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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:25 AM

OK Texas DU'ers! Early voting starts on Monday.

Can you please commit to me at least one, but preferably more, of the following?

1. You will vote early.
2. You will call and/or email 5 friends and get them to commit to vote early. And follow up with them (and ask them to ask for the same commitment).
3. You will work on election day as an election official, a lawyer for your county party, GOTV, or helping a campaign.

I am doing all three. I am voting early on Thursday the 25th in Harris County. I have gotten 42 people to commit to vote early and to get 5 of their friends to vote early too. I am an Alternate Election Judge on election day.

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Reply OK Texas DU'ers! Early voting starts on Monday. (Original post)
thevoiceofreason Oct 2012 OP
IDoMath Oct 2012 #1
thevoiceofreason Oct 2012 #5
IDoMath Oct 2012 #7
thevoiceofreason Oct 2012 #8
IDoMath Oct 2012 #2
kwenu Oct 2012 #10
thevoiceofreason Oct 2012 #12
Skink Oct 2012 #3
LeftInTX Oct 2012 #18
JackN415 Oct 2012 #4
julian09 Oct 2012 #6
antigop Oct 2012 #9
thevoiceofreason Oct 2012 #11
TexasTowelie Oct 2012 #13
thevoiceofreason Oct 2012 #16
TexasTowelie Oct 2012 #17
DhhD Oct 2012 #14
w8liftinglady Oct 2012 #15
NoPasaran Oct 2012 #19

Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:30 AM

1. Sample ballots?

 

I've been trying to find sample ballots for my county. Any recommendations for good resources?

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Response to IDoMath (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:53 AM

5. What is your county?

And early voting, IMHO, is safer because it is more deliberate. Election day is crazy and mistakes can happen more easily.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:44 PM

7. Kendall

 

I searched some online sources but they weren't available

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Response to IDoMath (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 01:22 PM

8. Here is your democratic county chair

Kendall County
County Chair John Weir
tel. 210.416.3781

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:35 AM

2. Polls?

 

Admittedly, I am hesitant to vote early for two reasons;

1) I have a weird, unfounded fear that early votes won't get counted properly, much like absentee ballots.

2) I'd be much more excited if I could see TX poll that doesn't show rMoney with 19 pt lead. I know that registrations are at an all time high but a 19 pt lead is hard to swing.

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Response to IDoMath (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:43 PM

10. You're still valuable!

Texas is not a battleground state nor is it remotely in play BUT we are a powerful army of volunteers to get out the vote in battleground states and that is the critical strategy that will help get Obama re-elected. Please contact the Obama campaign or the local county Democratic Party HQ and volunteer in GOTV efforts.

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Response to IDoMath (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:24 PM

12. I think you are in Lamar Smith's House District

There is a great democrat running against him - Candace Duval Manges. She needs all the vocal and active support and help she can get. She's on top of things and I know would love any help you can give her.

Also, I think you are in the Crazy Doctor Woman's district - Dr. Donna Campbell. She beat Jeff Wentworth for the Republican nomination for that state senate seat - I think it is Senate 25. There is another great democrat, John Courage, running against her. She is a bad person with worse ideas. So see, you have plenty of reasons to vote. You may have an important State Board of Education race too - I don't know if you are in Rebecca's district or not.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:41 AM

3. Can't wait to vote Gallego

And Obama. Just knowing you voted against Romney is satisfaction.

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Response to Skink (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 09:25 PM

18. Someone has a Canseco sign in my neighborhood

They'll be in for a surprise and won't see him on the ballot

Our precinct is now in District 20

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:51 AM

4. I'll do 1 & 2 n/t

 

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:35 PM

6. The down ticket is important as well

 

maybe you can grab a few US represantative seats and State reps seats, start the swing for 2016.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:34 PM

9. Not a good idea if voting early requires you to vote on a machine. Wait for election day and vote on

paper ballot.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:15 PM

11. Harris County does not have paper ballots.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:07 PM

13. Registered in Washington county, but waiting to vote until Election Day.

This will be my first time to vote here and I expect it will also be the last time since I'm here temporarily.

Since this is a red area, I might have some some fun with my attire when I vote that day. Being a white middle-age male, I'm debating whether going in business clothes to see how many Republicans approach me or wearing a tie-dye shirt, tie-dye do-rag and other clothing that may elicit comments about me being part of the 47%.

I'm also willing to listen to other suggestions though.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 10:31 AM

16. Washington County has been a weak area for us dems for a while.

I'm glad you will help nudge it a little back to "sane."

Are you in Brenham?

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 11:36 AM

17. Yes, I'm in Brenham.

I think that I'll be transplanting some of the "Keep Austin Weird" vibes to the area while I'm here.

I'm beginning to see some Romney/Ryan signs in a few front yards, but I haven't spotted many Obama signs in the area.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:15 PM

14. Voters voting a straight Demo Ticket could be a winner for Texas.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:32 PM

15. I will make sure all my patients have applied for absentee ballots this weekend.

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Response to thevoiceofreason (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 11:49 PM

19. Signing on

1. I plan to be in line when early voting starts on Monday.

2. Pretty much everyone I know will be voting early even without my urging. Those who will be voting the wrong way I'll advise to wait until November 7 and avoid the crowds.

3. On Election Day I'll be helping a friend who is running for a seat on a limited district board. I love elections that involve a precinct or two because that's actual human-scale democracy.


Let's kick some GOP ass!

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