How many voted?

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  1. Salty

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    There are probably no reliable sources, but I was just curious as to what per cent of Occupy Wall Street (and sister groups) voted back on election day?

    Hmmm

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    PS Just had a horrible thought - "sister groups" may be a sexist term - better say sibling groups :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Probably about the same percentage as the people who voted for the greens plus half the people who voted Democrat.
     
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    I was thinking about going downtown to Occupy Syracuse and get a general ideal
     
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    How is that even an issue? We have the right to vote or not to vote and even if we do not vote we still have the right to peaceably assemble and air our grievances. Not long ago women could not vote but they still had the right to march against the wrong and they did. Voting or not voting has nothing to do with these people rights even if we disagree with what they are protesting about.
     
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    Probably a lot of them. The youth did turn out last time, for Mr. Hopenchange.
     
  6. Salty

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    I didn't say it was an issue as such - but I have a problem when people complain, but refuse to vote.

    Locally, we only had about 30% of eligible voters casting a ballot earlier this month. The highest office for election was the County executive and she was running unopposed.

    A year ago, the Tea Party was upset about things. They voted en masses and many congressman seeing things their way were elected.

    Voting is much more effective in the long run - then sitting doing nothing.
     
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    I do agree that we should utilize our right to vote,. I was just trying to point out that even for those who do not they still have the right to let their views known. I would venture to say if they have not voted in the past this will encourage them to do so in the future and many may wish they had not done so.
     
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    but letting your view be known means very little if you do not vote.

    Peaceful protest (which has not always been the case for OWS) does have its place - but the real power is in the ballot box.

    Thats like saying - I demand better service from the Post Office but if you dont put a stamp on the letter - it means nothing -
    May not be the best anology, but its the best I could come up with at the minute *

    Salty

    * Mrs Salty just called me for supper and with that, I take appropriate action :tongue3: :thumbsup:
     
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    As Robert Welch noted 50 years ago, voting in a national election is choosing between communist party "A" and communist party "B." His error was in identifying the parties. Back then we didn't know the enemy was multinational party A&B.
     
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    Bill it is always an interesting venture to read and see what you will say next. :D
     

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