Largest voter turnout in U.S. history?

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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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I've been hearing all over that this may be the largest voter turnout in the history of the U.S. If this is true, which for President will this be in favor of? I know who I'm voting for. Who are you voting for and why?




posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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Based on early voting in my State of Georgia...it's wayyyyyy down from 4 years ago...at least here.

Des



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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I think it may not turn out to be as large as the last election. I think many younger people were determined to make history in the last election. Typically, the 18-25 age bracket has been disinterested in politics. Obama managed to rally this group behind him in 08. I think that this group may fall back to disinterest since history has already been made.

That being said, I think more people who feel dissatisfied with the current administration may make it a point to show up at the voting booth this election. So I would say this would favor Romney.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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I'm voting for Romney. I've listened to both and both have some ideas, but I am ready to see what Romney will do, because Obama had four years and has messed a lot of things up. I'd like to see the United States begin to get out of debt, but I don't know if it can ever be paid off. But it shouldn't be trillions of dollars more. While I don't have any children nor plan to, I would be worried if I did. What kind of future will they have? Well I don't plan to have any children because I really don't have the idea that the future is bright.


Also, I think a lot of people are just in love with Obama. You have to be wary of just being in love with someone and overlooking their faults. They are there to do a job, and no matter how "cool" they look, they have to do a job. We need a president, not a cool man who can sing or dance or talk pretty. Obama would be a better movie star than an president. If you want to hear him speak, why not hire him for some talk show? If you want him to dance or sing, he can be a movie star. He can talk about his mother and grandmother and children, tell all sorts of anecdotal tales about his family. If you like that, he will never be out of work.




Yeah, Obama is kind of cool but that doesn't get the job done. There are real issues, real lives and real money involved here. There are people who want to destroy our way of life and they are happy when we are dead. We have to think about that, rather than just vote for someone because they are cool. Obama doesn't seem tough enough, willing to insult anyone. Politically correctness is going to make everyone it's slave. Sometimes you just have to point out who the enemy is and go at them. You can't just talk peace to someone who wants you dead. He believes that if everyone has food and a job they will get along. No, there are some people who hate us. They make hating us their job. Perhaps they are not starving or need a job or counseling. Perhaps maybe they just really hate us and want us dead?


I will vote. I hear a lot of talk at work and around. A lot of people have opinions but I wonder if they will vote or just run their mouth. People in the United States are very very inpatient. They hate to wait a second in line or wait at a stop light. They multi task. They have to be on a cell phone texting or doing two things at once. Some people just don't have the time to vote. Not really, they do have the time but they won't make the time. They will run their mouth but I wonder if they will vote.
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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Since they can manipulate statistics to support any point, I'm sure some will be saying it is the largest turnout in US history, but I believe it will actually be a much lower number than many previous elections.

If they count total votes, perhaps it will be a record, since the population is higher than ever before.

If they count total percent of registered voters, it could probably go either way, but means nothing.

If they count votes as a percent of total population, I believe it will be a record LOW!

Nobody is excited about either of these candidates, and the last few elections have proven that nothing changes and a vote is useless anyway. Why would people turnout in record numbers when they feel like Bush was railroaded in, and they feel like Obama fell flat on his campaign promises, and they feel like Romney is just some stuffed suit rich guy that wants to give his buddies a tax break? Why would anybody turnout in record numbers for this farce of a choice?



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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I doubt this will be the highest voter turn out in history. We basically have two candidates that are horrible in their own ways, and at times seem to resemble each other in what they are about and what they project. It's like picking the lesser of two evils - and I cant tell which one that is. I think a lot of Americans are going to have that same dilemma come election time.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by Uneedhlp247
I've been hearing all over that this may be the largest voter turnout in the history of the U.S. If this is true, which for President will this be in favor of? I know who I'm voting for. Who are you voting for and why?


If it's true it certainly won't be in Obama's favor. His base is demoralized because he's failed to deliver and most of the white swing voters are jumping ship for the same reason.

I don't believe the polls. I think we're going to see a huge blowout victory from Romney - Newton's third law of action-reaction is at play. Obama earned this defeat!
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by seabag

Originally posted by Uneedhlp247
I've been hearing all over that this may be the largest voter turnout in the history of the U.S. If this is true, which for President will this be in favor of? I know who I'm voting for. Who are you voting for and why?


If it's true it certainly won't be in Obama's favor. His base is demoralized because he's failed to deliver and most of the white swing voters are jumping ship for the same reason.

I don't believe the polls. I think we're going to see a huge blowout victory from Romney - Newton's third law of action-reaction is at play. Obama earned this defeat!
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I totally disagree. Obama is going to have his base Democratic vote, and his basic black vote, and he is going to have the vote of people that want to see him through the changes he has initiated. He appears to have the support of some major corporate and financial backers, and his voter base will turnout moderately to heavily. Some are disenfranchised (like me), but most will still vote for him.

On the other hand is Romney, that has failed to energize even his steadfast Republican base. The only strong point in favor of Romney is the fact that he isn't Obama. Many will vote "anti-Obama" and that will benefit Romney, but he won't have anywhere near a record turnout in his favor. Paul Ryan helped him to solidify the Tea Party vote, and most Independents aren't familiar enough with Gary Johnson for him to significantly hurt Romney, but just sheer apathy and disgust from the general conservative public is going to hurt Romney and not Obama.

The rural, blue-collar, lower-middle-class folks are not going to bother voting Red or Blue, R or D, black or white, rich lawyer or rich company killer. The majority of those folks that typically vote Conservatively are going to just stay home and hug the kids and hunker down for the approaching storm, because a vote in either direction just ushers the fall of our Republic that much faster.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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I'd like Romney to win, but I have heard that about 60 percent of our votes are being counted over seas in spain by a company that George Soros has an interest in. If this is true, there could be some cheating. Even if the polls show that Romeny is ahead. I heard on the radio that according to the polls there is no way Obama is winning now. They say that with Romney ahead, he will win. No one who has ever been ahead this late in the race has lost. Still even though they say this on the radio, it would not surprise me in the least of Obama still wins.

No matter what, there are powers that be that are in control. Perhaps the president has no power at all anyway. Perhaps we only live with the illusion that our vote even matters. I wonder if the president himself is aware of this. Maybe they aren't but are later told what they are going to do. Maybe they have a meeting and tell the president what he is going to do. They threaten him or his family and are very powerful, so the president has to do what they say anyway.

I think the next four years are not going to be great no matter what. I only think we are going to pay more for food and more for gas. We are going to have more restrictive laws and more cameras watching us. We are going to have more people telling us what to think, what to eat and how to manage our resources.

There are a lot of sheeple who are more than glad to have others think for them. I hope that some people wake up because the more we allow the more they will do.
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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On the other hand is Romney, that has failed to energize even his steadfast Republican base.


I might have agreed with you on that 3 months ago but times have changed….the base IS ALIVE!



The only strong point in favor of Romney is the fact that he isn't Obama. Many will vote "anti-Obama" and that will benefit Romney, but he won't have anywhere near a record turnout in his favor.


This is a two horse race – don’t underestimate the anti-Obama vote; it’s not just coming from the right this time…



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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Everyone around here runs their mouth, but you should see them. I mean, I find it very hard that people around here are going to have the patience or attention span to even vote. Everyone has a cell phone or those head phones. They are constantly talking, talking, talking. I don't see how they are going to have the patience to actually sit down and vote.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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The problem with the anti-vote, is in the motivation. Its easy to talk about, easy to put up on facebook, easy to rant about with your friends when the subject comes up, but is it enough to get you to actually participate on election day? (Not you, you, just you people in general, LOL)

I don't think an anti-vote is a vote that we can count on. How many people just rant and rant and never actually do anything about it?

The people active in the election and political process will turnout and vote, but they will vote for a candidate they support, not just in opposition to a candidate they hate.

I think there is a lot of hot air on social media, mainstream media, and even in the polling numbers. I think a lot of people are all talk, but on election day, they either won't show up, or they'll tow their party line.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by jessieg
. Even if the polls show that Romeny is ahead. I heard on the radio that according to the polls there is no way Obama is winning now. They say that with Romney ahead, he will win.


Rand has been running a very impressive poll that says Obama is in the lead 48.82% to Rmoney's 45.66%,
Rand Poll updated daily



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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mmicdata.rand.org...-to-vote
Does this mean that if everyone who is running their mouths and not actually voting, would actually vote like they intend to, then Romney would win? Then everyone who wants him to win should do whatever they can to get family, friends, neighbors and strangers out to vote.

It's cutting my link short but go to this link and then click on intention to vote because it does seem to show Romney ahead, if people who intend to vote will do it.
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posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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The problem with the anti-vote, is in the motivation. Its easy to talk about, easy to put up on facebook, easy to rant about with your friends when the subject comes up, but is it enough to get you to actually participate on election day? (Not you, you, just you people in general, LOL)

I don't think an anti-vote is a vote that we can count on. How many people just rant and rant and never actually do anything about it?


I guess we’ll find out in 2 weeks. I’m betting the anti-Obama vote will blow your mind!




The people active in the election and political process will turnout and vote, but they will vote for a candidate they support, not just in opposition to a candidate they hate.


I agree….but that’s @ 10 million people IMO.


I think there is a lot of hot air on social media, mainstream media, and even in the polling numbers. I think a lot of people are all talk, but on election day, they either won't show up, or they'll tow their party line.


You could be right….though I sure hope you’re wrong!



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Originally posted by AlaskanDad

Originally posted by jessieg
. Even if the polls show that Romeny is ahead. I heard on the radio that according to the polls there is no way Obama is winning now. They say that with Romney ahead, he will win.


Rand has been running a very impressive poll that says Obama is in the lead 48.82% to Rmoney's 45.66%,
Rand Poll updated daily


The pollsters have called me, and my wife, and my boss, and each time, they don't get very good answers, so I wonder what they put down in their poll? I was asked if I support Romney, or Obama, or if I'm still undecided. My answer was none of the above. I don't support Romney, or Obama, but I am already decided. They tried to pigeon hole me one way or another, but there wasn't a "Gary Johnson" on their poll, so I have no idea what answer they marked me down for.

My wife told them she was voting for World Peace. I don't know if she meant the basketball player Meta WorldPeace, or if she meant the more lofty ideal, LOL!

My boss told them she was voting for "Fluffy, Destroyer of all Worlds."

I would hate to be a pollster, and I definitely put no faith in any poll results.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 01:01 PM
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I would certainly HOPE this has the largest voter turnout at least in recent times. If this election doesn't get Boobus Americanus off the couch and down to the voting booth for a few minutes of civic duty to interrupt their Oh so busy day...nothing will. It's really scary to look at just how little it will take to make a record breaker, too.



...and we wonder why we've totally lost control of our own system. The party die hards and hacks represent a fair % of those numbers from both sides. That sure doesn't represent many average, decent people casting their vote.


(As I recall, that came from the U.S. Census or FEC..I had it in my image vault from a previous thread and recalled it being there. Scary huh?)



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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I may have to work on Nov 6. Legally don't they have to let you go to vote? I can vote early though. I probably will. because it is just easier for me, but I wonder what happens to these early votes and if mine could "accidently" get lost.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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I expect it to be low but, over all it does not matter beyond the key battle ground states where Obama leads in almost everyone. So long as those people turn out he wins, if for some reason in those states his supporters do not show up and Romneys does he loses. Considering the focus both parties are putting on those states I would expect that they will have strong turn outs with the rest of the nation where one side or the other already dominates having low turn out, however not enough to change anything. RIgh now everything points to a strong Obama win with the electoral college but, with a closer popuar vote. Of course none of those polls have taken in into account Obama's strong showing in the last debate so I expect Obama will see a bump from that as well.



posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 02:11 PM
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Not a bad analysis and possibly accurate. It's so hard to tell anymore, isn't it? I've been called 4 times this season on polls here. 2 of those were push pollers that very clearly directed the survey in the direction they were aiming by the questions they asked. I happened to already decide I was voting against Akin anyway, so it didn't bother me...but it sure gave me a sense of trusting the polls...or NOT trusting them this time around.

Add to that how either of us can run out now and find perfectly "valid" polls by the sworn statements of those who made them....each showing Obama or Romney as the points on favorite or odds on loser..depending. I don't think I've personally seen the polls so clearly political with results so opposed it nearly reeks of it all around and for all involved.

My personal prediction? We'll have a photo finish and nail biter to the end....just as, oddly, EVERY election at almost ALL levels which matter just "seem" to be for a good number of years now. I just hope..REALLY hope..this is settled either way quick. Not another 2000......Oh please no..Anything but another drawn out 2000 event.





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