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A Haiku - Voters

Updated on November 23, 2012

If only 49% vote, who wins?

Who really counts in politics?
Who really counts in politics? | Source

Much to-do about you...and me!

The politicians

Are on their march and "stump talks."

So are all the rest.

The stakes are high now.

It's sink or swim time for them.

Politicos, too.

They do not matter.

For all their blather and strut,

We decide their fate!

Go Vote! Go vote! Go!

One election promise keep!

To vote the winners!

"Top Dog" "Underdog"

Those titles are meaningless.

"Top vote-getter" is.

Come see the truth. Where?

In the voting booth right there.

Where we decide all.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

Getting out the vote....

Will you encourage someone else to vote and also vote?

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    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      The time to examine the voting system is ANYTIME. Our problem? The authorities charged with investigating it are all in some regard products of the current system.

      I agree with another Hubber, we need publicly financed elections, term limits, and an end to corporate "personhood."

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      this is timely for me...election in the Philippines is coming...

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      The plus of having the popular vote decide is this: every vote in every state would count (whereas now it's winner take all in the Electoral College, and in some states that means the losers' votes are not represented. The danger in doing away with the Electoral College is the possibility of a bogus "October Surprise" throwing off the popular vote with no recourse other than impeachment of the winner, if the winner was responsible. If the winner is not responsible, but would not have won without the bogus action of someone else, the Electoral College is the only present remedy.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Great haiku! Just my opinion, We should do away with the political college. The president should be elected by pure majority.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Okay, okay, you convinced me.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      What a practical way to use the Haiku, very effective. I suppose the voting issue is a matter of put up or shut up, if you do not vote you deserve what you get.

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Interesting way to encourage voting!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      By the way: I just added this one and only bumper sticker to my car: "Take Back Your Country - PEROT '92" HIndsight is always 20/20 and his 45-cents addition to the gasoline tax to go toward the National Debt in 1993 is looking like small change now! Character assassination was part of that campaign, too, by both Democrats and Republicans. It might have been.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I encourage everyone to vote. Let the law sort out and punish the cheaters. So far, I haven't heard of that happening. If it did, that would be an "October Surprise" alright! The unimpeachable "October Surprise" would be for the current president to take some military action at the last moment. That's not out of the question either.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I will be voting in November. I encourage my family to vote also. I don't push others to vote, but I do give an occasional nudge!:)

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Quite a political haiku....i will love to vote for this one rather then in real


      all votes and passing it on.

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      Rod Martin Jr 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Nice sentiment. I love the idea of voting.

      However, witnessing videos of voting fraud where the GOP elite and Romney campaign cheated, stuffed ballots, changed votes, ignored votes, had chairpersons arrested without cause and even one assaulted (requiring a visit to the hospital), I'm disgusted with the process.

      And come to find out that the electronic voting machines are vulnerable and that some have had major flaws or fraudulent tampering, I'm dismayed that votes made will mean nothing if the powers-that-be determine the results before the votes are ever cast.

      What if 90% vote for a candidate, but they lose? Those who count the votes have the control. But also, those who determine the candidates also have the control, and in America the Corporate Party rules.

      I'm still going to vote for Ron Paul, despite the cheating and the rigged voting machines. I love my country... just not the current government which is being dismantled by Congress, president and Supreme Court... a little bit at a time.