Survey: Why people did not vote (as a protest)...

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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:13 PM
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What if it was all a deception. What if the states election officials were all duct taped to chairs and the numbers we saw came from pre-programmed Govment computalators?

I digress...

Ok, here are the choices

I stayed home and protested by refusing to vote because (feel free to make up your own reason)
1. Because Ron Paul was not on the ballot.
2. Because both candidates are the same.
3. Because I am only 18 and my dad duct taped me to a chair so I could not vote for Obummer.
4. Because it is all a deception and the powers that be determine the outcome anyway.

Feel free to make up your own reason, please keep it short because I want to make a nice pie chart of the results at the end.

Edit: adding some of the made up reasons
5. I CHOOSE NOT TO VOTE (ok, ok take it easy)
6. Will not choose lesser or 2 evils.
7. I voted, no idea why I am posting here...
8. Only voted on the proposals, left POTUS blank.
9. Pointless to vote because state is always red (or blue)
10. Did not vote cause I am a citizen of and located in another country, not USA.
11. Hurricane and/or no gas to drive to polls
12. Current state of the US government is unacceptable.
13. Broken heart.




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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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I DID not vote simply because i knew from the beginning that the President I wanted for this country was not going to be elected. Since in America we still have the freedom to NOT vote, i decided to take advantage of that and not be part of something we all know has corruption in it. Its in our History and we keep making the same mistakes.

and for that matter I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP. If people decided to vote then good for them, its not my problem, so dont talk trash to me just because you believe in something different. If I decided not to vote is because i CHOSE NOT TO VOTE and there is nothing anyone can do to stop me
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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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I voted.

But I didn't want to vote for either one of them.
Both candidates were poor choices.
And it's not like Ron Paul would of won anyway.

So basically voting was kind of pointless.

Remind me why I voted again.
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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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I choose 4. Our votes count as much as a school election. Its a staged soap opera with a crazy storyline.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:31 PM
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Thank you for your response but I must tell you that will be difficult to fit on the pie chart.

Please give one short answer, then maybe a big space and you can elaborate.

Thanks much, K



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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MH, there there, its not so bad.

THere was a small chance that our voting might have made a difference. THere were many things to go wrong though.

The candidates were very mediocre, true. Most of us would prefer someone more exceptional.

THe election could have been completely staged and not a fair election.

My son was in CA and since the outcome there was never in question he hesitated to go and vote. But I encouraged him to go vote gently telling him "you better have an "I voted" sticker when you show up here at Christmas time or Santa will be kicking your butt"

So he voted...but it probably did not move the needle out there...He voted Libertarian
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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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4, 4 all day long. The debates and the constant analyzation thereof are nothing but scripted reality tv. You know, the same way they plant awesome stuff in the units on Storage Wars.
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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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what?


in America we still have the freedom to NOT vote



I CHOSE NOT TO VOTE
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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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Not into the whole "lesser of the two evils". I also live in Texas, and due to the electoral college, my vote would not have made a damn bit of difference anyway. I will not vote for someone because they are somehow less distasteful.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:50 PM
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Im all for protesting your vote, but there are also other things to vote on that matter. Propositions, etc. That is a direct impact.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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That is so true.

Out in LA county, they had proposal B


Despite strong outcry against it from the adult film industry, a measure requiring porn performers to wear condoms on set was passed by LA County voters Tuesday.

The "Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act'," or Measure B, passed 56 percent to 44 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. In addition to mandating condoms, it will require porn producers to apply for a permit from the LA County Department of Public Health to shoot sex scenes. The fee will finance periodic inspections of porn filming, and violations will be subject to civil fines and criminal misdemeanor charges.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Did not vote, pointless in the Forever Red State that is Texas.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Here in Australia it is compulsory for all citizens aged 18 and over to vote. Consider it (as I do) a civic duty.
Seems to me the epitomy of democracy to give everyone the right to vote. I bet lots of people in non-democratic nations would LOVE the opportunity to vote.

It also seems to me that if you decide to exercise your right to NOT vote, you veto your right to complain about the politicians representing you.

Silver



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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That is in fact why I never miss.

A bitch'n crew is a happy crew, you betcha...



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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I didn't vote b/c I'm a victim of hurricane Sandy and gas is a rare commodity around here.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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I didn't vote because the current state of the US government is unacceptable. There are far too many corrupt people in Washington with absolutely no concept of morals. Political rhetoric from both sides is utterly void of any philosophical thought and is intended to appeal to the lowest common denominator of society. Think of how many people have died, suffered, and lost freedom under this government. Yet, so many people thoughtlessly cheer and praise the party leaders as if this is ideal. I refuse to play their game and choose not to vote as a stance against the status quo.

The only thing that would convince me to vote is if there was an option for a vote of NO CONFIDENCE. I'd be the first one in line!



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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reply to post by greenfox83
 


Good answer...

Voting is the least of your worries no doubt.

Stay warm!



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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reply to post by TheHonestMan
 


Yup, no this is why I have to keep my day job instead of going full time as a pollster.

A real pollster would never let the rabble make up their own answers, because they are too long to fit on the pie chart.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:23 PM
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Originally posted by Silverkiss
It also seems to me that if you decide to exercise your right to NOT vote, you veto your right to complain about the politicians representing you.
Silver


Let's think about what you're saying here - If you disapprove of all the people running for elected office and the decisions they'll make regarding your life, you can only complain about it if you supported them by voting? That doesn't make any sense.

Imagine if someone threatened to stab or shoot you. Your choice. Wouldn't you feel the right complain about the situation without making the decision?



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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I did not vote because popular vote doesn't matter. Its up to the electoral college.
It's all corrupt and heartbreaking.


And me not voting,that's my choice,and that does not give up my right to complain of all the corruption!!
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