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#1 Old 10-06-2004, 01:38 PM
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Which the US Presidential Election closing in, I wonder a 'veggie ballot' would be.



I want everyone that wants to participate to be able to, so I've made choices for those who are US citizens and those that are of legal voting age.

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#2 Old 10-06-2004, 01:40 PM
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I'd like to see a veggie vote. I know a potatoe has eyes, but it's got to be pretty hard to punch the card with no arms. hahahaha
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#3 Old 10-06-2004, 01:47 PM
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Almost forgot about Nader... though I really appreciate his efforts, I also do feel he helps to lessen the Democratic parties vote weight.



(I'm not necesarily associated with any political party, but openly will never endorse Bush.)

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#4 Old 10-06-2004, 01:51 PM
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Nader will not be on the AZ ballot. I wouldn't vote for him anyway though...
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i live in the US but not a citizen , so i did the non-us kerry thingie
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M I C see ya next week K E Y why? because we love you M O U S E.



I wish there was a go back and give us some real options box.
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If any of the other hundred or so polls we've done on this board are any indication, I'd say veggies tend to vote for the Democratic party (Kerry). We do have some Bush supporters, and a lot of people like Nader but few will probably actually vote for him.
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Non US and over 18, i'd vote for kerry, since it's the only choice.



I may be forced to vote labour in the next election. Quite unpleasant really, as I think tony blair is a tw*t. However, unless charles kennedy can whip out a can of competence, then Tony it is. I'd rather vote Tony than Tory any day of the week.
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Almost forgot about Nader... though I really appreciate his efforts, I also do feel he helps to lessen the Democratic parties vote weight.



(I'm not necesarily associated with any political party, but openly will never endorse Bush.)



Nader doesn't do jack to hurt the Democratic Partys ticket, the Democratic Party did the damage.



Proud Nader supporter here! Not afraid to go and call Kerry a wolf in sheeps clothing like he is...
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Nader doesn't do jack to hurt the Democratic Partys ticket, the Democratic Party did the damage.



Proud Nader supporter here! Not afraid to go and call Kerry a wolf in sheeps clothing like he is...



Relish your pride, but don't take what I'm saying as an attack. I wish there were a lot more than 'two' options, but our current system seems to crush anything outside of Democrat or Republican parties. Hell, I wish we had 5 or 6, maybe more to choose from without worrying that voting for non-Democratic and non-Republican parties would be a 'waste of time'.



Note the quotes, they are used to ephesize what I believe holds people to the bipartisan mindframe.



My suggestion above was that IF Nader wasn't running, the Democrats would have more votes behind them going on the assumption that they would lean more toward voting Democratic. It's not saying that Nader is actually Darth Nader out to destroy the world by stealing votes...

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well, i'm over 18, US citizen and i won't be voting for either bush, kerry or nader. but i will be voting.



so, other?
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Kerry, Non-US under 18... AKA my vote means nothing...
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I take this information into account when I decide how to vote.

www.humaneusa.org

and

http://action.fund.org/action/scorecard.asp

slops, gloops, and gruels.
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I live in the US, am 18 or older, and will be voting for Kerry without a doubt.



EDIT: I'm rather surprised to see Bush supporters here. Bush is THE anti-environmentalist.
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I'm confused. You don't have to be an environmentalist to be a vegetarian.
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You didn't include the Libertarian guy (name begins with a B but I forget it at the moment). He's on the ballot in my state.
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kerry all the way.



the way my bf put it:



"when your house is on fire, you have to put the fire out first before you start to rebuild it."




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David Cobb/Pat La March, Green Party, on the non-swing state of CA ballot

18+, US citizen, no vote-swap with a swing state undecided. Kerry if I were stuck in a swing state.

Keep on freepin' on

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i voted for Kerry. sadly. Kerry is evil. Bush is evil-er. Nader is the man but he needs to sit this one out. Kerry is the lesser evil and i WILL NOT live another 4 years under the Madness of King George. Sadly, it doesn't matter much anyway as Kerry and Bush are both Skull and Bonesmen and either way they are running the show. but then, i'm paranoid...
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Wait! There's no "None of the Above!" I always vote for him.







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Yeah I'd probably vote "other"...
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I'm confused. You don't have to be an environmentalist to be a vegetarian.



But, in general, veggie people are more educated on the envoronment and our destructive behaviors toward it. Veggie people generally have more compassion toward animals. Wildlife are greatly effected (poisoned, forced out of their natural habitats, etc.) by our pollution and our lack of respect for their homes in which their kind has lived for thousands of years.



I suppose all of these factors are played out if a person is veggie strictly for 'health' reasons. And people that are horribly uneducated.
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I'm one of those people who is very disenchanted with the US political process. Special interest groups with deep pockets purchase the elections in this country and then choose the agenda for a condidate's term of office.



That being said, I'm voting for Kerry. I don't even like Kerry; I think the democrats could have chosen someone who was a lot smarter and a lot more charasmatic. But there is no way I would ever vote for Bush, and I believe that it is important enough to get him out of office that I won't be voting for Nader or the Libertarian candidate this time around (I have voted Libertarian more than once in the past).



It doesn't even really matter if I vote or not, since I live in Idaho, and Bush is sure to win this state handily. But I'm going to vote anyway, if for no other reason than to express my horror at what George W. has done to this country in less than four years.
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I live in the US, am 18 or older, and will be voting for Kerry without a doubt.



EDIT: I'm rather surprised to see Bush supporters here. Bush is THE anti-environmentalist.



.....people who vote for a President based on one sole issue, shouldn't vote IMO. I'm not necessarily directing my post at you.
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But I'm going to vote anyway, if for no other reason than to express my horror at what George W. has done to this country in less than four years.



Good for you. It is important to vote, even if that vote "won't count". It not only gets your opinion out there, but I always wonder what the results would look like if everyone who thought their vote "wouldn't count" voted.
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.....people who vote for a President based on one sole issue, shouldn't vote IMO. I'm not necessarily directing my post at you.



I think people should vote on whatever they want to. For someone, that may be a single issue that is VITAL from their point of view. For me, it is a balance of many issues.



What bothers me is when someone tells me that I SHOULD vote based on a single issue. "If you vote for X, your are saying Y is Good/Bad". Now that drives me nuts.



Oh yeah, I'm voting Kerry
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Bush is not my ideal candidate, but Kerry offers nothing but tough guy posturing and empty promises (France and Germany said No, why are you making the claim you can enlarge the coalition? tell me what country you can realistically bring in that will make a difference?). I live in Ohio so my vote will actually count, unlike many in the above poll.

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Bush is not my ideal candidate, but Kerry offers nothing but tough guy posturing and empty promises (France and Germany said No, why are you making the claim you can enlarge the coalition? tell me what country you can realistically bring in that will make a difference?). I live in Ohio so my vote will actually count, unlike many in the above poll.



I get what you are saying about the empty promises, but don't see how Bush is anymore realistic. I think the important thing is Kerry would try to build a coalition. So he says he definitely can. That is what he has to say in the politicing game. Who would vote for a candidate who said, "well, I'd like to do all this good stuff...but it wouldn't help. Nothing can make the situation better." You know what I mean?



Unfortunately, the game doesn't allow candidates to be candid. Look at Howard Dean. Every time he expressed some real emotions, people said he was unpresidential and unelectable. I wish there was another viable candidate too. But to say Kerry is evil....that needs some explaination I think.



The truth is saying Bush is evil is kind of a stretch...if he was ****ing up our country intentionally, like sitting on his little ranch, rubbing his hands together and laughing maniacally. But the scarier thing is, Bush actually believes he is doing the right things. That just makes him stupid and wrong.



I live in the land of nowhere, South Dakota and I think we only get a half of an electoral vote (J/K I know we have three. One for each glorious Democratic senator/rep). I will be voting for Kerry.
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As for everyone who thinks the two party system sucks, but its better than voting for Dubya...



It's too late to change the way we vote for this election (obviously), but let's help with the campaign for run-off elections that McCain wants. That way we could vote for Nader, or whoever, and not be giving a vote to people like the big W. Run-off elections is the only viable plan I have seen for destroying the two-party monopoly. But you hardly ever hear about it. Kind of strange that the first place I heard of from was a member of the two-party (McCain). Who wishes McCain was running instead of Bush?
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