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3 years 23 weeks ago, 1:44 PM

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What if no one came?

Hypothetically speaking of course, what if there were a major election in this country, and absolutely no one voted? NO ONE?? Is there anything in the Constitution, or even in political law books, that state what would happen in a case like this?

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 2:50 PM

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I honestly dont know

I never really thought about it, I am not sure the founding fathers would have thought of it, after all it was a huge deal to vote when they wrote the constitution and Im not sure that they would ever fathom someone not voting.

3 years 23 weeks ago, 6:48 PM

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The electoral college would still vote and elect the president, just like usual. Now, if the electoral college didn't vote either, then subsection 12 of Article 18, paragraph 4 of the Combined Federal Statutes would apply and the firstborn son of the current president would be held facedown on a belt sander for 13 seconds and the name, address, and email address of the next president will be read from the torn flesh of the right cheek

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3 years 19 weeks ago, 10:00 AM

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I think it would not matter much... The popular vote does not even elect a president anyway...

After that a few people would still show either way and you would get the tyranny of the minority making your choices for you....

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3 years 19 weeks ago, 10:04 AM

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Well, I agree, wouldn't matter anyway, the powers that be would just do what they do now, & screw the average person!!!

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3 years 19 weeks ago, 10:05 AM

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BUT!!!!!

Your not gonna keep me away from the ballot box.

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3 years 19 weeks ago, 10:06 AM

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1999 $1.44 Billion
2000 $1.56 Billion
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3 years 19 weeks ago, 10:11 AM

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Hummmm

I thought Obamma Lamma Ding Dong was going to "severely restrict" the lobbyists & Lobbying effort? Yea, I know, Shut up & wake up Larry???????

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