What if the whole world could vote in the U.S. presidential election?

Discussion in 'Elections' started by Mel Brennan, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Baltimore
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    Paris Saint Germain FC
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    United States
    here; participate.

    A few nations:

    Poland - Kerry by 29%
    Costa Rica - Kerry by 81%
    El Salvador - Kerry by 45%
    Israel - Kerry by 15%
    Japan - Kerry by 77%
    Canada - Kerry by 79%
    UK - Kerry by 81%
    China - Kerry by 61%
    Mexico - Kerry by 83%


    Liechtenstein - Bush by 11%
    North Korea - dead heat
     
  2. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    First off, the type of people who would vote on that site in the first place are the type of people who aren't likely to vote for Bush anyway (note that one of the entries is "Palestinian Territory, Occupied"; also note that among people who claim to be residents of the US, Kerry is winning 75%-24%, which not even the most die-hard Dem thinks will happen in a week).

    Second, the site allows anyone to claim they're from whatever country they want. 49 votes are registered from Pitcairn Island--according to the CIA World Factbook, the entire population of the island is "less than 50", and seeing as how there is only one telephone line on the island and possibly no internet access I doubt that every man, woman, and child on the island voted; what happened was that a bunch of people claimed to be from there, due to the recent worldwide media attention it's received because of several of its governmental leaders being brought up on pedophilia charges--also, about 300 votes are registered from Antarctica. For that matter, I don't believe that average citizens in North Korea are allowed internet access, altho I could be wrong. Also check out the results from Niger.

    In other words, Mel, that site's the stupidest fvcking thing I've ever seen, and if you posted that as anything other than a joke it's the stupidest thing that's been posted on the Politics board in a long time (which is saying quite a bit).
     
  3. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
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    Arsenal FC
    I voted for Dubya and said I was from Tuvalu but he's still losing 66% to 33%.
     
  4. Attacking Minded

    Attacking Minded New Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Should Europe use sanctions to change American foreign policy?
     
  5. Zamphyr

    Zamphyr Member

    Mar 31, 2003
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    United States
    Gah, they can't even run a fake election site right.

    If the whole world could vote, we'd wind up with Nader at best, some further left nut job I've never heard of at worst.

    While Kerry may look appealing to the average third world dictator, he's far too conservative for Europeans.
     
  6. VFish

    VFish Member+

    Jan 7, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    United States John Kerry by 51% (24% vs. 75%) :D

    And apparently Finland takes this much too seriously.
     
  7. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
    USA
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    Well, for one thing, we'd all be praising Allah five times a day.
     
  8. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    No, there are more Christians in the world than Muslims.
     
  9. Yankee_Blue

    Yankee_Blue New Member

    Aug 28, 2001
    New Orleans area
    But when I'm elected I have a plan...
     
  10. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Don't let facts get in the way of Ian, you cannot expect him to change course at this late moment...
     
  11. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Baltimore
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    No, he values in Bush "staying the course," so we should expect no less from him, that's true.

    Stay the course. Right off the cliff. At least you'll be known for your commitment and consistency.
     
  12. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
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  13. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    This idea is pointless. People voting on that are probably anti-Bush fans who look around for that. It's like going to Texas and asking, "Who's going to be President??" It's stupid. None of those people actually live here and probably don't know what position he is currently has and of what state. They probably don't even know much of plans either, other than the fact that he isn't Bush.
     
  14. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
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    CA Boca Juniors
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    I bet if Diego Maradona runs he gets more votes than Bush and Kerry combined.
     
  15. VFish

    VFish Member+

    Jan 7, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    The Finns obviously take it very serious, they voted in record numbers. So the question we have to ask is... do we want a bunch of Lapland Reindeer herders picking our next President? Personally, I prefer that option to Mel's, where the illegal immigrants decide.
     
  16. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I voted for Bush on it.
     
  17. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    Yeah he would. But I'm sure that there would be a recount if it were Pele v. Maradona. :D
     
  18. VFish

    VFish Member+

    Jan 7, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Right… if I had to guess you were like the rest of us, apathetic voters.
     
  19. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    Well there's a solution that would make everyone happy.


    Send the Bush administration to Niger!
     
  20. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Cocaine and communism, it's a winning combination. :)
     

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