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2012-11-26 07:37:58 PM

badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .

I guess demanding that the government be more efficient is a silly idea. Maybe more stations or a simpler ballot. I can't wait for Obamacare.


Or even having early voting which increases voter turnout.

You still haven't given a plausible objection to early voting other than getting people not in your tribe to vote early.
 
2012-11-26 07:40:53 PM

badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .

I guess demanding that the government be more efficient is a silly idea. Maybe more stations or a simpler ballot. I can't wait for Obamacare.


Maybe you should read the article again. It's all about Republican officials purposely being inefficient. I guess the solution is to vote the buggers out of office.
 
2012-11-26 07:41:13 PM

badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .

I guess demanding that the government be more efficient is a silly idea. Maybe more stations or a simpler ballot. I can't wait for Obamacare.


Why, again, is encouraging the largest % of the electorate as possible to vote a bad thing?

Not being good for the GOP is not a valid answer.
 
2012-11-26 07:41:19 PM

Rann Xerox: [i78.photobucket.com image 210x195]

"Sherlock Holmes, his bowels constipated."


fav'd.
 
2012-11-26 07:46:51 PM

coeyagi: badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .

I guess demanding that the government be more efficient is a silly idea. Maybe more stations or a simpler ballot. I can't wait for Obamacare.

Or even having early voting which increases voter turnout.

You still haven't given a plausible objection to early voting other than getting people not in your tribe to vote early.


As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."
 
2012-11-26 07:48:17 PM

badhatharry: It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.


So what specifically is so bad about early voting?
 
2012-11-26 07:49:51 PM

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."


Neither is the Republican Party, so by your "logic" maybe we should outlaw the GOP.
 
2012-11-26 07:50:14 PM

badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .

I guess demanding that the government be more efficient is a silly idea. Maybe more stations or a simpler ballot. I can't wait for Obamacare.

Or even having early voting which increases voter turnout.

You still haven't given a plausible objection to early voting other than getting people not in your tribe to vote early.

As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."


And "all voting must take place on a single day" is?
 
2012-11-26 07:50:34 PM

badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .

I guess demanding that the government be more efficient is a silly idea. Maybe more stations or a simpler ballot. I can't wait for Obamacare.

Or even having early voting which increases voter turnout.

You still haven't given a plausible objection to early voting other than getting people not in your tribe to vote early.

As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."


As I might say: "It's not prohibited by the Constitution."

Try again. I'll be getting popcorn...
 
2012-11-26 07:51:10 PM

The Why Not Guy: badhatharry: It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

So what specifically is so bad about early voting?


Other than a form of "It's bad for the GOP", he refuses to answer that question.
 
2012-11-26 07:52:50 PM
Charlie Crist has nothing to lose at this point by dishing on the stuff that the rest of the GOP tried to get him to do. His days were numbered ever since he was a decent enough human being to recognize that as governor of all Floridians, not just Republicans, extending early voting in 2008 was the right thing to do. He's bringing it up now to draw a line in the sand for when he inevitably makes another run for governor in 2014. Only question is whether he switches over to the Dems between now and then or runs as an independent.
 
2012-11-26 07:54:12 PM
Both of you just get an id already
 
2012-11-26 07:54:13 PM

rynthetyn: Charlie Crist has nothing to lose at this point by dishing on the stuff that the rest of the GOP tried to get him to do. His days were numbered ever since he was a decent enough human being to recognize that as governor of all Floridians, not just Republicans, extending early voting in 2008 was the right thing to do. He's bringing it up now to draw a line in the sand for when he inevitably makes another run for governor in 2014. Only question is whether he switches over to the Dems between now and then or runs as an independent.


Speaking of Crist, minus two points on TFA for labeling Crist as a Republican. He is an Independent.
 
2012-11-26 07:54:32 PM

theknuckler_33: badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson:

As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."

And "all voting must take place on a single day" is?


Yes. It's called election day. Article 2 Section 1.
 
2012-11-26 07:56:42 PM

coeyagi: As I might say: "It's not prohibited by the Constitution."


Bonus: The GOP's constant efforts to disenfranchise are.

/I know that you know that already.
//I doubt the trolls do, though.
 
2012-11-26 07:57:27 PM

badhatharry: theknuckler_33: badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson:

As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."

And "all voting must take place on a single day" is?

Yes. It's called election day. Article 2 Section 1.


"The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States."

This still doesn't prohibit casting votes prior to said day. A limiting word such as "just" or "only" might help your cause.
 
2012-11-26 07:58:46 PM

The Why Not Guy: badhatharry: It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

So what specifically is so bad about early voting?


One of my derpy family members tried to justify it to me. To him, the election was supposed to represent a snapshot of what the country wanted to do on November 6th. To him early voting is pretty much tantamount to voter fraud because the dems were stealing people who could've been won over by Romney in those remaining few weeks before the election.
 
2012-11-26 08:00:23 PM

OmniView: Both of you just get an id already


Yes, obviously, when Republicans admit that they're trying to suppress black voting, the solution is to blame people who don't have ID.
 
2012-11-26 08:00:58 PM

badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.


It's pretty interesting watching your brain in action. Here is a clear case of corruption, where the former leader of the Florida Republicans comes out and admits the corruption, and yet your brain creates a reality where you think the alternative to this corruption is that the Democrats would be more corrupt.
 
2012-11-26 08:01:40 PM

CorporatePerson: The Why Not Guy: badhatharry: It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

So what specifically is so bad about early voting?

One of my derpy family members tried to justify it to me. To him, the election was supposed to represent a snapshot of what the country wanted to do on November 6th. To him early voting is pretty much tantamount to voter fraud because the dems were stealing people who could've been won over by Romney in those remaining few weeks before the election.


It's not that derpy of an argument, and I understand their point even if I don't agree, but honestly, shouldn't we adapt to the nature of our society? That people are much busier than we used to be? How does early voting influence one side over the other? And after the third debate, who, other than a handful of drool monkeys, hadn't decided?
 
2012-11-26 08:02:43 PM

badhatharry: theknuckler_33: badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson:

As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."

And "all voting must take place on a single day" is?

Yes. It's called election day. Article 2 Section 1.


Interpreting that to mean early voting is unconstitutional is quite a stretch. In fact, it isn't difficult to imagine why no one has pursued such an argument as your's in order to get early voting tossed out of all states altogether.

In case you ARE having difficulty imagining why that hasn't happened, it is because it doesn't have chance in hell of succeeding.

In other words, you're wrong.

Why is encouraging the most voters from casting a ballot bad again?
 
2012-11-26 08:03:53 PM

coeyagi: badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .

I guess demanding that the government be more efficient is a silly idea. Maybe more stations or a simpler ballot. I can't wait for Obamacare.

Or even having early voting which increases voter turnout.

You still haven't given a plausible objection to early voting other than getting people not in your tribe to vote early.

As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."

As I might say: "It's not prohibited by the Constitution."

Try again. I'll be getting popcorn...


It's not a suggestion.
 
2012-11-26 08:04:10 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: Hey how about a petition to have the feds look into the voter irregularities of this past election?


I would have thought a petition wouldn't be necessary. I cannot imagine why people are not being charged.
 
2012-11-26 08:05:49 PM

badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: coeyagi: badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: CorporatePerson: badhatharry: Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.

For months I had been convincing all my friends and family to vote early, sending them articles about voter suppression laws passed by the GOP and telling them "There's probably gonna be a lot of shennanigans this election day. Might as well vote early and skip all the hassle." I got alot of people to vote early for the first time.

In the leadup to the next election I'm gonna send them articles about how people in Florida had to wait in line sometimes for 3-8 hours just to vote. Why deal with that? Vote as early as possible.

It's not right to have to wait 3-8 hours on election day. That is a problem that needs to be fixed.

If only there was something that could be done to allow people to vote earlier than election day. . .

I guess demanding that the government be more efficient is a silly idea. Maybe more stations or a simpler ballot. I can't wait for Obamacare.

Or even having early voting which increases voter turnout.

You still haven't given a plausible objection to early voting other than getting people not in your tribe to vote early.

As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution."

As I might say: "It's not prohibited by the Constitution."

Try again. I'll be getting popcorn...

It's not a suggestion.


It's not much of an argument either, especially since any constitutional challenge of such would fail.
 
2012-11-26 08:07:13 PM

badhatharry: HighOnCraic: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

As long as everyone was allowed to vote, why would extending early voting be a bad thing for either party?

/Or were you just trying to find some way to spin this as "Dems bad!!!!111!!!"?

Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.


Which is, of course, why early voting in Texas was mainly between 9 am and 4:30 pm. To keep retards from voting, obviously. No sir, the Republicans in Texas weren't trying to keep a certain class of people from voting, no sir.

And stop trolling; it's unbecoming of a young lady.
 
2012-11-26 08:08:34 PM

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution." "Threats or no threats, I've laid bare the coming race war in our big cities."

 
2012-11-26 08:12:21 PM

moralpanic: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

It's pretty interesting watching your brain in action. Here is a clear case of corruption, where the former leader of the Florida Republicans comes out and admits the corruption, and yet your brain creates a reality where you think the alternative to this corruption is that the Democrats would be more corrupt.


I don't see it as corruption. Early voting is a new thing. Democrats want to expand it to be "fair". Republicans want to restrict it to be "fair". They both lie about their motivations. They both just want the most votes That's politics.
 
2012-11-26 08:14:08 PM

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""Martin Luther King Jr. was a world-class adulterer who seduced underage girls and boys and replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration."

 
2012-11-26 08:14:54 PM

badhatharry: moralpanic: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

It's pretty interesting watching your brain in action. Here is a clear case of corruption, where the former leader of the Florida Republicans comes out and admits the corruption, and yet your brain creates a reality where you think the alternative to this corruption is that the Democrats would be more corrupt.

I don't see it as corruption. Early voting is a new thing. Democrats want to expand it to be "fair". Republicans want to restrict it to be "fair". They both lie about their motivations. They both just want the most votes That's politics.


How is increasing overall voter turnout unfair? Use graphs, charts and crayons if you must.
 
2012-11-26 08:15:35 PM

badhatharry:
Democrats like early voting because it gives them more time to coral all their retard voters that can't just show up and vote on election day. That's why Republicans don't like it.


In your world, 8 hrs of waiting was because Democrats didn't want to vote on election day?

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2012-11-26 08:16:04 PM

HighOnCraic: badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution." "If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be."

 
2012-11-26 08:16:50 PM

badhatharry:
I don't see it as corruption. Early voting is a new thing. Democrats want to expand it to be "fair". Republicans want to restrict it to be "fair". They both lie about their motivations. They both just want the most votes That's politics.


It's corruption when the purpose of the restriction was to suppress voters from voting... you know, by forcing them to take a day off work and wait in line for 8 hrs to cast a vote. THAT'S corruption.
 
2012-11-26 08:18:06 PM

badhatharry: moralpanic: badhatharry: And Democrats would like early voting to last 6 months.

It's pretty interesting watching your brain in action. Here is a clear case of corruption, where the former leader of the Florida Republicans comes out and admits the corruption, and yet your brain creates a reality where you think the alternative to this corruption is that the Democrats would be more corrupt.

I don't see it as corruption. Early voting is a new thing. Democrats want to expand it to be "fair". Republicans want to restrict it to be "fair". They both lie about their motivations. They both just want the most votes That's politics.


"I know that the cutting out of the Sunday before Election Day was one of their targets only because that's a big day when the black churches organize themselves," he said.

/They're not trying to be fair.
//And you're not trying to be honest about this.
 
2012-11-26 08:21:44 PM

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""Whether [the 1993 World Trade Center bombing] was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little."

 
2012-11-26 08:23:10 PM

CorporatePerson: One of my derpy family members tried to justify it to me. To him, the election was supposed to represent a snapshot of what the country wanted to do on November 6th. To him early voting is pretty much tantamount to voter fraud because the dems were stealing people who could've been won over by Romney in those remaining few weeks before the election.


But under that logic, isn't is also ensuring that people WON'T be won over by Obama during those last few weeks? The way they make it sound is that only Democrats get to vote early.
 
2012-11-26 08:24:08 PM

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""Gays in San Francisco do not obey the dictates of good sense. These men don't really see a reason to live past their fifties. They are not married, they have no children, and their lives are centered on new sexual partners. They enjoy the attention and pity that comes with being sick."

 
2012-11-26 08:25:24 PM

HighOnCraic: badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution." "Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."

 
2012-11-26 08:28:10 PM

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution." "I miss the closet. Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities."

 
2012-11-26 08:32:42 PM
badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution." "The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders' political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs."
 
2012-11-26 08:34:28 PM
Question:

How big WERE these precincts with 8-9 hour lines? How many machines? Why did they have an 8-hour line to begin with?

/Just for comparison, the precinct I worked had ~750 day-of voters across 1 sign-in, 10 voting booths for a 1 page, double-sided ballot, and 1 tabulator. We had an hour line when we opened, worked that out by 11:00, and then never had a line after that.
 
2012-11-26 08:35:02 PM

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""I am human and I need to be loved, just live everybody else does!"


/Oh wait, wrong thread . . .
 
2012-11-26 08:38:37 PM

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""Contrary to the claims of the supporters of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the sponsors of H.Res. 676, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not improve race relations or enhance freedom. Instead, the forced integration dictated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 increased racial tensions while diminishing individual liberty.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave the federal government unprecedented power over the hiring, employee relations, and customer service practices of every business in the country. The result was a massive violation of the rights of private property and contract, which are the bedrocks of free society. The federal government has no legitimate authority to infringe on the rights of private property owners to use their property as they please and to form (or not form) contracts with terms mutually agreeable to all parties. The rights of all private property owners, even those whose actions decent people find abhorrent, must be respected if we are to maintain a free society."

 
2012-11-26 08:48:40 PM

meyerkev: Question:

How big WERE these precincts with 8-9 hour lines? How many machines? Why did they have an 8-hour line to begin with?

/Just for comparison, the precinct I worked had ~750 day-of voters across 1 sign-in, 10 voting booths for a 1 page, double-sided ballot, and 1 tabulator. We had an hour line when we opened, worked that out by 11:00, and then never had a line after that.


Miami-Dade, where the longest lines were, had an 8 page ballot. The county where I worked as a poll watcher had a four page ballot and it took people about 20-30 minutes to vote the whole thing--it was about a 2 hour wait all day with a half dozen people handling check-in and, after they brought in more booths to try to speed things up, 40 booths. If you're talking an 8 page ballot and a place that doesn't have room for more than a couple dozen booths, it's going to take a long time.
 
2012-11-26 08:51:35 PM
I'd like to see the NAACP and AARP join in a civil RICO lawsuit charging the Republican party with a multi-state conspiracy to deny their members' right to vote. All those Republican state legislators who voted for these measures could be unindicted co-conspirators.
Putting some of these Republican operatives on the stand would be Must Watch TV.
 
2012-11-26 08:53:44 PM

HighOnCraic: [healthyinfluence.com image 525x393]

Unavailable for comment.
Probably because he's so shocked.


Surprised I had to scroll so far down to find that.

/first thought

meyerkev: Question:

How big WERE these precincts with 8-9 hour lines? How many machines? Why did they have an 8-hour line to begin with?

/Just for comparison, the precinct I worked had ~750 day-of voters across 1 sign-in, 10 voting booths for a 1 page, double-sided ballot, and 1 tabulator. We had an hour line when we opened, worked that out by 11:00, and then never had a line after that.


Not entirely sure, but it's kind of damning in either case. Either it was understaffed for too many people, or the precinct lines were cut really, really badly. Probably not on purpose, no sirree.

I worked (outside of, handing out lit and answering questions) a polling place in a mainly working class generally safe Dem precinct. Actually, two precincts, in one building. 2 hour wait. 1 1/2 hours at similar precincts my friends were at, pretty much all day. The SO forgot to change his address so had to go to his upper middle class pretty damn white suburban town to vote during what is usually a rush hour time for voting statewide (our breaks where I was were scheduled around it). He got out in 15 minutes. No one except the people at the front of the line at 7 AM on the dot where I was got out in 15 minutes all day. My cousin (middle class, safe Dem precinct) couldn't vote because she had allocated only 2 hours and had a plane to catch.

Maybe the safe Dem precincts got higher turnout than they expected. Maybe lots of anecdotal data is still anecdotal. Maybe the Republicans had a field day with redistricting in my state in 2011.

/shrug
 
2012-11-26 08:53:49 PM

badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""I think that taking part in a scripted debate against an actor portraying President Obama on Fox Business Channel is a good idea that will make people take me seriously as a presidential candidate."



Link
 
2012-11-26 08:57:31 PM

rynthetyn: 8 page ballot


rynthetyn: 8 page ballot

rynthetyn: 8 page ballot

 WTF? Do they vote for Assistant City DogCatcher down there?
 
2012-11-26 08:57:49 PM

HighOnCraic: badhatharry: As Ron Paul might say, "It's not in the Constitution.""I think that taking part in a scripted debate against an actor portraying President Obama on Fox Business Channel is a good idea that will make people take me seriously as a presidential candidate."


Link


Link
 
2012-11-26 08:58:23 PM

rynthetyn: meyerkev: Question:

How big WERE these precincts with 8-9 hour lines? How many machines? Why did they have an 8-hour line to begin with?

/Just for comparison, the precinct I worked had ~750 day-of voters across 1 sign-in, 10 voting booths for a 1 page, double-sided ballot, and 1 tabulator. We had an hour line when we opened, worked that out by 11:00, and then never had a line after that.

Miami-Dade, where the longest lines were, had an 8 page ballot. The county where I worked as a poll watcher had a four page ballot and it took people about 20-30 minutes to vote the whole thing--it was about a 2 hour wait all day with a half dozen people handling check-in and, after they brought in more booths to try to speed things up, 40 booths. If you're talking an 8 page ballot and a place that doesn't have room for more than a couple dozen booths, it's going to take a long time.


I recommend a Lawyerese-to-English translation on the ballots to speed things up.
 
2012-11-26 08:59:54 PM

Ambivalence: MrBallou: How is this not illegal?

How can a law be illegal? Unconstitutional, sure, but not illegal.


If the law is set to defraud someone of their right to vote, isn't that considered voter fraud?

If a law is designed to deny a specific group of people to the right to vote, isn't that discrimination?
 
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