Early Voting Avalanche

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    Oct 29, 2008 6:57 AM GMT
    Take a look at this:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/29/early-voting-information_n_138773.html

    People ... "don't become complacent. VOTE.
    Don't trust the polls and MSM. VOTE.
    Don't get cocky in thinking that ..., the Democrats, have this in the bag. VOTE.
    Don't wait until November 4th. VOTE NOW, if your state permits early voting.
    Take your time and make sure that the voting machine is accurately recording your selections.VOTE
    Don't become complacent. VOTE.

    Please vote early for the Democratic nominee, BARACK OBAMA."

    B787

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    Oct 29, 2008 7:03 AM GMT
    Hey thanks ffor these informative forum topics !!!!!!!!! I voted already here in VA, I highly recommend doing it, as its much less hassle than the day of election. About all you got to do is say your going to be away on election day. and they'll set you up to vote within minutes.
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    Oct 29, 2008 7:16 AM GMT
    We're in an "age of eminent transparency."

    Therefore, sharing information in real time (or close to it) is the right thing to do.

    Camera cell phones, video cams, youtube, blogs, etc permits us to witness and know accurately the abundant of information when its happening.

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    Oct 29, 2008 5:18 PM GMT

    AP is reporting that approximately 12,000,000 early votes have been cast: 60%+ favor Senator Barack Obama and other democratic nominees.

    And that several of the "swing" states are favoring Obama as well.

    This could get interesting, fast!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 29, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    Now is definately not the time to become complacent despite the fact that I am sick and damned tired of this 2008 presidential campaign. I intend to vote for Obama-Biden on 11-04-08. It is up to every American 18 years of age and over to get out and vote. Right now it is obvious that California, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and five of the six New England states are in the bag for Obama-Biden. The states that are toss ups or leaning democratic are the ones that must be continuously targeted for democratic campaigning and getting out the message to voters. The four states that are slightly leaning GOP- Montana, Indiana, North Carolina, and Missouri also need to be heavily targeted by the Obama-Biden campaign and get the message across to the voters in those crucial battleground states. Hey the more blue democratic states, the merrier.
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    Oct 31, 2008 6:44 PM GMT

    Check this out !!!

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/31/11279/222/947/647893

    This is very telling . . . . the wind may indeed be changing!

    B787
  • auryn

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    Oct 31, 2008 6:54 PM GMT
    ...also, know the rules for your state and don't allow yourselves to be lied to by anyone. Voting does not take place on November 5th.

    Make sure you know what's going on if your voting place has electronic voting machines; these things have been switching votes.

    The following link has 8 really helpful tips to help your voting process easy, no matter who you're voting for.

    http://www.alternet.org/election08/105468/how_to_make_your_vote_as_easy_as_possible%3A_an_online_guide/?page=entire

    (just copy and paste it in your browser. i can't get the hyperlinking thingy to work for some reason.)

    *EDIT: Here are 3 very important points from that web address that I sited above.

    "5. Find out what kind of voting machines are in your county.

    Different states are using different voting systems, some for the first time. Find out what kinds of machines are being used in your state and county at Verifiedvoting.org. They can vary from county to county. The site's "verifier" tool also has contact information for county election officials -- names and numbers -- below the county voting machine information.

    6. Find out what problems exist in your state.

    There are many ways to find out what is happening in your state or county with voting, both before Election Day and on Election Day.

    The election protection wiki site has an interactive map with the latest problems in your state. The VotersUnite.org Web site also has the latest election news by state where you can see if there are issues that might affect you, and it has a voting problems database that is searchable.

    7. Call a lawyer if you experience problems while voting.

    Voters should first ask poll workers for help if they experience a problem voting. If you make a mistake on a paper ballot, ask for anther ballot. If an electronic machine does not work, ask to use another machine or for a backup paper ballot. At most polling places there will a representative from the major political parties. Ask who they are if your problem isn't being solved.

    In the meantime, there are several state-of-the-art hot lines that will help any voter. The biggest is 1-866-OUR-VOTE (administered by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law) and 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota (administered by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund). These hot lines have legal staff that will answer questions in real time and give advice, regardless of political affiliation. They have 10,000 volunteer lawyers who will answer questions, log problems and take legal action if necessary. These election protection calls and problems are mapped at ourvotelive.org.

    Another hot line that records people's complaints and then forwards the messages to local election offices and civil rights lawyers is 866-MY-VOTE-1. This service works with many AM radio stations targeting minority communities. Its toll-free number provides polling location information, registers and audio-archives voter complaints, and connects voters with election administration officials in an automated environment.

    Remember when calling a hot line to leave your name and contact information. Voting rights attorneys can't follow up if they don't have that information."

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    Oct 31, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    Auryn said...also, know the rules for your state and don't allow yourselves to be lied to by anyone. Voting does not take place on November 5th.

    Make sure you know what's going on if your voting place has electronic voting machines; these things have been switching votes.

    The following link has 8 really helpful tips to help your voting process easy, no matter who you're voting for.

    [url]http://www.alternet.org/election08/105468/how_to_make_your_vote_as_easy_as_possible%3A_an_online_guide/?page=entir[/url]e

    The big problem with switching is being concentrated in those locations where people have the option to vote "straight ticket", so watch out. Personally, I don't think that should be an option anyway. It's lazy and thoughtless.