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How not to hold a federal election (I worked the polls) 

@Gemma Words cannot express what a colossal waste of time this election has been. I literally don't understand what we just did.

That's all.

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How not to hold a federal election (I worked the polls) 

@Gemma I registered for the mail-in ballot and had voted weeks before the advance polls. I worked the final day of voting, Sept. 20.

I really don't know what I can say about the harassment I witnessed from supervisors, but I know that this election resulted in pretty much the same portions of those 338 going to the exact same parties. Turnout was a record low. Wait times were long. (cont'd)

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How not to hold a federal election (I worked the polls) 

@Gemma Our last federal election was in 2019. The Prime Minister called a snap election at the end of summer. Two years early. Our very first federal pandemic election.

Elections Canada did not promote mail-in ballots sufficiently. The deadline to register for mailing in your ballot was Sept. 14. Many voters did not even know that was an option. Advance polls were Sept. 10-13. (cont'd)

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How not to hold a federal election (I worked the polls) 

@Gemma Thirty days is not very much time to hold ralllies and go door-to-door. In the U.S., you typically have a couple of years to learn about your candidates and parties (and spill tea on them).

We have 338 ridings across the nation, and we use a first-past-the-post system that is honestly abhorrent from a mathematical and ethical perspective but that's another story. (cont'd)

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How not to hold a federal election (I worked the polls) 

This election has been such a bloody mess. I don't even know where to start.

For those outside Canada: we have a parliamentary system. We don't hold a federal election every four years on the dot. That's usually the practice, but the Prime Minister has the power to just dissolve Parliament and call a snap election whenever it suits them.

Our campaigning period is extremely short, lasting about 30 days. (cont'd)

Trying to stay reasonably positive while my co-host is struggling with psychosis. Ensuring he's as stable as possible and getting his needs met is really important right now, even if it means I don't leave our bedroom for a few days.

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cringey tv trope 

that hollywood thing when someone blurts out "I love you" and is, like, did I just say that, and the other person is, like, *shocked* and *flustered* (and it's a whole other thing when it turns out they're "not on the same page") and literally everyone who happened to be around gasps as if it were a straight up proposal or something. what?

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the feeling of randomly understanding a word in another language hehe

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#BREAKING election night results: one of the building cats has wandered by for the second time.

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The existence of pet peeves implies the existence of wild peeves

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me: noo you have to have conservation of detail. you can't have things show up if they're not going to be significant later. events in the narrative have to serve the needs of the plot... please....

tolkien: and here's my oc. he has no bearing on the plot whatsoever. he likes singing and is married to a tree :)

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Germany but all the place names are translated so they sound like place names in England

So cursed

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imagining a guy who suffers fools gladly. he'd be like 'hell yes. this whips' while suffering a fool. hateful

COVID-19 in B.C. 

In a turn no one could have seen coming, deaths quintupled

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this lighter says "keep away from flammable materials". what the hell are you supposed to do with it, then

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nonsense 

the existence of nonsense also implies the existence of ouisense

The shipping wars 

I don't have words. What

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how come in school they dont teach you the way of the blade? i want classes on income tax and how to cut my enemy down in one swift blow 😤

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