***Democratic committee of NY can go to hell. For no less than 2 months they are bombarding my mailbox with flow of nonsense about Rep candidates (“he’s going to jail! he doesn’t care about education!”), printed on poster-size good quality paper with stock background photos of laughing kids (on Dem candidates’ flyers) and stormy skies or scary-looking “torn” quotes from NYTimes (on Rep’s). Where is their famous concern for the environment? I know they hate people – but don’t they love trees?
***This year Dems invented some sort of new sub-party: Women’ Equality Party. I would gladly subscribe – if they would have the sense not to tie themselves to political Left. As it is, they kiss up to Cuomo (Cuomo!) and send around flyers styled after 1970’s red-rrrrrevolutionary campaigns: the hell with them, too. I have had enough discrimination in workplace in the hands of so called Progressives to see thru these shameless lying manipulating hypocrites.
***WordPress promoted a Vote Button with some sort of “electoral tools“. I tried them. Here’s my comment that is awaiting moderation for five days (and there are already published comments after mine – praising WP for their great initiative. But of course, they don’t need moderation.):
This seems like a great idea, especially [see emboldened quote]
“set of resources to help them make a smart, informed decision when it comes who they will vote for. We also want to provide a toolkit so that they can get more information on where to vote, which issues are at stake and of course, after voting occurs, a way to show their pride and encourage others to go get out the vote.”
Unfortunately, none of this can be found at the link I embedded per direction on my Dashboard. It is titled “Voter lookout” and contains trivial information on my polling place (which I have received on a postcard from local Election board 2 months ago) and another menu item called “Voter Resources”, containing (quote): “Information on how to navigate the elections process, including deadlines, Voter ID information, and registration links.”
Again, this is all trivial and could be found on Election board website.
What IS important – the issues at stake, what platforms each candidate stands on and their biographies and record of public voting (if they are already elected officials) – that is non-existent.
Or, maybe, it is simply hidden somewhere and you can give us a direct link for this info?
I tried to explore “Voter Resources” menu; it contains just one sub-title: Voter ID. After standard official info on the subject*, at the bottom of the page there is a link promising “complete voter ID information”. However, when clicked, it links to a pdf Voter Registration Form – which only applies to a first-time voters and is supposed to filled up to 25 days before election (now it’s too late for them, anyway!).
So where is that promised useful tool everyone on this thread are so ecstatic about?
* who must show ID/ forms of ID acceptable/what if a voter can not provide ID
As one other commenter said: “Voting uninformed is no better than not voting at all. Maybe even worse”.
***So, I resolved to make my own research on candidates and issues on the ballot. Looked into 2 candidates for Governor and their administrative colleagues; can’t decide between R and L. Libertarians are better on theoretical values, but lack practical agenda. Reps are to the point, but only on issues they selected – and these are very limited and rather small-scale. Where is Rob Astorino’s position on immigration into the State? Where is his ideas on dealing with Obamacare? At least Libertarian McDermott said clearly – he would work to get it repealed. Besides, as important as the issue seem to Mr. Astorino, promoting “American fatherhood” is not on my list of immediate priorities. On the other hand, purely pragmatically, he has a better chance to defeat appalling Cuomo…I don’t know. Haven’t decided yet; but I have 10 more hrs to do so.
***And – the issues on ballot; read here. Note the piquant morsel: the Green Party candidate opposes long-overdue switching of congressional communications from paper to electronic form. Who is the Luddite here?
Plus, there are also, apparently, several proposed amendments to State constitution. Mmm…I have to study that first, before I cast the vote.