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Fifty percent still haven’t voted

Fifty percent still haven’t voted

According to staff at the elections office presidential election years have higher voter participation in Coos County (and elsewhere) and 62% or 22,300 of 36,000 registered voters cast their ballots in 2008. As of Friday, just 9,515 and because it appears the voter count has dropped to about 33,400 since 2008 we can anticipate 20,700 total ballots which means more than 11,000 will flood the clerks office by 8PM tomorrow night.

It is crunch time. If you haven’t voted please do so now and encourage your friends, coworkers and neighbors to drop their ballots off at the nearest drop site to be sure they get in in time. Reject the high dollar ad campaigns funded in part by for profit special interests and choose candidates, especially in the commissioners races, who are supported by working class citizens and have the common sense to run a thrifty campaign.

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8 Responses to "Fifty percent still haven’t voted"

  1. Rickey Wiley  May 15, 2012 at 6:33 AM

    I would like to say thank you to all that has or will vote in this election.
    Rickey Wiley

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    magix  May 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Another 2,045 votes were logged in today bringing the total to 11,560. Maybe the outright saturation of campaign ads and signs has actually turned voters off or 8,500 are still undecided and will deliver their ballots at the last minute tomorrow

  3. themguys  May 14, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    “working class
    The socioeconomic class consisting of people who work for wages, especially low wages, including unskilled and semiskilled laborers and their families.”

    See Al? I was right.

    You’re very welcome.

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    magix  May 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    I would have to agree that Al is working class, like most of us. For the generally accepted definition of “working class” go here

  5. RUGullible  May 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Would you consider ORC and Jordan Cove and the Cokewell tribe to be Special Interest groups? I do. Each has a special reason to assure that Main and Sanne are not elected. I is one of them there working class.

  6. AL  May 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    That response might be one of the more intelligent ones I’ve see you post here, Themguys. It’s boorish, immature and unprofessional, but at least it’s lucid. Maybe you can somehow mold this into a campaign slogan for your Home Rule pitch. Gotta go – I’m working today.

  7. themguys  May 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    I just love it when Al and his buddies come on here waving their -ahem – fingers about telling M what to do, don’t you other posters? Like Al has some kind of authority to order others to do his bidding. Al? Your questions show how little you understand about working folks.

    But then, we all saw you hide behind Freds’ skirt when you faced them and they began to question your BS. Member Little Al? We do.

    Working folks work for their money, not suck thousands of Other People’s Money because your business “professionalism” doesn’t pan out into profits, otherwise you wouldn’t need their hard earned tax dollars to pay for your private business upgrades. Suck this Al.

  8. AL  May 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    So you propose that the candidates with the least amount of money get people’s votes? I would like to suggest that people vote for the candidates who are the most qualified to manage the county. And I would greatly appreciate you explaining to your readers what you mean by “special interest groups.” For example, as a resident of Coos Bay – or any other resident for that matter – what might we expect to personally gain from supporting one candidate over another? If a candidate garners 5,000 votes that adds up to a lot of favors if your accusations are correct. And what is your definition of “working class”? I define “working class” as all us who work for a living.


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