Posts tagged VOTE
Posts tagged VOTE
Don’t let anyone tell you different.
"Vote for Somebody"
Out of the mouth of babes… VOTE!
Visit THIS LINK to watch Gov. Gary Johnson’s online live commentary on tonight’s Presidential debate.
In the 2008 presidential election, 80% of adults from families earning at least $100,000 a year voted, while only 52% of adults from families earning $20,000 or less cast a vote, according to data from the Census Bureau.
Voting is important, that’s why rich people vote in such high numbers.
Voting is important, that’s why the Republicans are trying to make sure as few of us vote as possible.
There are more of us. If we vote, we win.
If voting didn’t matter, the GOP wouldn’t be making such an effort to keep people from voting.
Get off your ass and vote.
It would be great if we could get a federal holiday for national elections so that people could get out and vote without worrying about getting back to the job or standing in lines after work. But, you know, that would make too much sense.
Between Latina women, 74% support Obama vs. Romney’s 21%
Between Latino men, 61% support Obama vs. Romney’s 32%
I’m not psychic or anything, but I’m predicting those numbers will go even lower once this somewhat racist “joke” is seen/heard by more people.In case you missed it:My dad, as you probably, know was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico … and, uh, had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this,” Romney said. “But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico…. I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.Controversial private fund-raiser video shows candid Romney – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs (via epubagent)Romney never stood a chance with the Latino vote, but honestly, it’s like he’s begging Latinos not to vote for him.
Office of the Spokesperson
August 27, 2012
The Department of State encourages all U.S. citizens overseas to vote, and offers non-partisan assistance online and through our embassies and consulates around the world.
U.S. citizens can now request their blank ballots electronically. Depending on your state or county, you can get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, U.S. citizens should go to www.FVAP.gov to fill out a new Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA). Even U.S. citizens who are already registered to vote or who have voted in previous elections should complete new FPCAs in 2012 to ensure they receive their ballot via the fastest delivery method possible.
The registration process for overseas voters has changed in many states this election cycle. Deadlines and eligibility rules for voting in state and local elections vary by state and are rapidly approaching, with some deadlines less than a month away. Additional information about absentee voting for U.S. citizens abroad can be found online at www.FVAP.gov or travel.state.gov.
The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs will be available live during a twitter Q&A with @TravelGov on August 28 at 9 a.m. EDT to answer questions about how to vote while abroad. Representatives from the Office of Overseas Citizens Services and the Federal Voting Assistance Program will be on hand to answer questions about registering to vote and submitting a ballot from overseas.
U.S. Citizens are encouraged to submit questions in advance to @TravelGov, using the hashtag #AskState. Questions may also be tweeted live during the Q&A.
This effort supports the Department’s 21st Century Statecraft efforts, complementing traditional foreign policy by harnessing the digital networks and technologies of an interconnected world.
This isn’t an effort to swing the election toward my candidate. I mean, it’s good for him whether you vote or don’t vote. No, this is about the actual act of voting. Most of you guys are younger voters and that’s a demographic that the GOP has actively been going after with this voter suppression campaign they’ve been waging through the states. So you shouldn’t let them win on that.
Even if you don’t believe in the voter suppression effort, you should vote because it’s your freaking right and there are other things on the ballot that you can make your voice heard on. The presidential election isn’t the only things going on in November and maybe you can make a difference more locally.
I may not agree with you when it comes to Ron Paul, but maybe there’s something we can agree on locally. But come on. Vote.
I’ll tell you what my grandmother told me: If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain.
I mean seriously. Don’t get me wrong. I love my family. But I am more than a mother. I am a woman. I’m a lawyer. I’m a warrior. I exist outside of my kids and my husband.
Answer me one question Ann: If I’m the backbone of this nation and I hold this nation together, how come I can’t seem to keep you assholes out of my personal business, namely, all things connected to my uterus/ pussy? Answer me that.
Then tell me why you stood up there and declared your husband wouldn’t fail when he failed spectacularly as governor of Massachusetts. So spectacularly, that a state that had elected nothing but republicans before him, FLIPPED after 4 years of him because the state economy was so bad. Oh. I forgot. We’re not allowed to talk about that. How about how he failed to be honest about his claim of home of record on his tax returns while running for that office. Oh can’t talk about that either. What about how he’s failed to be forthcoming about his time at Bain Capital, and yet proclaims that his business experience is what qualifies him for the job. Oop. Can’t talk about that either. Hmmm.
This number can also get PA residents a ride to the polls as needed.
Tea party activists say they’ll abstain from voting on Election Day – “I have heard from various folks in the tea party that they would rather stay home,” said Ana Puig, the state director of FreedomWorks, a conservative activist training group. “I’m hearing that from people all over the country and on Facebook.” The Romney rejection stems from the deeply held belief by many conservatives that the former Massachusetts governor is really a moderate wolf in conservative sheep’s clothing. […] “The same things were said about [2008 GOP nominee] John McCain,” Burkholder said. “When McCain won the nomination, we were for Romney because he was more conservative than McCain. You can see how far the conservative movement has come now that Romney isn’t conservative enough.” – PennLive.com
This isn’t surprising, but it doesn’t change the importance of showing up to the polls and voting. VOTE!! Tell your friends. Tell your family. VOTE.
With some of the really shady things states around the U.S., particularly those with Republican governments, are doing to discourage or deny voters, you might want to check now and check often if you’re still registered.
Being questionably purged from the voter registration rolls can happen to anyone, even former Congressmen.
This is a breakdown of the voters in the Mississippi Republican primary on Tuesday. I’m reblogging it because I forgot to say somethings when I originally posted it.
A few months ago, Mississippi passed a Voter ID law. Many news organizations didn’t really say much about it because the big thing the nation was watching was the personhood amendment, which was soundly defeated. But what is important about this Voter ID law was that it passed by a large margin because it was alleged that there was rampant voter fraud in MS. But in the wake of the overwhelming passage of the law, the Mississippi legislature failed to provide the rules that would be required to implement the law. So the ID’s were not required to vote in the primary. The primary in which 97% of the voters were white. The primary in which all of the candidates were white.
Once again, we are confronted with reality. Several of the states that have already held primaries have also passed Voter ID laws under a claim of rampant voter fraud, but all failed to implement or enforce those laws for the Republican primaries. In at least 3 of the contests, the results have been openly questioned. In Iowa it took more than 3 weeks to determine the winner and in the wake, the head of the Iowa GOP resigned in disgrace. In North Carolina, the only fraud committed was by James O’Keefe (of ACORN fame) in an effort to, ironically, document nonexistant voter fraud. There is NO fraud!!! What there is is a disproportionate impact on racial minorities, older Americans, students, and the poor.
So why should we trust these laws? Where is the evidence of fraud? Why should we see them as anything less than tools of disenfranchisment? Why should we ignore that these are underhanded tactics to defeat the black man they have resented being in office since the NIGHT OF HIS ELECTION? I’m just saying.
“Former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis [D-TN] said he and his wife Lynda were denied the right to vote Tuesday in his Fentress County hometown.”
“It’s always been this way and today, for some reason, they change it,” he said. “I had a sense inside of uneasiness when I was told that I was not allowed to vote. They didn’t offer me a provisional ballot, or anything, just told me I wasn’t registered.”
Davis was not offered a provisional ballot, but later “someone” called him at home & told him he [and presumably, his wife] could cast a provisional ballot.”
…“They were purged in Fentress and we need to find out why,” said Blake Fontenay, spokesman for the Tennessee Department of State….
An elections official later apologized to Davis. “it was a clerical error.
Davis said, ‘I’m a former member of Congress, state senator, House member, mayor and all my life, I’ve been involved in the community, coaching Little League, participating in Boy Scouts and serving on boards here, and I’m denied the right to vote. It just doesn’t make sense.’”
I wonder how many “clerical errors” will be made November 6?
Democrats say that Mitt Romney’s attacks on Sotomayor could drive away Latino voters, a charge that Romney’s camp calls “dishonest.” (Flickr: White House)
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has emerged as a central character in the battle over the Latino vote in this election.
Traditionally, the youth vote has always been relatively low, and if that stays the same this year, we run more of a risk of getting an anti-women, anti-choice, anti-gay, racist, Islamaphobe, war-happy idiot for President. Now, I don’t really want that. At all. It’s enough to make me want to move to another country, the idea of him being President. I have my issues with some of the stuff Obama has done, but he is a far sight better than Santorum.
Romney is slightly less scary than Santorum, but he’s still pretty damn bad. The thing that scares me about him is his unpredictability. He’s gone back on so many of the things he used to say, twisting himself to get more votes, and it’s more noticeable than with any other candidate. So really, we have no idea what he’ll do if he gets in office. He could be a moderate Republican, yes. But he could also be a “severe conservative,” as he calls himself now, and that would be just as bad as Frothy in office.
But anyway. If the people of tumblr dislike Santorum enough to make all these brilliantly funny blogs about him, and the majority of people on tumblr are a young age…
You guys really need to vote.
Seriously. If you are of legal voting age, and in the US, please please please vote. I don’t know how many people are on tumblr, but I assume it’s a large number. So even if our country is big, we can still have an impact. Santorum and the rest of the people like him continuously do things that piss off the youth, minorities, anyone who isn’t rich, etc. Unfortunately, we’re all the least likely to vote. So let’s turn that statistic around, if only to save ourselves from Frothy Lube.
And yes, I reserve the right to call him that because he’s just as disgusting, if not more.
Tl;dr - Vote. Because really. Do you want this man for President?
All. Of. This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!