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Topic:  The "college" vote?
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MonroeClassmate
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  Message Not Read  The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/24/2020 12:45:24 AM 
Unusual times.

Years past there have been big efforts by politically active students to register new voters on campus. Fewer students on campuses and likely fewer opportunities to build excitement with those on campus.

What will be the turnout this election cycle vs 4, 8 & 12 years ago for college age students?



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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/24/2020 7:08:29 AM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:
Unusual times.

Years past there have been big efforts by politically active students to register new voters on campus. Fewer students on campuses and likely fewer opportunities to build excitement with those on campus.

What will be the turnout this election cycle vs 4, 8 & 12 years ago for college age students?





Seeing how it’s already the most apathetic voting age group, I do not think it will matter much.
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Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame
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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/24/2020 10:23:25 AM 
Not exactly the college vote, bit early voting data shows that the 18-29 vote is way up this cycle.
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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/24/2020 11:28:31 AM 
Read this article this morning. It looks like the 18 to 29 vote is way up this year.

https://www.newsweek.com/texas-sees-highest-youth-voter-t...

Last Edited: 10/24/2020 11:30:24 AM by Alan Swank

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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/24/2020 2:37:11 PM 
I had to run errands this morning and rode my bike through a few different Brooklyn neighborhoods. Early in-person voting started here today and I passed five polling places. There were huge lines at each.

My polling place is in an old Armory that spans an entire avenue block between 7th and 8th avenues in Park Slope. The line wrapped entirely around the block, and then extended an entire two blocks beyond that. For context, I've lived here for 15 years and never seen an election day line more than half a block long.

I think turnout is going to hit record levels this year.

Last Edited: 10/24/2020 2:37:33 PM by Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame

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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/24/2020 3:39:33 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
I had to run errands this morning and rode my bike through a few different Brooklyn neighborhoods. Early in-person voting started here today and I passed five polling places. There were huge lines at each.

My polling place is in an old Armory that spans an entire avenue block between 7th and 8th avenues in Park Slope. The line wrapped entirely around the block, and then extended an entire two blocks beyond that. For context, I've lived here for 15 years and never seen an election day line more than half a block long.

I think turnout is going to hit record levels this year.


What % of the line appeared to be sub 30? Any campuses within walking distance?

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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/24/2020 4:03:47 PM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
I had to run errands this morning and rode my bike through a few different Brooklyn neighborhoods. Early in-person voting started here today and I passed five polling places. There were huge lines at each.

My polling place is in an old Armory that spans an entire avenue block between 7th and 8th avenues in Park Slope. The line wrapped entirely around the block, and then extended an entire two blocks beyond that. For context, I've lived here for 15 years and never seen an election day line more than half a block long.

I think turnout is going to hit record levels this year.


What % of the line appeared to be sub 30? Any campuses within walking distance?



Didn't really pay attention to the demographics. And I rode through Clinton Hill, which is where Pratt's located, but only a few NYC schools have campuses in the traditional sense. Students live all over the 5 boroughs.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/24/2020 5:45:13 PM 
Our 19-year-old son is home for the semester and we all dropped off our paper ballots at the board of elections a couple weeks ago. We've always emphasized the importance of voting -- we took him with us to the polling place almost every time we voted -- and he takes it very seriously. It's hard to tell the turnout for young people in our area; we went during a weekday so most everything there was older, but we did see one or two younger people there.


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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/26/2020 11:26:25 AM 
In Texas, there's still a week remaining in early voting. Early voting totals have already eclipsed the number of early ballots cast in 2016, and the number of total votes cast is already at 80% of 2016.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/26/2020 5:59:39 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
In Texas, there's still a week remaining in early voting. Early voting totals have already eclipsed the number of early ballots cast in 2016, and the number of total votes cast is already at 80% of 2016.


It's pretty much that way all over the country which, I think, makes it more difficult for Trump to overcome Biden's apparent lead in the polls. Four years ago Hilary led by only about four points with a week or two to go. Then Comey dropped the email bomb, and her national edge shrunk to two points on election day and enough states came in Republican to make her lose the electoral vote. But this year probably half or more of the national vote will be in by election day, and by most accounts at least 70% of those votes will be cast by registered Democrats. That might make any last-minute scandal against Biden almost useless.


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   Posted: 10/26/2020 6:00:36 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
In Texas, there's still a week remaining in early voting. Early voting totals have already eclipsed the number of early ballots cast in 2016, and the number of total votes cast is already at 80% of 2016.


I know of at least one new Texas voter that many of us are counting on to pull the right lever.

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   Posted: 10/26/2020 6:07:13 PM 
Pataskala wrote:
That might make any last-minute scandal against Biden almost useless.


Concerning Biden, and more importantly his opponent, shouldn't SCANDAL in the above statement be placed in quotation marks?
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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/27/2020 12:50:12 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:

I know of at least one new Texas voter that many of us are counting on to pull the right lever.



Or the "left" lever as the case may be.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/27/2020 1:27:02 PM 
cc-cat wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:

I know of at least one new Texas voter that many of us are counting on to pull the right lever.



Or the "left" lever as the case may be.


Well played. I should have used the word "correct" lever.

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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/27/2020 5:28:06 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
In Texas, there's still a week remaining in early voting. Early voting totals have already eclipsed the number of early ballots cast in 2016, and the number of total votes cast is already at 80% of 2016.


I know of at least one new Texas voter that many of us are counting on to pull the right lever.



Davy Crockett?


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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/27/2020 8:30:02 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
cc-cat wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:

I know of at least one new Texas voter that many of us are counting on to pull the right lever.



Or the "left" lever as the case may be.


Well played. I should have used the word "correct" lever.



Is anyone on this board actually pulling a lever to vote anymore? I know that used to be a thing in New York as recently as circa 2010, but I think even they got rid of their ancient lever-based voting machines.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/28/2020 3:46:22 PM 
mf279801 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
cc-cat wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:

I know of at least one new Texas voter that many of us are counting on to pull the right lever.



Or the "left" lever as the case may be.


Well played. I should have used the word "correct" lever.



Is anyone on this board actually pulling a lever to vote anymore? I know that used to be a thing in New York as recently as circa 2010, but I think even they got rid of their ancient lever-based voting machines.


I've voted 6 times so far in this election. Once for myself, once for my wife, twice on behalf of my neighbors, and twice on behalf of my dead grandparents. Only one of those involved a lever.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 10/28/2020 8:19:26 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
mf279801 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
cc-cat wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:

I know of at least one new Texas voter that many of us are counting on to pull the right lever.



Or the "left" lever as the case may be.


Well played. I should have used the word "correct" lever.



Is anyone on this board actually pulling a lever to vote anymore? I know that used to be a thing in New York as recently as circa 2010, but I think even they got rid of their ancient lever-based voting machines.


I've voted 6 times so far in this election. Once for myself, once for my wife, twice on behalf of my neighbors, and twice on behalf of my dead grandparents. Only one of those involved a lever.


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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 11/1/2020 10:26:53 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
mf279801 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
cc-cat wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:

I know of at least one new Texas voter that many of us are counting on to pull the right lever.



Or the "left" lever as the case may be.


Well played. I should have used the word "correct" lever.



Is anyone on this board actually pulling a lever to vote anymore? I know that used to be a thing in New York as recently as circa 2010, but I think even they got rid of their ancient lever-based voting machines.


I've voted 6 times so far in this election. Once for myself, once for my wife, twice on behalf of my neighbors, and twice on behalf of my dead grandparents. Only one of those involved a lever.



That is Life in Chicago


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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 11/2/2020 10:05:57 PM 
My grandfather early voted but died, so his ballot's not going to count. I know how upsetting that would have been for him.


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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 11/3/2020 12:20:28 PM 
JSF wrote:
My grandfather early voted but died, so his ballot's not going to count. I know how upsetting that would have been for him.


He legally cast his vote and it should count. May his vote be lifted up through the voice of others.
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   Posted: 11/3/2020 12:51:51 PM 
JSF wrote:
My grandfather early voted but died, so his ballot's not going to count. I know how upsetting that would have been for him.


Sorry for your loss.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 11/3/2020 1:04:21 PM 
JSF wrote:
My grandfather early voted but died, so his ballot's not going to count. I know how upsetting that would have been for him.


As far as I know,the decision of whether to count the vote of someone who voted early,or by mail, but who dies before election day, is up to each state.

Some states have passed statutes to count them.

Some states, like NJ,where I live, have passed statutes that don't allow them to be counted.

Don't know what happens if a state doesn't have a statute one way or another.


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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 11/3/2020 2:48:59 PM 
I have a feeling that today will give a whole new meaning to the saying "It's all over but the shouting."


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  Message Not Read  RE: The "college" vote?
   Posted: 11/3/2020 3:22:29 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
JSF wrote:
My grandfather early voted but died, so his ballot's not going to count. I know how upsetting that would have been for him.


As far as I know,the decision of whether to count the vote of someone who voted early,or by mail, but who dies before election day, is up to each state.


You're correct. Tennessee throws it out.


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