We Hope You Exercise Your Right to Vote Today

November 6, 2012 at 5:05a    by Jason Priestas    
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J.Mo's picture

Go Gary Johnson ;)
This is a joke by the way... Gary Johnson will be lucky to get more votes than people writing in Mickey Mouse.

William's picture

My friends and I are playing a drinking game for the election, 1 shot for every 20 electoral votes the candidate you voted for receives. Needless to say the guy that voted for Johnson will be our DD for making food runs. 

hodge's picture

Jesus, William.  Do you have a death wish?

William's picture

I don't know why people are downvoting this, I thought it was quite funny. But haha no, not a death wish, just find that it will be much simpler/more fun to go through election night hammered. 

hodge's picture

Ahh, I totally misread your comment.  I thought you were going to do a shot for every 20 votes your candidate receives.
That would mean that if your candidate received 50,000,000 votes, you'd be imbibing 2,500,000 shots.
Didn't realize that you meant electoral  votes.
Election fatigue is settling in.

Doc's picture

ELECTORAL VOTES not actual votes.  It takes 270 electoral votes to win the election.  Hodge, you're a smart guy, I'm sure you just read his post wrong.

"Say my name."

William's picture

Oh God no. Definitely electoral votes, that way I'll only get drunk. If I went off of popular vote that would be absolutely insane. 

BrewstersMillions's picture

The bigger question-What are you gents doing shots of?

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

William's picture

Oh something cheap, like Aristocrat or maybe Jack. 

KenK's picture

J.MO,
I know Mickey Mouse, sir, and you are no Mickey Mouse.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

LouGroza's picture

Here's to no hanging chads.....or swinging suzys for that matter.

btalbert25's picture

I forget living in the Cincinnati media market that Kentucky is not an important state to the election.  I woke up early and got to the precinct early hoping to get a jump on the crowd, there were 3 people there!  I always wanted to vote in a state that mattered, but seeing the lines in Cincinnati on the news, I'm really glad I live in Kentucky!

cplunk's picture

I live in northern Virginia, and trust me you don't want to vote in a swing state! Waited in 27 degree temps for an hour and a half this morning...

William's picture

I vote in Upper Arlington and I probably waited a total of 30 minutes. It wasn't as nearly as bad as I expected it to be. 

cplunk's picture

Geez, maybe showing up right when the pols opened was my mistake. I'm out in Prince William county

rdubs's picture

I think he might have meant Upper Arlington as in the suburb of Columbus, not Arlington like the suburb of DC....

William's picture

Yeah haha. Sorry for the confusion there. 

Alhan's picture

Absentee ballot for the win!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

prevetbuck's picture

Ditto!
 
I voted a month ago.

M tots's picture

Yep, voted 2 weeks ago. Early in-person absentee. Didn't have to wait in line.

KenK's picture

Wife & I showed up at polls (suburban Buffalo) at 7:15 this morning and were in & out in 10 minutes. We were voters 50 & 51 in our district.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

blazers34's picture

I live in Cincinnati and I waited about 3 minutes.  Only problem was the people out front throwing propaganda in your face

Alex's picture

Shazier 4 PreZ

RBuck's picture

0918 and 6 robo calls already this morning. I must be special or something.
John Simon for Sheriff!

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

spqr2008's picture

Did you answer a phone poll?  Because I did, and have had that awesome experience as well.
Also, I wish I could quadruple upvote John Simon for Sheriff

hodge's picture

Waited for an hour...my voting place houses six precincts, and half their machines weren't working.  Hell, my "working" machine printed a crooked ballot, meaning I got to do it all over again!
But seriously people, today we're all equals.  Get out and be heard.

NObuck-I-inTEAM's picture

Anybody have any tips on how to vote from prison?

bodast67's picture

If you voted today, or are planning on it...thank a service member

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

Doc's picture

Well said, and so true.

"Say my name."

Doc's picture

I voted at 7:45 this morning in my little precinct in Wood County.  I had no wait, but every machine was being used.  Usually I walk right in and see 2 other people.  Four years ago I waited in line for 45 minutes.

"Say my name."

jfrank373's picture

Love seeing Wood County represented. I was born and raised in that great county in NW Ohio.

Doc's picture

I'm a transplant, but Wood is a nice place to live.  I have a BG address, but live closer to Tontogany, if you know where that is.

"Say my name."

jfrank373's picture

Wood is a nice place. I grew up in BG. I have lots of family in Tontogany. It's a nice little town with a beautiful new school.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

I met my wife at BG while visiting a pal, so during all the subsequent commutes back to BG from Springfield I noticed all the county names.  To my delight I saw that in order to get to Wood you had to go through Hancock. Licking used to fit in there but I can't remember how.  lulz

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Torpedo Vegas's picture

Ohio, once again, in its rightful place at the center of the universe.

RBuck's picture

And not just for being a swing state.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

tennbuckeye19's picture

After the 2000 election and the Bush/Gore "too close to call" events that went on for days with recounts and court decisions, some friends and I started a fake joke socio-political band and called ourselves 'The Hanging Chads.'

Poison nuts's picture

Oh that was you guys - you had that song 'Punch Me Harder Next Time'...I loved you guys.
Hopefully this next statement is not taken as political, but that mess you spoke of in 2000  - well, I'll just say that you may get to be in another fake band soon...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Pam's picture

If you are under 21 you can thank a member of my generation for fighting to get 18 year olds the right to vote. We figured if you could be drafted and sent to Viet Nam, you should at the very least be able to vote for the folks sending you there.

William's picture

That is one thing that I fail to understand, how the age was set at 21 across so many states. Baffles my mind. 

hodge's picture

I couldn't have voted in the last election had that not been the case.  Cheers!

Pam's picture

See, the boomers did some good stuff while still being selfish, whiny an self indulgent. You're welcome!

DetroitBuckeye's picture

That really did a lot for me considering four years ago I was seventeen.

 
Pam's picture

My son turned 18 in August and voted today for the first time. Not gonna lie it brought a tear to my eye

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I remember thinking it was really unfair because I turned 18 just a few months after but I got over it and tonight I will be voting for my first time. 

 
JasonBuck's picture

As a vet, on election day, it makes the years of my life I spent in the Army worth it....I hope everyone realizes how grateful we should be that we get to select the leaders of this great nation, there are MANY people across this world that would give anything to have this right that so many of us take for granted....

Pam's picture

I always try and keep in mind that as a woman I have an obligation to the Sufferage movement that fought for the right of women to vote and didn't live long enough to see it happen. Those were some tough ladies.

William's picture

This. I pestered my girlfriend to make sure she registered to vote, mentioned that thousands of women across the world are denied this right, and that she shouldn't take it for granted. 

OSUBias's picture

Thanks for your service @JasonBuck!

Shitter's full

LadyBuck's picture

One thing we can agree on (those from the swing states, and Ohio especially) thank GOD for no more political commericals and phone calls (and texts). I swear, we haven't answered the phone in a month here. 

William's picture

My mailbox probably had 5-7 pamphlets in it every day. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I voted for...
Collin Klein.  On the Heisman poll above. 
I'm stoked that the ads, the pamphlets, Facebook statuses/Tweets, etc. will all be done.  I'll be flipping between Smackdown special and the MAC football game on tonight.

Class of 2010.

Poison nuts's picture

I voted & I hope many of you had a better time than being in line for over 3 hours...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I was in and out of the polling place in literally 5 minutes.  No line.

Class of 2010.

kr66osu's picture

Same here, it was a breeze!

Poison nuts's picture

Yeah - I'm in Florida, and down here, it's against the law to have anything work quickly or efficiently. I once suggested an idea to speed up a process at work & was arrested immediately. I learned a valuable lesson and am now a happy member of the machine ;)

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Interesting, I actually live in Florida and there was virtually no line at all.  I just walked right in and got it over with.  I also parked next to no cars and when I came out saw a giant buckeye truck.

 
Poison nuts's picture

I guess it's actually only 4 counties that this is happening in - Lee County being one & maybe the worst one. That's where I am. There are people right now standing in line & expected to wait a good while to vote - it's pretty crazy actually - making national news. Something about the scanners not working. Anyway - I guess it's not all of Florida - just a few spots...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Thanks to all the fellow veterans and kudo's to all that took the time to exercise their right to vote. We had about a 20 minute wait, fortunately it is still in the 60's down here.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Seabass1974's picture

I voted in October. Washington state is a mail in only state under most circumstances. It's pretty awesome.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

J.Mo's picture

Marijuana is now legal in Colorado as I understand....
also Mike Adam demands a trade to Denver?

johnblairgobucks's picture

Hee hee, and in other news, the Honey Badger has high hopes of landing a spot on this arena league team