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Final Contribution Day

Friday, October 29th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Tonight marks the deadline for contributing directly to the Kerry campaign. Can you believe we’re a mere 4 days from election day? There’s still time to make a difference.

So bust out your credit card and instead of buying a coffee or an extra drink at the bar tonight or seeing a movie this weekend, donate $5 or $10 or $20 to the campaign. Every little bit makes a difference.

Let’s wake up on November 3 and be proud of the man we elect to the White House.

Donate now!

Then, for a good laugh, check out the list of of 73 candidates on the ballot for President, including a candidate named Reality.

project_vote_smart.gif Silly candidate names aside, Project Vote Smart is an excellent resource. Just plug in your ZIP code and learn about all the candidates on your ballot. It’s great to have a resource like this now that I live in a state that doesn’t provide an election booklet.

Yes, Californians, that great booklet we get every election outlining who’s running for what and who endorses them does not exist everywhere. I think New York and every other state that doesn’t offer something like that for its voters should take a queue from California, as with so many other things (no smoking in restaurants, Freedom of Information, etc.).

I predict a record voter turnout that will surpass the 60.8% record set in 1968. My guess: 65% voter turnout (or 142.2 million of the 218.7 eligible voters). Aggressive, yes. But I’m an optimist. This is not your average election.

It is sad, however, that 200 million people watch the Super Bowl every year, but only half that many exercise our most important right in the United States.

Tags: politics

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah // Oct 29, 2004 at 12:08 pm

    You seen this page:

  • 2 ben // Oct 29, 2004 at 5:05 pm

    RE: “It is sad, however, that 200 million people watch the Super Bowl every year”

    Yes it is sad, but you have to look at why that is. First take a look the stupid Electoral College. The Electoral College was devised back when “We The People” were too stupid to make the decision of who would be our President on our own. Then it was changed and now a winner take all system is working in every state. The only way to fix this is to do what Colorado may do (pass that amendment CO), change to a proportional Electoral College. This would do a couple of things, it will more accurately reflect the popular vote, and very importantly it will allow for national recognition of third party candidates. Third party candidates could actually get Electoral votes on election day if they got a high enough percentage of the vote in a given state; that will never happen with the current system.

    I think that if the vote were more reflective of the populous people might actually be inclined to vote because they could see a system that works better.