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SD: Turnout Boosted by Time Off

By Carol D. Leonnig
Some South Dakota officials expects record turnout for this election -- 72 to 75 percent of all registered voters -- which would make it the highest voter participation in four decades. It's due to the historic interest in the McCain-Obama contest, but it also could be helped by a worker-friendly state law. For those who are working long shifts today, state law requires their boss to give them up to 2 hours off to vote -- if you don't have 2 "non-work" hours while the polls are open.

By Washington Post editors  |  November 4, 2008; 6:04 PM ET
Categories:  50 States , B_Blog  
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You are about to elect a President and a legislature who will give you a bigger government and more spending. Your new President will give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, drastically increase the number of H-1B visas, and eliminate E-verify at a time when millions of American Citizens are out of work. Your new Commander in Chief will keep American soldiers in Iraq against your will. Your new Chief Executive will borrow, spend, give away, and waste billions of dollars when the national debt is passing $12 trillion. Against your wishes, your new President helped Bush give $1 trillion to the banks as his parting gift. Your new President voted for the renewal of the Patriot Act. Your new President will take away your guns. Your new President and legislature will continue to take your money and give it to someone else. No matter how much you object, neither Public Servant Number One nor the legislature will listen and will continue to implement their own agenda. It doesn't matter if it's Democrat or Republican.

You are responsible for what you're going to get so, no whining later.

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