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Mon Mar 13, 2017, 03:56 PM

More people fill out NCAA brackets than actually vote

Source: Fox Sports

Here’s one thing millions of Americans can agree on: March Madness is fun, especially when there’s a little money on the line.

So fun, in fact, that more people will fill out NCAA Tournament brackets this week than voted for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election.


Read more: http://www.foxsports.com/san-diego/story/more-people-fill-out-ncaa-brackets-than-actually-vote-031317



The rest of the article was about gambling, so I refrained from including it, but feel free to check out the link if pure interested.

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Reply More people fill out NCAA brackets than actually vote (Original post)
Calista241 Mar 2017 OP
House of Roberts Mar 2017 #1
JDC Mar 2017 #2
Heddi Mar 2017 #3
maxsolomon Mar 2017 #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2017 #7
csziggy Mar 2017 #9
WilmywoodNCparalegal Mar 2017 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2017 #8
kacekwl Mar 2017 #6
onenote Mar 2017 #10
Calista241 Mar 2017 #12
onenote Mar 2017 #13
RussBLib Mar 2017 #11
Verbose Matthias Mar 2017 #14
SansACause Mar 2017 #15

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:23 PM

1. Yeah but they can do it online at their job,

when they're supposed to be working.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:52 PM

2. I filled out 5. But to be fair, they bussed me in

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:13 PM

3. Yes, but they can do it at home, in their leisure, at 3am if they want

They don't have to take off work early, or leave mid-day, or even ask for the time off. They don't have to stand in long lines and show 87 forms of identification. They don't have to waste time at the DMV getting said identification at a cost.

Makes sense to me

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:16 PM

4. My stepson could have voted by mail

He whined about having to get a stamp.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:58 PM

7. I understand his whining

postage should be free for ballots and tax returns.

I refused, so I burned half a gallon of gasoline to drop off the ballots at the city clerk's office. That'll show'em.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 06:06 PM

9. Postage should also be free to write to our elected representatives

Now, they can mail crap to us for free - it should be the other way around.

I agree - it should be free to mail ballots and tax returns.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:23 PM

5. I was an immigrant and

Filled out plenty of brackets, de rigueur since I went to college in the state of NC and I'm a fervent Duke fan.

Couldn't vote until I became a US citizen in September 2016. While this is a sad stat, keep in mind that non-citizens and those below voting age can fill brackets but can't vote. You can also fill unlimited numbers of brackets.

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Response to WilmywoodNCparalegal (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:59 PM

8. You can fill out an unlimited number of ballots, too, ...

... according to Trump.

Congratulations on citizenship.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:45 PM

6. One day while they are watching the playoffs the

screen will go blank and then comrade trump will appear on screen and then it will be too late to vote. I'm all for having fun but priorities folks, priorities.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 06:12 PM

10. Bullshit.

Approximately 70 million brackets will be filled out. But many people fill out more than one bracket, so the actual number of people filling out brackets is probably around 50 million. And that includes some number of people who are ineligible to vote.

Meanwhile, around 130 million people cast ballots in the 2016 election.

http://fortune.com/2016/03/14/bets-ncaa-march-madness/

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Response to onenote (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 06:26 PM

12. I suspect it was a creative use of the word "or" that the author exploited.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 06:53 PM

13. And even that wouldn't be true

The number of voting age individuals filling out brackets is almost certainly less than the 60 million people plus people that voted for trump or the even larger number that voted for Clinton.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 06:25 PM

11. sounds like another attempt to delegitimize our elections

something FOX does well. Fake news. Fake sports. Demoralization.

I have to say I have never filled one out. I used to be a sports fanatic when I was a kid (the San Francisco Giants baseball team, to be exact) but I shook it off in high school.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 05:04 AM

14. Well, it IS from FOX, So.....

 

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 09:14 AM

15. There should be a general ban on FOX News stories at DU.

People might actually start believing what's in those "stories." Ignoring things like people filling out multiple NCAA brackets.

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