for.

Underlined: That's why deceased people voted for Obama and there was voter intimidation last election?

#42 Posted by Ben_H (3312 posts) -
@Flawed_System said:

@Ben_H said:

Clearly you haven't researched the video or the cause...

Except I answered a question later on in the thread with regards to calibration that someone asked so I am aware of that issue.
 
And with regards to the Republicans having no ethical standards, I am referring to them trying to pass laws relating to voter suppression (I'm not even going to get into the whole issue of them wanting to shrink the government while at the same time making it so the government can control whether gay people can marry, and controlling women's bodies when they have absolutely no business doing that. Then there's the whole trying to force religion into the education system thing, but that deserves a discussion of its own.).
#43 Edited by MrKlorox (11208 posts) -

Obama, of course. Then Libertarian for the supreme court seats. I didn't know enough about any of the other candidates for other positions to feel informed enough to vote for or against them. Then there was a page or two of nothing but uncontested republicans for various local positions. Fucking Texas.
 
The polling place was in a baptist church, and it had about seven folks who were all easily 70+. I overheard one gossiping craziness about a group of Liberals supposedly intimidating him out in public or some nonsense. And another old dude mistook my mother for my wife. Both made me die a little on the inside.

#44 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2485 posts) -

I voted Obama via mail-in ballot that I dropped off this morning, but in our county, the GOP Secretary of State included some sort of "I Voted" pin in the envelope that put a faint black line across, guess who, Romney's choice on several thousand ballots. I've been told it's too light affect my choice, and I made the Obama line nice and thick, but I have no confidence that it won't just kick out my vote because the machine can't decide my intent.

On the plus side, she's promised to "never do that again". I'm so relieved.

By the way, this is in Colorado, Arapahoe County.

#45 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

Because I'm an incredibly sad person, I'm kinda jealous that you Americans get to vote in an important election today. Democracy seems like fun :P I was underage for the 2010 UK General Election by like 2 months so now I gotta wait 2 and half years. All I've had so far in the way of democracy was a vote on a referendum that was never going to go the way I voted.

#46 Posted by PSNgamesun (395 posts) -

Its better to vote for the devil you know than the devil you don't....

#47 Posted by Aegon (5411 posts) -

Do you find out who's the Pres at the end of the day?

#48 Posted by Redbullet685 (6029 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@Ocean_H said:
If that is actually real (it hasn't been verified obviously), then that is incredibly troubling. However, I wouldn't put it past the Republicans to do stuff so obviously crooked since ethics seem to mean nothing to those in charge.

There have been reports of the same thing happening, but vice-versa. So voting for Romney will change to Obama. Its all fucked up.

#49 Posted by Draxyle (1796 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

@Ben_H said:

@Ocean_H said:
If that is actually real (it hasn't been verified obviously), then that is incredibly troubling. However, I wouldn't put it past the Republicans to do stuff so obviously crooked since ethics seem to mean nothing to those in charge.

There have been reports of the same thing happening, but vice-versa. So voting for Romney will change to Obama. Its all fucked up.

I'd like to believe it's just a calibration error, but the Romney camp haven't exactly earned the benefit of the doubt. This would be a dumb way to do it though; making it visible to the voter.

This is probably going to be a mess over the next week with recounts and court hearings. Hopefully the election isn't close enough for that to be needed.

#50 Posted by Mamba219 (154 posts) -

@C0V3RT said:

Voted Obama in Nebraska. The state is typically red, however we use the Congressional District Method when distributing our electoral votes. I live in the 2nd district and in the 08 election, actually gave Obama one electoral vote. Fingers crossed it's the same this year!

The rest of my ballot was democrat for senate and house with a mix (abstaining my vote in one district) for legislature.

That sounds like a great system that should be in place for the entire country.

Anyway, I voted pretty much straight Democrat. I voted for one Republican (for Sherrif) and several Libertarians as well.