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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of automatic voter registration on: September 24, 2014, 12:37:52 am
Horrible policy.

1) Registering to vote isn't that hard.  If you can't be bothered with completing a simple form, how much time are you going to spend learning about candidates or issues?  Voting and registering should be as easy and simple as possible, but you should have to take some sort of proactive action in order to accomplish either task.

2) As voter registration databases are public record in most states, automatic voter registration essentially creates an index of every citizen, which raises privacy concerns.  If you want to be off the grid (and not vote), you should be able to.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted in the preceding election? on: September 19, 2014, 10:33:51 pm
Free Trade

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Tennessee,_2012
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: IL-Chicago Tribune/APC Research: Quinn takes double-digit (!!!) lead on: September 14, 2014, 01:52:59 am
Its just one poll, which may have screwed up internals.  Settle down.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 18 September 2014 on: September 12, 2014, 07:51:40 pm
Wait... if parliament has to consent to independence, where are the votes going to come from to do that?
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 18 September 2014 on: September 11, 2014, 09:37:02 pm
If Scotland can dissolve its union with a 50%+1 vote, why shouldn't some of the council areas dissolve their relationship with Scotland with the same such vote?
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1948 Presidential Election on: August 23, 2014, 01:40:48 pm
Dewey!
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: TN-4: Winnable by Democrats? on: August 16, 2014, 08:57:07 pm
I wonder if Stewart will run again in 2016, and is biding his time for another presidential year turnout scenario?

WKRN-TV: Eric Stewart indicted for Insurance Fraud:
http://www.wkrn.com/story/23893564/eric-stewart-indicted-for-insurance-fraud

Winchester Herald-Chronicle: Eric Stewart pleads guilty:
http://www.heraldchronicle.com/?p=12420
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cris's Calculations - Governors 2014 on: August 16, 2014, 07:39:16 pm
You'll want to re-figure Tennessee, McKamey lost the Dem primary to Charlie Brown.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International What-ifs / Re: How would you have voted: Greek edition on: August 14, 2014, 10:09:37 pm
1974: ND
1977: ND
1981: ND
1985: ND
June 1989: ND
November 1989: ND
1990: ND
1993: ND
1996: ND
2000: ND
2004: ND
2007: ND
2009: ND
May 2012: ND
June 2012: ND
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 13, 2014, 10:23:16 pm
This whole situation is quite disturbing.

Given the violence that occurred the other night, law enforcement has a responsibility to be there and ready to preserve the peace.  However, their actions against peaceful protests are making circumstances less peaceful.

Its sad when you turn on Al Jazeera and they have heavily armed officials in military regalia firing tear gas and intimidating a peaceful crowd... and you realize this isn't Egypt or Iran, its Missouri.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: TN: 2014 Senatorial Republican Primary Election Result on: August 13, 2014, 01:35:03 am
I don't really know Tenn. politics, but I'm surprised to see Shelby go for Alexander and Davidson go for Carr, since I thought the white areas in/near Memphis, were far more conservative than the white areas in/near Nashville.

In Shelby County, Lamar is our BFF Smiley

Actually there are a couple of reasons --

1) Shelby County's suburbanites tend to be more traditional social conservatives while those in middle TN are more closely aligned the new rage of the tea party.  Mike Huckabee and Right to Life endorsed Lamar.

2) Memphis has a relatively significant Republican population for a major urban city, and these folks are pro-business and a bit more moderate.  I haven't seen precinct results yet, but I'd be surprised if Lamar wasn't racking up high margins in East Memphis.

All that being said, Carr got more votes than I thought he would in Shelby, and his percentage was deflated by Flinn.

In the general election Lamar should do well again in big Shelby.  In 2008 he got nearly a quarter of the African-American vote, and another quarter refused to vote for his opponent over him.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / TN: 2014 Supreme Court Judicial Retention Result on: August 12, 2014, 10:04:37 pm
New Election: 2014 Tennessee Referendum General Election Results
    
    

Tennessee Judicial Retention election for Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade



Parties did not have an official position but the Lt. Governor and many conservative groups advocated replacing 3 Supreme Court judges who were appointed by Democrats.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / TN: 2014 Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Election Result on: August 12, 2014, 12:41:13 am
New Election: 2014 Tennessee Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Election Results
   
   

14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / TN: 2014 Gubernatorial Republican Primary Election Result on: August 12, 2014, 12:32:03 am
New Election: 2014 Tennessee Gubernatorial Republican Primary Election Results
   
   

15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / TN: 2014 Senatorial Democratic Primary Election Result on: August 12, 2014, 12:22:26 am
New Election: 2014 Tennessee Senatorial Democratic Primary Election Results
   
   

16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / TN: 2014 Senatorial Republican Primary Election Result on: August 12, 2014, 12:16:41 am
New Election: 2014 Tennessee Senatorial Republican Primary Election Results
   
   

17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: SWEDEN - September 14, 2014 - GUIDE and THREAD on: June 28, 2014, 04:25:44 pm
Moderates 63%
Center Party 61%
Christian Democrats 52%
Pirates 51%
Liberal Peoples 49%
Social Democrats 43%
Sweden Democrats 41%
Greens 40%
Feminist Initative 32%
Left Party 28%
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What fraction of your life have you been posting on Atlas? on: June 22, 2014, 01:32:50 pm
32%
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What countries have you been too? on: June 22, 2014, 01:29:13 pm
None, would like to change that though.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Democrats voting in GOP Primaries on: June 01, 2014, 04:37:22 am
While I'm sure that there is some tiny fraction of these cross-overs who would vote for the least-electable candidate to help their own side, I think those are outnumbered by those that like a particular candidate of the other party, or who want the "lesser of two evils".
21  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: What each state is according to google on: May 29, 2014, 10:15:12 pm
A map of NBA cities:


We do have an outstanding May music festival Smiley
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: EP elections 2014 - Results Thread on: May 25, 2014, 07:57:00 pm
I made a map of the current results - reflects leading EU Party grouping by country

23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: EP elections 2014 - Results Thread on: May 25, 2014, 04:34:51 pm
Where are the UKIP votes coming from?  The Conservatives don't appear to be losing more than 2-3%, Labour gaining a few points (probably from LD), Lib Dems tanking - but those votes aren't going to UKIP.  BNP appears to be down and clearly those votes are going to UKIP, but where else are they coming from?
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: EP elections 2014 - Results Thread on: May 25, 2014, 04:07:35 pm
BBC just started its live coverage: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27407926
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: EP elections 2014 - Results Thread on: May 25, 2014, 03:01:02 pm
Why are no American users posting here ?

We always post in their elections, so why not return the favour ?

Tongue

The results in France make us feel Europe is such a backwater that we enlightened and progressive Americans refuse to be associated with it Smiley

I'm watching the live EuroParlTV coverage at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4464TvLT90
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