Are blacks under the impression that they're not allowed to vote on Tuesday?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ponycar17, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    I'm not trying to be mean, and I hope it's not construed in that manner but what is it with all the early voters I see on the news and hear about from personal witness that are almost entirely black voters? I don't get this, at all... :confused:

    Why is Obama so hyped about early voting in this election?

    There are a few reasons I see behind this trend and maybe I'm totally wrong.

    1.) Perhaps Obama believes that if people vote early there's less likelihood of something occupying them on Tuesday so that they cannot vote.

    2.) Or, perhaps he believes that early voting will sway exit-poll standings in some fashion?....

    3.) Or, perhaps he believes that folks will go back to the polls on Tuesday to vote again...

    I spoke to one salesman who visited my work from NC on Thursday and he had voted early because he didn't know if he would be available on Tuesday to vote. He was concerned that in NC there was no ID required to vote (I didn't realize this either). In fact, we made a trip up to some relatives in NC today and also heard that some had early-voted while presenting no ID.

    I'm not trying to cause a conspiracy theory but really, can someone explain to me why early-voting is being used by the Obama campaign as a rallying point so often in this election?

    What are your thoughts on this, as I'm still dumbfounded at the strategy or lack thereof?... :confused:
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2008
  2. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006

  3. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I hate to say it this way and hope I'm wrong, but I'm thinking It's number 3.
    I know 99.9% of the people will do the right thing, but 1/10 of 1% will throw the election. I hope and prey that this is not the case, but I don't have much faith that we will have a honest election. Past performance heightens my fears. :mad:

    Last edited: Nov 1, 2008
  4. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico

    INDEED :mad:
  5. Indian Creek 1

    Indian Creek 1 Member

    Dec 25, 2004
    south Mississippi
    It's so they can all vote again Tuesday. They don't have to worry about their job keeping them from the polls.
  6. 44-40 Willy

    44-40 Willy New Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I am so glad that a picture ID is required here and they keep track of who voted early.
  7. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    Interesting considering your arch-enemy Marlin held fair elections (as certified by the observation community) ;).
  8. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Photo id required here.
  9. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    I heard several complaining about not being able to vote for Obama 6 months ago... they didn't want to wait for either early voting or election day. THEY WERE TIRED OF WAITING.... :rolleyes::rolleyes:

  10. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    Shouldn't this be illegal?

    You know, in Russia campaign activity is actually illegal for several days pre-election, and I think polls are also highly restricted around election time, if not outright outlawed (I think that is fairly common).

    How can they release any data about early voting? I know it isn't statistically significant data (they aren't saying 90% of votes being submitted are for Obama or anything) but this could easily sway fickle voters!
  11. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    It's not so much a black thing as it is a stupid people thing. I know this because of the stupid people my (white) family. They have used and abused the wellfare system of pennslyvania (notice how this state always pops up?) for decades. From my standpoint it's a case of people who forgot what condoms are and got a bunch of kids they couldn't afford. So they look at us like we somehow owe it to them. Believe me, it's not a "black" thing as some of my black friends are not voting for him but most of my white ones are. It's a I don't want to work for it thing, so have the other guy pay for it thing. The liberal media does nothing but show the blight of our lower classes, which are typically minorities who all need our help because they went out and bought a tv and cable while being poor and are the ones watching and believing this crap.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  12. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY

    I 100% think that it should be required everywhere. And the punishment for voter fraud should be years in jail, not a slap on the wrist. The single most important we do as a citizen is the that is most easily corrupted. And there is no reason for it.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  13. thakidc

    thakidc New Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Lockport, NY
    I thought the voting early was so you couldnt change your mind. Less time for John to turn people to the red side. Also less time for peole to wake up and see Barrack for who he is and what hes trying to do.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  14. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    thakidc, that's probably another reason to add to the list....

    GMFWoodchuck, the matter really isn't that I'm complaining that so many black folks are supporting Obama. I'm just pondering why it seems that 90% of the early voters are black and that Obama is encouraging this practice.
  15. doug66

    doug66 Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    I voted 10-31-08, no id, but did have to sign in and county clerk checked to see if I was registered.

    Will be out of town for work on 11-4-08 was my reason for voting early.

    Your reasoning is probably correct, Ponycar.
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