Get Out and Vote Today (and Volunteer)!

Hey everybody – I just wanted to make sure you remember to get out and vote today.  I also want to make one final plea to voters (especially Michiganders): don’t vote straight ticket.  That is an uneducated vote.  Go out and research ALL of the candidates, and vote for the best one.

Also, to you conservative Michiganders: go out and  volunteer today.  People like Representatives Tim Walberg (MI-7) and Joe Knollenberg (MI-9) need your help.  So help them out – even if it’s only for an hour or 2.  And if you’re up near Mount Pleasant, go help out the Isabella County Republicans – they need it too.  We can’t let people like County Clerk Joyce Swan or Register of Deeds Sharon Brown lose, so please, go help them out if you can.

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3 Responses to “Get Out and Vote Today (and Volunteer)!”

  1. Sean Says:

    In my humble opinion…

    I think the straight ticket option needs to be taken off the ballot… Not only does it promote uneducated voting (I’m not voting for any of those BUSH PEOPLE), but it also helps to upset the vote in an improper and disproportionate way. Take, for example, Oakland County Drain Commissioner John McCulloch. Who, generally, has ever even heard of this guy? Knows his name? Knows his political affiliation? And yet, while he managed to win the election, he did so by a .3 percent.

    Based on the fact that, again, most people have never even heard of the guy, I find it hard to believe that so many people specifically voted to oust him. And that’s a scary bit of business. I work in the infrastructure, not for the county, but for the city where a lot of the drainage system happens to exist. The work that he’s done as drain commissioner, and of course, it’s all behind-the-scenes stuff, stuff you never notice, because it’s working properly, has been amazing. Acres of parking lots, thousands of toilets, all kinds of things have been added to an ancient system. Because of the work done to it, our basements don’t back up, sewage doesn’t wash up on to our beaches, life goes on and we never even notice it…

    My point is, voting this guy out, in the midst of all these projects, all the brilliant planning, would be a disaster. And, in my opinion, because of the straight party option (56% of the vote in my city), it very nearly went that way. Again, I can’t believe that so many people feel that strongly about that evil Republican drain commissioner.

  2. inkslwc Says:

    It’s why my candidate lost. 3 term incumbent county commissisoner. In one of our 2 cities in the district, straight party voting went more than 60% to the Democrats.

    I’ve been toying with the idea of startinga proposal movement, but noticed that a movement failed back in 2002. I don’t see how you can vote against something like that. It’s pretty much voting against democracy and educated voting.

  3. Sean Says:

    My buddy Luke (he’s commented here before), and I were thinking the exact same thing. It needs to be taken off the ballot. There’s no two ways around it.

    It really makes no sense… You want to vote a straight ticket, fine… You just have to fill out a few more bubbles. That’s an extra minute or so at the polls, perhaps? Not a huge deal. Voting should not have to be idiot-proof, if you are that concerned about filling in “the wrong” bubble, you probably shouldn’t be voting in the first place, because you obviously have no idea what you’re voting for.

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