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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 03:31 PM
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20. Cuz they don't want to vote, it bores them, scared of Jury duty, have
better things to do, they have to much integrety to participate in the corrupt process, they are too tired, it doesn't matter who you vote for etc.

At least those are the reasons I have heard.
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  -Why did 60% of the voters stay home? hedgehog  Nov-09-06 01:41 PM   #0 
  - It was the midterms  Horse with no Name   Nov-09-06 01:42 PM   #1 
  - midterm elections traditonally bring out less voters than presidential  WI_DEM   Nov-09-06 01:43 PM   #2 
  - Voting is for geeks, man.  bryant69   Nov-09-06 01:44 PM   #3 
  - In Oregon with mail-in ballots, voter turn-out was almost 70%  FightingIrish   Nov-09-06 01:46 PM   #4 
  - Is voting an Oregon thing or so more people vote when they can  hedgehog   Nov-09-06 02:26 PM   #15 
     - Maybe. I used to be an OR voter.  quantessd   Nov-09-06 02:32 PM   #17 
     - That's it. I want it too!  Red Right and BLUE   Nov-09-06 03:35 PM   #22 
        - As I recall, it was a ballot measure back in the 90s.  quantessd   Nov-09-06 03:46 PM   #24 
     - vote-by-mail upped statewide turnout by about 25%  0rganism   Nov-09-06 03:34 PM   #21 
     - Each envelope is signed and the signature is checked against the database.  Oregonian   Nov-09-06 03:38 PM   #23 
  - Most Americans today are complacent and lazy.  AndyA   Nov-09-06 01:46 PM   #5 
  - I bet if they had some sort of incentive people would show up...  unpossibles   Nov-09-06 01:46 PM   #6 
  - Arizona tried that.  quantessd   Nov-09-06 09:21 PM   #31 
  - Most of America is completely oblivious.  jaxhud   Nov-09-06 01:48 PM   #7 
  - Hi jaxhud!!  newyawker99   Nov-09-06 04:51 PM   #29 
  - working three minimum wage jobs  leftofthedial   Nov-09-06 01:49 PM   #8 
  - if the Draft is ever re-instituted, that's your draft pool  npincus   Nov-09-06 01:50 PM   #9 
  - Election Day should be a Nat'l Holiday. Those who want to vote, but work 3 jobs would be able to.  Justitia   Nov-09-06 01:53 PM   #10 
  - We actually had over 56 percent in Michigan turn out  SharonRB   Nov-09-06 02:01 PM   #11 
  - It appears the turnout rates are based on Voting-Eligible Population  whistle   Nov-09-06 02:04 PM   #12 
  - Same reason 45% stayed home in McGovern vs. Nixon  skipos   Nov-09-06 02:05 PM   #13 
  - If I had moved lately...  stillcool47   Nov-09-06 02:08 PM   #14 
  - Republicans have convinced everyone that all politicans are as bad  ComerPerro   Nov-09-06 02:27 PM   #16 
  - Let's hope Nancy Pelosi keeps the Democrats in the news  hedgehog   Nov-09-06 03:15 PM   #19 
  - They were freepers who knew they were going to lose.  Xenotime   Nov-09-06 02:36 PM   #18 
  - Cuz they don't want to vote, it bores them, scared of Jury duty, have  emulatorloo   Nov-09-06 03:31 PM   #20 
  - I have actually had people tell me that they won't vote because  myrna minx   Nov-09-06 03:50 PM   #25 
     - Guess they shouldn't drive either then.  BadgerKid   Nov-09-06 03:55 PM   #26 
        - I know, it's such a bizarre excuse. n/t  myrna minx   Nov-09-06 03:57 PM   #27 
           - I convinced a non-voter to vote in 2004  emulatorloo   Nov-09-06 04:58 PM   #30 
  - Since the people of this country have always had the right to vote  Lindacooks   Nov-09-06 04:10 PM   #28 
  - Voting requires a minimal amount of thinking which some are not up to  NNN0LHI   Nov-09-06 09:28 PM   #32 
 

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