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Old 3rd November 2020, 01:01 PM   #1
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2020 Election catchall.

I thought it woud be great to have an election thread for posts that don't precisely fit into the others. This is more a free for all for anything that might have to do with the US Elections today.

I think it's interesting that almost no one has mentioned there are 5 more states with cannabis legalisation ballot initiatives. This has gone from controversial to almost the mundane. All 5 are expected to pass easily.
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
I thought it woud be great to have an election thread for posts that don't precisely fit into the others. This is more a free for all for anything that might have to do with the US Elections today.

I think it's interesting that almost no one has mentioned there are 5 more states with cannabis legalisation ballot initiatives. This has gone from controversial to almost the mundane. All 5 are expected to pass easily.
Jeff Sessions has sad.
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Old 3rd November 2020, 01:18 PM   #3
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Jeff Sessions has sad.
Huh? "Sessions had sad"?

What does that mean?
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I'm guessing from context Sessions is against legalizing cannabis.
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Huh? "Sessions had sad"?

What does that mean?
This.

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Marijuana advocates celebrate after Jeff Sessions is ousted
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Old 3rd November 2020, 01:25 PM   #6
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This.
Fair enough. You're sentence structure had a lot to be desired. Maybe it was a typo.
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Fair enough. You're sentence structure had a lot to be desired. Maybe it was a typo.
Not to be too pedantic, but so does yours.
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Sorry man, couldn't help myself.
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Looks like a dedicated 2020 election thread from half of the regulars of this subforum so far
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Not to be too pedantic, but so does yours.
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Sorry man, couldn't help myself.
Yeah, that was wrong. Thanks for catching it.

I hate "your/you're and it's/its. I know which is correct, but I get sloppy.
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Yeah, that was wrong. Thanks for catching it.

I hate "your/you're and it's/its. I know which is correct, but I get sloppy.
Everybody does it, even those who say they ain't.
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Everybody does it, even those who say they ain't.


Also affect/ effect.
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
I thought it woud be great to have an election thread for posts that don't precisely fit into the others. This is more a free for all for anything that might have to do with the US Elections today.

I think it's interesting that almost no one has mentioned there are 5 more states with cannabis legalisation ballot initiatives. This has gone from controversial to almost the mundane. All 5 are expected to pass easily.
Oregon has a psilocybin initiative and decriminalization of hard drugs.
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
I thought it woud be great to have an election thread for posts that don't precisely fit into the others. This is more a free for all for anything that might have to do with the US Elections today.

I think it's interesting that almost no one has mentioned there are 5 more states with cannabis legalisation ballot initiatives. This has gone from controversial to almost the mundane. All 5 are expected to pass easily.
I completely forgot about it myself until I looked over my ballot. Just one of those years where so much going on there is not worry or excitement about it passing, just acceptance it will and incredulity it took so long.
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Their's something about Election Day that seems to bring out the typos. Wierd.
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I had a dream last night in which I forgot to sign my absentee ballot. Woke up all anxious.
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Their's something about Election Day that seems to bring out the typos. Wierd.
It's not from drinking.
Positively not because of drinking.
No one drinks on election day.
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I think my district (CA-39) will go to Republican Young Kim, a Korean immigrant (female) in a rematch against Gil Cisneros, a lottery winning navy veteran. They both vied for an empty seat last time. All the OC congressional seats flipped red to blue in 2018. The county is very purple and could go either way for President.
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Originally Posted by Sherkeu View Post
I think my district (CA-39) will go to Republican Young Kim, a Korean immigrant (female) in a rematch against Gil Cisneros, a lottery winning navy veteran. They both vied for an empty seat last time. All the OC congressional seats flipped red to blue in 2018. The county is very purple and could go either way for President.
Polling has it within the margin of error.
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Their's something about Election Day that seems to bring out the typos. Wierd.
And something that brings out the weirdo types.
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I got yelled at by a pollworker this morning when i finished my ballot and put it in the machine. Apparently i wasn't supposed to use THAT machine, WHY DO YOU THINK THERE WAS A TABLE IN FRONT OF IT? uh, cuz it's 2020 and just because there's a table in front of a checkout to you know, keep the Covid at bay, doesnt mean i can walk out of a store without paying? The lady in front of me put her completed ballot in, so i didnt think anything of it, and besides, if you dont want anyone using THAT machine, why don't you turn it off, or put a sign like "do not use"? in the end, I was assured, after a heavy sigh, that our votes would be counted.
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I got yelled at by a pollworker this morning when i finished my ballot and put it in the machine. Apparently i wasn't supposed to use THAT machine, WHY DO YOU THINK THERE WAS A TABLE IN FRONT OF IT? uh, cuz it's 2020 and just because there's a table in front of a checkout to you know, keep the Covid at bay, doesnt mean i can walk out of a store without paying? The lady in front of me put her completed ballot in, so i didnt think anything of it, and besides, if you dont want anyone using THAT machine, why don't you turn it off, or put a sign like "do not use"? in the end, I was assured, after a heavy sigh, that our votes would be counted.
The Biden ballots go into that other machine that looks like a shredder.
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The Biden ballots go into that other machine that looks like a shredder.
Sigh, I don't think so Tim



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It's not from drinking.
Positively not because of drinking.
No one drinks on election day.
Nor do they partake of corn-based snacks.


Needless to say, drugs are right out.
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I walked by my polling place today about 3pm -- virtually nobody there! I've never seen that before, even at Primaries. I guess most everybody got their votes in early!
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I walked by my polling place today about 3pm -- virtually nobody there! I've never seen that before, even at Primaries. I guess most everybody got their votes in early!
Mine was empty at noon.
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Freaking Mitch is back in. I didn't expect him to lose, but I had a tiny bit of hope. Maybe Covid will take him and save the world.
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Any news on the army of poll-watchers?
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Freaking Mitch is back in. I didn't expect him to lose, but I had a tiny bit of hope. Maybe Covid will take him and save the world.
Father Time is surely tapping his watch about a whole bunch of people, Moscow Mitch among them.
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I got yelled at by a pollworker this morning when i finished my ballot and put it in the machine. Apparently i wasn't supposed to use THAT machine, WHY DO YOU THINK THERE WAS A TABLE IN FRONT OF IT? uh, cuz it's 2020 and just because there's a table in front of a checkout to you know, keep the Covid at bay, doesnt mean i can walk out of a store without paying? The lady in front of me put her completed ballot in, so i didnt think anything of it, and besides, if you dont want anyone using THAT machine, why don't you turn it off, or put a sign like "do not use"? in the end, I was assured, after a heavy sigh, that our votes would be counted.
I trust that, in retrospect, you have some sympathy for the clearly stressed-out poll-worker, what with Covid and all the other crap going on.
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Looks like the big money spent by Lyft, Uber etc. out in California paid off, as Proposition 22 was passed. This allows gig companies to continue classifying employees as contractors, excempting them from California labour laws.

The campaign has been the by far most expensive in Californian history, with more than $200 million being spent by those in favour: https://ballotpedia.org/What_were_th..._in_California
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Voters in Mississippi has voted in favour of the New Magnolia flag as the new state flag, replacing the old that was scrapped over the summer due to it containing the confederate battle flag.

However, it contains the phrase 'In God we trust', which the Satanic Temple has vowed to sue over.

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You're sentence structure had a lot to be desired.
You're right. It should be "has a sad".
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A roundup from CNN on some of the state-wide issues on the ballot:
Louisiana voters approved a constitutional amendment limiting abortion protections. In case Roe v Wade is struck down, the amendment would prevent the state courts from declaring abortion restrictions unconstitutional at the state level.

Colorado voters rejected a ban on abortion beginning at 22 weeks of pregnancy. The state one of seven that doesn't have a specific time bar on abortions.

Arizona, New Jersey, South Dakota have voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Result is still out in Montana and Mississippi.
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There was an expensive (high spending on both sides) right-to-repair initiative in MA, requiring automotive digital systems to not be closed or encrypted (which would mean only dealer repair shops could work with them). The automakers ran a huge scare ad campaign claiming, among other things, that right-to-repair compliance would allow hackers to remotely take control of your car. The measure passed overwhelmingly anyhow.
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I trust that, in retrospect, you have some sympathy for the clearly stressed-out poll-worker, what with Covid and all the other crap going on.
Well sure. And other than asking why the machine was even on if they didn't want people using it, i kept my other thoughts to myself. I may have given her a confused look, which would be about as harsh as i got, so i hope i didn't stress her out anymore than she was.
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Our now thoroughly-red Missouri has also passed “Amendment 3”, which delivers a tiny, tiny little slap on the hand of lobbyists, while allowing the Republicans to gerrymander to their heart’s content.
There was massive advertising against this bill, which apparently fell on deaf ears.
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Our now thoroughly-red Missouri has also passed ďAmendment 3Ē, which delivers a tiny, tiny little slap on the hand of lobbyists, while allowing the Republicans to gerrymander to their heartís content.
There was massive advertising against this bill, which apparently fell on deaf ears.
The description on the ballot was so deceptively written.
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There was an expensive (high spending on both sides) right-to-repair initiative in MA, requiring automotive digital systems to not be closed or encrypted (which would mean only dealer repair shops could work with them). The automakers ran a huge scare ad campaign claiming, among other things, that right-to-repair compliance would allow hackers to remotely take control of your car. The measure passed overwhelmingly anyhow.
My wife received multiple mailers saying that right to repair would make it easier for people to stalk her. No such mailers for me.

75% yes, right to repair is winning handily. Huzzah all around.

Unfortunately ballot initiative 2, which would have implemented rank choice voting, seems to be failing.
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- Florida's passed a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage, which is good.
- An amendment to change Florida from a Closed Primary to Open Primary state failed to pass, which I was rather ambivalent on.
- An incredibly stupid amendment that would make it so all future amendments had approved two election in a row failed to pass.
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Fair enough. You're sentence structure had a lot to be desired. Maybe it was a typo.
Probably a reference.

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