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04 November 2008 @ 10:29 am
mod post // us-centric: VOTE  
hola, chicas, chicos y beings de genderlessness,

if you are in the united states today (and i apologize for this u.s.-centric post to all y'all non-americans -- i know it's annoying when americans think we are the center of the universe : ), please VOTE if you haven't already! this is the first american presidential election in history where any candidate has truly valued young voices and has cared enough to mobilize us -- and one of the first elections where young voices could cast the deciding vote.

i, personally, think this is going to be the election of my lifetime. whoever you're going to vote for, get out there and do it.

if you're not sure where your voting location is, check out google's interactive voting map.

love love love,

andrea liam "voting booth" bechen






AND:

THE POLL.

This poll has two questions: One if you ARE a registered voter in the U.S. and plan to vote, and one if you are NOT a registered voter in the U.S., don't plan to vote, are under 18, etc., etc. (I stole this very scientific polling mechanism from gsa_lj.) Please only vote in the question that applies to you : )

Poll #1291177 Andrea Liam`s Super-Scientific & Unofficial U.S. Presidential Poll

If you are a registered voter in the United States, who are you voting for?

Sen. John McCain/Gov. Sarah Palin (Republican)
5(4.8%)
Sen. Barack Obama/Sen. Joe Biden (Democrat)
92(88.5%)
Rep. Bob Barr/Wayne Root (Libertarian)
1(1.0%)
Rep. Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente (Green)
1(1.0%)
Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez (Independent)
2(1.9%)
Undecided
1(1.0%)
Other (please specify):
2(1.9%)

If you are NOT a registered voted in the U.S. or you're under 18, etc., who would you vote for in the presidential election?

Sen. John McCain/Gov. Sarah Palin (Republican)
2(4.3%)
Sen. Barack Obama/Sen. Joe Biden (Democrat)
39(84.8%)
Rep. Bob Barr/Wayne Root (Libertarian)
0(0.0%)
Rep. Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente (Green)
1(2.2%)
Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez (Independent)
3(6.5%)
Undecided
0(0.0%)
Other (please specify):
1(2.2%)
 
 
 
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liamunearthingbone on November 5th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
duly noted! : )
liamunearthingbone on November 5th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
oh, p.s., yay green party! i'm registered green : )
Little Miss Satanlittlemisssatan on November 4th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
FUCK DEMOCRACY
liamunearthingbone on November 5th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
completely agreed. especially bring "democracy" to other countries in the name of "crushing terrorism," when, really, we're crushing culture and innocent civilians.
Little Miss Satanlittlemisssatan on November 5th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
i miean im glad its obama, im glad for you guys but....democracy...*sigh
baby_snister: pro choicebaby_snister on November 5th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Young people ALWAYS could have cast the deciding votes. They just never did. We have the worst turnout records of any demographic group in the country. Obama didn't "give" us the chance to cast deciding votes, he just gave us sexy cover shots on famous magazines.


Yeah, I still voted for the guy, even though I'm fed up with this whole system... what can I say? John McCain and Sarah Palin terrify the shit out of me.
liamunearthingbone on November 5th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
you're right. young people have always had the right and RESPONSIBILITY to vote. the apathy of our generation frustrates the shit out of me -- we only get involved in something when it directly involves us, and usually it's something fluffy or useless, like facebook's new fucking layout or some shit like that.

so. young people have the responsibility to use their young voices, absolutely, and it should be organic and not need a push by any one person, but it helps when someone speaks their language.

i think a lot of things are ridiculous about our generation, and our "democratic" process -- we need change, and i mean specific change, not vague obama change. i mean the electoral college needs to GTFO and we need to not be imprisoned by a two-party system.

but i give barack obama credit for realizing he could capitalize on this generation that was sitting around behind their eyes (ani!) waiting for someone to give them a reason to be excited. that's no excuse for democratic laziness, which i find to be quite tragic and i fucking hate when people don't vote (even if they have a well-thought-out reason for abstaining, i still feel discomfort, though that's my bias), but alas. i think barack obama validated a generation of people's ability to vote by saying "your vote counts for something."
Bo.burnthatwitch on November 5th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Make no mistake... it might be an American election, but in the UK everyone is buzzing with anticipation. Whoever becomes president is effectively the most powerful leader in the world... scary business!
Alisonkijuna on February 28th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
Capitalism is the only thing worth wvoting against.