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If you don't vote, I'm curious what your reasons are. Abstaining from the vote is a very popular choice, there must be at least a few QBNers who abstain.
Sorry for the clickbait thread but I'm guessing if you don't vote, you would not likely see this question in the other politics threads. Ignore if it you like.
there are at least 2 admitted that they don't vote. cuz they don't think it matters.
Ha! Good stuff
I'll bite. I'm eligible and registered but haven't voted since 2004. I have my mail-in ballot for 2020 but it will more than likely hit the trash. I live in a state that hasn't gone Red since the 60s. If I do send it, I'll write in Bernie.
- Makes sense, although there must be some other initiatives on the ballot than just president, no? Not mention being counted in national stats.nb
- I understand your unwillingness to put the effort in if you don’t see the benefit. Makes perfect sense.nb
- True, there are state seats and county positions + city referendums on the ballot (garbage collection, etc.) but I'm just not that invested in the outcomes tbhridg0026
- I absolutely love the theater of it all and think its fascinating from a social study standpoint though. Just not interested in participating personally.ridg0026
- texas almost flipped from red to blue they saidpango
- Texas is as much of a swing state as there is in the country right now. If the Republicans weren't one election away from fascism they'd be in very big trouble.CyBrainX
- just pointing out texas has voted for Red for the last 40 yrs. It never changes till it does.pango
Why would i vote in a federal election? i don't live in a confederacy? If either president wanted my vote, i would have received numerous unsolicited phone calls informing me of all the great things each would do and the other would not.
There's no need for me to take part in an election when I've already been sent 27 advance voter registrations and 13 sample ballots to ensure I know what I'm doing. Things are in good hands with all of this support and instruction. There is no need for me to contribute to long lines while risking social distancing infractions.
I will just stay at home reading twitter and watching Fox news. Then, when something doesn't go my way in the future, or offends my narrow minded, uninformed perception, I can complain the system is rigged and say my vote doesn't matter anyway.
I personally am not an US citizen, but a very concerned person. Does it count?
i voted but wrote in bernie which some people would consider "abstaining" i guess.
If you couldn't vote, and you lived under a dictatorship, imagine how much you'd want to vote and have a say.
For those that have that right... think of those that don't before you throw it away.
And... think of those that died so you and others could have that right.
- Even if you feel it's pointless, do for those that can't.shapesalad
- Don't tread on me.palimpsest
- That's like telling a child to eat all his food because of the starving children. The extra food in his stomach will help those children in no way.palimpsest
- You just end up with a cunt that consumes everything because it's available to him regardless of his needs.palimpsest
- One of the benefits of living in a modern democracy is having the right to not vote, those that don't feel the need to should use that right.palimpsest
- There are some countries where you are fined if you don't vote, it doesn't result in less corrupt or more representative systems.palimpsest