Did you vote today?

Did you vote today?

There are 194 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Jan 15, 2008, titled Did you vote today?. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Did you vote today? How was the experience? How many other people did you see? What do think of the candidates? 86239

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allie

Deerfield, IL

#101 Jan 15, 2008
My husband and I voted today, as we do every chance we get, at noon there we were only #51 and 52, not very many voting, I don't get it, isn't that what we're all supposed to do? I mean you can't say anything about what's going on if you don't put your voice out there!
Lacy

United States

#102 Jan 15, 2008
I VOTED!!!!!I think that if you don't VOTE, you can't complain who is running our country! If you VOTE, you have a say, and yes, I will listen to your views! I feel so good after I vote! YEA!!!!
John M

Rockford, MI

#103 Jan 15, 2008
A loyal conservative wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrat voting on the Republican ballot? Thanks for canceling out my vote. I know I should have asked for the Democratic ballot just to cast the vote for Kucinich.
Sir It is still a democracy and he can vote however he chooses, but Just write in George W for another 4 I'm sure that will change too.
Laura

Rockford, MI

#104 Jan 15, 2008
I definately voted. I cannot believe that I saw so few people there in my area. We are fortunate that we have the priveledge to vote. I also believe that we should be teaching our children to do the same and that takes leading by example-voting. I am for a strong President in the military and financially. I want a President who doesn't give more hand outs to those who do not help themselves. We have a couple great candidates. Large turn out in the last election meant everything.

“"Do Right Be Right"”

Since: Nov 07

Rockford Michigan

#106 Jan 15, 2008
Intolerant of Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
You know what? You dont know any of the people on this forum, but yet you come here and start slamming people left and right. If you dont like it in Michigan, then please, leave, and be sure to let the door slam in your face on your way out. You're so upset, but thanks to the great Demi God in Lansing that you voted in, things have certainly not improved!!!
I love Michigan! As a State I am proud to be a citizen as in the General Election we always vote right.

Demi God? Dont you mean Demi Glaze`? Emporer Engler ate his way through our State and its coffers, he sold us out for the promise of his next Muffin!

You cant tell me how big it is and how much I should be enjoying it any longer....

Its not and I aint!

You leave... I am here for the final battle...
dsawyer

Grand Rapids, MI

#105 Jan 15, 2008
I did vote today. It was sad, poor turnout I seen 3 other people here in my district in Spring Lake. Romney is my choice.
John M

Rockford, MI

#107 Jan 15, 2008
Alan from GR wrote:
I voted on the northeast side around noon and I was the only person voting, although one person was coming out as I was going in, and as I left someone was coming in. As I cast the ballot, I noticed on the machine it had registered 318 ballots before me. I've noted the past week how few yard signs there are even among my partisan neighbors, so I expect a low turnout. I like all the major Democrats but I'm really mad that Obama and Edwards stayed away from our ballot, essentially disenfranchising my vote. The national party doesn't have any right to decide when we hold our primary and no right to force the candidates to withdraw from running here. I can't begin to voice how angry I am over this. Still, I couldn't make myself vote for any of the Republicans, who all are too flawed to be president. The GOP has gotten us into the mess we're currently in and as they're all saying essentially the same thing as "W" has said for 8 years, they won't be doing anything different if they're elected. It's time for change. Real change.
I am sure you are not talking about Ron Paul from Texas as talking like George W? Ron Paul is the only candidate actually doing what the Democrats said they would do and that is immediately bring home our troops!
Chris

Broomfield, CO

#108 Jan 15, 2008
Yes I did. There are simply NO excuses for not voting. It is something I take very seriously and I expect everyone else to as well.
John M

Rockford, MI

#109 Jan 15, 2008
I voted this morning about 8 am ish I was the only one in there except for one other guy. I was vote # 42 plainfield twnshp precinct 2. I voted for Ron Paul because all the other candidates just don't "get it". Plus not one has the consistant voting record of Ron Paul, and that is consistant to the Constitution, you know the Constitution? That garsh-darn piece of paper George W Bush swore under oath to uphold! Bring back my Republican Party!
Thirdlung

Mililani, HI

#110 Jan 15, 2008
No I did not vote today!!!!!!
I am tired of voting for rich Democrats and Republicans. As far as I am concerned these politicians are all poison! They are more concerned with their pocket books then the welfare of America and the little guy.
If you don't have a lot of money, there is no way a common sense man or women who really cares about this country has a chance to become president of this country.
The other point is that it makes more sense to concentrate on electing good honest people for Congress then it does for the Presidency, since really the President is just a figure head. The fact of the matter is, with the politicians that we have right now running our country, both Democrat and Republicans, I see no way that America will last much longer!
SAD, BUT TRUE!
Upset Dem

United States

#111 Jan 15, 2008
I chose not to vote for the first time since I have been of age. When I can't vote for the person of my choice, then I don't feel that my vote will represent my best interests.
scott

Ogden, UT

#112 Jan 15, 2008
I have exercised my right to vote since I was 18.... yet declined to vote today when told I would have to declare my party....I feel that the right to be somewhat private in my vote is being violated. Seems to me it could be on one sheet of paper.
Also... did anyone else notice that even with the junk phone call blockers activated... those pesky politicians calls still get thru?
LL from GR

Westland, MI

#113 Jan 15, 2008
I voted this morning around 7:10 a.m. As far as I could tell, I might have been the second one that voted but there could have been others. It ran smoothly but could have been better.

I always say that if you don't vote, then don't critisize your government officials or what's happening in the U.S. You have more of a voice when you are a registered voter because you HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THINGS.
Punkey Brewster

Denver, CO

#117 Jan 15, 2008
scott wrote:
I have exercised my right to vote since I was 18.... yet declined to vote today when told I would have to declare my party....I feel that the right to be somewhat private in my vote is being violated. Seems to me it could be on one sheet of paper.
Also... did anyone else notice that even with the junk phone call blockers activated... those pesky politicians calls still get thru?
I got rid of my Land Line phone 6 years ago and only have a cell . I never get those phone calls asking to buy , vote or ask my opinion anymore . It is so nice . No need for land lines . Go Broad Band and Cell . So very nice .
Dave and Holly

Hudsonville, MI

#114 Jan 15, 2008
It was sad we voted at 1 PM today and were only number 170 . Everyone is crying we want change and yet no one is getting off the couch to make the change!!!

“"Do Right Be Right"”

Since: Nov 07

Rockford Michigan

#115 Jan 15, 2008
My Husband and I both voted # 266 & # 227 in Spencer Township. This was at 6:20 p.m. and the building and parking lot were filling up as we left, this is a working class Township, so it would be predictable for alot of after 6 voters.

We both voted for Hilary, and did find the process itself abit empty.

Not that we dont want Hilary to be the winner in 08, its just the Michigan primary mess, it leaves you feeling a bit jipped!

I dont have any qualms or fears that my Candidate is the one person who can turn this Country around.

I think she brings brilliance to an office that sorley needs it.

I beleive that with Bill at her side, they will be able to go along way in repairing the worlds view of our Country.

As a mid-lifer I am saddened because my husband and I always dreamed of traveling the world... now not just economics may stand in the way, but how as Americans we will be recieved.

We must all consider the world in the way we vote if we ever wish to explore it safely.

I am sorry about my rant eralier... I broke my leg and cant be involved at the precincts and other events as I would like. So when I came on here, I just lost my mind for a minute.

Sheesh! God sent a flood to help them "get it" LOL did I think my ranting would do anything? LOL

Apologies to the innocents...

laura from rockford

Slinger, WI

#116 Jan 15, 2008
I voted around 4pm and i was number 243 and there was 4 people in front of me. I agree if you don't vote then you should not criticize who is elected into office. So i would recommend that you do vote!!!! I voted for Mit Romney. He is the man for office.
Punkey Brewster

Denver, CO

#118 Jan 15, 2008
Yes , I voted today .
To bad he is not one of the top leaders .
Duncan Hunter is what we need .
Punkey Brewster

Denver, CO

#119 Jan 15, 2008
scott wrote:
I have exercised my right to vote since I was 18.... yet declined to vote today when told I would have to declare my party....I feel that the right to be somewhat private in my vote is being violated. Seems to me it could be on one sheet of paper.
Also... did anyone else notice that even with the junk phone call blockers activated... those pesky politicians calls still get thru?
I got rid of my Land Line 6 years ago. I never have those phones call asking me to buy , donate , vote or give my opinion .
I posted this reply once but someone took it off . Here is the second post.
concerned

United States

#120 Jan 15, 2008
Yes, I voted. Only one person ahead of me in Wyoming. I was #110

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