Talk:2361: Voting

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To current and future readers: Ruth Bader Ginsburg died today. The timing of this comic may even coincide with this fact. 03:54, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Maybe, but Randall has posted tons of election articles before, especially expressing his love for Hillary (and thus dislike for Trump). 04:41, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
I read it as a "just vote, don't even care who you vote for, but vote" thing. Maybe Randall will show his own ideas later (though I can only imagine the one way that he'll lean, having ruled out ruling everyone out) but this is only actually anti-Trump insofar as Trump undeniably courts anti-voting (in his favour), more than pretty much any of the ideological-opposites do (in theirs). Don't read much more into this. 10:36, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
I looked who she is but I'm still unsure how would the comics be related to that. -- Hkmaly (talk) 03:08, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
@Hkmaly RBG was one of nine Supreme Court judges. She, like three others, leaned left ("Progressive"). Four lean right ("Conservative"), and one is centrist. Supreme Court judges hold their office for life. They are nominated by the current U.S. President, who historically nominates judges who lean the way they do. In the US, the Supreme Court, as the "Highest Court in the Land", can effectively overturn legislation or otherwise change society - for example, "Roe v Wade" is the Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal in every State. If you want to change U.S. society to be more like you want, you'll vote for a President who leans your way -- not least because they will take the opportunity to stack the Supreme Court with "your" kind of judge. In early 2016, the majority Republican Senate refused to vote on the Democratic President's nomination because "it was an election year; we'll wait for the next President to be voted in." In late 2020, the majority Republic Senate will apparently fast-track the vote on whomever the Republican President nominates despite the election in less than six weeks. John.Adriaan (talk) 01:42, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

The election isn't two months from now; more like six weeks.

It's also two months away. Not next month, but the one after that. Just, but it is. (I suppose I wouldn't have said this without also deciding I could remind people to sign the posts with the four tildes.) 15:09, 19 September 2020 (UTC) It's also "less than 2 months from the time of the comic's publication" so there's that. 10:52, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

"I will brave mobs of vigilantes armed with pistols, rifles and machine guns, to vote this year, if I have to." "OK, now you're just being ridicu... wait, I take that back." Trump Wants to Station Armed Guards at the 2020 Polls GOP recruits army of poll watchers to fight voter fraud no one can prove exists These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 05:05, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

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And too. 00:34, 21 September 2020 (UTC)