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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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