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Posted by: Melissa
November 04, 2008, 04:35 AM

Today is Election Day in the US, and we'd like to remind you, along with The HP Alliance, to Wizard Rock the VOTE! Get out there and vote, no matter who you are voting for. It matters in and outside America, and it will affect the course of the world.

Here are a couple of links to help:

Google makes it easy to find your polling place and registration information at

If you aren't registered, but live in Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, or Wisconsin, you can register at the polls on the day of the election (TODAY): click here for more on polling places and other voting info.

You can research the ballot initiatives going on in your state here.

Remember that your vote is important and don't let anyone get between you and your choice!

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“Real Americans”? Really I guess if you’re from a “blue state” then your in the pretend American part of the country (or un-American), huh? The Obama/Biden campaign is no less American than the McCain/Palin ticket. The blue states are no less American than the red. And, if you’ve listened at all to Obama, we’re not the red states or the blue states, we’re the United States.
(sorry, mods, you can delete if you want).

Posted by bushybrownhairedknowitall on November 04, 2008, 08:33 PM report to moderator
Moody One

I voted for McCain-Palin. I’m a Republican! I vote my heart. I don’t judge anyone for their political views. It’s a free country. Just vote. It’s your choice. Just don’t complain about this article. You don’t have to read it. That raises a question tho. Why read it if you don’t think it’s relevant? To complain about it I think.

Posted by Moody One on November 04, 2008, 09:09 PM report to moderator
Claire It’s your choice to vote or not. It’s your choice to read the article or not. It’s totally relevant because we are beings on this planet and we’re all connected. Also, I think it’s well established that Potter isn’t just for “kids” or loved just by “kids”. Many of the fans have grown up with Potter and now are old enough to vote.
Posted by Claire on November 04, 2008, 09:48 PM report to moderator

i hope the BEST MAN wins.. idc which one wins as long as good change come…. plus they are both american because theya re both born here… plus i do find it cute that barack obama read hp with his daughter

Posted by brittany on November 04, 2008, 10:17 PM report to moderator


“You’re naive if you think the subprime mortgage crisis suddenly happened in the last 2 years.”

“Both democrats and Republicans stood on the sidelines”

Nope. McCain and other Republicans introduced legislation in 2005 aka Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005 in order to curb the Fannie Mae and Mac debacle introduced by Barney Frank and others. The Democratic congress opposed passing the legislation.

Posted by devilinthebluedress on November 04, 2008, 10:24 PM report to moderator

Devilinabluedress, You mean the Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005 that was killed by the Members of the
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in May 2005? The That’s right. It never made it to the senate floor for a vote. But it wouldn’t have mattered anyways because that was the 109th congress, which was Republican. Also, Shelby, not Dodd, was the chairman of that committee at the time: a Republican.

Posted by mollywobble on November 04, 2008, 10:47 PM report to moderator

Excuse me, it was killed in July 2005, not May.

Posted by mollywobble on November 04, 2008, 10:51 PM report to moderator


Posted by Jordan on November 05, 2008, 12:46 AM report to moderator


Posted by Agahnim on November 05, 2008, 12:50 AM report to moderator

McCain lost the support of a big chunk of America when he picked Sarah Palin…an extreme right, bible bashing…probably thinks Harry Potter books should be banned for teaching Witchcraft…(did you guys forget that video of Palin getting exorcised of witchcraft/demons?)

Posted by NailinPalin on November 05, 2008, 01:27 AM report to moderator

the exorcisem clearly didnt work, because she is still here.

McCain and Palin acted incredibly like voldemort acts. They did their best to divide the nation with their comments about how only people who are republicans are real americans. That is a similer mentality to how voldemort and the deatheaters and those with pureblood mania view people who were muggle born, and to some extend halfblood. yet look at what happened tonight, it was not the republicans that won, it was american taking a step forward, and electing a man who has to deal with hatred and bigottry just because of the color of his skin. the weasleys are probebly the pureist pureblood line in the entire harry potter story that we know of, but because they were not bigotted towards others on the basis of their blood purity, they are blood traitors by the people who speak of real americans… cough, I mean pure blood fanatics.

partriotism won out, true patriotism, which doesnt know color, gender, or party affiliation, becaue I can vouch for the fact that I know many republicans, friends and close family, who voted obama because they saw him as the better canidate. 338 electoral votes is practically unheard of, but he achived it while mccain’s fear monger and palins hate monger crippled them.

and now dumbledores mesasge of love, tolerance, and hope won out in the real world.

Posted by Elder_Swear on November 05, 2008, 01:50 AM report to moderator

Here here…McCain/Palin tried to use fear to scare people to vote for them…they deserved to lose and lose big…which it seems they did!

Posted by NoNeedForAnEpilogue on November 05, 2008, 01:58 AM report to moderator

I think I have the right to complain about the extra four years of war we have suffered. I’m Spanish and it took us four days after the 11-M (for those that don’t remember the assasination by extremists in Atocha Station) to make our choice and change government. Meanwhile petrol price has grown and THAT’S the real detonate of the actual crisis. US government has invested large sums of money in a war that hasnt been profitable. No cheap petrol came this way. THAT’S what the whole thing is about.

Posted by Cruella on November 05, 2008, 04:34 AM report to moderator

by the way, im very excited and hope Obama will make the difference.

Posted by Cruella on November 05, 2008, 04:35 AM report to moderator
Professor Potter

Congratulations to all my American friends here for their vote of change whichever way was voted. It was the most fascinating presidential race i have seen from overseas. I am sure your new president will serve you well on the whole.

Posted by Professor Potter on November 05, 2008, 08:12 AM report to moderator
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