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I heard somewhere there’s an election on today! Well, thanks to my recent citizenship, I received a mail-in ballot so I am pretty sure the rumours are correct. Odd that I haven’t seen anything on TV 🙂

I filled my card in a couple of weeks ago but Teri will take it to the polling station with her today. Not that I think my vote will count for much – don’t need to count the votes to know that my Presidential candidate certainly didn’t win. I did vote yes on a couple of state Propositions, be interesting to see if they pass. Locally, a friend of the family is standing for a position against an incompetent incumbent who has run a pretty negative campaign; hopefully he will win.

Not sure what channel to watch the events unfold on. Usually Keith Olberman is my choice for these things but I can’t take his over-the-top pro-Obama stance so will look elsewhere, maybe CNN is the best of a bad bunch? BBC America is covering it but I don’t have that here in the apartment.

Or you can watch it all unfold in this widget, handily supplied by Google.

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November 4th, 2008 at 1:00 am

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Politics as Usual

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I don’t know if it’s because I get to vote this time around or if life is just more boring than usual but I’ve taken an extra special interest in this year’s elections. So far I’ve saved you all from my opinions on the current candidates (but I bet you can guess they aren’t pretty) but that may not last. Be warned.

So, yeah, anyway, I voted for the first time today, or rather Teri took my postal ballot in when she voted. So, go me!

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February 5th, 2008 at 9:05 am

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