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Poll results: What do you think the outcome of tomorrow's presidential election will be?

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  • Obama wins electoral and popular vote

    20 76.92%
  • Romney wins electoral and popular vote

    2 7.69%
  • Gary Johnson wins electoral and popular vote :thumb:

    0 0%
  • Obama wins electoral vote, Romney wins popular vote

    4 15.38%
  • Romney wins electoral vote, Obama wins popular vote

    0 0%
  • Obama and Romney tie in the electoral vote

    0 0%
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    OH....IO Hink's avatar
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    My sticker says I *Ohio* Voting.... you know, because we are the heart of it all....
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    Quote Originally posted by dw914er View post
    Voted by absentee ballot. I wish I had a fancy sticker to show that I love America
    If you really loved America you would vote on election day.

    I voted at 7am and when my ballot scanned I was number 36. In 2008 there was a line...this time there was none and only 3 people voting.

    On a side note the poll workers were getting briefed what to do if someone messes up and wants a new ballot. In AZ you can "spoil" 2 ballots. On the third you get no more chances.
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    Who is running again?

    "Election 2012: the event that has produced an electorate awash in -- sometimes overloaded with -- information. The campaign that has seen the collision between Big Data and Big Politics. The phenomenon that brings the Information Age to bear on the grand experiment that is American democracy.

    Here, with that in mind, is a chart tracking year-by-year interest in a particular Google search term. That term is ... "who is running for president."
    "

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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner View post
    If the tin-foil hat fits...
    Think about it. Exit polls are used around the world to identify fradulent elections, except here. When the exit polls don't match the results here, we say ho -hum. We have some of the worst and most corrupt election practices in the developed world.

    Eitehr way, I'm prepared to either take off my tin-foil hat tonight or wear it even more proudly! We'll see.
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    My polling location had a card reader that read a drivers license. It sped things up quite a bit. There was an woman who did not have a drivers license and she threw a massive fit that they made her fill out a provisional ballot request. She had no ID on her at all.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    My polling location had a card reader that read a drivers license. It sped things up quite a bit. There was an woman who did not have a drivers license and she threw a massive fit that they made her fill out a provisional ballot request. She had no ID on her at all.
    Only having one of those computers is what slowed things down at my location, but I got there as the doors opened o they were going to have a bit of a backup regardless probably.


    Does anybody else notice particularly worse traffic today that any other day? It seems like all the blue hairs are out on the streets today driving about 20 miles per hour under the speed limit. I associate it with them only leaving the house every once in a while when an election of some sort rolls around.
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    I will not be voting in this election. My Obama vote won't mean anything in MA, and I don't like either of the Senate candidates. There is also medical marijuana on the ballot but I have mixed feelings about this and really don't feel strong enough about either position to vote on it.

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    Trying to figure out why there were significantly more people voting here yesterday than today. Guess most absentee voters thought yesterday was the last day to vote and not today.

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    No one offered me a sticker when I voted.

    I miss New York's mechanical voting machines, too. There is definitely a feeling of satisfaction when you pull that lever.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    There is also medical marijuana on the ballot but I have mixed feelings about this and really don't feel strong enough about either position to vote on it.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABc8ciT5QLs

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    Something tells me that I we will not know who won the election tonight... Maybe not even tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABc8ciT5QLs

    What more do you need to know, mon?
    The short answer is I don't think weed should be more prevalent than it already is. It's a very harmful drug IMO. And I don't want to see MA become like CA with dispensaries all over the place.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    The short answer is I don't think weed should be more prevalent than it already is. It's a very harmful drug IMO. And I don't want to see MA become like CA with dispensaries all over the place.
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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    The short answer is I don't think weed should be more prevalent than it already is. It's a very harmful drug IMO. And I don't want to see MA become like CA with dispensaries all over the place.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Something tells me that I we will not know who won the election tonight... Maybe not even tomorrow.
    If Ohio is the breaking point then we might not... but with many models, it doesn't seem that will be the case, so we probably will have a pretty good idea by 10-11pm EST.
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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    The short answer is I don't think weed should be more prevalent than it already is. It's a very harmful drug IMO. And I don't want to see MA become like CA with dispensaries all over the place.
    Well, it's been shown to help fight cancer, can ease symptoms of anxiety, nausea, pain, and a million other things. Helps fight off infection. It's next to impossible to overdose on. It doesn't cause cancer like nicotine does. It causes people to become less violent, resulting in less violent crimes. Harmful? Not according to actual scientific studies.
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    Quote Originally posted by ColoGI View post
    William Randolph Hearst, the Temperance Movement, and the racists in the Roaring Twenties are all smiling from the grave right now!
    MA has already decriminalized possession, which I support. I don't support dispensaries for "medical use" because I think we'd be heading down the road in creating a third vice industry to join alcohol and tobacco.

    Also, don't try and equate my views with the racists of the 1920s. If you want to have a intelligent conversation on this topic without cheap shots I'm game for it.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    MA has already decriminalized possession, which I support. I don't support dispensaries for "medical use" because I think we'd be heading down the road in creating a third vice industry to join alcohol and tobacco.

    Also, don't try and equate my views with the racists of the 1920s. If you want to have a intelligent conversation on this topic without cheap shots I'm game for it.
    In Cali the dispensaries have certainly become a big problem - in the sense that among the people who have a legitimate medical use are many who are gaming the system. it's also allowed for giant problematic marijuana grows under the medical use allowance. It's definitely being abused. Yet- at the same time, regulating and having security and standards for medical marijuana is a good thing IMO. Our system of medical dispensaries needs alot of fixing - because its got problems. But I like the general idea of making it regulated and getting it out from the mafia and other black market elements.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post

    MA has already decriminalized possession, which I support. I don't support dispensaries for "medical use" because I think we'd be heading down the road in creating a third vice industry to join alcohol and tobacco.

    Also, don't try and equate my views with the racists of the 1920s. If you want to have a intelligent conversation on this topic without cheap shots I'm game for it.
    I just gave you a brief history lesson on the groups that were responsible for demonizing then criminalizing MJ. If you think that somehow someone stating that the groups responsible for the criminalization of MJ are smiling from the grave is equating your views to a racist's, I can't help you with intelligent conversation.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Moderator note:
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    That is all.
    Apologies. Overcaffeinated today & filter off...
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    The votes are rolling in...
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    Okay, Socialist Party ... looks like they knew what they were doing when they nominated their candidates.

    From Wikipedia:

    The 2012 ticket for President includes Peta Lindsay, a 28 year old activist and educator who is constitutionally barred from serving as President if elected due to her age and Yari Osorio, who was born in Colombia and is unable to serve if elected due to being born outside of the United States.
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    Quote Originally posted by dw914er View post
    The votes are rolling in...
    And I'm getting seriously worried I'm going to have to retire my tin-foil hat.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    The senate race in Florida has been called for Bill Nelson. I would think that's generally a good sign for Obama down there...
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