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May 27, 1978
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  1. In Topic: The USA politics thread -

    19 October 2020 - 03:20 AM

    View PostGwynn ap Nudd, on 19 October 2020 - 02:54 AM, said:

    So a question for those in the US. Every time there is a US election, there are stories upon stories of long wait lines to vote. This includes the advance polls. There articles about long line in Georgia and Texas published already. News media, and American news media especially, tends to sensationalize so I never really get an idea of whether hours long lines are common or just the couple spots picked out by the media. Does anyone have a real sense how long the waits typically are?

    I voted in the advance poll for the BC provincial election today, and from getting in line to leaving it was less than five minutes. That was with way fewer poll workers than there usually are - likely due to Covid restrictions. Last federal election there was no line at all for the advance. I used to work the advance and election day polls back when I was a broke college student. On election day waits would hit 45 minutes to an hour in the evening as people voted after work. There were never lines at the advance.

    It's definitely not like that everywhere. I've never had to wait a significant amount of time to vote. Right now, that's because I live in a very small county in corn country, but even when I lived in a bigger town with no early voting and voted on the black side of town, I never had to wait that long. But my precinct was, notably, on the south side of the tracks (less than a mile from the Gulf of Mexico), and the precincts north of the tracks (where most of the town's black population lives) might be a different story. That's in Mississippi, by the way: the only state in the nation left with no early voting of any kind except for absentee ballots which have very strict regulations; most people can't get them. Also the blackest state per capita.

    This is a bigger problem in specific places than it is in others. Georgia is a big one. The current governor was Secretary of State when he ran for the office against Stacey Abrams (a black woman), and he had power over elections and used it to his advantage, and Republicans all across the state do the same thing. Georgia is a red state with a significant black population that is threatening their red-state status and the videos of long lines in that state are almost always in communities with a high concentration of black voters. This shutdown of polling locations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; this madness for the primary in Jefferson County, Kentucky; this random attempt to disenfranchise Hispanic voters in Dodge City, Kansas, etc. etc. etc. It doesn't happen everywhere, but it happens a lot, and it's deliberate, and it causes real damage.
  2. In Topic: The USA politics thread -

    16 October 2020 - 05:28 PM


    Joe Biden's town hall on ABC averaged 13.9 million viewers on Thursday night, easily surpassing the Nielsen ratings for President Trump's town hall on NBC. That alone was a result virtually no one in the TV business expected. And that's not even the most surprising part.

    The Trump town hall was simulcast by two of NBC's cable channels, MSNBC and CNBC, but even when those channels are included in the total, Biden -- on only one network -- still prevailed.

    The Trump town hall averaged 10.6 million viewers on the NBC broadcast network. On MSNBC, Trump reached 1.74 million viewers, and on CNBC, about 671,000 viewers. So Trump's gross audience across the three channels was 13 million, about one million fewer than Biden's audience on ABC alone.
  3. In Topic: The USA politics thread -

    09 October 2020 - 03:49 PM

    knowing LA it was actually spelled that way
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    09 October 2020 - 03:47 PM

    View PostHoosierDaddy, on 09 October 2020 - 03:10 PM, said:

    Never mind. I got hopeful for a second. All hope suitably dashed 2 minutes after last post.


    tell us about it
  5. In Topic: The USA politics thread -

    09 October 2020 - 03:00 PM

    View PostHoosierDaddy, on 09 October 2020 - 02:53 PM, said:

    Shockingly long vote early line in conservative Hoosier land. A month before election.

    Motivation on both aisles but lots of white suburban women here. That's generally a good sign. Won't matter for president but may in confessional and definitively in state elections.

    About 1.5 hour wait.

    How do conservative Hoosiers feel about Pence these days?


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    24 Jun 2020 - 03:24
    Tell him to enter the lottery if he isnt already. I thought it was a scam before.
    Where in the US are you based?
    Yeah the US politics scene at the momet is absolutly mad but I also feel the discussion board is one of the few active places of the board these days
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    23 Jun 2020 - 15:26
    I am indeed! Moving to Philadelphia soon!
    Been about 8 months now, I won the greencard lottery
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    26 May 2020 - 22:12
    Happy 39th again Tezza!
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    Gem Windcaster 

    26 May 2019 - 23:08
    Happy birthday! <3
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    26 May 2019 - 20:15
    Happy 39th ;)
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    Gem Windcaster 

    14 May 2019 - 14:40
    Sweden is good - how are you?
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    Gem Windcaster 

    14 May 2019 - 09:32
    Hello woman, how've you been? <3
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    02 Jun 2018 - 09:57
    Well it's nice to know you're still around and hopefully doing well. :)
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    27 May 2018 - 03:52
    Happy birthday. I won't mention what number it is. ;)
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    27 May 2017 - 00:45
    I am the ghost of birthdays future. Woooooooooo, you will have cake ... :D
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    27 May 2017 - 00:33
    Happy birthday old duck ;)
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    11 Nov 2016 - 20:45
    Haha. And it's true now more than ever!
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    26 Jul 2016 - 21:23
    I deleted Facebook entirely, to easy to procrastinate on it, and it served no real.function in my life.
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    26 Jul 2016 - 20:59
    Clear out your pm inbox!
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    01 Jul 2016 - 19:24
    Fair enough. You certainly like your looooooooooong stories though. ;)
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