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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 08:52 PM
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If there's no gas, how will you get to the polls?
There are big shortages in the Southeast now, just in time for early voting. But what if this continues until Nov?
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 08:53 PM
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1. Ingenious Americans
will find ways.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 08:53 PM
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2. Walk 0.3 Miles
How far apart are your polling places?
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-26-08 11:45 AM
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11. Not far, but I'm in NYC and we have gas, public transit, etc. nt
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 08:54 PM
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3. Fortunately, I can walk to my polling place from my house.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 08:55 PM
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4. how far away is your polling site?
Edited on Thu Sep-25-08 08:56 PM by gristy
I can walk to mine. I suspect most people's polling site is within biking distance, if not within walking distance. Certainly within a day's walk. As important as voting is, if lack of gas is limiting our ability to go vote, we've got bigger problems than being able to vote or not.
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-26-08 11:49 AM
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12. I hear there's no gas in Charlotte, NC. That's pretty big! nt
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 09:01 PM
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5. Ever see those 3rd world countries who get democracy
and the people walk for days and risk their lives for the privilege of casting their first vote? That kind of makes us look like a bunch of wusses.
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MadrasT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 09:02 PM
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6. Walk 2 miles.
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Beregond2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 09:24 PM
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7. Borrow a skateboard.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 09:47 PM
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9. Whatever it takes.

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stranger_with_candy Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 09:25 PM
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8. I always walk to the polls
But it's also only a few blocks away... one of the benefits of living in town i guess.
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diva77 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-08 10:46 PM
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10. maybe the local League of Women Voters or some other local organization
can help where there are gas shortages? just a thought
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