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Early Voting Is a Cancer on the Electoral
Process, and This Graph Proves It

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Posted By: Hazymac, 10/25/2020 11:54:46 AM

During the Democratic primaries earlier this year, voters who cast early ballots for Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar in Super Tuesday states found out the hard way that early voting can be dangerous. Both candidates dropped out before Super Tuesday, and voters who cast ballots for them couldn’t do anything about it. They couldn’t revote. The only state that allowed voters to change their ballots was Minnesota, but the deadline had already passed. Scenarios like this should have been the nail in the coffin for early voting. But the pandemic raised concerns about in-person voting for many and has caused a huge surge

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 10/25/2020 12:00:35 PM (No. 583770)
We early voted last week, here in Middle Georgia. The lines were huge, and still are. There is nothing that President Trump could do that would make us want to vote for Plugs and Mattress anyway...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 10/25/2020 12:03:49 PM (No. 583778)
Our Founders are turning over in their graves with the way we vote.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951 10/25/2020 12:26:10 PM (No. 583801)
I am going to vote tomorrow after work. I am 69 and still work a full time schedule. Some people were saying they were in line for hours and hours. Four hours was not an unusual wait and some waited as long as 8 hours. I simply cannot wait in a line for hours to vote. Physically I cannot stand that long especially after working all day. But I do not want to vote by mail. Maybe the ability to have more voting centers open and perhaps have them open for 24 hours straight on the actual voting day. That way people who work unusual shifts can more easily cast their ballot in person. I do think it is unwise to be casting your vote a month before the presidential campaign ends. A lot can happen in a month, a lot can be said or done in a month which may have you regretting your original ballot. Maybe a week or 10 days in advance but not 30. My only saving grace is I know how my state will vote. And if I cannot get in quickly I will have to back out but I will hang in there as long as possible. Here's hoping that Monday will be a bit less crowded.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/25/2020 12:53:17 PM (No. 583824)
They voted and their ballots were counted. Quit thinking of rivers to cry over.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Avanti1 10/25/2020 1:03:26 PM (No. 583837)
The November 3 election should be held on November 3. Simple, no?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Krause 10/25/2020 1:12:39 PM (No. 583844)
The democrat party is a cancer on America.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man 10/25/2020 1:13:24 PM (No. 583845)
I wanted to vote on Oct 13 but the lines were so long I could not see the end. I drove up there six times to two different locations over a three day period before i could actually even find the end of the line (without getting out of the car). I am glad they have early voting. Nothing but NOTHING would change my vote.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rob_NC 10/25/2020 1:48:39 PM (No. 583887)
Matt totally disagree...but we voted...and we have early voting...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RuckusTom 10/25/2020 1:59:55 PM (No. 583893)
There's a big difference between primaries and the general. I seriously doubt President Trump drops out making people who've voted early wish they'd voted for Kanye West.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley 10/25/2020 2:01:19 PM (No. 583894)
Early voting is like early birthday. It feels hollow and pointless. I did it once and never again.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Periwinkel 10/25/2020 2:26:06 PM (No. 583906)
I've done it all three ways. Early and day of voting. What I really hated is mail-in ballots! Of the three my favorite is voting on the actual election day. There is an excitement in the air that you can just feel——win or lose.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: msjena 10/25/2020 2:47:28 PM (No. 583917)
I will be voting on Election Day, the way it’s supposed to be done.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: MDConservative 10/25/2020 3:12:30 PM (No. 583929)
This is merely an exercise in good citizenship, with bi-partisan support. Get with the program. We all have a right to vote, and even an obligation. C'mon, man. We need to hear the voice of the ill-informed and lazy, too.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/25/2020 3:33:06 PM (No. 583942)
Every election year this comes up, and I just shake my head in disgust at the ignorance of some people here. I happen to prefer early voting myself, and I see LOTS of people voting early for a variety of VALID reasons--they can't stand in long lines, they will be out of town on election day, they have to work all day on election day, etc. The problem isn't and never has been early voting. The problem is accurate vote counts and fraud, so why not attack that rather than attacking early voting? (Is that crickets I hear?)
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Salt5792 10/25/2020 3:41:05 PM (No. 583947)
Voting on election day is best. But hours-ling waits can make that impractical.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: The Other Guy 10/25/2020 6:13:43 PM (No. 584029)
The article's premise is absolute nonsense. No one was disenfranchised. They voted. Regretting one's choice is a personal problem, not a problem with the system. Like some of the commentators above, my wife and I voted early. She has bad knees and can only walk with the help of a walker. Prolonged standing is a problem. If I suddenly regretted voting for DJT or some Republican on the down ticket it's my cross to bear. The system didn't force me to vote early, it only offered me the option.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 10/25/2020 7:01:23 PM (No. 584079)
My wife and I voted early because we are working the polls. Friends have reported 4 to 8 hour waits to vote, but I walked right in, choosing a Monday at 3 pm in the most remote part of the county to vote. Fifteen minutes driving saved a lot more time standing in line. You can vote any of 6 places in early voting, but only at your precinct on Nov. 3.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: columba 10/25/2020 7:33:57 PM (No. 584107)
The first day of early voting locally on a Saturday I saw a line wrapping around the block. I waited until Tuesday after and there were five people ahead of me. I voted straight GOP ticket. For the Non Partisan candidates I did some reaserch to see how they were registered to vote. I then voted straight GOP then too.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: franq 10/25/2020 8:11:52 PM (No. 584136)
Wife, daughter, and I voted last Wednesday. Everything seemed legit. It was a first for all of us.
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