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Old 10-26-04, 08:22 PM
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The DNC wants to bus me to the polls!

I never answer my home phone - I always let the answering machine pick up and then only intercept the call if it is someone important. It never is, however, as the important people have my cell phone number.

Anyway, I just screened a call from Democratic Headquarters urging me to vote the entire Democratic ticket, listing the names of everyone they had put on the ballot, and then giving me their phone number in case I had any questions or would like a ride to the polls.

Is this a normal practice? I can't imagine where they got my name/number other than my voter registration form - but then they'd have all kinds of other info that would suggest I'm not a good target for their calls.

I wonder if they'll come pick me up at 6am...
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Old 10-26-04, 08:52 PM
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Don't think it's normal practice. Where do you live?
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Old 10-26-04, 08:54 PM
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Southwest CT, fairly populated suburb.
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Old 10-26-04, 08:55 PM
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Are you voting the way they would like you to?
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Old 10-26-04, 09:06 PM
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I hadn't planned on it. But they don't need to know that until after I get my cigarettes and bowl of soup.
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Old 10-26-04, 09:07 PM
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You'll be taking the long ride on the short bus if they think you're voting Republican.
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Old 10-26-04, 09:11 PM
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Anyway, I just screened a call from Democratic Headquarters urging me to vote the entire Democratic ticket, listing the names of everyone they had put on the ballot, and then giving me their phone number in case I had any questions or would like a ride to the polls.
I would have said: "thanks for telling me who not to vote for. When are you going to come and pick me up?"
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Old 10-26-04, 09:12 PM
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Originally posted by BigPete
I hadn't planned on it. But they don't need to know that until after I get my cigarettes and bowl of soup.
Let them know when you get back home . Actually, ask them to stop at McDonalds or to pick up dry cleaning on the way back .
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Old 10-26-04, 09:27 PM
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I live in SW CT also and I received a call from Paul Newman today. He wants me to vote for Diane Farrell over Christopher Shays. He wasted his time.
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Old 10-26-04, 09:45 PM
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I wonder if the Demos will be giving out dental adhesive to the old folks before voting as they did in 2000?
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Old 10-27-04, 12:59 AM
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I wonder if the Demos will be giving out dental adhesive to the old folks before voting as they did in 2000?
It's funny that you fall into that category.
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Old 10-27-04, 03:00 AM
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What's wrong with trying to get people out to the polls? At least they're not tearing up your registration cards...
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Old 10-27-04, 04:38 AM
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I've read about both parties doing this. I don't see anything wrong with it but it does seem a little bit creepy when you have no idea who would be picking you up.
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