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Old 11-06-07, 10:17 AM
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Election Day 2007

I voted, did anyone else?

It's actually a big election. I cast votes for mayor, city council, school board, and some judicial positions. Also, there was a proposed levy to fund senior services, and the big one - Issue 1, the stripper/lapdance bill (a statewide vote.)
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Old 11-06-07, 10:20 AM
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There is one seat open on my city council and it isn't in my district so I won't be voting today
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Old 11-06-07, 10:22 AM
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No. The Democrats always win general elections in my area, so there is really no point. I really don't know shit about these candidates although I can tell you that I can't stand my state Senator - she is a sponsor of legislation to ban smoking in VA bars/restaurants. She never responded to the letter I wrote her about that. Fancy that.
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Old 11-06-07, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
and the big one - Issue 1, the stripper/lapdance bill (a statewide vote.)

You can be sure that I would be voting if that was on my state ballot.
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Old 11-06-07, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
She never responded to the letter I wrote her about that. Fancy that.
Why should she? If you think private property rights are important then you obviously hate apple pie and children, from the Baby Jesus on down.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
You can be sure that I would be voting if that was on my state ballot.
My wife practically MADE me vote for it (against it, actually.) The bill prohibits lapdances, so a "no" vote is a vote for sin and the objectification of women.
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Old 11-06-07, 10:30 AM
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I voted for mayor, city council, and our town council.
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Old 11-06-07, 10:32 AM
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I only have community college seats up for selection today. I don't know any of the people so I'm torn. I always vote. I accidently missed one minor election years ago and I still feel bad about it.

Only four of the seven candidates even bothered to put a statement in the voter pamphlet and I'm supposed to vote for four. However one of those four put in a Spanish statement as well as an English one so I'll probably go vote just to vote against her. That's enough incentive to get me to the polls.
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Old 11-06-07, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
My wife practically MADE me vote for it (against it, actually.) The bill prohibits lapdances, so a "no" vote is a vote for sin and the objectification of women.

A yes vote could be for jobs, the economy.
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Old 11-06-07, 10:33 AM
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Only one thing on my ballot, I believe: a statewide referendum on school vouchers.
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Here's some more information on state ballot Issue 1:
Shall Substitute Senate Bill No. 16, be approved? (Please vote "Yes" if you are in favor of the bill. Please vote "No" if you are not in favor of the bill. The bill is explained below.)

Substitute Senate Bill No. 16 would make certain changes to state law that regulates the operation of sexually oriented businesses and adult entertainment establishments. These changes include:

Requiring the State of Ohio to compensate local governments (townships, cities and villages) who enforce local laws regulating adult entertainment establishments when those local laws have been adopted with the guidance of the Ohio Attorney General and when those laws are found unconstitutional or invalid by a court, with certain exceptions for payment of such compensation,

Preempting local laws that are found by a court to be in conflict with the proposed state law regulating adult entertainment establishments,

Prohibiting sexually oriented businesses from being open for business between midnight and 6 a.m., except that sexually oriented businesses with a liquor permit may remain open until the hours specified in the permit if they do not conduct, offer, or allow, sexually oriented entertainment activity in which the performers appear nude,

Prohibiting customers and employees of sexually oriented businesses who are not immediate family members from touching each other while on the premises of that business and while the employee is nude or seminude, and

Creating misdemeanor criminal offenses relating to hours of operation and for customers and employees who violate the no touch provisions of the law, setting the penalty at a fourth degree misdemeanor, except when the touching is in specified anatomical areas, in which case, the penalty is a first degree misdemeanor.

If Substitute Senate Bill No. 16 is approved, it shall become law.

PASSAGE OF THIS LAW REQUIRES A MAJORITY VOTE OF YES. SHALL THE LAW BE APPROVED?

YES (To approve the law)

NO (To reject the law)

Summary:

State Issue 1 is a referendum to determine whether Substitute Senate Bill 16 (SB 16), which regulates adult, or sexually oriented, businesses, will stand as law or be rejected by voters. SB 16 passed the Senate by a vote of 24-8, passed the House by a vote of 73-24, and then became law without the Governor's signature. Before the law could go into effect in September, opponents submitted enough signatures to send the bill to voters for reconsideration. With a majority YES vote, the law will go into effect. With a majority NO vote, the law will not go into effect.

If SB 16 goes into effect, the following changes will be made to state law:

* Adult businesses -- which include sexually oriented book and video stores as well as X-rated theaters and strip clubs -- must close between midnight and 6 a.m. Clubs with liquor licenses could remain open and serve until the hours specified in the liquor permit, but all fully nude entertainment must end at midnight.

* Customers of such businesses will be prohibited from touching performers and their clothing, and performers will be prohibited from touching customers and their fellow performers.

* Customers and performers who violate the "no touch" provisions of the law will be guilty of a misdemeanor criminal offense.

* The state will pay local governments' costs for lawsuits arising from this law under certain conditions, for example, if a local ordinance drafted with the guidance of the Ohio Attorney General is declared unconstitutional.
Why would we have such a law? Because a bunch of moralistic assholes from the Cincinnati area want to regulate adult behavior based on their own ideas of right and wrong.
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Old 11-06-07, 10:53 AM
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We were voting on two ballot measures and one annexation. I turned in my ballot last week.
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AFAIK, the only offices on the ballot in my district are the state delegate and senator, both of which are running unopposed. During the week I "live" about 45 minutes away from where I vote, so I don't think I'll make the trip - first time I've missed an election in quite a while. Tonight is Dinner Night at my brother's house, anyway, and there's this MILF that he wants to set me up with, so...

EDIT: Just checked my city's sample ballot and my delegate is running unopposed, but there are several people running for the state senate. But the incumbent's really popular and he'll most likely win. There aren't any other issues/offices on the ballot. I won't be making the trek.

Originally Posted by wendersfan
Here's some more information on state ballot Issue 1:Why would we have such a law? Because a bunch of moralistic assholes from the Cincinnati area want to regulate adult behavior based on their own ideas of right and wrong.
Yeah, that sucks. Here's hoping Issue 1 gets defeated, although I wasn't too impressed with the "talent" at the clubs when I lived in Columbus (trips to Vegas and NYC spoiled me, I guess). But when you gotta see boobies, you gotta see boobies.

I'm still pissed with the people of Ohio for that damn smoking ban.

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Old 11-06-07, 11:13 AM
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Nothing for me to vote on. No citywide elections, I don't live in Staten Island, Queens, or the Bronx, and neither of the two Brooklyn City Council seats up for reelection are mine.
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Old 11-06-07, 11:26 AM
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Nothing to vote on in FL for 2007, except state Rep for Orange and Seminole counties. Since I don't live in either of those counties...

Man, this thread has some barnburner potential. Remember that famous election year of 2007?
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Originally Posted by VinVega
Man, this thread has some barnburner potential. Remember that famous election year of 2007?
Stupid mod.
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Mod fight!

No election here in Chicago. Nothing on the city level, nothing on the county level, nothing on the state level.
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Mod fight!

No election here in Chicago. Nothing on the city level, nothing on the county level, nothing on the state level.
Vote earlier, vote often for next year then.
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I think this a very exciting thread.

Reminds me of one of those that feature wendersfan's famous charts & graphs.
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Stupid mod.
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Originally Posted by classicman2
I think this a very exciting thread.

Reminds me of one of those that feature wendersfan's famous charts & graphs.
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I voted but alot were for school board members type thing. I decided women were best for that type of thing. There were two women on the list so I voted for them but you could pick three so I voted for the guy that was listed in between the two women.

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Old 11-06-07, 04:52 PM
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I voted.

The Passamquoddy casino - yes

Bond issues - no

Extend term limit from 4 terms to six - no. Eight years on the public teat is long enough. Now get a real job.
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Old 11-07-07, 12:49 AM
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I voted.

Here in NJ every state senator and assembly seat was up for election. Democrats won easily to maintain their hold on both houses.

However, the voters told Governor Corzine to shove his ballot initiative of 450 million dollars for stem cell research. I was shocked that that did not pass.

Of course Corzine managed to already commit to spend 270 million dollars of taxpayers money on the buildings for the research. He didn't get voter approval for this part. So now NJ will have spend 270 million dollars on the buildings but no money for the rest of it. Only in NJ.
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Steve Beshear won the KY gubernatorial election, unseating incumbent Ernie Fletcher, 59% - 41%. This may spell doom for Senator Mitch McConnell, up for re-election next fall.
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