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US Citizens: Have you (re)registered to vote?

The 2020 primaries will soon be upon us, so a friendly PSA:

You can check your state's registration and voting deadlines here:
https://www.fvap.gov

Note that you may be required to re-register. Check your state's regs in the link above. Many states have a registration confirmation site, see here:
https://www.fvap.gov/links

If you have any questions, call your local board of elections.

More from the US embassy in Switzerland, here:
https://ch.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/voting/


Please vote.
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Thanks! Eagerly waiting to cast my vote.
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Eagerly waiting to cast my vote.
For whom?

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HA, waiting for the 100% guaranteed groan from you.

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Old 24.01.2020, 10:24
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Bernie is old, his time has passed.

I preferred him in 2016.

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Bernie is old, his time has passed.

I preferred him in 2016.

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I thought so too, but his momentum and energy has proved to me he's capable, hopefully he chooses his VP wisely if nominated. And you?
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Bernie is old, his time has passed.

I preferred him in 2016.

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What does age have to do with anything? We're not voting for an athlete, we're voting for a platform. The VP and Cabinet will push forward the agenda that we vote for with Bernie, should anything happen to him.

And if you're attempting to correlate age with health, I think you'll find that Bernie's pretty mentally (and arguably physically) fit for 78!
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Trying to see if I can use granny's old address to register in a swing state---

That would be the only interest
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I thought so too, but his momentum and energy has proved to me he's capable, hopefully he chooses his VP wisely if nominated. And you?
I last voted in '96 (for Bill).

I also voted for Ronnie.

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Another resource for state-by-state information on deadlines and requirements is the Overseas Vote Foundation, a non-partisan group:

https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/svid.htm

I'll say it again: Please vote.
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Bernie is old, his time has passed.

I preferred him in 2016.

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So is Trump. And there was never a time for him.

Good thread, I like it.
Actually, any American who wants to bitch on the Trump therad after elections should prove they voted.
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And if you're attempting to correlate age with health, I think you'll find that Bernie's pretty mentally (and arguably physically) fit for 78!
Exactly this.

I wonder if there would be any other motive than either ticking off an item on the bucket list or being hungry for power, to start a career as a president at the age of 78.
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I last voted in '96 (for Bill).

I also voted for Ronnie.

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I think I only voted once for Ross Perot.

Shows I've always been apolitical or definitely anti-partisan.
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So is Trump. And there was never a time for him.

Good thread, I like it.
Actually, any American who wants to bitch on the Trump therad after elections should prove they voted.
People say this all the time, but why?
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Exactly this.

I wonder if there would be any other motive than either ticking off an item on the bucket list or being hungry for power, to start a career as a president at the age of 78.
I think that says more about you than anything else. Bernie's a career politician, who's been fighting the same fight for decades, and has an opportunity to bring it to the highest level.

I'm really not understanding the rationale for your ageism - you're unsure about his motives? You think he might have a heart attack?

And again, to make this point abundantly clear, none of that matters. You're voting for a platform, not an individual. This is something that so many Americans struggle with, and why we have a reality TV star commanding our foreign and domestic policy.
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I wonder if there would be any other motive than ... being hungry for power, to start a career as a president ...
Fixed that for you.
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And again, to make this point abundantly clear, none of that matters. You're voting for a platform, not an individual. This is something that so many Americans struggle with, and why we have a reality TV star commanding our foreign and domestic policy.
He's not the first.

BTW, 'Bedtime For Bonzo' is a great movie!

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Which bit do you mean?
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Which bit do you mean?
in essence, if you haven‘t voted, you‘ve no right to complain.

Whether you vote or not, you’re entitled to an opinion. sometimes the choices are crap....so you write in a lump of dirt, bozo the clown, Mickey Mouse. But what’s the difference between not voting and a spurious vote?
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in essence, if you haven‘t voted, you‘ve no right to complain.

Whether you vote or not, you’re entitled to an opinion. sometimes the choices are crap....so you write in a lump of dirt, bozo the clown, Mickey Mouse. But what’s the difference between not voting and a spurious vote?
If you refrain from making a choice (der Stimme enthalten, I did not find a satisfying English translation for that - interesting ) you have voted.
You made a statement, that none of the choices offered are acceptable to you.

With this you change the overall picture: Let's say 80% of the population actually fulfilled their duty to vote (which it is, a duty). 30% officially declined to chose. 30% voted for president X, 20% for president Y. President X won with 30% (which will always sound like of a 100% which already is not true!). But maybe that might not be enough, depending on the country's law, so they have to do it again.
If all the "none of the above" voters stay home in bed, of the 100% voters (NOT the actual population as only 50% of those actually voted) president X will have won with 48%. that not only sounds better but also might be enough to run a country for 4 years. (Again people will feel that is 48% of the entire population, the guy is gonna brag although not true).

If I didn't make some calculating mistake it should show how important it is to vote, even if you vote for none of them - you make a statement and a difference.

And you will be welcome to bitch about the result.
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