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treefrogjohn Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:33 PM
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Why do Democrats vote early?
I keep hearing people saying this about the California recall. I know that I was there at 7:15 AM.

My wife theorizes that Democrats place country over job and that Repubs vote late because they place job over country.

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pmbryant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:35 PM
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1. Huh?
I've almost always voted late. Does that mean I place job over country?

:shrug:

Never heard of that before.

--Peter
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:42 PM
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2. I don't know if it's still true,
but in the past Dems were more likely blue-collar workers who had to be at work early, though their jobs (if unionized) gave them time-off to vote. So, they voted early in the morning before heading to work. After work they were too tired and dirty to go to the polls. Repugs, on the other hand, tended to be white-collar or independently wealthy, so they voted later.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:00 PM
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3. As a politician once said ...
"Vote early and vote often"
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:02 PM
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4. Cause Dems have to work for a living
:)
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Langis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:12 PM
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5. You hit the nail right on the head
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boxster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:14 PM
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6. That would be exactly my thought.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:22 PM
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7. Cause Democrats Sit Up All Night Worrying About Democracy
And can't wait to cast their vote?

Silly/stupid answer but it's what came to mind. :)
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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:43 PM
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8. voting
Hmmm ... when I used to have a job, I'd vote after work. I was concerned that depending upon the line of people waiting to vote, that I'd be late to work.
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:32 PM
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9. Because Dem's effing work! The bossman repug, in-management,
slave-drivers,stroll out of the office and vote when the lines are down.
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:37 PM
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10. I thought the Dem saying was, "Vote early, vote often."
It's a joke about the Dem machine in Chicago and elsewhere.
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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:51 PM
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11. It's also because we want to make sure our vote
counts. :smoke:
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