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Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:05 PM

I can hardly believe it but

my husband just registered to vote. Honestly I never thought I would see this day. He has always said that there was no reason to vote because your vote does not matter anyway! I am beyond happy. He hates Trump with a passion so.........I am celebrating tonight!

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Reply I can hardly believe it but (Original post)
Akacia Oct 19 OP
Delphinus Oct 19 #1
cwydro Oct 19 #2
Akacia Oct 19 #3
cwydro Oct 19 #4
texasfiddler Oct 19 #6
demosincebirth Oct 20 #35
Akacia Oct 21 #39
zanana1 Oct 20 #34
soldierant Oct 20 #37
LakeArenal Oct 19 #5
niyad Oct 19 #7
Sherman A1 Oct 19 #8
dawg day Oct 19 #9
Akacia Oct 19 #11
blueinredohio Oct 19 #10
Akacia Oct 19 #12
blueinredohio Oct 19 #14
druidity33 Oct 20 #28
Newest Reality Oct 19 #13
Joinfortmill Oct 19 #15
MustLoveBeagles Oct 19 #16
MLAA Oct 19 #17
Upthevibe Oct 19 #18
Karadeniz Oct 19 #19
calimary Oct 19 #20
halfulglas Oct 19 #21
George II Oct 19 #22
Chicago1980 Oct 19 #23
BigmanPigman Oct 19 #24
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 20 #25
Progressive Jones Oct 20 #26
Demovictory9 Oct 20 #27
N_E_1 for Tennis Oct 20 #29
UpInArms Oct 20 #30
DoBotherMe Oct 20 #31
BobTheSubgenius Oct 20 #32
Blue Owl Oct 20 #33
LiberalLovinLug Oct 20 #36
llmart Oct 20 #38
bdamomma Oct 21 #40
Akacia Oct 24 #41

Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:06 PM

1. Yay!

Glad to hear this - congratulations!

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:07 PM

2. I'm sorry, but I don't get people who never vote.

I was so proud to vote the first time I could, at 18.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:08 PM

3. I do not either and have been after him for years to vote!

This is why I am so happy right now!

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Response to Akacia (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:10 PM

4. Well, good to hear!

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Response to Akacia (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:10 PM

6. I have a brother in law that I am very close with who is the same way!

He will be voting for Biden. I don't understand it, but I am so happy they are voting!

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Response to Akacia (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:12 PM

35. Does he complain a lot?

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 05:56 PM

39. Honestly he has never payed attention to politics till Trump!

I told him he could not complain if he does not vote.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:24 AM

34. I'm surprised that some people in the generation before me don't vote.

My generation (I'm 68) had more interest in social issues and politics. We were told that if we didn't vote we were part of the problem. Granted, I am old and I don't know a lot of kids. I was practically baptized a Democrat and my parents were second generation French Canadian. They were grateful to live in this country and they passed that on to us. Anyway, I hope I'm wrong.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 06:52 PM

37. When I hear that from people who are politically aware,

they appear to be suggesting that more visible activities, like protests, have more effect, and they have a point there. But my response is that there are meny things one can do to enrich one's life, and breathing is usually not on that list. But, if you don't breathe, nothing else you do will improve your life. Voting, I believe, is like breathing. It's the starting place from which all other political action arises.

But even if it also is the ending place ...

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:10 PM

5. Thank you Mr Akacia. Never too late.

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:13 PM

7. Wonderful news! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:14 PM

8. Superb!

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:28 PM

9. You've obviously been a good example!

I hope once he starts believing in the power of vote, he will vote in the future too!

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Response to dawg day (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:38 PM

11. I hope so too! nt.

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:37 PM

10. Congratulations something must have moved him whether it was you or Trump

Whatever it was I'm glad it happened. Also nice name, I have a niece named Akacia.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:39 PM

12. Wow! You dont meet many people with that name. It is my daughters name. nt.

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Response to Akacia (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:43 PM

14. Small world. At least we know three Akacias who are good people.

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Response to Akacia (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 05:26 AM

28. Also there's the Acacia trilogy...

One of the best series of fantasy novels i've ever read. Written by David Anthony Durham.

K&R

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:41 PM

13. Give him...

Give him my thanks for helping us save our democracy this time.

I think he knows that his vote really matters.

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:43 PM

15. 👍

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:44 PM

16. It's never too late

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 08:56 PM

17. I am so happy for you!! Congratulations

The song Celebrate comes to mind 🙂

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 09:21 PM

18. Akacia.....

Awesome! That is wonderful! Thanks for letting us in on this good news!

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 09:39 PM

19. Great news... Happy for the two of you! Trump is making people more politically aware!

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 09:51 PM

20. GREAT news, Akacia!

Thanks for letting us know!

Two MORE votes for Biden/Harris, 'eh?

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:51 PM

21. Wonderful.

I used to bug my mother when I was young (I'm much older now) but she used to say it wouldn't matter anyway. I couldn't believe it. She was born before women had the vote and I just couldn't wait to turn 21 and vote for what women fought so hard for. My dad always voted (D) and felt it was a citizen's right and duty. He would say if you didn't choose the leaders, someone else will will choose for you. All of us grown kids voted but we could never get my mom to do it. I don't know if she did after I moved out of state but she never mentioned it. I'm so encouraged by today's young people voting in such greater numbers and very proud for them. I think if you start young, it becomes a habit as a citizen, something adults do. In so many ways those who didn't vote at all are responsible for the rise of Donald Trump because so many people couldn't be bothered to say "Oh God, NO."

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 10:53 PM

22. There's a whole new world out there! People who never voted before are registering....

My wife wasn't registered to vote for years, not even when I ran for office in five local elections. Last year I finally convinced her to register, and we both voted for Biden on October 6.

Celebrate to your heart's content, hopefully he voted for a winner!

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:07 PM

23. Make that celebration worth his wild....

Bow Chicka Wow-Wow

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 11:39 PM

24. I won't even date someone who doesn't vote.

Really, I broke up with a guy once for this very reason. It was like a little sneak preview into other aspects of his personality that I eventually became aware of as we dated. Sort of like the tip of the iceberg.

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:54 AM

25. It is about freaking time.

I will say that someone who doesn't vote has zero right to complain about elected officials. Zero.

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:55 AM

26. Every Vote Matters nt

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:56 AM

27. 👏 congrtats

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 06:00 AM

29. My neighbors to the east and west of me...

never vote in their lives...4 more for Joe. Helped get registered so easy...oh my how they hate tramp*.



*All words are correctly spelled.


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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:25 AM

30. I do believe that, if nothing else good has come from all of this,

They have awakened a sleeping public ..

and it is a giant good thing

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:46 AM

31. Congratulations!!

A great big to you and a to your fine man!!! Thank you both so much

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 09:52 AM

32. Not the worst reason to celebrate.

Not by a LONG shot! Congrats to you both.

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:17 AM

33. K&R

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:56 PM

36. That's great!

People who don't vote because "here was no reason to vote because your vote does not matter anyway", which your husband does NOT belong in anymore....

I know the much used reasoning that "every vote counts" and that if everyone thought as your husband did at one time, no one would vote,and it wouldn't be a democracy etc...

But the other reason that is just as powerful to me is that I live in a country that is a democracy. I have a right to vote. To have a say in who will make decisions on my behalf in government. Why would I forfeit that right? For a few minutes (at least for me) every couple of years? Why would one choose NOT to exercise this right?

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 07:53 PM

38. I'll bet there are plenty more like him.

My brother who is 68 is voting for the first time also. I was gobsmacked when I heard this news. Of course he's voting for Biden/Harris.

I actually attribute it to absentee voting. I think he was always a bit intimidated about going to the polls because he is one of those men who doesn't like to look stupid or ask questions about how to do something that he should know how to do. I have no idea if this is one of the reasons he's voting or not, but I know him quite well and I'll bet the ease of registering and voting at home made him feel competent to do this.

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 05:59 PM

40. Remember

there are more us than them. Let's make them be very afraid.

Power in numbers.

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Response to Akacia (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 10:06 AM

41. Well he has filled out his ballot,

voting for every Democrat on his ballot. Yes! We will drop it off at our local drop box today.

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