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Election 2012

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 5, 2012, 5:27 PM
I suppose it's a little odd. 


However, it may help to know that I was a Poli-Sci major in university.  It's also possible that because the US and Canada are neighbours, I involve myself in your election but regardless of the reasons, here I am, the day before, wishing I had a vote to cast.

I have watched each and every debate and for you poor sods that watch my twitter, you've witnessed my running commentary. Alas, I'm Canadian and cannot vote tomorrow but for each and every American that can, I implore you.. SHARE YOUR VOICE.  

I speak from no agenda.  If I had a vote, I would undeniably cast it for Obama but that is my personal decision and I base that solely on what I believe and hold dear.

As a Canadian, I am plagued by the statements that Canada has no National Pride or Identity and the USA has an amazing set of both.  I love the idealistic vision of Naitonal pride but let's face it, the US voter turn out rate is so low it's embarrassing. I have spoken with people who tell me that in their state, their vote doesn't matter and quite frankly, I could care less what color you state bleeds, it is not only your right but your duty to exercise your vote.

For those who are unsure of how to vote, please check out the websites of both parties:


and read up on their stances.  You still have time to make an informed decision.

I will say this, I'm Canadian and this election is not mine however, I have followed it from the beginning and I have very strong feelings about this election.  As I said before, I would vote for Obama because I believe in the many stances he supports, most importantly the ones involving recognizing Gay Marriage and those related to Women's rights.

The point is this, if you are an eligible voter in the U.S. I am urging you to use your voice and cast your voice. I would love to urge you to vote a certain way but more than that, I want you to vote and use the voice you have been granted.

I would love to know if you've voted, leave a comment below that says 'voted', 'mission accomplied' or 'done' :) Being able to vote is a huge power and anyone granted that right should be using it.

Good luck America! Vote Well :)

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It's the day before the US Election 2012. What side are you on?
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I had to vote at my girlfriends apartment building due to the storm. If it wasn't for the fact BOTH candidates stunk, and I knew a write in would weaken votes, I'd have voted for Batman and Captain America.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you vote in Batman, do you think the bat signal would get installed?
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No, because he would be too busy sneaking into Iran and taking out their nuclear capabilities too often...
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lindowyn-stock Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Tough call for me. I agreed with Jill Stein but couldn't bring myself to do third party with a race this close and devastating (to my girl parts and other things), so you guessed it. Obama. Romney was never an option.
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am a day late to this, but I voted! And I made sure to vote early, a couple weeks ago. :D (In fact, I had a dream a month ago that I completely forgot to vote, and I can't tell you how relieved I was to get my vote in.) I think voting is one of our nation's most important rights. We may only be "one voice," but how can we be heard if we don't use it? I don't care who anyone votes for, just please, vote (you know, if you are eligible, and if it was yesterday, because it's a little late now ^^; ).
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I voted early yesterday morning and was a little sad to see there was no line at my polling center. There was a short line at the polling center where I took my mother-in-law first (because her address hadn't been updated). I'm glad to have Obama still in office. He's not perfect, but we agree on important issues like marriage equality, women's rights, economics, renewable energy, credit card reform, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, etc. Although he hasn't managed to come through on his campaign promises of ending renditions and closing Guantanamo, gave big banks a giant reward for screwing us all over (finishing what Bush started), and showed not nearly enough backbone with the economic stimulus or the Bush tax cuts, I'm willing to cut him some slack on those for moving us in what I think is the right direction.
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Theillst Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I'm a year away from being able to vote; it sucks.
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Rae777 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I voted!! :)
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RTNightmare Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very scared about who'll be President, because I'm not sure Romney can do it. He doesn't seem to know what he's doing, while Obama seems to be getting there - that's why I voted for Obama. Just saying...
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Pennyadodumuss Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest, it scares me.
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ScruffyScribbler Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
meh. doesn't matter who takes office...
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dancing-gypsies Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I voted blue all the way. Go Obama!
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Jasminee2 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I cant :( but if I could then Obama
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Voted; but I'm very concerned about the next four years because I have serious reservations about all 4 of our possible presidents during that time period. By that I mean that either VP candidate might end up in the chair in the oval office. Something that should not be forgotten, as history has taught us, in this election.
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I voted Libertarian. :) Gary Johnson won't win, I know, but I voted for who I believe in, and if he gets enough votes then the government will have to realize there is a third party that (if he had been given the proper media publicity that he deserves) would have given them a run for their money.
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Esevans Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
I voted and it always helps to set your opinion towards the final decision.

I am actually an independent, which means I do not side with the democrat or republican sides. I do my best to go with the best person for the job at hand. In this case President Obama is a much better candidate than Romney. Romney was not stable on many issues and had to many issues showing him as not president material. I could go on and on how bad Romney looks when looking at the facts, but I think everyone is happy their will be a decision made soon and no more political adds on radio, TV, and web.

Key factors for me:
President Obama is for healthcare for children and women. He is for assisting those that got hurt on the east coast. He has been doing a great job in foreign affairs. I have seen great improvements in businesses and jobs from what was one of the worst recessions America has ever had, even with fighting the congress to get it done.
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I voted for Obama this morning - while filling out the longest ballot in Michigan's history! :faint:

     ...and, I got a free sticker for my efforts! :la:
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dekorAdum Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I vote for the llamas :dummy:
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Ayame-Kenoshi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Voted! I have proof! :la:
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I could vote, it'd be Obama.
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savagebinn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
Just got back from voting. +1 for Obama. :D
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
The worse thing about this is that people don't see what is going on behind the scenes. I am not much into politics in general, nor do i know enough about U.S. politics, but of course it takes more than 4 years to fix what has been done wrong years before. I often hear people complain that Obama doesn't do enough or was less successfull than people were hoping for, but getting started and seeing the first results usually takes it time.

On the other hand i totally agree, everyone should use their chance to vote. People who don't vote because they think they don't count, give a chance to those who have enough of a fanbase but less political goals - or the 'wrong' ones. In my part of Germany it ended with the right wing party getting enough votes to co-decide again (not for whole Germany though), because they had their people voting while the rest was just ignoring everything.

If i could vote i would go for Obama. And if i am honest i am a little "scared" of how a Romney could affect the rest of the world if he becomes the next President...
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zamfir Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
President Obama, on account of me not being retarded.
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Fairy-Red-Hime Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This, so much. After the BRILLIANCE our previous Republican president showed us by getting us into this mess Obama has to clean up, I wouldn't vote Republican either. :/ Anyone with half a brain could see that. Props to you and everyone else voting for Obama.
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artistjerrybennett Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I voted. I don't disagree with some of your thoughts, but the main concern for me is the US economy, and I just think Romney is a better business-minded choice for me.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for voting :)
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artistjerrybennett Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, I realize what an honor it is, and will always vote.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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SonAmyFan362 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Barack Obama has done a good job, far. I'd vote to keep him in office.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I'd vote for Obama if I could. It's a little sad that it affects the entire world and most of the world prefers Obama, minus about 50% of those who do have a say in it :(
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ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
That's what i thought today as well. They are voting for their president, still it feels that the end of the election could change the whole world.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Since I am German and do not know much about the special aims of both parties, I would vote for Obama.
Romney wants to forbid abortion, even if it's a result of rape. He just said "God wants that".
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deshrubber Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I voted for Obama when I did the early voting last week. I'd rather not see the country time travel back 50 years.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for voting! :)
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deshrubber Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for caring!
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my fatal flaw :)
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StJoan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
also i voted Gary Johnson, being in texas my presidential vote doesnt count so :shrug: the one way it could is to get him over 5%
we need a viable third party. like now
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so happy to see another Gary Johnson supporter. :cuddle:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for voting! I have been following the libertarians and it would be nice to see a third party option :)
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Damaged927 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that feeling. I live in Massachusetts so my vote never counts for anything either :hmm: Doesn't stop me from voting though :XD:
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StJoan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
best of your twitter election quotes: I am the Lorax! i speak for the vaginas, for the vaginas have no voice!
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol I try
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calleena Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I am in a simmilar situation in my country, one party steals money and the other steals freedom and breaks human rights. So I made a choice then that I prefer to lose money but at least live with a feeling of safety.
So I would vote for Obama, I believe he does what he can to help the budget, and it is not his fault that people took more loans than they could pay. And I have too many gay friends to allow someone like Romney to receive all tools he needs to chase them legally.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd vote for Obama if i would live in the US, i believe in what he supports and i really hope he'll do what he promised, for everyone's sake.
But, as i can't do that, i'll just sit here in front of the tv/laptop, with some popcorn and wait for the results.
Great job for urging people to vote, $Moonbeam13, the world needs more people like you :heart:
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russellgulliver Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I'm favouring Obama
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Elandria Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I VOTE FOR ARNIE. :< FROM MY BED.

No, if I could vote I'd be voting for Obama. Romney and his party of men from the dark age make me feel nauseous - and concerned for the USA :/
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UnicornReality Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would vote for Robot Nixon!
I'd vote for Obama. Romney reminds me of a toad wearing human skin and I think he's a bit of a dick.
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rileylaurent Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
But he'd go into people's houses at night and wreck up the place! D:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This comment made me lol :hug:
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Fluffycloudkit Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I can't vote but if I could, I would vote for Obama over Mitt Romney. I would vote for Obama because he has "Obama care". Obama care insures that everyone in the United States has a medical insurance, even if they can't pay for it. This means that our elders can get the heath and service care they need, and even children who has parents that cant pay for medical insurance, can get the shots and exams they will need to make sure that they stay healthy, and don't get a serious illness. Obama was lower middle class [may not be correct but that's what I hear from my Social Studies teacher and news] and he knows what middle class goes through. It's not fair to tax the middle class when they are already struggling to survive in this tough economy. Taxing them could cause them to run out of money which would lead to homelessness. Homelessness causes overcrowding and it is already crowded enough here in Hawai'i. This would lead the government to try and fix the problem regarding the overpopulation which would possibly cause the government to spent more money when we are trying to pay off our debt.

Mitt Romney, has lost my vote. He lost my vote because in a quote I found from [link] , it states; "Governor Mitt Romney, who opposed child-rearing by gay couples, the proposal symbolized unacceptable changes in traditional family structures." What this quote is telling me is that, Romney is against gay rights. He doesn't want a gay couple to have a baby. How wrong is that? I say that if your happy with someone, even IF it is of the same sex, why put laws agents them. People say that "Happiness is the key to life", so why restrict to very happy people in love just because they are of the same sex?

-Please do note that I know there are way more issues other then gay rights but I'm just going to stop here because I could literally go on and on. Plus I'm tired, it's past my bedtime so I'll just leave it here, I don't really feel like in the mood to debate right now. Please also note that this is just my opinion and I hope I didn't offend anyone and if I did, I am terribly sorry. Also, please know that I am only 14 so some of my information and wording may be incorrect [English is not my native language] but I felt that I just needed to say this and get it off my chest.
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