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Turnout In The 2004 Election Highest In 36 Years

Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:53 am

Too bad they were all 'stupid rednecks'.  Big grin

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26598-2004Nov4.html

The Committee for the Study of the American Electorate estimated that 120.2 million people cast ballots Tuesday, a figure that translates into a 59.6 percent turnout rate. That's five percentage points higher and 15 million more voters than in 2000, the group says -- and the largest turnout since Richard M. Nixon faced Hubert H. Humphrey in the 1968 election.
 
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RE: Turnout In The 2004 Election Highest In 36 Years

Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:20 am

Wow, 60% !

Hell of a democracy you got there !
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RE: Turnout In The 2004 Election Highest In 36 Years

Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:22 am

Electoral participation upgraded from abysmal to just dangerously low... Well, every little bit helps.  Wink/being sarcastic

And no, not all of them were stupid rednecks...  Nuts
 
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RE: Turnout In The 2004 Election Highest In 36 Years

Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:28 am

What's the average turn out in other countries?  Confused
 
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N771AN

Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:30 pm

N771AN: What's the average turn out in other countries?

German federal elections:

1949 78,5 % 1976 90,7 %
1953 86,0 % 1980 88,6 %
1957 87,8 % 1983 89,1 %
1961 87,7 % 1987 84,3 %
1965 86,8 % 1990 77,8 %
1969 86,7 % 1994 79,0 %
1972 91,1 % 1998 82,2 %

(Source: Schongau Online - Wahlen - Infothek - Bundestagswahlen im Überblick)
 
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RE: Turnout In The 2004 Election Highest In 36 Yea

Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:18 pm

Meanwhile, the other 100 million Americans that could've voted have strongly given the federal government NO mandate to tax them, wage useless wars, murder their own citizens, keep the borders porous, not continue to fund useless, meddling federal agencies, etc.

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