Why I won’t vote for Obama

Nathaniel Christopher 2 Comments

Well, I’m an American citizen. I have my passport and everything. But I won’t be voting for Obama… or anybody today. In addition to being a citizen of the States I’m also considered a resident of the State of Indiana for voting purposes. However, I’ve never lived there. It was the last place my father lived so it’s my state of residence by default.  Indiana requires that you actually live there for a month before the election in order to vote, so I won’t be voting. I don’t think it’s an unreasonable rule at all. We expect the same of our voters up here.

Here’s the email I got from the elections people:

Thanks for your message.
The different states determine in their laws whether a person such as yourself who is the child of a resident, but who has never resided in that state themselves, is eligible to register and vote there. Indiana’s Consitution requires that a person be a legal resident of an Indiana precinct for at least 30 days before the election.
Although the Indiana General Assembly has considered an amendment to the Indiana Constitution to permit the children of Indiana voters who have resided overseas (but never resided in Indiana) to vote, this amendment has never been passed by the legislature and submitted to Indiana voters.
As a result, under the facts below, you would not be qualified to register for the November 2008 general election. If you have further questions, please let me know. Thanks again,
Brad King
Indiana Election Division
I am a resident of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, who has been blogging here for nearly 25 years. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and feelings on my own online platform. From 1998 until 2017, I worked as a journalist, and I have posted most of my articles in the 'News' section of this website.


  1. When I say ” the one”. I mean president. Not first black President. I would like to clarify. I am sure some people will have some funny comments about that “gaff”.

  2. I think it is amazing that the United States is going to elect the first Black President. It is a really great time in history and a time many people did not think would happen in their lives.

    It is my feeling that many people that visit this site are Hilary supporters and feel as though she should be the one. I can’t say I disagree with that view point.

    Many people in the United States and the world are inspired by this. It is new and positive energy.

    By the way Nathaniel. The voter registration cut dead line was a week before you got your pass port.

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