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Jesse Ventura


Born
in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The United States
July 15, 1951

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Jesse Ventura is an American politician, actor, author, veteran, and former professional wrestler who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.

Ventura served as a U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team member during the Vietnam War. He had a long tenure in the World Wrestling Federation, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.

In 1951, James George Janos, later known as Jesse "The Body" Ventura, was born in Minneapolis to George and Bernice Janos. Janos joined the U.S. Navy and spent time in the Vietnam War. He was briefly a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. Janos developed a rigorous workout routine, and his newly muscular physique attracted the attention of famous Midwest wrestling promoter Bob Geigel. He began wres
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“Remember something, if you will, about voting: Voting is not a horse race, you're not going there thinking "Gee, I gotta pick the winner so I can brag to my friends 'Oh, I picked so-and-so and he or she won'". Voting is voting your heart and voting your conscience and when you've done that, don't ever, EVER let a Democrat or Republican tell you that you've wasted your vote because the fact is, if you DON'T vote your heart and conscience then you HAVE wasted your vote.”
Jesse Ventura

“I have an idea about voting, how about on every ballot we include "None of the above". People may laugh at that, but what that is, it is a vote of no confidence in your government and I'm willing to bet that in some elections, 'None of the Above' would win. Imagine if you won the election but lost to 'None of the Above'. Wouldn't that make you re-think your positions?”
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Who would you like to see win the 2020 United States presidential election?

 
  65 votes 16.9%

 
  62 votes 16.1%

Michelle Obama
 
  42 votes 10.9%

 
  24 votes 6.3%

 
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  18 votes 4.7%

 
  17 votes 4.4%

Beto O’Rourke
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  17 votes 4.4%

None Of The Names On This List
 
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  3 votes 0.8%

Joe Kennedy
 
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Don't Care
 
  3 votes 0.8%

Aragon (write-in)
 
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Hermione for President (write-in)
 
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Will Smith
 
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Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio (write-in)
 
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Mike Pence
Mike Pence (write-in)
 
  2 votes 0.5%

Andrew Cuomo
 
  1 vote 0.3%

Tammi Stefano
 
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Bill Weld
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Adam Kokesh
Adam Kokesh (write-in)
 
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Arya Stark
 
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Almost anyone currently running except Trump. He is a maniac and is suffering from either early or mid stage dementia or FTD. This is on top of his psychological problems; narcissistic personality disorder at the top of that list. I would love to see a woman president if one is truly qualified. I'm not thrilled with any of the current candidates. I have voted however on the one I think might be able to bring the country back from the brink of being a dictatorship. I think the two party system needs to be eliminated along with the Electoral College. It was originally insitituted in and was an elitist tool since most of the population wasn't deemed educated enough to make a valid choice. America was born our of revolution. May be time for another one. (write-in)
 
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