goop (goop) wrote in thequestionclub,

political etiquette

My cousin sent out a mass email this morning saying "Everybody, don't forget to vote SUCH-AND-SUCH on PROP-SUCH-AND-SUCH [controversial proposition for my state] because it's REALLY important to me and my family!"

It's been grating me all day that he would ask to sway peoples votes in favor of what is important to him, so I'm wondering...

• Is that totally inappropriate or is that common etiquette?
• Do people ask you to vote in their favor on something that is important to them?
• Do you ask people to vote in your favor on something that is important to you?
• Is it only irritating me because I have the opposite view point as his?
• Would you reply? I really want to reply and be snarky but I don't want to be rude to my cousin.
I typed out "No, thank you. I prefer to vote in favor of my own opinions" but don't have the balls to hit send.
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