[NP]Happy Election Day![NP]

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Let'sgoflying!, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Let'sgoflying!

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    May your favorite scoundrel be elected! (only to torment you, in years to come!)

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    I cancelled your votes out.
     
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    Arrived about 7:50, line was > 50, maybe 75 people long. I got out around 8:15.

    15 voting booths, so the line moved at a steady pace.

    We had electronic/paper voting machines this time, I'd never seen them before. When you sign in, you get a blank sheet of paper. Heavy stock, about 6" wide and about 18" long. You get to the machine and insert the paper into the slot where it gets pulled inside. The poll worker scans a card to activate the ballot and it shows up on the touchscreen. Select your candidates, review your selections on the touchscreen summary page, and then print your ballot. The paper you just inserted gets spit back out with your selections printed on it and barcoded. Review the paper ballot, then insert it back into the machine to be read, then press the button to cast your vote. The paper then falls out the back side of the machine into a hopper. Interesting way to combine electronic voting with a paper ballot backup.
     
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    I voted by mail last week.

    Several years ago I left work a little early to get to the polls so I could vote in person. On the way home driving along I-4, I was rear-ended by a truck. Fortunately my car was still drivable, but we were stuck for a while waiting for a cop. I made it to the polls with a only few minutes to spare, and that was cutting things too close for me.

    Ever since I use a mail-in ballot. Too much can go haywire on election day: car crash, family emergency, illness, arrest,....
     
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    I was gonna say something, but I won't.
     
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    Since when? ;) :)
     
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    My son and I hopped on the tractor and drove down to the polls this morning before school/work. My polling location is a church about half a mile down the road from my house. It was his first time "helping" me vote and I thought this would make a good memory for him. He was excited but didn't want an "I voted" sticker. So, we put it on the tractor.

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    I voted.

    Three weeks ago.
     
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    Living in the KC area we span two States and two different sets of voting laws. KS has early voting, and MO does not. Our ballots on the KS side, and in my county, were pretty simple: a few State offices, a few national offices, a few County offices, and then all the judges. The MO ballot had a lot of initiatives and State constitutional amendments in addition to the rest of the elected offices. One of my MO buddies said it took him over an hour, and he got there right when the polls opened at 6am. He said the poll workers were telling people that if they had read the ballot ahead of time to expect 20 minutes to fill it out, and if they needed to read it at the voting booth to expect 40. I think it took me about 5 minutes, and that included reviewing the ballot twice before I cast it.
     
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    Polls are crowded here in Massachusetts, took about 25 minutes to vote, usually takes about 5.
     
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    arrived 7:50
    zero people in line (we had an epidemic of early voting)
    erased bad votes of one other person
    out by 8:00

    PS I did not know that in some cases Texas employers have to pay employees 2 hours to vote
    https://twc.texas.gov/news/efte/voting_time_off.html

    when I wished my asian friend "Happy Election Day" he responded likewise.....but I had to do a serious double take because of his accent with that phrase.
     
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    I don’t get done til 5p today and by that time, dinner will take higher priority than going to vote. Not like my single vote will change the outcome anyway.
     
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    EXCEPT millions of people are saying the Exact Same Thing, Ryan!!
     
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    um, don't you work for a family business? wtf kind of millennial are you???!? sht, what kind of AMERICAN are you?!??!
     
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    in at 9am, out at 9:15am. sht it almost took longer to get my dunkin donuts breakfast.
     
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    Oh I know. We’ll see. It appears that my preferred candidate has the lead in my state.
     
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    Well effffffffff. When you put it like that....
     
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    Go vote! Commie basturd

    ;):D
     
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    But only if you like Elephants more than Donkeys! haha jk vote anyway!
     
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    No porcupines? :)
     
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    They are both full of little backstabbers .
     
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    There’s a joke here somewhere using the word “pricks” but in the interest of forum political civility I will avoid it....
     
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    I thought that joke was for BMW drivers? :)
     
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    It’s depressing really. I was growing fond of Stacey Abrams political ads during every other commercial break.
     
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    I too voted weeks ago, I really like all-mail voting. Or Drop-Off in the drop box if you want to do that and save a stamp, which I did.
     
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    Does this mean we can now go back to beer, ED, and catheter commercials?
     
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    We early voted two weeks ago. It was my wife's second time to vote as an American citizen.
     
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    And for something everyone can like, today is National Nacho Day.!!!

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    Congratulations to Mrs. Zeldman!
     
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    Don’t be a grouch Ryan!

     
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    At the poll at 6:45. 8 folks in line in front of us, lots of spaces set up (more than usual). Our ballot was two pages front and back. We mark them with a special pen (all that skill at coloring inside the lines pays off here!) and then feed them into a scanning machine to count. (It also keeps them.) Unfortunately I goofed on my second page and had to get a new one (scanner didn't like it). So I wasn't out until 7:20. But there were more people in line when I left than when I got there.
     
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    Everything you need to know in life is learned in kindergarten..!!! :lol::lol:
     
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    Wife and I voted, only took 10 minutes. Had 5 Amendments plus all the various offices, including Governor.
     
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    Got there at 7 (polls open at 7), bit of a line from the people that got there early, by 7:15 I was at the front of the line, but there were only three people behind me - coulda waited. Since I had a crib sheet, I had the ballot done and was #13 in the precinct at 7:20. Which got me to work an hour late. But that didn't matter because there was a power failure here - of course I get the notice as I pull into the parking lot... (back on at 10 so I only spent a couple hours sitting in the dark.)

    My kid sister, on the other hand, gets the whole day off...
    But I did find out that she did this:

    (Getting it back to aviator content :) )
     
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    All of this peer pressure may coerce me to make it over to the polls before they close.
     
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    Yeah but now ya gotta provide proof you did! And a witness. And notarized statement from the witness. And pics, not of you but the soccer mommies. You know, the ones who saw you actually vote.
     
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    Or a document embossed with a quarter and a hammer.
     
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    Gotta love bankers hours!
     
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