A History of Dumb Posts on Election Day

I figured out how to search my Facebook timeline and copied and pasted every dumb thing I could find that I’ve posted on election day. The list is smaller than I thought it would be. Maybe my search was faulty.  Now I can just share this every year. Anyway, enjoy.

Every election year I consider moving to Canada not because of the candidates but because of the Americans discussing the candidates.

I’m too old to rock the vote, but I’m gonna smooth jazz the heck out of it.

Alan Simpson was voting in the U.S. Election.

Nov 08, 2016 4:30pm

I actually voted last week. Maybe I will do it again.
Still too old to rock the vote but I’m about to smooth jazz the heck out of it
I worry as we move in to fall that the voting public in the United States will develop a weird love of Pumpkin Spice Hitler and vote for him.
Exercise your right to vote. It’s likely the only exercise you will get this week.
Vote. The line is shorter than your usual line at Starbucks.
Vote Tater – Pot in every car and a chicken in every garage(I’m Tater and I approve this message)

 

I opted not to go the straight-ticket route this election. I only voted for gay candidates
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Don’t Waste Your Vote

Four years ago I had a dilemma.  I was not going to vote for George W Bush and did not like the other major party candidate, John Kerry, any better.  I didn’t like the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils, so I researched the other party candidates and felt comfortable with the platform and candidate for the Libertarian Party and decided that was where I would cast my vote.  After making that decision, I heard from everyone that I was wasting my vote.  Now, as we head into another election, I find myself again not wanting to vote for either major party candidate and in search of an alternative.  This has brought my thoughts to the idea of a wasted vote.  In my opinion, a vote for a third party candidate is no more a wasted vote than any of the following:

Voting for a candidate because you dislike him a little less than you dislike the other.

Voting a straight party ticket regardless of the candidates and any knowledge of who they are.

Voting(or not voting) for a candidate based only on their gender.

Voting(or not voting) for a candidate based only on their race.

Voting(or not voting) for a candidate based only on their religion.

Actually, I believe the only true way to “waste your vote” is to not vote at all.   Don’t waste your vote.  Do a little research into all the candidates(not just the two we see in the news) and go to the polls and vote.