Young People ...UNITE & VOTE !!

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posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:10 PM
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It is common in most elections that the voting statistics do not usually contain a high percentage of votes from younger voters.

This always seems a suprise, as the younger voters have the most to gain, and can influence their future more effectively, if they were to vote en-mass.

This presidential election may be different. There has been indications that the younger voters ARE paying attention this time for many reasons.

Any under-thirty-somethings registered and expecting to vote this year?
(dont say a hopeful yes, say a definite yes or a definite no.)




posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:12 PM
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I am a "young person" and I think lots of people my age dont really support our government right now. Still, I dont think I will be voting...look at what happened last election..its ridiculous to say the least, and our votes truely dont really mean anything anymore.



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:26 PM
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I understand your sentiments, but the last voting 'fiasco' was the result of a tight margin that could be argued.

This is no different than 'terrorism' where a terrorism event occurs, and everyone walks around with fear and distrust, doing nothing via 'paralysis by analysis'.

The last election was successful in this area as you suggest, becouse of the last election, why bother,...

leaving the voting power in the hands of others.




[Edited on 27-1-2004 by smirkley]



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:27 PM
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I will definatelly be out voting. I'm 25, and have actually convinced 2 co-workers to get registered this past week. Granted, they want to vote against Bush because I keep going on in my conservative way, but whatever gets more of the population out and voicing their opinions is A-OK with me!



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by Shoktek
I am a "young person" and I think lots of people my age dont really support our government right now. Still, I dont think I will be voting...look at what happened last election..its ridiculous to say the least, and our votes truely dont really mean anything anymore.


LOL So you want someone like me to dictate your next president without your say?
(that's an attempt at an evil looking smiley face
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posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by junglejake

Originally posted by Shoktek
I am a "young person" and I think lots of people my age dont really support our government right now. Still, I dont think I will be voting...look at what happened last election..its ridiculous to say the least, and our votes truely dont really mean anything anymore.


LOL So you want someone like me to dictate your next president without your say?
(that's an attempt at an evil looking smiley face
)


ehh..Bush lost the last election, and hes the president. So I dont have much faith. Nevertheless I may end up voting anyway..just to give another vote against bush.



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:31 PM
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I'm 19 and I'm definetely voting. Also persuading my fellow teenagers to do the same.



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:34 PM
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Originally posted by Shoktek
ehh..Bush lost the last election, and hes the president. So I dont have much faith. Nevertheless I may end up voting anyway..just to give another vote against bush.


That's all the country needs. People who want to voice their opinion, for whatever reason. I really do hope you vote, let's shock the nation by replacing the standing block the old folks out there have on having the highest voter turnout!



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:37 PM
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I find voting very frustrating. On one side I feel the Dems. are too liberal and bleeding heart on social issues, which I can't bring myself to vote for. On the other the Repubs. wanna ban abortion and wave the religious banner, no thanks.

Lesser of 2 evils?... no thanks. Can't bring myself to vote for something I feel so strongly against on either side to form a comprimise.



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by DiabolusKlown
I find voting very frustrating. On one side I feel the Dems. are too liberal and bleeding heart on social issues, which I can't bring myself to vote for. On the other the Repubs. wanna ban abortion and wave the religious banner, no thanks.

Lesser of 2 evils?... no thanks. Can't bring myself to vote for something I feel so strongly against on either side to form a comprimise.


Then vote for one of the other parties. People think it's a wasted vote, but if the libertarian party gets over 1 million votes, that's going to be a huge segment of the population that congress will try to appease so they start voting "right" again. I think the statistic is for each vote cast for an "other" party, 10 agree with their views but don't want to throw away their votes. That one vote you could cast would speak volumes!



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by junglejake
Lesser of 2 evils?
Then vote for one of the other parties.


Still looking...



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:52 PM
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As a note, I am registered 'Independant' and although that makes me a target for every party to trash my mailbox, it allows me to consider individuals based on merit and integrity, along with their platform.

I definetly vote a 'mixed ticket' as that is me voting my conscience.



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:53 PM
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Yes. I will vote on this upcoming election. Although I'm probably throwing away my vote, I'm going to vote libertarian from now on.



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by smirkley
As a note, I am registered 'Independant' and although that makes me a target for every party to trash my mailbox, it allows me to consider individuals based on merit and integrity, along with their platform.

I definetly vote a 'mixed ticket' as that is me voting my conscience.


Oh yeah! You have to vote the candidate, not the party!



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by Satyr
Yes. I will vote on this upcoming election. Although I'm probably throwing away my vote, I'm going to vote libertarian from now on.



The only wasted vote...


is an un-used vote.

..



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by Satyr
Yes. I will vote on this upcoming election. Although I'm probably throwing away my vote, I'm going to vote libertarian from now on.


There's no such thing as "throwing away your vote." Like I said earlier, 1 vote for the libertarians speaks as loudly as 10 votes for a democrat or republican.



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 11:10 PM
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In this day, yes, voting anything except Dem. or Rep. is throwing away your vote. Until we get rid of the two party system, this is just too true, unfortunately.



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by Satyr
In this day, yes, voting anything except Dem. or Rep. is throwing away your vote. Until we get rid of the two party system, this is just too true, unfortunately.


I think if you feel strongly about something or a certain viewpoint, even if it only has one vote(yours) it's worth it because it's something you believe in. Me, still lookin... just got off the liberaterian website, their immigration policy I really don't agree with and not too sure about their total disinvolvement of goverment in education and such... love their stance on drugs...legalize!



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 11:41 PM
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I'm going to vote. I have every election since I was 18. I don't care if you vote for my canadate but, if you don't vote, you can't complain.



posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by Satyr
In this day, yes, voting anything except Dem. or Rep. is throwing away your vote. Until we get rid of the two party system, this is just too true, unfortunately.



but the only way to get rid of the 2 party system is for enough people to start voting for a 3rd party.





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