9 response to "Bike the vote"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: October 22, 2020

    I bike the vote and I vote the bike. In fact, I just got a notice from MY County saying my voting record is “Above Average.” If “above average” means “you vote in every single election no matter how big or how small,” then YES I AM ABOVE AVERAGE. Minnesota has the highest voting percentage in the country and they are really promoting that among the electorate this year.

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters looks legit — not like those California Republican Party ballot boxes I read about in the news.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 23, 2020

      Yeah, those bogus boxes add another whole layer of weirdness to the proceedings. Plus, at least one real ballot box was set afire. There’s a legit ballot box just a couple of blocks away at our nearby branch of the library, but I decided to pedal across town to the county Registrar’s office, where staffers babysit the box (and there’s also a drive-thru station for collecting ballots) and a security guard also keeps watch on everything. Am I the only one to realize we never had these kinds of issues with voting prior to this administration stirring up trouble?

      • By: NancyG Posted: October 23, 2020

        No, you are not the only one ;’-(.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: October 22, 2020

    Scrolling down on your web page to the Bicycling article . . . . . interesting and informative and communicates very well what she was ‘trying’ to say in the first place.
    Thanks for posting that.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 23, 2020

      I was quite pleased to see Stephanie’s piece in Bicycling magazine, so I had to make a link. For those who might have forgotten (or weren’t around), she’s the one who a few years ago quite innocently triggered crazyguy Neil’s racist rants, which in turn led to a mass exodus of folks from his site and the founding of this site.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: October 23, 2020

    Voting is compulsory here and they’ll send you a fine if you don’t vote. Also we don’t vote for our Leader (prime minister=president) but a party who can change them anytime. This election could be interesting. My turn to deal with bushfires soon.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 23, 2020

      Right. Our bicameral legislative branch makes it a little more complicated, but if we had a system more like Oz, UK, etc, the fact that as a result of the 2018 mid-term elections the Democrats have held more seats than the Republicans (House of Representatives seats plus Senate seats) means our President would have come from the Democratic Party rather than the Republican Party for the last two years. If only.

      Meanwhile, good luck with bushfires. We had another incident on “our” hill a few nights ago (while I was in Virginia, but my ace support crew was on hand) when a smoldering tree trunk burst into flames and fire started spreading. Now we’re about to go under another “red flag” fire warning due to conditions of heat, humidity, and wind, with possibility of another “public safety” power shutdown. Perhaps it will rain again some day.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: October 25, 2020

    Wish I could cast my vote. But at some point I decided voting in the country where I live makes more sense hence my German citizenship.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: October 26, 2020

      Does Germany not recognise dual citizenship? I guess I would think that most places in Europe would, since there are so many nationalities so close together. These days America tends to look the other way if you continue to file tax returns….

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