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Despite some problems, Utahns continue to head to the polls

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  • BroJoseph Ogden, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 8:29 p.m.

    Tonight we see the dismantling of the Republican rhetoric and so called "exit polls" and media hype
    Awake in the morning to hear that the so called Christian Conservatives did not reach their goal of a "majority" as they would like. Oppression of the poor and deportation of our neighbours and the desire to own a gun, will not win voters. Republicans have sold jobs, industry and manufacturing to China and now we are held hostage to unemployment and China's economic demand. Eight years selling our country to foreign powers has its price,even in the polls.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Nov. 2, 2010 6:09 p.m.

    I agree with those that encourage voting. What I don't agree with is the length of these mud slinging campaigns, and the amount of money spent on them (3 billion) for a mid term. The media loves it and carresses it for the money, which is nothing more than greed. And they also stir the pot constantly to create the cash infusion that their various networks will do or say anything to get. What a crock! I suppose tommorrow or the next day we will start up the campaigning for the 2012 elections. When is enough- enough? "SICKENING"!

  • wallywombat Bluffdale, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 4:40 p.m.

    George, if that is the way you feel theen please don't complain about anything that is related to the candidates on today's ballot as you chose to accept the outcome no matter what by not voting today.

  • jbarr North Ogden, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 4:24 p.m.

    Voting isn't a big deal?

    How about Freedom? Is that a big deal?

    How about a Republic or Communism?

    If you care about these things then voting IS a VERY BIG DEAL! Go Vote!

  • unaffiliated_person Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 3:57 p.m.

    Not a big deal? Who says it makes no difference? Based upon the number of independents in the local governments, the referendums on the ballot, and the local issues being voted on, it definitely makes a difference. You don't have to vote for the winner, just vote for what you feel is right. If voting is a big waste of time, what is your preferred process for officials? Monarchy? Theocracy?

  • Gracious George West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 2, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    Why is voting such a big deal?

    Voting does not make much of a difference around these parts anyway.

    All of the voting machine glitches and long waits just make it a bigger hassle too.

    To me, it is just a big waste of time.