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Serpentine
10-26-2010, 5:25 PM
Plain and simple. My bet is that most men don't vote. More so, most California gun owners DON'T VOTE!

I've seen far more women at the voting polls than men - for the last 20 years.

I would really like to see a show of hands of those men that are going to honestly commit themselves to vote by 11/02.

The Challenge: Prove me wrong by posting that you will step up to the plate and vote, and if not - then promise that you will forever hold your tongue and key strokes over the outcome.

Understand that one vote, one election, can effect many lifelong generations.


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moleculo
10-26-2010, 5:26 PM
I always vote. This year I convinced my wife to register to vote; she is sick and tired of what is going on in this state and is going to cast her vote to see if she can help get rid of Boxer. She hasn't voted in 20 years.

goober
10-26-2010, 5:28 PM
um... you might want to use a poll then...
i vote every chance i get. this time will be no different.

mousegun
10-26-2010, 5:35 PM
I missed one election since I was old enough to vote. That was a special election called in the early '70s for a special school district bond. The notification didn't make it to my mailbox until after the election.

vf111
10-26-2010, 5:39 PM
Sent my ballot in today.

Smokeybehr
10-26-2010, 5:39 PM
I haven't missed an election since I registered on my 18th birthday. I missed the '86 midterm elections by 3 weeks. When I moved somewhere new, part of the process was getting my voter's registration changed.

Smile
10-26-2010, 5:41 PM
I vote every year and put the I voted sticker on my rear truck window

OleCuss
10-26-2010, 5:45 PM
OK, I just voted. I hope that satisfies you.

Oh, did you mean in the mid-term elections? Or were you just asking if we would vote in your poll?

Honeydos
10-26-2010, 5:47 PM
Never miss an election.

Serpentine
10-26-2010, 5:49 PM
OK, I just voted. I hope that satisfies you.

Oh, did you mean in the mid-term elections? Or were you just asking if we would vote in your poll?

See noted date of 11/02. Thank you for voting.

Colt
10-26-2010, 5:50 PM
"Vote early, vote often." --- Chicago proverb.

I voted ~ 2 weeks ago. If I get hit by a bus prior to 11/2, I want my vote to count.

Black_Talon
10-26-2010, 5:55 PM
Anyone who votes "no" in this poll should be instantaneously banned from Calguns.

ZirconJohn
10-26-2010, 5:56 PM
"I Voted" :)

Window_Seat
10-26-2010, 5:57 PM
This poll gives the option to vote for all three options, but I'll be voting YES, I will be voting. :D

Erik.

OleCuss
10-26-2010, 5:57 PM
See noted date of 11/02. Thank you for voting.

Yup, I voted in the above poll prior to 11/02. Actually, I voted in your poll prior to November 2, 2010 - not November 2002.

And yeah, I'm just messin' with ya a little. I do know what you mean.

Meplat
10-26-2010, 6:01 PM
Are you kidding? I would give my left nut to vote against Barbi the Ma'am.:p

HogKiller
10-26-2010, 6:04 PM
I'm voting, my wife is voting, my dearly departed Mom, Dad, Uncle & Aunt are all voting. If the Dimokrats can do it so can I. BTW there is voter fraud alleged in Nevada already. Want to guess by who?

putput
10-26-2010, 6:09 PM
I vote permanent absentee every time and I work the polls.

As someone with inside information I should tell you that when you vote by mail and it gets there early, it is usually counted BEFORE the election and therefore has a much greater chance of getting counted and counted correctly. Not that a vote on election day won't but they are usually ramping up for election day and get a steady trickle vs a flood.

NEVER Undervote. This means leaving a blank space. If you do then your ballot will not pass through the machine as a regular ballot and then it will get counted later, even days after an election.

The downside is sometimes a candidate can die or get caught with a dead hooker after you mail it but before election day and you're stuck with your vote...

Serpentine
10-26-2010, 6:15 PM
Yup, I voted in the above poll prior to 11/02. Actually, I voted in your poll prior to November 2, 2010 - not November 2002.

And yeah, I'm just messin' with ya a little. I do know what you mean.

You're right. My mistake. I mean 11/02/2010 of course. I tried to edit the poll, but could not find the option.

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BKinzey
10-26-2010, 6:20 PM
I'm not going to vote in your poll. I believe voting should be anonymous and your poll is set up to be public.:shrug:

Serpentine
10-26-2010, 6:28 PM
I'm not going to vote in your poll. I believe voting should be anonymous and your poll is set up to be public.:shrug:

Ill take that as the first NO vote.

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Smokeybehr
10-26-2010, 6:32 PM
Anyone who votes "no" in this poll should be instantaneously banned from Calguns.

QFTT.

I'm voting, my wife is voting, my dearly departed Mom, Dad, Uncle & Aunt are all voting. If the Dimokrats can do it so can I. BTW there is voter fraud alleged in Nevada already. Want to guess by who?

It's happening in Florida, too. I have the feeling that it's going to be happening in more places than we think. Some of the talking heads have already commented that it's going to be a close race, and that voter fraud, such as dead people, illegal aliens, and convicted felons are going to vote. Some ballots have already been seen to be "pre-marked" for the Dem candidate.

Silverlake223
10-26-2010, 6:37 PM
Always have... always will... Major candidates are all S#!$ a few ballot measures have caught my eye.

OleCuss
10-26-2010, 6:46 PM
You're right. My mistake. I mean 11/02/2010 of course. I tried to edit the poll, but could not find the option.

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Seriously, I wouldn't worry about it. Your meaning is actually very clear. Only those who tease will claim confusion.

Nor-Cal
10-26-2010, 6:51 PM
I will be voting for sure, haven't missed an election so far and don't plan too!

Reductio
10-26-2010, 7:06 PM
Never missed an election, campaigned for a few, and been the inspector at a few polling places.

And if you think most California gun owners don't vote.... either
A) You're asking the wrong place
or
B) That magpul kool-aid is awful strong, aint it? :D

MaHoTex
10-26-2010, 7:09 PM
Already done.

glockman19
10-26-2010, 7:15 PM
YES..I have voted in every election since 1980

Lone_Gunman
10-26-2010, 7:19 PM
Sent mine off last week.

chico.cm
10-26-2010, 7:21 PM
I always have, and I always will.

GrizzlyGuy
10-26-2010, 7:25 PM
Soapbox, ballot box, jury box, cartridge box. Nov 2 will be a glorious day. I get to do the ballot box thing in the morning, then I get to call the court that night to see if I have jury duty the next day. I'm hoping I do and can make it through the selection process into the jury box (note to self: keep big mouth shut).

It's always good to have a real-life opportunity to preserve the liberty of a fellow citizen. Or, convict the bum as the case may be... ;)

Serpentine
10-26-2010, 7:26 PM
Never missed an election, campaigned for a few, and been the inspector at a few polling places.

And if you think most California gun owners don't vote.... either
A) You're asking the wrong place
or
B) That magpul kool-aid is awful strong, aint it? :D

Wrong, been a range safety officer on the firing line for over 20 years. Most ( seriously like 95%) gun owners just shrug their shoulders apathetically around election time discussions.

Comments are like "My vote doesn't count anyway in this state so I don't vote."

Few even know there is an election coming up and very very few are even aware of the candidates or their stance on Constitutional issues.

Truth - most CA gun owners are apathetic and don't care; can't see past their own self centered noses, and could collectively care less.

Look at how many have viewed this thread and didn't even bother to check a poll box. Those are the guys I'm talking about!
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dfletcher
10-26-2010, 7:29 PM
No answer for voting twice? You do realize there are transplants here from Chicago and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, correct? :cool:

frankDmole
10-26-2010, 7:36 PM
voted by mail, using the NRA insert from my Rifleman Magazine and some research on the candidates 2A views, as for Governor i had to go Libertarian.

gtturborex
10-26-2010, 7:39 PM
Already sent in!!!

Reductio
10-26-2010, 7:41 PM
Look at how many have viewed this thread and didn't even bother to check a poll box. Those are the guys I'm talking about! And, Reductio, you just may be one of those! :whistling:

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lol, bull, I voted that I will be. :D

Serpentine
10-26-2010, 7:46 PM
Your poll response is public. So if you are a NO Vote, an anti, a low IQ apathetic responder or out-of-state troll, you're revealed. Just click on the poll response # and it shows who is responding.

Like I said. Plain and Simple. Step up to the plate and commit, or forever hold your tongue.



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1911 Fan
10-26-2010, 7:49 PM
Mailed my ballot yesterday. 61 cents postage! 2 pages front and back.WOW!!!

Reductio
10-26-2010, 7:53 PM
Your poll response is public. So if you are an anti or out-of-state troll, you're revealed.

I can't even believe I'm **** playing your game...

otteray
10-26-2010, 7:54 PM
NEVER Undervote. This means leaving a blank space. If you do then your ballot will not pass through the machine as a regular ballot and then it will get counted later, even days after an election.



:eek:
I sent in my ballot and didn't have a clue about the judges... so I left that part blank!
Edit: Wait! Wait! Thanks for the tip!
I was sending it by "Inter-Office mail" (I work for the county); so it is sitting in the outgoing mail box until sometime tomorrow, so I'm grabbing it back!
putput, you saved the day! Thanks!

BigDogatPlay
10-26-2010, 8:14 PM
Not voting = complete abdication of all right or reason to complain about the results. As politics is a spectator sport for me, I vote.

Every time, without fail.

WileyWilly
10-26-2010, 8:30 PM
I always vote by mail and always vote.
WW

Serpentine
10-26-2010, 8:51 PM
lol, bull, I voted that I will be. :D

I want you all to be uncomfortable. I'm uncomfortable! It's high time we get off our collective butts and get down to the polling booths. If you're not heck of upset by now, then your not paying attention. Spread the message please.

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jtyner
10-26-2010, 8:53 PM
Your poll needs another option: "I'm not going to vote, and I'm the only one who can legitimately complain about the outcome."

Apparently, at the risk of being banned, here are some articles in defense of not voting:
http://consultingbyrpm.com/blog/2008/11/why-i-dont-vote.html
http://mises.org/daily/4739
http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo59.html
http://www.amconmag.com/article/2008/nov/03/00013/
http://mises.org/daily/4784

The State is like a casino. It always wins, and voting legitimizes it. No matter which way you vote, your participation in the system signifies your willingness to abide by the outcome. So, in reality, not voting is the only action that entitles one to complain about the outcome.

SideWinder11
10-26-2010, 8:54 PM
AIlzYD4tk78

I think everone here knows I'll be voting and who I will NOT be voting for.

FeuerFrei
10-26-2010, 8:57 PM
I always vote.
Too many have sacrificed their lives for me and mine to just let it go by.
I won't let my country down nor those that serve or have served our great nation.
God help us.

vintagearms
10-26-2010, 8:58 PM
Already voted.

Gio
10-26-2010, 8:59 PM
Mailed mine out today :D w00t!

Cali-Shooter
10-26-2010, 9:35 PM
If you're a gun owner and you live in Cali, and you DON'T vote, then something is really wrong with you.

The amount of importance of having a chance at changing the government here is not something you can afford to skimp on.

This is a literal 'Life or Death' outcome at stake. If not for you, then for others.

There, I said it.

berto
10-26-2010, 9:45 PM
Please vote.

Dreaded Claymore
10-26-2010, 11:58 PM
So are you going to vote or not?

Be damn sure I am!

johnthomas
10-27-2010, 12:06 AM
I vote, I didn't vote for the demoscat that is keeping the chair warm for a real President.

AVS
10-27-2010, 3:56 AM
Voted.

dg29
10-27-2010, 3:56 AM
I always have ever since i was 18. I've already filled out my absentee ballot, but I'll turn it in by hand at my polling place. I figure that will better ensure that it will be counted.
This state is a disaster and can only be turned in the right direction by getting rid of all the current state legislature reps., and by replacing the liberal activist judges with judges that are actually guided by their oath to uphold and abide by the Constitution. IMO.

AVS
10-27-2010, 4:26 AM
There is a strong assumption that voting somehow equals democracy and that by voting we get representation.

The United States is not a democracy; it is a republic. There is a very big difference between the two, and a very big reason why the founders made sure our country is *not* a democracy.

I recommend you check out this thread, and watch the video I posted there.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=356933

glockwise2000
10-27-2010, 4:45 AM
I am going to vote.

daveinwoodland
10-27-2010, 5:04 AM
I'm voting but if there was a "NONE OF THE ABOVE" selection that would be my vote

TannerBoyl
10-27-2010, 5:36 AM
I wish that I would have done an absentee ballot, but I'll be there on Nov. 2nd to cast my vote!

ZX-10R
10-27-2010, 6:27 AM
Voting to remove democrats from office...However, knowing how CA is, we are doomed for many more years.

VAReact
10-27-2010, 6:30 AM
In THIS poll. :p

JK, I always vote absentee (mailing it on Thursday). It takes HOURS to sort through all the propositions, candidates, etc. and is a lot of work, but it is worth having my input in the end.

Please vote.

greasemonkey
10-27-2010, 6:30 AM
You forgot one option in the poll:
"I'm not going to vote but will whine and blog about how I dislike the way other people vote and will demand voting reform and more gov't oversight":rolleyes:

I always vote, I'll take time off work if I have to so I can make it to the polling booth. For some reason I don't like putting my mail-in ballot in the mail and I DESPISE electronic voting.

Paladin
10-27-2010, 6:52 AM
Already voted.

EGsimi
10-27-2010, 7:24 AM
I have voted in every election held in the last ten years and every election but two since '92.

In '94 I forgot to request my absentee ballot ( I was in the Military) and in '96 my life was in a downward spiral and I was bottoming out, voting was the last thing on my mind.

Serpentine
10-27-2010, 7:31 AM
I vote, I didn't vote for the demoscat that is keeping the chair warm for a real President.
That chair is cold right now. Last I heard, the guy that was sitting there became a campaign manager for the democratic party. They're still letting him cash his checks and fly around the nation in Airforce 1 though.


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Saigon1965
10-27-2010, 7:37 AM
Will be there next Tuesday -

chuckdc
10-27-2010, 10:32 AM
I haven't missed an election since I registered on my 18th birthday. I missed the '86 midterm elections by 3 weeks. When I moved somewhere new, part of the process was getting my voter's registration changed.

Same here. My first vote was cast in the 1982 election, against the gun ban initiative, and I haven't missed a single election, including specials, since then. My 18th birthday involved 2 things before I even went to school.. first was registering for selective service and the other was making sure I was registered to vote. Yeah, I was late to school, but then I was 18 and could sign off on it..:D

chuckdc
10-27-2010, 10:36 AM
. When was the last time any one of us on this forum was represented by those who are supposedly representing us? .
Well, since my Congressman mirrors my views, and votes that way on the Hill, I can say right the heck now. I just got a robo-letter from him indicating his support for that bill to allow the Korean gun imports in. I sent an email to him just a week or so ago about that. Pretty good on both quick reply AND on substance.

I complained when I was moved from CA-19 to CA-21, but I'm actually happier with Nunes than I was with Radanovich. George was OK, but squished on a few things. Nunes is hard-core.

xXBigJoeXx
10-27-2010, 12:42 PM
Always have and always will! :patriot:

Dooligan
10-27-2010, 12:58 PM
Voted in every election since I was 18. I will be at St. Isadore's in D-ville next Tuesday!

sfbadger
10-27-2010, 2:13 PM
Yes, I'll be there come November 2nd. I've never missed an opportunity to vote since I turned 18, that was 31 years ago.