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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:20 PM

Minnesota again has highest voter turnout in the nation

and because we defeated Voter ID/Restriction, we will continue to lead the nation in voter turnout.

Nearly 2.94 million Minnesotans cast ballots in this year's election, which is up from 2.92 in 2008. That means nearly 76 percent of eligible Minnesota voters cast ballots in this election, which is the highest voter turnout in the country.

Meanwhile, when looking at national numbers preliminary figures suggest fewer people voted this year than four years ago.

In most states, the numbers were even lower than in 2004, said Curtis Gans, director of American University's Center for the Study of the American Electorate. Every state but Iowa is showing a smaller turnout than in 2008, Gans said. Still, the full picture may not be known for weeks because much of the counting takes place after Election Day.

"This was a major plunge in turnout nationally," said Gans, who estimated about 126 million Americans voted, for an overall turnout rate of about 57.5 percent.


http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S2826027.shtml?cat=10151

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Reply Minnesota again has highest voter turnout in the nation (Original post)
BainsBane Nov 2012 OP
Brickbat Nov 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #2
mindem Nov 2012 #3
BainsBane Nov 2012 #4
Kalidurga Nov 2012 #5
Thor_MN Nov 2012 #6
azurnoir Nov 2012 #7
kickysnana Nov 2012 #8
azurnoir Nov 2012 #9

Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:28 PM

1. REPRESENT.

Note to Republicans: That's what happens when you put stupid shit on the ballots.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:42 PM

2. Good Job Minnesota!

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:47 PM

3. Yep!!

We are now a very attractive shade of solid blue.

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Response to mindem (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:52 PM

4. I love blue

The bluer the better.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:41 PM

5. I was happy to add to that total...

I will do it again in 2014.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:34 AM

6. Proud to say that my ballot was first to be counted in my precinct in 2008 and 2012.

And I hate getting up early to the sound of an alarm.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:43 AM

7. it's good to be in a Blue state

and maybe if we keep up momentum in another election or 2 we can get good things to happen here rather than just stopping bad things from happening in our state

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:34 AM

8. I remember when we were at the top of the "smartest list"

When our schools were tops and if you had an education in Minnesota you could pretty much get a job anywhere.
Also when our prisons reformed people rather than merely traumatized them and turned them out into an impossible situation.
And where welfare to work did not mean unobtainable standards and only jobs that didn't support a family.
Where we didn't declare martial law and continue it after, when we had a political convention.
When you didn't arrest people for parodies and thought crimes.
When Churches respected the law and tried to convert people with reason rather than threats and sharia laws and we could respect the churches and candidates that came from them because of that.

I could go on but we all know the rest.

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Response to kickysnana (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:50 PM

9. I'll add one

I remember when MinnesotaCare was the model for single payer and Minnesota was 2nd in the country for general child welfare, then T-Paw happened and by the time he was finished everything we both mentioned was gone and last I looked Minnesota was down around 30th in the country for general child welfare

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