Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    Presidential elections people turn out for.

    Mid-terms and local elections get snubbed, and thus only the hard-liners(of whatever party) get represented.

    Florida’s latest midterm primary had a 20% turnout. What was yours like?

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 4 days ago

    Try not beating on a cop.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 4 days ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    Back when I was an election judge, there was often a 5-10 minute wait to vote at a voting both during election years. Tables were set up so people to opt for a faster but less private voting option. There was absolutely no waiting during the mid-term elections. The election judges were encouraged to bring something to keep them occupied when there were no voters (aka the majority of the day).

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, 4 days ago

    ..because it’s worked out so well for them so far! Vote for more of the same!!!

  5. John Locke

    John Locke said, 4 days ago

    I’ve an idea, Ted. If blacks vote 93 percent democrat and it gets them nothing, maybe they should try voting republican. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting something different is not smart (or sane).

  6. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, 4 days ago

    Local elections are so poorly communicated it’s a wonder that people know sometimes who they are voting for or if they even know when to vote.

  7. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, 4 days ago

    NebulousRikulai: Florida has closed primaries; reeaaally closed primaries. If there is a write-in candidate, even if there’s no other candidate that will be on the ballot, the primary is closed to other parties. And as usual in this Republican-dominated state, one of the candidates will get someone to become a write-in candidate. After the primary, the write-in candiate drops out. Democrats don’t even get a chance to vote for the lesser evil.

  8. John Locke

    John Locke said, 4 days ago

    @AgentSmith101

    Don’t citizens have some responsibility to inform themselves? Blaming poor communication for poor citizenship is merely blame shifting.

  9. Ivan Araque

    Ivan Araque GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    No, voting Republican is going to solve it… oh wait (I love your work, Ted, but it’s between a rock and a hard place) :)

  10. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 4 days ago

    Is there any hope at all for a part of the electorate that votes for a party that has Al Sharpton as an advisor and participant? Hardly.

  11. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 days ago

    I wanted to quote Emma Goldman, but it appears what she really said doesn’t quite match the quote attributed to her. So I’ll stick with a quote from the rabid liberal Wilton D. Alston on the leftwing Lew Rockwell website: ‘Voting – and I’m talking here about national-level elections for public office, but similar logic is available, if less applicable, at other levels – is a waste of time. Shaffer’s suggestion that one is better served doing a thorough examination of his navel lint was overly kind.’

  12. pearlsarefuzzy

    pearlsarefuzzy said, 4 days ago

    My husband and I voted in the primary in Michigan a few weeks back. We were there at 5:30 PM and we were the 34th and 35th voters respectively. We live in a very conservative district and our votes for Democrats (often only one candidate on the ballot) didn’t count for much, but at least we made the effort.

  13. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @AgentSmith101

    Well, there is a way to solve that problem. The people running for office in your area have web sites. Each of them has a little button you select to indicate that you are interested in volunteering. And, there is someone sitting in an office waiting for you to push that button. You will be given a list of people to call, or to go talk to at their home. If that’s too much effort, send some money, so more people can be paid to get the word out. These campaigns are doing their best, those people work 16 hour days, but there isn’t enough money to hire enough people or buy enough ads to get the word out to hundreds of thousands of people, unless you have Koch brothers backing you. Which is why people vote against their own best interests because they get lied to by people who can afford to broadcast lies often enough to make people believe them.

  14. Anarcissie

    Anarcissie said, 4 days ago

    @John Locke

    Well, there’s such a thing as less than nothing. We have a conservative party and a reactionary party, which doesn’t leave the dissatisfied a lot to choose between.

  15. dchavers

    dchavers said, 4 days ago

    @John Locke

    Try voting Republican?!?! Are you insane?

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