Election Day Videos Say Vote

It’s election day here in the US, as polls open at 6am and television news analysts start hyperventilating all over their new touchscreens as they surf the internet on camera so you can watch YouTube with them and they’ll feel less alone and alienated by the internet.

Hey now! You can watch this absolutely bananas piece of PSA on YouTube with me and John Leguizamo right now! I think this is from the 90s but I confess, my MTV/Rock the Vote years get all mashed up in my head.

If you’re in the US and you’re a registered voter, please get your vote on. Now back to your regularly scheduled romance novel-centric programming!

 

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  1. 1
    Kathy says:

    I loooove John Leguizamo!

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    Kristin says:

    The best Rock The Vote video out there!

  3. 3
    Kristin says:

    The best Rock The Vote video out there!

  4. 4
    Kristin says:

    The best Rock The Vote video out there!

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    India says:

    Your vote—USE IT OR LOSE IT!  And don’t tell me “there’s no one to vote for.”  There is always someone to vote AGAINST.  My spaniel Harry—age 10—has been to the polls more times than the average adult American citizen, as he started going with me when he was six months old.  When I mentioned this recently, someone asked what they said at the polling place when I brought a dog in.  Well, what they say is, “Hi, Harry!” (PS—the first time he was there, someone had brought doughnuts…Harry is still hoping for more doughnuts….)

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    Donna says:

    India, you & Harry rock! I used to hang a picture outside of my cubicle of the line to vote in the first elections in South Africa after apartheid. A mile long line in the hot sun full of people who had WALKED HOURS OR DAYS to exercise their right to vote. Underneath I wrote “…and you didn’t go to vote because it’s cold?”

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    MelB says:

    India, Harry and Donna, you rock the awesomeness!! I vote loud and proud, celebrating 22 years as a voter. I tell all the women I know, they used to lock us in mental institutions for thinking we had the right to vote like men. This country is 234 years old and we women have only had the right to vote for 90 years. That’s 144 years to make up for.

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    Tiblet says:

    Went and voted about 6:30 this morning. I exercise this right every single election we have. I’m one of those people who believe if you don’t vote, you don’t get the right to b***h about how things are being handled. I don’t care who you vote for or against, but get out there and vote!

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    Grace says:

    We lived across the street from the elementary school when I was small.  My parents were always first in line to vote.  After school, we sat on the porch and watched the line that went down the sidewalk and around.  Voting went on until the polls closed.

    Now, I live down the street from the same school and it takes me less than a minute to vote, because there are no lines and almost no people.  Times have changed.

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    quichepup says:

    I just got home from voting.

    And don’t tell me “there’s no one to vote for.”  There is always someone to vote AGAINST.

    I admit to doing this. We’re choosing a new governor and this is the first time the 2 major candidates are both women. As awesome as that is, I still voted against one candidate as much as I voted for the other.

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    orangehands says:

    MelB: Some women didn’t get the vote until about fifty years ago.

    I still haven’t voted for someone I love, but I vote against people all the time. :)

    I remember in 2008 they had a lot of great Rock the Vote videos. Some were actually for-Obama videos, but a lot of them were general “just vote” videos.

    And the best news, the freakin constant phone calls telling me to vote for so-and-so will finally stop. I was getting about twenty a day, on average. Sheesh.

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    Elise Logan says:

    Oh, my happiness. This video makes me all kinds of tingly.

    I’m a political scientist in my day job. I vote. We actually voted early this year because both DH and I were going to be out of town. We took Munchkin with us. I harangue my classes to vote. I actually give them extra credit for registering to vote (if they are not eligible, I give them an alternate assignment).

    Hooray!!!

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