Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs
There isn't one school house across town to vote in and my horse doesn't need to be feed to get me to my polling place.
Are you really arguing that people can't vote because our modern society and technology can't handle the increased load? American Idol processes 70 million votes in 2 hours.
Who exactly is going to withhold those results? They are being leaked out now for political gain.
I get it the public is fat and lazy but fat and lazy doesn't improve by bringing the ice cream cone to their bed every time they want to eat one. Stop making excuses for the lack of voting.
We have an election cycle for a reason, we have an election day for a reason and they are valid.
It has nothing to do with voters being fat and lazy. It has to do with whether the voting system in this country can handle 100% voter participation in one day with no major hiccups. You seem to have a lot of faith that it can, despite obvious evidence to the contrary. I don't share your optimistic appraisal of the situation. I don't get why you're so insistent that voting HAS to take place in one day. Why exactly does it bother you so much?
Please don't tell me you compared American Idol voting with the presidential election. The stakes are quite a bit higher, you know.