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Old 11-02-2010, 08:29 AM
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the only important vote going on today is prop 19, which better fucking pass
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:30 AM
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Right, so, the concept of more elections during a term of office is a bit strange here. So, who are you people voting for? Are you re-electing your senators? Or is it all local stuff? (we have local council elections in between "general" ones).

Or is it all just a glorified opinion pole?
Every election is different. At the federal level, the President is every 4 years, Congressmen (435 altogether) every two years, 1/3 of the Senators every two years (they serve six year terms). A lot of states have statewide races too.


For example, I'm in Ohio, and this election cycle I voted for my state Governor (paired with a Lt. Gov), state auditor, secretary of state, attorney general, chief justice of state Supreme Court, district courts judges, county judge, county commissioner, county treasurer, state treasurer, Federal Senator, State Senator, state representative, federal representative (called Congressmen), state school board representative....in addition to local tax issues and referendums. Mayor, city council, county sheriff, and other offices have elections different years.

In the US, we only have 3 federal elections (Prez, House, and Senate).....most of our direct democracy occurs at the State, County, and City level. In some states, voters can propose their own issues or altercations to the state Constitution (a truly fucked up system.) California, for example, is voting today to legalize marijuana.

That, my friend, is the American electoral system in a nutshell.

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:31 AM
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the only important vote going on today is prop 19, which better fucking pass
I read that if it passes, California may become the "dude" for every other state in the Union. "I don't want none of that Mexican shit. I want good ole USA bud."
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:34 AM
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I read that if it passes, California may become the "dude" for every other state in the Union. "I don't want none of that Mexican shit. I want good ole USA bud."
I read the federal government might sue cali if it passes.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:38 AM
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I read the federal government might sue cali if it passes.
Yeah. They're gonna do that, no doubt. It'll probably go to the Supreme Court within two years, if it passes.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:38 AM
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the only important vote going on today is prop 19, which better fucking pass
I agree with this though I do think that it's really fucking sad that more important issues get completely ignored or rejected. Though at least something should get to go the right way, regardless of disordered priorities.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:46 AM
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Yes, so why would I vote for politicans who will do that exact same thing. The only good politican I have found right now is Ron Paul.
You don't even see the stupidity in what you just said do you?
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:51 AM
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For example, I'm in Ohio, and this election cycle I voted for my state Governor (paired with a Lt. Gov), state auditor, secretary of state, attorney general, chief justice of state Supreme Court, district courts judges, county judge, county commissioner, county treasurer, state treasurer, Federal Senator, State Senator, state representative, federal representative (called Congressmen), state school board representative....in addition to local tax issues and referendums. Mayor, city council, county sheriff, and other offices have elections different years.
You surely don't vote all of those individually? There's no way we'd vote for things like judges here!
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:58 AM
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Some stoners are acting like if prop 19 passes marijuana is gonna be legal for everyone in the country.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:04 AM
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Some stoners are acting like if prop 19 passes marijuana is gonna be legal for everyone in the country.
Well, it would be a pretty big step towards the legalization of the nation's #1 cash crop.
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