just a side note (originally posted in a reply to Dean -- after10). i spent much of yesterday canvassing GR and letting people know how to vote and where to vote and offering rides. i probably reached about 200 houses and was able to help many people learn that their polling spot had changed (a school closed down and wasn't being used any more). i also set up 8 people for rides tomorrow. we had enough volunteers (hundreds and hundreds) that we are able to hit every single house in GR where a person is a registered democrat or independent. we even hit republicans who have donated to kerry. i am taking tomorrow off to help make sure things run smoothly for everyone.<br><br>i saw a map of michigan in past elections and kent and ottawa counties always go to the republican. even in 1996 when clinton seemed to carry about 90% of michigan, he lost kent and ottawa to dole. i don't doubt this will not change this year, but i think our work will pay off to help michigan swing to kerry. the same effort is happening in detroit and other cities. we didn't do this in 2000 -- at least i wasn't asked to help and didn't get a knock on my door, so i feel fairly good about our state. nationally, who knows? fortunately, we only have to wait one day to see the results. <br><br>i think proposal 1 and 2 are largely being ignored sans a few prop 1 commercials. i think proposals tend to pass when there isn't a strong opposition. for those not in the know . . . prop 1 deals with gambling. our democratic gov. and republican speaker of the house are opposed to it, but the proponents are spending a lot more money. prop 2 is to make marriage between a man and a woman in the constitution. the proposal is strongly worded and could go far beyond to gay marriage to also not allowing civil unions and this could apply to male - female unions that aren't marriage. but, i haven't seen a single commercial either way. given how easily this passed in missouri, i expect it to pass here as well. <br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
Prop 1 - No - I think a mandatory vote is a good idea but I can't support this prop the way it is written with the exclusion of the Detroit and Indian casinos. I also think the it will effect the state lottery (not that that would be a bad thing). But they shouldn't have to suffer while the other gets a "Get out of vote free" card.<br><br>Prop 2 - Obvious no to amending the state constitution in this way.<br><br>Dean "Blue County" Davis<br><br>No sig right now, waiting for the next Kerry flip-flop. .
i agree. i am against most gambling even though i enjoy it a few times a year. but like you said, this proposal doesn't do it right and has the wrong kind of loopholes. we'd really be voting for a monopoly of sorts. <br><br>i just found out that my "job" tomorrow is to be non-partisan to help educate voters as they enter the polls. since judges do not have an affiliation (dem/rep) next to their name, i can encourage people to select certain judges as they enter the polls. i would think that this includes spreading the word on the proposals as well since they are not officially endorsed by any parties. i was sort of hoping to be inside the polls fighting with the people who will try and stifle votes . . . the exciting stuff (plus, out of the bad weather). <br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
actually, we have a bunch of pretend precinct polling place set up and the sign out front says, "ANYONE can vote here today." that's where we take the republicans. it's not even false advertising since people can vote there . . . it just won't count for anything. <br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
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