I Voted!


November 1, 2004, 01:44 PM
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Bartholomew Roberts
November 1, 2004, 02:13 PM
Voted Bush/Cheney.

November 1, 2004, 02:14 PM
UNless I die tonight...


November 1, 2004, 02:33 PM
I'm going to punch the party button, mark the party oval or whatever hair- brained voting system Iowa has this fall.

I miss the old voting machines where you selected with lever and when the curtain closed it tallied your vote. My first election was the last time I used that type of machine (1992)


November 1, 2004, 02:41 PM
Voted Friday,



November 1, 2004, 02:44 PM
I voted early and straight Republican. Folks, with the polls all over the place, who knows who will win the election tomorrow Everyone on this board needs to vote for Bush. No excuses! If Kerry gets elected and you didn't vote, don't complain when he signs repressive gun laws.

November 1, 2004, 02:45 PM
Voted Bush/Cheney

November 1, 2004, 02:47 PM
Voted early, straight R.

November 1, 2004, 02:52 PM
Voted Repub. all the way already. Not much to vote on here this time.

Early voted last Thursday.

November 1, 2004, 02:54 PM
I wish I can vote also, but I'm crossing my fingers for President Bush!

November 1, 2004, 03:07 PM
Voted last Thursday.

Bush/Cheney again. If Bush wins then I'll get over my guilt trip for not voting for Badnarik.

November 1, 2004, 03:09 PM

And if I can, maybe more than once!

November 1, 2004, 03:56 PM
Is their a better choice?

November 1, 2004, 04:11 PM
Up until a month ago, my wife and I where voting Badnarik. But first thing tomorrow morning, my wife, adult children, parents, brother, sisters, BILs, SILs, Nephews and I are voting Bush. That's approximately 2 dozen Jersey votes for Bush. We're all united this time, even my union shop stewart BIL.

November 1, 2004, 05:51 PM
Voted Thursday



November 1, 2004, 08:12 PM
My wife and I voted all Republican except for Broward Property Appraiser. We voted for the independent guy.


November 1, 2004, 08:30 PM
I'm voting Bush/Cheney for President, sitting out the Congressional race (choice is between bad and worse), and there's no Senate race in my state.

I'm also supporting both Constitutional Amendments, and none of the bond referenda.

November 1, 2004, 08:39 PM
Come Hell or highwater, tomorow morning at 6:45 i will be punching my card for Bush/Cheney

November 1, 2004, 08:39 PM
my conscience and the Constitution!
Badnarik & Campagna
Libertarians baby!

November 1, 2004, 08:44 PM
My immediate family of 4 will pull that R lever tommarow hoping for a landslide victory!!!!



November 1, 2004, 09:16 PM
Tomorrow, my two sisters, my brother in AZ, my mom and I will vote Bush.:scrutiny:

November 1, 2004, 09:17 PM
Voting Bush/Cheney
with a mix of Rs and Ls down the list from there.

Decriminalizing Maryjane too.

November 1, 2004, 09:21 PM

If Bush loses Texas, 100,000 votes probably wouldn't save him, and neither will my single vote.

November 1, 2004, 09:48 PM
wife and i will be voting in the late morning.

she will be voting a straight republican ticket. i will be voting straight republican ticket except for the one race i am undecided on, which is for our house seat. just not sure where to go... the dem got the nra endorsement, but i am really loathe to purposefully vote for a democrat... any advice??? (both are a-rated by the nra).

November 1, 2004, 09:49 PM
In the land of State-assisted voter fraud (I received two vote-by-mail ballots, but only voted one.), I grimmaced and voted Bush/Cheney.
My ballot was mailed in several days ago.

November 1, 2004, 10:20 PM
Badnarik & Campagna

already did absentee.


November 1, 2004, 10:30 PM
On Nov.02, 2004, My Mom, Dad, Sister, My Neighbors (6 votes) and myself will vote for Bush/Cheney Presidential Electors...:D

November 1, 2004, 10:51 PM
My wife and I voted sraight Republican absentee ballot, and mailed them in last Monday. No standing in line for us.

November 1, 2004, 11:02 PM
Straight R's for me and my Wife. Kerry is in my opinion one dangerous S.O.B.

November 1, 2004, 11:44 PM
voting Bush/Cheney tomorrow! And we are in MN!

November 2, 2004, 01:37 AM
As did all in our house (4) GW:D
Hey how do you get these smiley things to show up??

November 2, 2004, 01:45 AM
I proudly voted for Badnarik.

November 2, 2004, 07:18 AM
Was at the polls at 0600 this AM. Long line, but I gladly waited to vote for Bush/Cheney.

November 2, 2004, 07:35 AM
Longest lines this am I ever saw.
I would normally be happy but I live in a heavy Democrat district.
(note to self: house up for sale)

voted Bush and Martinez

The rest were mixed between parties.

Lots of amendments.
Anything that increased the size and cost of government was voted no.
Anything that took more money from my pocket was voted no.

All judge seats were voted no.

November 2, 2004, 07:42 AM
voted this am was there at 645 polls opened 700 was home by 738 back to bed now i think nap time

November 2, 2004, 07:56 AM
Voted this a.m.

No UN blue beret observers carrying MP-5's at my polling place.

November 2, 2004, 08:18 AM
For Pres: Badnarik/Campagna

Straight R otherwise

in ND I'm not going to steal the electoral votes.

November 2, 2004, 08:26 AM
Voted Bush/Cheney in the Battleground State of Ohio. I predict that Bush will take Ohio.

November 2, 2004, 08:26 AM
In my district, the only non-Republicans even on the ballot are for President and US Senator. Straight ticket in SC does not include President. An explicit choice is required. I don't really approve of blindly voting straight ticket without having a clue what that might mean, but in this case it will be the easiest way to vote and correspond to my actual candidate choices.

November 2, 2004, 08:34 AM
Voting complete!

November 2, 2004, 08:35 AM
I don't really approve of blindly voting straight ticket without having a clue what that might mean, but in this case it will be the easiest way to vote and correspond to my actual candidate choices.

In my state, a straight R ticket means the best chance of removing Democrats (the same ones who gave us a taste of socialized medicine)from power.

November 2, 2004, 08:45 AM
Did my part. :D Saw a few of the MoveOn crazies, for some reason they didn't bother me. :neener:

November 2, 2004, 09:02 AM
Voted for Bush and Voinovich (in my defense, his opponent is the leading anti gun state legislator).

November 2, 2004, 09:06 AM
Voted for Bush/Cheney.

I dont want to serve under Kerry as Commander in Chief.

November 2, 2004, 09:46 AM
Voted Bush/Cheney.

November 2, 2004, 09:48 AM
Don't forget, the next president will likely select several US Supreme Court justices, and that the court will probably have to soon decide what the Second Amendment really means.


November 2, 2004, 09:55 AM
Voted Badnarik & Campagna about an hour ago.

I will lay my head on my pillow tonight peacefully, knowing that I've been true to myself and to my country.

November 2, 2004, 10:01 AM
Voted Bush/Cheney at approximately 7:50 this a.m.

Dave Markowitz
November 2, 2004, 10:05 AM
Voted straight R at about 0715 today.

November 2, 2004, 10:09 AM
knowing that I've been true to myself and to my country.

Or respectively, to your party. Having been true to fellow gun owners is debatable, but I don't think we should squabble about that. Let's talk about 2008 and how to be united, intending to have an imposing and unmistakable block of votes. If Kerry is defeated, I doubt our choices and loyalties will be quite so clear next time.

Silver Bullet
November 2, 2004, 10:20 AM
I voted Bush/Cheney.

Take THAT !, John Kerry, Tort Boy, George Soros, Michael Moore, Osama Bin Laden, Dan Rather, Hollywood, Sierra Club, Leatherman Tools, Dixie Twits, and anybody else trying to steal my vote.

November 2, 2004, 10:32 AM
Just back from the polls, my wife, MIL and I voted straight R with one exception, for our local MO rep, who happens to be a dem (a life NRA member and prolife.) Also voted no on all judges appointed by the last two dem Govs.

November 2, 2004, 10:37 AM
Will be a HUGE turnout for the vote today, based on my polling place....

We usually arrive just before 6:30AM, when polls open, so that Mrs. Foggy & I are in the first 5 or so to vote. TODAY, though...

Arrive at polling place @ 6:10AM [nearby elementary school]. There are already people screaming & cursing about parking spaces....actually, the lack thereof.

We go inside, and are #'s 70 & 71 in line. There are 3 precints voting in the same place, as usual. By the time we sign in, vote and leave, at 6:55AM, there are over 350 in line, along with much more 'name calling and ancestry tracing' over the lack of parking sapces, and to "Traffic Cop" to control the flow.

November 2, 2004, 10:38 AM
the first to the polls this morning. It just happens to be on the other side of the parkinglot from my apartments. Bush/Cheney. And I had the pleasure of voting no on retaining most of our judges.

November 2, 2004, 10:44 AM
Or respectively, to your party.

I don't have a party. I'm unaffiliated, and vote for for whomever best represents my views.

In '08, if the GOP (or DNC, for that matter) fields a candidate who believes in individual liberty, free market economics, and the Constitution and Bill of Rights, then he or she will have my vote.

I personally find it disgraceful that we've been offerered the choices we have by the Dems and Repubs this year.

November 2, 2004, 10:57 AM
Bush, Coburn, Istook.

I was voter number 115 at 0945 here in North OKC.

November 2, 2004, 11:43 AM
I was number 205 or something like that and was probably about the 10th person to vote for Bush

November 2, 2004, 11:50 AM
filled in the repub. oval and shot it into the vote box.

keep the faith boys


Molon Labe
November 2, 2004, 11:54 AM
I voted. Michael Peroutka, baby!! :cool:

November 2, 2004, 11:57 AM

November 2, 2004, 12:06 PM
Bush/Cheney for me, wife, two daughters, a son, FIL and MIL!

November 2, 2004, 12:23 PM
Voted Bush/Cheney within ten minutes of the Polls opening. Not very crowded when I was there (although moreso than in the past). Absolutely HORRID weather in Seattle today too.

November 2, 2004, 12:24 PM
Voted Bush/Cheney

Thats at least 1 more vote for Bush in Ohio

November 2, 2004, 12:26 PM
I voted. Michael Peroutka also !!
We're creaping up on'em!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everything else totally Republican.

Don't think I've been prouder of a vote since RR.


November 2, 2004, 12:28 PM
I voted early. Bush/Cheney!

November 2, 2004, 12:34 PM
Took care of my duty at 0655 hrs! Straight Republican other than a protest vote against a pretty dippy county commissioner who's sold his soul to local developers. :barf:



November 2, 2004, 12:36 PM
This is the largest turn out I've ever seen, been voting since 1984. Wait was about an hour. No yelling, screaming or the like. Polite conversation I could see the Elemetary kids doing the same thing in thier election. This was the first year an ID was required. No issues there.

Straight Libertarian down the line, 'cept for one State Rep. where it as R as no L ran. Little chance of Badnarik winning, but the same was said about a band of uppity Colonials defeating the King's forces. :D

November 2, 2004, 12:48 PM
I went in and voted for Bush/Cheney today. I had a Bush/Cheney sweatshirt on, and the old man serving as an election judge told me to turn my sweatshirt inside-out. I told him that wasn't going to happen. I can't believe the nerve of these Democrats! I bet if it was a Kerry shirt they would have just smiled...... Oh well, they didn't do anything after I walked away with my ballot. Was i just disenfrachised?????

November 2, 2004, 12:51 PM
Voted Bush. Voted lib everywhere else applicable (and that was actually quite a few spots). Repub most other places, except for Sheriff - voted against Arpaio. Voted "No" on most of the judges. Voted "no" against some politicos getting a 14k raise. Voted yes on 200 - ID required for voting.

November 2, 2004, 01:03 PM
I held my nose and voted Bush. I hate him, but I hate Kerry more. I must say though, I don't feel good about it.

If Bush takes it, he had better come out swinging for our side. If he pulls one on us like his daddy did, I will never vote for a Republican for POTUS again. Period.

I personally find it disgraceful that we've been offerered the choices we have by the Dems and Repubs this year.

That is just how I feel... Disgusting.

November 2, 2004, 01:04 PM

I spent a lot of time thinking on risk/benefit weighing the horror Kerry would visit on the 2nd and our national security, plus expansion of gov't on health care and other issues if he got in, vs Bush's infringing on the 1st and expansion of gov't.

In the end I decided that the best option was to help get Bush back in as opposed to a Badnarik vote, to continue our progress on 2nd restoration, hopeful appointment of 2nd friendly Justices, and avoiding Kerry's socialist plans. I decided with Bush we would get progress on the RKBA, for a trade off on possible 1st infringement. I figure the public will be far less tolerant of 1st/4th Amendment trashing than 2nd, resulting in probably more gain than loss. Basically, I decided it would be easier to minimize Bush damage than possible Kerry damage if he got in.

With such a close election, and so much at stake for the future, I voted Bush/Cheney, as much as I wanted to pull the Libertarian lever. I hope I don't regret this strategic decision on my first ever Presidential vote. :(

November 2, 2004, 01:19 PM

Spent an hour and a half standing in line to do it, too.

November 2, 2004, 01:24 PM
I voted Bush/Cheney, as much as I wanted to pull the Libertarian lever. I hope I don't regret this strategic decision

You and me both.

:barf: :barf: :barf: :barf: :barf:

November 2, 2004, 01:56 PM
I don't really think you can fault anyone who voted Republican/Libertarian in this election. I understand both stances.

November 2, 2004, 02:33 PM
election judge told me to turn my sweatshirt inside-out. That's not a democrat/republican thing. I didn't see signs at my polling place this time, but I clearly recall signs last time that prohibited any kind of campaign anything, including signs, buttons, and shirts inside the building. I don't know if that's a federal thing, or if it goes by state, but I have seen it before.

Mark in California
November 2, 2004, 02:34 PM
I Voted Bush.

November 2, 2004, 02:42 PM
Got to the polls at 11:45... Long line, took 1.5 hours... it was twice as long, I hear, at 6:45a.

Wore my lucky NRA hat.


Go team! :cool:

November 2, 2004, 02:52 PM
You can't beetch if you don't vote.

I like to beetch.

Now I'm covered for another four years.


November 2, 2004, 03:08 PM
Straight (R) ticket this time.

Funny thing, what happened to seperation of church and state, my poling place was at the neighborhood church.

November 2, 2004, 03:20 PM
Voted Bush -Cheney
Walked right in and got my ballot and right into a booth.No wait time.Somethings about small are good.

lee n. field
November 2, 2004, 03:21 PM
Funny thing, what happened to seperation of church and state, my poling place was at the neighborhood church.

It's a handy place able to accomodate the public, and they probably get paid a few bucks to host it. Not a church/state problem.

Badnarik, otherwise straight ticket R.

Now to go buy some ammo.

November 2, 2004, 03:37 PM
I voted. Mostly Rep., but also Libertarian. I did vote for one Dem :what: because the Republican sheriff is AWFUL.

November 2, 2004, 03:50 PM
I patiently waited in line for over two hours this morning to vote. I was there by 7:15 and there were people who had already been waiting for almost a hour. I don't think I've ever seen a turn out like this before.

Dave R
November 2, 2004, 04:20 PM
Took only 20 mins at my precinct. Voted for R's, D's, even an L.

Bush/Cheney, of course.

Shanghai McCoy
November 2, 2004, 04:46 PM
Took me longer to drive to town than it took to cast a vote for....

Well,it sure was'nt for Kerry;)

Now we just have to wait and see if Standing Wolf has been right all along.

November 2, 2004, 05:16 PM
MY vote is in:):):)

November 2, 2004, 05:27 PM
Gota love the gunnies in ohio beating their chest about 3rd party votes... :barf: :barf: :barf:

November 2, 2004, 05:31 PM
Just got back from voting. 10 minutes in and out.
No need to say how I voted in the pres election but I did vote
for some democrats in the local area.

November 2, 2004, 05:50 PM
I voted. Bush/Cheney, of course.

While I was there, I also voted AGAINST Charles Schumer.

November 2, 2004, 05:58 PM
ok, its official... mrs dakotasin and myself got our votes in. she went straight repub ticket. i went mostly repub, 1 dem, and 1 libertarian.

i made sure to cast my vote for john thune. i surely hope he can get that daschle character outta office.

November 2, 2004, 06:28 PM
2 more for JW. Vote early and vote often.:D

Actually my wife and I.

November 2, 2004, 06:52 PM

November 2, 2004, 07:02 PM
Voted for Dubya

Jeff Timm
November 2, 2004, 07:47 PM
I did the deed. Voted for the 1 over the 0. Didn't feel real good about it. I wish Bush was a Republican, in more than name.

Who notes he voted for Mel Martinez as well. :cool:

November 2, 2004, 07:58 PM
Gee, I wonder who would win an election in the land of make believe we enjoy here at THR...

Badnarik for me.

November 2, 2004, 08:03 PM
One more for Dubya

November 2, 2004, 09:51 PM
We voted a few hours ago..in and out in 5 minutes...weird thing...I was asked to do a survey when I got outside....for the LA times....I'm in rural upstate NY....I did it though...it seemed to WANT you to answer liberal-like,,the way the questions were phrased....I'm sure around here they got some unexpected answers...I hope.....:uhoh:
I voted straight R.......Shumer got back in though anyway:banghead:

November 2, 2004, 09:56 PM
Voted in my first presidential election for Bush last week.:)

November 2, 2004, 10:07 PM

& "keep your gummit nose out of my business" on local initiatives

cracked butt
November 2, 2004, 10:34 PM

November 2, 2004, 10:39 PM
What surprised me was how quick the line at the poll was in my precinct. One or two minutes at 5PM. I voted for the lesser of two evils.

November 2, 2004, 10:46 PM
I barely made it in time because I was coming back from a run in the truck, so I dropped the trailer at the gas station outside of town and went bobtail to the church that we vote at. Boy you should have seen the looks on some of their faces when I jumped out of my Pete 379 longnose shouting "BUSH, BUSH, BUSH":D

November 2, 2004, 10:47 PM
Voted the straight Libertarian ticket.

My state, congressional district, state senate district and state assembly district are not even remotely in play, thus relieving me of the necessity of holding my nose and voting R.

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