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Old 01-03-2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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"What you'll do is get up out of your seat and you'll go walk to the corner or space by the wall designated for the candidate of your choice," Chelsea Waliser, an organizer for Sen. Barack Obama, told potential caucus go-ers during a recent Obama rehearsal caucus.

After this first step, party officials will determine if a candidate meets the 15 percent "threshold" requirement.

Supporters of candidates making up less than 15 percent of the vote in a particular precinct will have the option of making their vote count by voting in the second tally for a "viable" candidate -- one that got at least 15 percent of the vote on the first tally.
What. The. Hell. So this is how this country picks who is going to get the Presidential nomination for Democrats? Am I the only one that thinks this is absolutely ludicrous?

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our whole voting system is stupid.
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I mean seriously. It's like they started out with a goal to make voting as ridiculously hard as possible.
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You'll have to ask Chrissy about this...she is all fired up about going to both caucus' tonight...

I won't leak her vote preference...but ugh.
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and you have to hold your hand up high while you stand and you must all be facing the same way.
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You'll have to ask Chrissy about this...she is all fired up about going to both caucus' tonight...

I won't leak her vote preference...but ugh.
If it isn't Ron Paul then it's just your typical status quo politician that will do nothing but piss away this government like they have been doing since world war II ended.
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Re: The Democrats Method of Voting is outright stupid

wtf?

so the votes arent confidential i guess..?
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They have dumb it down I guess
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Re: The Democrats Method of Voting is outright stupid

oh.my.gosh!! guys, it is sooooooooo messed up, it's not even funny. i didn't stay very long and "fired up" lol, i just said i was going, it is important, but they make it as difficult and un-organized as they can!

it was a HUGE turn out though and more people than i ever remember going, which is good. we'll see what happens tonight. i'm really not sure how it's going to turn out, but it was cRaZy!!

i agree brent, a lot of ppl seem to be pulling for him up here too.

EDIT: the votes are confidential. you fill out your ballet and drop it in a box either coming in or leaving. a lot of ppl know who they're voting for right when they come in obviously. they take it very seriously up here, lol. it's not at all hard to tell who a lot of ppl are voting for based on what they say. it gets pretty heated, all the supporters for different candidates are together.
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Re: The Democrats Method of Voting is outright stupid

Brent, you mentioned the "second chance" vote... basically meaning if your candidate didn't get the bid, which would be the next candidate that you would vote for. That is actually a pretty good idea I think.
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Brent, you mentioned the "second chance" vote... basically meaning if your candidate didn't get the bid, which would be the next candidate that you would vote for. That is actually a pretty good idea I think.
Yes. One Republican and one Democrat. Not dividing it up and playing Let's Make A Deal between the undecideds. (If that's what you are referring too....)

One person. One secret ballot. Two choices. One Republican. One Democrat. One day.
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Yes. One Republican and one Democrat. Not dividing it up and playing Let's Make A Deal between the undecideds. (If that's what you are referring too....)

One person. One secret ballot. Two choices. One Republican. One Democrat. One day.
they do have to pick a VP candidate too... therefore, there are two "candidates" that make up the race per side.
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Politicians are out right stupid.
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they do have to pick a VP candidate too... therefore, there are two "candidates" that make up the race per side.
Dude. Stop thinking so much. We don't pick the VP when we vote for the Democrat and Republican nomination.
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Dude. Stop thinking so much. We don't pick the VP when we vote for the Democrat and Republican nomination.
you pick who you want to be the main candidate. But 2nd and 3rd place typically shows who will be running as VP on the ticket. I wasn't saying that 2nd place is automatically VP, just that they can make a great case for being the VP pick assuming they don't get the party's presidential pick.
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Yes but we only pick one candidate for President. We have no impact on who their Vice President will be. Dick Cheney anyone?
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