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  • uh subby, if I remember from the report I heard on the radio correctly, she's voted in every one of the last 22 Presidential elections.
  • Lipo: uh subby, if I remember from the report I heard on the radio correctly, she's voted in every one of the last 22 Presidential elections.


    Yes, but due to Alzheimer's, she thinks she's voting in her first one every time.
  • Lipo: uh subby, if I remember from the report I heard on the radio correctly, she's voted in every one of the last 22 Presidential elections.


    And yet somehow Taft was only elected once.
  • All tolled, we'll end up with less than 120M people voting. I figure that's not even 50% of the eligible population. Sad.

    /not a bad headline, though, Subby
  • 106-year-old voter's first time

    Did he at least wear a condom?
  • Taft: our jolliest president!
  • factoryconnection: All tolled, we'll end up with less than 120M people voting. I figure that's not even 50% of the eligible population. Sad.

    /not a bad headline, though, Subby


    How does that compare to previous years?

  • and one for William Howard Taft


    Congratulations - you used the joke from Bill Maher's interview last night with Chris Matthews.
  • factoryconnection: All tolled, we'll end up with less than 120M people voting. I figure that's not even 50% of the eligible population. Sad.

    /not a bad headline, though, Subby


    I voted, but I only voted for issues and candidates I felt informed about, or could support. I did not cast a vote for president, since I didn't want to see either of them in the Oval Office. I wonder how many others feel this way.

    /inb4 3rd party candidates
  • factoryconnection: All tolled, we'll end up with less than 120M people voting. I figure that's not even 50% of the eligible population. Sad.

    /not a bad headline, though, Subby


    There's a question I thought about yesterday that I'm almost scared to ask. How many eligible voters in the US don't even know that there is this thing called voting that you can do? There can't be any, can there?
  • factoryconnection: All tolled, we'll end up with less than 120M people voting. I figure that's not even 50% of the eligible population. Sad.

    /not a bad headline, though, Subby


    There's just over 200 million eligible voters, and the above numbers don't include third parties
  • Last time she was wet, everyone liked Ike.

    /probably differently wet these days.
    //jeez, that joke doesn't work if she went through the 'pause during the Truman administration.
  • the_sidewinder: factoryconnection: All tolled, we'll end up with less than 120M people voting. I figure that's not even 50% of the eligible population. Sad.

    /not a bad headline, though, Subby

    How does that compare to previous years?


    Voter Turnout
  • Did anybody else notice that Roseanne Barr got almost 50,000?
  • Taft, you old dog you.
  • I remember watching Obama blah blahing on the John Stewart show.
    The last thing he said was "people have no excuse not to vote".
    Made me wanna move to america and vote for him twice.
  • Decillion:

    There's a question I thought about yesterday that I'm almost scared to ask. How many eligible voters in the US don't even know that there is this thing called voting that you can do? There can't be any, can there?


    There's a thought. Is it better for the uninformed to vote and randomly choose a candidate or not vote and thus not participate? If they don't know they can vote, what does that mean for their understanding of the candidates?

    Also: Isn't getting the uninformed to vote in 2008 how Obama won the first time?
  • Taft? She voted for FDR; like 8 times as is the fashion with old people.

    / an old person's vote counts more than anyone else's
  • I wonder who she voted for. My 103 (or 104, I forget) year old grandmother voted Republican all the way.
  • htimsxela:

    Also: Isn't getting the uninformed to vote in 2008 how Obama won the first time?



    Hmm, apparently troll comment tags don't work here.
  • Skyred: There's just over 200 million eligible voters, and the above numbers don't include third parties


    Damn, our population must be skewed younger than I figured, given our relatively low birth rates over the past few decades. Still, that's around 80 million that don't vote. That's a whole lot of IDGAF.

    the_sidewinder: How does that compare to previous years?


    No doubt consistent, which is also sad.
  • Decillion: factoryconnection: All tolled, we'll end up with less than 120M people voting. I figure that's not even 50% of the eligible population. Sad.

    /not a bad headline, though, Subby

    There's a question I thought about yesterday that I'm almost scared to ask. How many eligible voters in the US don't even know that there is this thing called voting that you can do? There can't be any, can there?


    It is sad how bad our voter turnout is. I know that it tends to be higher in Presidential/Congressional election years, but the fact that so many people ignore doing something that is so simple, generally doesn't take a great deal of time, and is quintessential to our freedoms, is sad. Americans fought so hard to get everyone "the vote" and now people are too apathetic to even get off their butts and contribute to our society. I suppose that I could drag out the cliche that it is always the people who don't vote who complain the loudest, but even that trope is horrible. Heck, even checking the "None of the above" box is better than doing nothing.

    /sad, especially since many states have worked to make having access to voting facilities and methods much easier/better
    //whargarbll about electronic voting fraud/I don't care about the issues
    ///funny headline, even if "borrowed" from another person (I don't have cable so I wouldn't know what kind of commentary was made)
  • factoryconnection: Skyred:
    the_sidewinder: How does that compare to previous years?

    No doubt consistent, which is also sad.


    It may never get above 60% again. You'd need a major motivating factor to even get close. Like trying to oust someone as bad as Bush, or electing the first Latino president. Or both at the same time.
  • htimsxela: Also: Isn't getting the uninformed to vote in 2008 how Obama won the first time?


    Ha ha, but really: considering how many times I've heard "my vote doesn't count" because of the presidential election setup, completely ignoring town/county/state/Congress races in which direct democracy is in play, I'd say that "uninformed" is pretty popular.

    Angry Buddha: Voter Turnout


    Man... what the hell, Roaring 20's? Does Prohibition of alcohol make people give up on citizenship?

    Wait. Yes.
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