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« on: March 13, 2005, 04:16:16 am »
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Over the years, in every past official election, how did you vote? I think David S is 58 so his list would be lond Cheesy.

I only voted once, in June 2004 federal election, for Andrew Lewis, the Green Party candidate in my district. And I'm definitely voting Green again in May's BC election and yes on the referendum to change BC's electoral system from first-past-the-post to preferential.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2005, 05:20:00 am »
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no votes yet, but once I regester, my votes will probably be ALP for my federal seat, ALP for my state seat and CAAPP (a community group) for my local councl ward, if I'm living/reg'd in Victoria. If i'm registered in the ACT, ALP federal, swing at 'state' level, and no idea at ward level.

In state/territory politics i'm basically a swinging voter because they can't really do much about social stuff; i'm basically just anti-incumbent. In my seat, however, the member is John Thwaies who s the Deputy Premier of Victoria (kinda like a Lt. Governor) so i'd vote to re-elect him. Plus he actually seems like a nice bloke, I'm seen him shopping down the street and stuff Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2005, 08:25:27 am »
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The list is way too long and I can't remember every vote.

Let's just say I have voted in every election since 1980.  At the presidential level, I have voted for the Republican candidate each time.

For House of Representatives, I have voted for the Republican candidate each time.

For the Senate, I voted a couple of times for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat, but otherwise all Republican.

In governor's races, I have voted Republican every time excet 1990, when I voted in NY for a third-party candidate because the Republican (Pierre Rinfret) was a nutcase and I hated Mario Cuomo, the Democratic candidate.

For state senate and state reps, I have usually voted Republican, though I have voted Democratic a couple of times.  My current district for these offices is so heavily Republican that the Republican candidate often runs unopposed.

My ony significant Democratic votes have been at the local level.  In my town, the two-party system essentially consists of two wings of the Republican party, and the Republicans (as opposed to the Democrats) are not always the more conservative of the two.  Given the demographics of my town (largely affluent and over 90% white), there's no constituency for a true Democratic candidate at the local level.  Both candidates campaign on good education and fiscal conservatism, keeping taxes as low as possible.  Support for local issues does not break down on traditional Rep/Dem lines and in this context, I often find myself closer to the Democratic position than the Republican position.  So I have voted Democratic at the local level a number of times, but at the state level and above, my votes have been almost exclusively Republican, and will remain that way.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2005, 10:32:22 am »
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2002

Governor:  Bob Ehrlich/Michael Steele (R)
(I hvae no idea who I voted for in all other races that year.)

2004

Presidential Primary:  John Edwards (D)
Presidential General:  John Kerry/John Edwards (D)

Maryland 2nd Conrgessional District:  Dutch Ruppersberger (D)

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2005, 11:03:17 am »
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2004 federal election: Stephen Harper for prime minister (Conservative Party), and a Conservative Party MP for my riding.
2004 Ontario election: Conservative party MMP.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2005, 02:22:42 pm »
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2003
Recall: Yes
Governor: Cruz Bustamante (Democrat)

2004

Presidential Primary:  John Edwards (Democrat)
Presidential General:  George W. Bush/Richard Cheney (Republican)
Representative, California 16: Zoe Lofgren (Democrat)
U.S. Senator, California: Jim Gray (Libertarian)
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2005, 02:26:25 pm »
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2002

Governor: Roger Moe (DFL)
Senate: Walter Mondale (DFL)
House: the Democrat, can't remember his name
Attorney General: Mike Hatch (DFL)
Sec of State: Hubert Humphrey III (DFL)
Auditor: Democrat, can't remember the name
Treasurer: Carol Johnson (DFL) (I think, I'm not 100% sure this is who the candidate was)
State House: John Dorn (DFL)
State Senate: John Hottinger (DFL)

2004

President: John Kerry (D)
House: Leigh Pomery (DFL)
State House: John Dorn (DFL)
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2005, 02:31:34 pm »
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I have never voted in my life and don't plan on it either.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2005, 02:45:57 pm »
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I only voted once, in June 2004 federal election, for Andrew Lewis, the Green Party candidate in my district.

Aha, I thought you'd be one of the people who got Gary Lunn re-elected. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2005, 11:20:55 pm »
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Here's how I voted for the major offices...

1998

Senate: John Edwards (D)
House: David Price (D)

2000

President: Al Gore (D)
Governor: Mike Easley (D)
House: David Price (D)

2002

Senate: Erskine Bowles (D)
House: David Price (D)

2004

President: John Kerry (D)
Senate: Erskine Bowles (D)
Governor: Mike Easley (D)
House: David Price (D)
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2005, 08:42:13 am »
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By paper ballot.
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2005, 08:49:06 am »
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Okay...I'll answer for real.
1997, local elections.
Greens for the since-abolished powerless regional council, some wacko leftwing list for city council, Greens for ward council
1998, Federal elections
Personal vote Chance 2000 (kind of a cross between a party and an art project)
List vote Greens
1999, State elections
Ditto
1999, European elections
PDS
2001, Direct election of mayor
Green first round, SPD in runoff
2001, Local elections
Thanks to our new improved voting system I had 93 votes to play with for city council and 19 for ward council. About two-thirds of either went to the Greens. Others went to (city and ward:) SPD, PDS, (city only:) ÖkoLinx (Green leftwing splinter group), FAG (anti-airport expansion), f.u.n. (a joke list...they won one of my votes for their proposal to replace the "Technisches Rathaus", an ugly 1970s scar in the heart of the city, with a man-made swamp).
2002, Federal elections
Personal vote PDS
List vote Greens
2003, State elections
Personal vote SPD
List vote Greens
2004, European elections
Greens
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2005, 10:50:04 am »
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Didn´t we have a similar topic a long time ago?

City council, 1999
1) Gerry Kley (FDP)
2) Peter Jeschke (Neues Forum)
3) some Green dude whose name I can´t remember anymore (he lost)

Mayor, 2000
both first and second round: Ingrid Häußler (SPD)

State parliament (Landtag), 2002
constituency vote: Gerlinde Kuppe (SPD)
party vote: SPD

Federal parliament (Bundestag), 2002
constituency vote: Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel (SPD)
party vote: Greens

City council, 2004
1) Jan Wioland (SPD)
2) Kati Hannken-Illjes (Greens)
3) Lars Finneisen (Neues Forum)

European Parliament, 2004
Greens

State referendum on extended child care, 2005
Nay (the only time I voted technically for the CDU Wink)
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2005, 12:07:18 pm »
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My latest vote was using an old lever machine.
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2005, 12:10:58 pm »
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1996:
president:  bob dole (R)
us senate: jesse helms (R) (god please forgive me)
governor: jim hunt (D)

1998:
us senate: lauch faircloth (R) (god please forgive me again)

2000:
president: george w. bush (R)
governor: mike easley (D)

2002:
us senate: elizabeth dole (R)

2004:
president: george w. bush (R)
us senate: richard burr (R)
governor:  patrick ballantine (R)
house of rep: william jordan (D)
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2005, 12:25:31 pm »
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us senate: lauch faircloth (R) (god please forgive me again)

Would you have voted for Edwards or.. what?

and why'd you vote for Democratic governors?...
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2005, 09:16:44 am »
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us senate: lauch faircloth (R) (god please forgive me again)

Would you have voted for Edwards or.. what?

and why'd you vote for Democratic governors?...

no i wouldnt have voted for edwards.  he is a complete phoney.  i very reluctantly voted for faircloth.  if i had it to do over, id probably vote 3rd party or just abstain.

ive liked the democrats that ive voted for for governor.  i still like easley even though i didnt vote for him in 04.
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2005, 03:24:46 pm »
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1998 Governor: Geoffrey Fieger

House: Lynn Rivers

2000 President: Al Gore

Senate: Debbie Stabenow

House: Lynn Rivers

2002 Governor: Jennifer Granholm

Senate: Carl Levin

House: John Dingell

2004 President: John Kerry

House: Bart Stupak

All Democrats.
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2005, 03:51:58 pm »
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So far the only elections i've participated in were either mock elections or for SMOB (Student Member of the Board, essentially a high school kid who in Montgomery County is the functional equivalent of Elanor Holmes Norton: a worthless elected representative who can't vote).

For mock schoolwide elections, I voted for Bob Dole in 1996, Harry Browne in 2000, and George W. Bush in 2004. 2 Republicans and a Libertarian. For SMOB, i vote for the girls, the interesting-sounding names (Asians and Jews generally fare best), and the ones who seem more literate in the provided 'here are the SMOB candidates and what they believe in' packet. Yeah, its a wasted vote, but the SMOB isn't worth a serious vote.

In 2000, the school I was at (Benjamin Banneker Middle School) split 66-29 Gore-Bush. 3% went for Nader, 1.5% for Browne, and 0.7% each for the Socialist and Constitution party candidates.
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2005, 07:01:57 pm »
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1996:
president:  bob dole (R)
us senate: jesse helms (R) (god please forgive me)
governor: jim hunt (D)

Your choice was him or Mel Watt.  That is like asking if you woudl rather have your left eye poked out or your right eye poked out.
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2005, 07:44:48 pm »
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2004
President  George W Bush-R
House McCotter-R

2002
Governor  Dick Postumous-R
House  McCotter-R
Senate The republican who ran against Levin

All republicans, although I almost voted libertarian for state house.
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2005, 10:10:21 pm »
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1996:
president:  bob dole (R)
us senate: jesse helms (R) (god please forgive me)
governor: jim hunt (D)

Your choice was him or Mel Watt.  That is like asking if you woudl rather have your left eye poked out or your right eye poked out.

Helms ran against Harvey Gantt.
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2005, 07:24:50 am »
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2002 House: John Dingell
Who'd you vote for in the 2002 Rivers vs Dingell primary?
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2005, 03:12:57 pm »
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2002 House: John Dingell
Who'd you vote for in the 2002 Rivers vs Dingell primary?

Rivers.

Whenever I reveal I was in that District, someone always asks. I should just start putting my primary votes automatically. Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2005, 02:04:22 am »
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1996:
president:  bob dole (R)
us senate: jesse helms (R) (god please forgive me)
governor: jim hunt (D)

Your choice was him or Mel Watt.  That is like asking if you woudl rather have your left eye poked out or your right eye poked out.

Helms ran against Harvey Gantt.

You are correct.  I keep getting the NC loonies confused.
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