Per Barack Obama, No Excuse Not To Vote

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, addresses 7 excuses people use not to vote, and explains why those excuses should not prevent them from voting.

Each vote matters.

 

 

Posted on 10/18/2018, in politics and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Agreed. I spent most of my morning looking up the candidates and judges on our local ballot. We have a lot of spots that are no party affiliation. I had to do this before the primary also. We don’t vote for a few more day so I will have time. Hugs

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    • Scottie,
      I understand what you mean. It took me awhile to find the local candidates for all positions and then determine which local candidate represents my district. For two positions, I already knew the candidates and there is no way I am voting for them.

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  2. Xena, I recognize Obama was trying to get out the vote, but the video ignored a significant barrier to voting and blamed voters. Voter suppression is real, and that is what he should have addressed IMHO: Those people who voted and had their votes discarded or those who tried to vote and were turned away.

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    • Angela,
      I agree, but since voter suppression is a state issue,it’s not something that is easily addressed when the purpose is to encourage people who can vote, to vote. I’ve read about lawsuits, some pending, to challenge the suppression, and I seriously doubt they will be resolved before election day.

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      • Angela,
        I agree, but since voter suppression is a state issue,it’s not something that is easily addressed when the purpose is to encourage people who can vote, to vote. I’ve read about lawsuits, some pending, to challenge the suppression, and I seriously doubt they will be resolved before election day.

        Xena, I believe that’s a problem that should have been addressed a long time ago, why wasn’t it? Why are votes from black people still discarded? I am talking about people who can vote and when they do their votes don’t count. Or worse they go to vote and can’t because of bullying or some false technicality.

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  3. Some people just don’t care….. I know a lot of this kind… Aaack!

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    • Ren,
      That is true. There are people who think that it makes no difference who is elected because politicians do what they want. Back in the 70’s I could relate to that, then it occurred to me that in order to keep elected politicians “frosty”, I needed to stay in contact with their offices and let them know what is important to me as a citizen. If they need to have their feet held to the fire, only we can do that.

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      • We just think they are more aware now because we are loud, but then you talk to them , and……. nothing…….

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        • Ren,
          People died to give women and minorities the right to vote. I can’t let their sacrifice be in vain. This is something I tell others when they have no interest in exercising their constitutional right to vote.

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          • Keep up the fight, Xena.

            And just in case Democrats take the Hpuse and the Senate, we should pressure them to make election day a holiday, just like in the Philippines ( although Filipinos themselves are idiot s for electing Duterte…. Duterte’ election is the best reason why it’s not good to have so many candidates… they had 5 in the Philippines during the last election…. and that means, a president can be elected with just over 20 % of the vote… Duterte got 30%.

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            • Ren,
              There was a time when employers allowed employees to come to work an hour late, or leave an hour early on election day — with pay. It seems like ages ago. You are right. Election day should be a federal holiday. Five contenders is a bit too much, but I could appreciate if we had a third major party.

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            • We had 4 in 2016, Xena.

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            • Ren,
              True, but Jill Stein and Gary Johnson did not make good impressions, and there were no debates with them and candidates from the major parties. We need another major party and for debate sponsors to include them.

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            • 5 candidates then. I forgot gary Johnson. Jill Stein only appears during presidential elections. … a perennial candidate. Isn’t she the Green Party candidate ? She had all these years to prove she could lead 365 million Americans. Like, be a congressman, senator, governor, etc, first. And why was she in Russia socializing with Putin, and company ? Does she plan to rule the coutry, just in case, Russian style ? Suppress free press, kill the gays, dissidents ?

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            • Ren,
              When I listened to Jill Stein, my mouth fell open. She started every answer to every question with “So”. It is surprising how people who have never been in an elected position want to run for president. I think we see with Trump what a mess it makes.

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  5. chuquestaquenumber1

    UPDATE:
    Deputy Farrah B Turner one of 7 South Carolina cops shot Oct 2 2018 has passed away. She was wounded during the police action on the home of Fred Hopkins. Deputy Turner was hospitalized since the shooting and never recovered from her injuries. This now makes 2 out of 7 cops who have died from being shot. Fred Hopkins is charged in those shootings.

    RIP Deputy Turner.

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