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Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:28 PM

Turned in my ballot for the California recall

Wife and I put them in the mail yesterday. There wasn't much of a strong inclination to vote for any replacement, as Newsom was clearly the best candidate on the ballot. That being said, I wrote in my first choice in the primaries, Antonio Villaragosa, after I voted "no"for the recall. Anybody else turn in their ballot yet?

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Reply Turned in my ballot for the California recall (Original post)
ColinC Aug 2021 OP
honest.abe Aug 2021 #1
ColinC Aug 2021 #2
honest.abe Aug 2021 #4
ColinC Aug 2021 #6
beaglelover Aug 2021 #9
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 2021 #11
Dream Girl Aug 2021 #3
ColinC Aug 2021 #7
Dream Girl Aug 2021 #8
ColinC Aug 2021 #16
chowder66 Aug 2021 #5
Brother Buzz Aug 2021 #10
ColinC Aug 2021 #12
Raine Aug 2021 #13
ColinC Aug 2021 #14
Raine Aug 2021 #15
myccrider Aug 2021 #17

Response to ColinC (Original post)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:30 PM

1. If this is a mail in election why are so many worried about turnout?

I keep reading that the Repubs are more motivated to show up. If its mail in who needs to show up?

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:32 PM

2. I suppose in this case, turning in the ballot means "show up"?

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Response to ColinC (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:34 PM

4. So some Dems can't be bothered to simply drop off their ballot in a mail box??

I find that hard to believe in such an important election.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:40 PM

6. I'm pretty sure if I wasn't highly motivated, it would have been something that was just on the back

Of my mind until somebody strongly encouraged me to turn it in. Unfortunately, the GOP has an advantage on door knockers, etc who can motivate even the ones who didn't get around to turning in their ballots before the election.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:51 PM

9. Exactly. Everyone can vote by mail in the recall election. If Democrats can't be motivated to take

2 minutes, to mark ONE box and mail the ballot back in, then we deserve to lose the recall election and get some kook, like Larry Elder, as our next Governor.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 04:00 PM

11. I'd bet that most DUers vote, and can't understand not voting.

Just like vaccinated people can't understand why otherwise-healthy people refuse the Covid vaccine.

It just seems to me that most Republicans vote, because it's what's done; Democrats are more likely to need to be motivated, amused, inspired, and need nice weather.

Get out and vote. Or sit at home in your robe and fuzzy slippers, and vote. Just vote.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:33 PM

3. You aren't supposed to select anyone if you vote no

 

Not that itís incorrect or invalidating, but strategically Newsome is discouraging people from selecting anyone. Youíre just supposed to vote No.Not really sure wat the rationale is for that but thatís wat Iíll do.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:43 PM

7. I mean he's the only candidate worth voting for on the ballot.

If he's your only choice, then why vote for anybody else? In a way that makes a lot of sense. But in the happenstance that the recall succeeds, I want there to be a chance that my preferred candidate wins.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:48 PM

8. Yes, the processed is flawed. They're an equal protection lawsuit happening right now.

 

Some one just posted the rational for not selecting a second choice

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 07:51 PM

16. I hope they win

It really is absurd that he can get close to a majority of the vote and somebody who gets a small plurality could still win.

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 03:34 PM

5. Mailed mine back today. Voted No and left it at that. nt

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 04:00 PM

10. Your write-in for Antonio Villaragosa may or may not be counted

The state releases the certified list of write-in candidates 03 Sep 2021

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 04:07 PM

12. I'll be fine if it isn't, of course

I doubt he has expressed any interest in actually running again. But we'll see

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 04:26 PM

13. I never got one, no one at my house did. nt

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Response to Raine (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 04:48 PM

14. I think they were only sent out last week. You should get it soon-ish, I'm sure.

If you don't within the next week or two, I would reach out to my local registrar for a status update.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 05:05 PM

15. Thanks ... hopefully it will come soon. nt

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Response to ColinC (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 02:45 PM

17. I just took Hub and my ballots to a drop box. N/T

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