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librarycard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:38 AM
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What was the voter turnout in Conn. primary?
What percentage of eligible dems turned out to vote?
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:44 AM
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1. CT Secretary of State reports 43%
Which is double the usual turnout
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librarycard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:54 AM
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2. I wonder if they've included absentee already
Election Day in the US should be held on a Sunday or a day when people don't have to work.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:57 AM
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3. According to the Sec. most of the
absentee ballots had been received by their districts and had been included.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:08 AM
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4. that's the way it is...
everywhere else in the world. German voter turnout is something in the ballpark of 90% at elections. Same with Italy.
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librarycard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:41 AM
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6. and Australia!
If I recall correctly, Australians can be fined if they don't vote.
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moose65 Donating Member (525 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:41 AM
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5. I second that!
It is ridiculous in this day and age to have the elections on Tuesdays. I read somewhere that the reason for this is because in the 1700's many people had to travel great distances to the polling places, and the founders did not want to make anyone travel on a Sunday! So election day is set on Tuesday instead of Monday or Saturday. To me, it would make more sense to have election DAYS on Saturday and Sunday. Why do we have to get it done in a single day? Oh well, one of these days when I rule the world......
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