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2020-09-20 7:36:36 AM  
It's not rely-on, it's supposed to be a supplement to the already majority of voters they had in 2016. And ensure those numbers stay high for any previous voter who is afraid to go out in the pandemic, or who can't for other reasons.

It can also help circumvent the bullshiat that states like Georgia and Alabama and Texas pull when they limit voting sites in black areas.

It's not perfect and the GOP is fighting filthy because they know mail in votes won't help them.

But it's worth doing and improving on in the future.

If I can't get the funding of just one aircraft carrier to buy standard voting machines for all 50 states, I'd prefer we open up mail in votes along with polling places. Or make it a farking national holiday.

We proclaim to be the land of freedom but no one gives a flying fark about making sure we can vote quickly, accurately, and with reliable ways to recount if it's close or there are any irregularities.
 
2020-09-20 7:43:14 AM  
Here in Florida, one can bypass the P O and take your ballot, directly to The Office Of The Supervisor Of Elections, where you can witness it being dropped into a sealed Ballot Box.  This is what my wife & I did during 2020 primaries.  Our Vote By Mail Ballots, are all sent on September 23rd, which is just days away.  Anytime before election day, one can do exactly what I just suggested.
 
2020-09-20 8:47:46 AM  
There is no reason for making it harder to vote. Only deceit, repression and bullshiat!
 
2020-09-20 9:19:01 AM  
that's funny. Here where I live the republicans are calling registered republicans and urging them to vote by mail
 
2020-09-20 9:35:43 AM  
Wow, they let just anyone write articles for that site.
 
2020-09-20 9:41:14 AM  
Author sounds concerned.
 
2020-09-20 9:55:08 AM  
Subby seems to have missed the people queuing up for early voting.

/Mail-in is only a small part of the bigger picture.
 
2020-09-20 9:58:27 AM  
There was a similar article the other day about how the Republican's plans about mail-in voting may backfire on them. Selling fear works, and at this point I've seen it for so many decades I feel like I could write all the articles for both sides.

And I know this one weird trick...
 
2020-09-20 10:08:55 AM  
I've decide to vote in person.
 
2020-09-20 10:25:25 AM  
Because Trump is destroying the post office? That's the big worry in the news for a long time now.

Our ballots arrived yesterday. Thinking about hand carrying them down.
 
2020-09-20 10:55:47 AM  
Early voting locations should look like over populated voting day. It's not like you have anything better to do.
 
2020-09-20 10:58:04 AM  

wildcardjack: Early voting locations should look like over populated voting day. It's not like you have anything better to do.


You mean like work?  The US doesn't have a national voting day holiday like other civilized nations.  Most Americans have to work and the GOP relies on that.  They have to choose between voting and keeping their kids from starving.
 
2020-09-20 10:58:25 AM  
Trump's base is going to vote regardless; Trump's best (and only) chance is to depress turnout overall through pandemic fear, intimidation, stochastic terrorism, or any other means necessary.

And by god, old people - please understand that Trump wants you dead.
 
2020-09-20 10:58:38 AM  
In my experience, there are very few luke-warm Republicans.  They're all pretty fervent.  And they almost all vote in every election.  Many Democrats I know are relatively un-political generally and only sometimes vote.  Making it easier for the average person to vote without waiting in line will greatly benefit the Democrats.  Anything that makes it easier always benefits them, that's why the GOP is dead-set on voter suppression.
 
2020-09-20 10:58:53 AM  
It's not a farking "plan to rely on" that the dems are trying for a win. It's farking democracy. Democrats want everyone to be able to,vote and participate in democracy. Republicans only want the 'right people' to vote.
 
2020-09-20 11:01:08 AM  
The only thing I can rely on is that Republicans are going to continue to dishonor America and its people.
 
2020-09-20 11:01:09 AM  
What else is new?

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/Trump is the dem's Road Runner, their Itchy mouse, their football.  It's sad and funny
 
2020-09-20 11:02:34 AM  

emersonbiggins: And by god, old people - please understand that Trump wants you dead.


But only after they've voted absentee (but not early) for him.
 
2020-09-20 11:03:03 AM  
Letting people vote by mail is not the Democrats' cunning plan for anything. It's the right thing to do, it should have always been an option for everyone, and for fark's sake we're still in the middle of a pandemic.

Fark off NY Intelligencer, and double fark off trollmitter.
 
2020-09-20 11:03:27 AM  
What if Democrats just did something because it's the right thing to do even if it doesn't happen to benefit them?
 
2020-09-20 11:04:39 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: What if Democrats just did something because it's the right thing to do even if it doesn't happen to benefit them?


Republicans do not understand that concept.
 
2020-09-20 11:07:04 AM  

Armchair_Invective: wildcardjack: Early voting locations should look like over populated voting day. It's not like you have anything better to do.

You mean like work?  The US doesn't have a national voting day holiday like other civilized nations.  Most Americans have to work and the GOP relies on that.  They have to choose between voting and keeping their kids from starving.


Keeping their kids from starving?  Really? Let's tone down the drama to the realm of the possible, please.
 
2020-09-20 11:07:31 AM  
This.

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2020-09-20 11:08:27 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: In my experience, there are very few luke-warm Republicans.  They're all pretty fervent.  And they almost all vote in every election.  Many Democrats I know are relatively un-political generally and only sometimes vote.  Making it easier for the average person to vote without waiting in line will greatly benefit the Democrats.  Anything that makes it easier always benefits them, that's why the GOP is dead-set on voter suppression.


It's time to vote.

I'm tired of people not voting.

Is this really how it's going to be?
 
2020-09-20 11:09:09 AM  
Democrats want to change the rules when they are losing.

Can't win by voting legally in person? Cropdust ballots for anyone to fill out.

Outnumbered by Republican Senators? Add more senators.

Can't win enough electoral votes? Go by the popular vote and open voting to youth and illegals.

Outnumbered by constitutionalists in SCOTUS? Add more seats.
 
2020-09-20 11:09:30 AM  
Making it easier to vote for everyone is good no matter which party benefits.

/with appropriate controls
//considering the absurdly low fraud rate, the controls are working
 
2020-09-20 11:10:54 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Democrats want to change the rules when they are losing.

Can't win by voting legally in person? Cropdust ballots for anyone to fill out.

Outnumbered by Republican Senators? Add more senators.

Can't win enough electoral votes? Go by the popular vote and open voting to youth and illegals.

Outnumbered by constitutionalists in SCOTUS? Add more seats.


This is why I vote. I want to screw this person specifically.
 
2020-09-20 11:11:43 AM  

Pincy: The Irresponsible Captain: What if Democrats just did something because it's the right thing to do even if it doesn't happen to benefit them?

Republicans do not understand that concept.


Reads article, only if the vote is not completely counted on election night because more Democrats will be voting by mail and Trump was leading in the count on election night declaring himself the winner.
 
2020-09-20 11:11:59 AM  

edmo: Because Trump is destroying the post office? That's the big worry in the news for a long time now.

Our ballots arrived yesterday. Thinking about hand carrying them down.


DO IT!

I am. (I have to wait until my state sends them out on Oct 5th).
 
2020-09-20 11:12:08 AM  
I read the article. It's about him puking "rigged election" because all the votes aren't counted by election night. That won't help him.
 
2020-09-20 11:13:14 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Democrats want to change the rules when they are losing.

Can't win by voting legally in person? Cropdust ballots for anyone to fill out.

Outnumbered by Republican Senators? Add more senators.

Can't win enough electoral votes? Go by the popular vote and open voting to youth and illegals.

Outnumbered by constitutionalists in SCOTUS? Add more seats.


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2020-09-20 11:13:29 AM  
I highly encourage that you vote early in-person if you can do so safely. I wouldn't trust the mail if possible due to A. the slower counting process that will allow Trump to declare victory on election night and cause chaos and B. the target mail-in voting has on its back from republicans and DeJoy.

Early ballots are counted first and will help mitigate A and not be subject to manipulation by B.
 
2020-09-20 11:13:44 AM  
Maybe, just maybe, if they with me here, Democrats want to make it easier for everyone to vote, versus Republicans who want to make it difficult for a certain demographic to vote.

Making voting easier for everyone is not going to backfire on the Democrats oh, because the intention isn't to only get the right kind of people to vote, it's to ensure that everyone can vote safely
 
2020-09-20 11:14:04 AM  

casual disregard: Kangaroo_Ralph: Democrats want to change the rules when they are losing.

Can't win by voting legally in person? Cropdust ballots for anyone to fill out.

Outnumbered by Republican Senators? Add more senators.

Can't win enough electoral votes? Go by the popular vote and open voting to youth and illegals.

Outnumbered by constitutionalists in SCOTUS? Add more seats.

This is why I vote. I want to screw this person specifically.


Stigginit!
 
2020-09-20 11:15:28 AM  
My gut, which was wrong in 2016 (said HRC would win) is still saying this will be settled election night.  the early voting numbers so far are huge, seem to be larger then 2016, this doesnt bode will for trump, but it really depends. i

even if mail ballots are processed nov 3rd (and in many states, early returned ballots are part of the final vote total) and states normally process millions of ballots on election day, i really dont think this will go on long.  the presidency wont be close, and we will know the winner either the 3rd or the 4th, it just might be the senate that will drag out a bit.  But im fairly certin the Presidency will be decided.
 
2020-09-20 11:17:41 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: What if Democrats just did something because it's the right thing to do even if it doesn't happen to benefit them?


They already do.  In fact when you get right down to it, that's the most fundamental difference between Democrat and Republican policies.
 
2020-09-20 11:17:50 AM  

growinthings: Here in Florida, one can bypass the P O and take your ballot, directly to The Office Of The Supervisor Of Elections, where you can witness it being dropped into a sealed Ballot Box.  This is what my wife & I did during 2020 primaries.  Our Vote By Mail Ballots, are all sent on September 23rd, which is just days away.  Anytime before election day, one can do exactly what I just suggested.


You can in Pennsylvania as well. In fact, Philadelphia County is setting up "early voting" offices whsre you can apply for, receive, fill out, and turn in your absentee ballot on site as a one stop shop because we don't have proper early voting.
 
2020-09-20 11:19:10 AM  

PainInTheASP: Armchair_Invective: wildcardjack: Early voting locations should look like over populated voting day. It's not like you have anything better to do.

You mean like work?  The US doesn't have a national voting day holiday like other civilized nations.  Most Americans have to work and the GOP relies on that.  They have to choose between voting and keeping their kids from starving.

Keeping their kids from starving?  Really? Let's tone down the drama to the realm of the possible, please.


There are plenty of people in this country who literally cannot miss a day of work to vote, either because of lost money or because their boss would fire them. Even if that's illegal, a person has no immediate recourse, making it impossible for poor people to count on the law to help them.

You overestimate the financial security of many Americans.
 
2020-09-20 11:20:18 AM  

Summoner101: Kangaroo_Ralph: Democrats want to change the rules when they are losing.

Can't win by voting legally in person? Cropdust ballots for anyone to fill out.

Outnumbered by Republican Senators? Add more senators.

Can't win enough electoral votes? Go by the popular vote and open voting to youth and illegals.

Outnumbered by constitutionalists in SCOTUS? Add more seats.

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Boy that's exactly the same equivalency of blocking a supreme court nominee because it's an election year, then when you control the senate demanding a quick confirmation 45 days before an election. You are so insightful.
 
2020-09-20 11:22:48 AM  

growinthings: Here in Florida, one can bypass the P O and take your ballot, directly to The Office Of The Supervisor Of Elections, where you can witness it being dropped into a sealed Ballot Box.  This is what my wife & I did during 2020 primaries.  Our Vote By Mail Ballots, are all sent on September 23rd, which is just days away.  Anytime before election day, one can do exactly what I just suggested.


I'm putting on my mask, driving down to the Board of Elections, and voting early. I'll know my ballot has been received, and it'll put less strain on the USPS so those who can't make to their polling places or BOE can mail their ballots.

If you can, try to drop off your ballot, or vote early. Lessen the strain on the USPS so those who need to vote-by-mail can do so.
 
2020-09-20 11:23:07 AM  

clovercat: Summoner101: Kangaroo_Ralph: Democrats want to change the rules when they are losing.

Can't win by voting legally in person? Cropdust ballots for anyone to fill out.

Outnumbered by Republican Senators? Add more senators.

Can't win enough electoral votes? Go by the popular vote and open voting to youth and illegals.

Outnumbered by constitutionalists in SCOTUS? Add more seats.

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Boy that's exactly the same equivalency of blocking a supreme court nominee because it's an election year, then when you control the senate demanding a quick confirmation 45 days before an election. You are so insightful.


I too think Trump vomiting rainbows is complete bullshiat!
 
2020-09-20 11:24:54 AM  

PainInTheASP: Armchair_Invective: wildcardjack: Early voting locations should look like over populated voting day. It's not like you have anything better to do.

You mean like work?  The US doesn't have a national voting day holiday like other civilized nations.  Most Americans have to work and the GOP relies on that.  They have to choose between voting and keeping their kids from starving.

Keeping their kids from starving?  Really? Let's tone down the drama to the realm of the possible, please.


It's not most, but a significant number of households with children have food insecurity.

https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-​n​utrition-assistance/food-security-in-t​he-us/key-statistics-graphics.aspx
 
2020-09-20 11:25:36 AM  
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2020-09-20 11:25:42 AM  

clovercat: Boy that's exactly the same equivalency of blocking a supreme court nominee because it's an election year, then when you control the senate demanding a quick confirmation 45 days before an election. You are so insightful.


You are confused. The president names a candidate for SCOTUS and the Senate confirms it or doesn't. Nothing has changed about that. That also happened in 2016 when voters chose for Republicans to outnumber Democrats in the Senate. It would be unconstitutional for Trump not to name a candidate.
 
2020-09-20 11:26:19 AM  

austerity101: PainInTheASP: Armchair_Invective: wildcardjack: Early voting locations should look like over populated voting day. It's not like you have anything better to do.

You mean like work?  The US doesn't have a national voting day holiday like other civilized nations.  Most Americans have to work and the GOP relies on that.  They have to choose between voting and keeping their kids from starving.

Keeping their kids from starving?  Really? Let's tone down the drama to the realm of the possible, please.

There are plenty of people in this country who literally cannot miss a day of work to vote, either because of lost money or because their boss would fire them. Even if that's illegal, a person has no immediate recourse, making it impossible for poor people to count on the law to help them.

You overestimate the financial security of many Americans.


And somewhere in America there are infants who were abandoned by their mothers at the steps of convents. A strawman is a strawman. Sophomoric drama trolling doesn't impress me.
 
2020-09-20 11:26:20 AM  

JustSayYo: Maybe, just maybe, if they with me here, Democrats want to make it easier for everyone to vote, versus Republicans who want to make it difficult for a certain demographic to vote.

Making voting easier for everyone is not going to backfire on the Democrats oh, because the intention isn't to only get the right kind of people to vote, it's to ensure that everyone can vote safely


If we extrapolate this we can deduct that Democrats have policies that would help more people while Republicans have policies that will only help certain people/may intentionally harm others. Hmm.Hmm.

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2020-09-20 11:27:25 AM  

austerity101: PainInTheASP: Armchair_Invective: wildcardjack: Early voting locations should look like over populated voting day. It's not like you have anything better to do.

You mean like work?  The US doesn't have a national voting day holiday like other civilized nations.  Most Americans have to work and the GOP relies on that.  They have to choose between voting and keeping their kids from starving.

Keeping their kids from starving?  Really? Let's tone down the drama to the realm of the possible, please.

There are plenty of people in this country who literally cannot miss a day of work to vote, either because of lost money or because their boss would fire them. Even if that's illegal, a person has no immediate recourse, making it impossible for poor people to count on the law to help them.

You overestimate the financial security of many Americans.


Paid voter holiday.
 
2020-09-20 11:30:32 AM  
It's the excuse they need to deligitimze the election and let the court offer up another sui generis.

trump is literally telling us that's the plan.  I don't know why we're debating all the other shiat going on right now.  I'm guilty of that too.  But the plan is obvious, stated, and is not being countered.
 
2020-09-20 11:30:41 AM  
Kangaroo_Ralph: Democrats want to change the rules when they are losing.

Can't win by voting legally in person? Cropdust ballots for anyone to fill out.

Translation: Republicans are politically bankrupt and can only win with their thumb on the scale.

Outnumbered by Republican Senators? Add more senators.

Translation: Republicans are politically bankrupt and can only win with their thumb on the scale by denying representation to everyone.

Can't win enough electoral votes? Go by the popular vote and open voting to youth and illegals.

Translation: Republicans are politically bankrupt and can only win with their thumb on the scale by jousting at windmills(undocumented voting).

Outnumbered by constitutionalists in SCOTUS? Add more seats.

Translation: Republicans are ethically bankrupt and cannot achieve consensus enough to represent the American people.

FTFY.
 
2020-09-20 11:34:39 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: austerity101: PainInTheASP: Armchair_Invective: wildcardjack: Early voting locations should look like over populated voting day. It's not like you have anything better to do.

You mean like work?  The US doesn't have a national voting day holiday like other civilized nations.  Most Americans have to work and the GOP relies on that.  They have to choose between voting and keeping their kids from starving.

Keeping their kids from starving?  Really? Let's tone down the drama to the realm of the possible, please.

There are plenty of people in this country who literally cannot miss a day of work to vote, either because of lost money or because their boss would fire them. Even if that's illegal, a person has no immediate recourse, making it impossible for poor people to count on the law to help them.

You overestimate the financial security of many Americans.

Paid voter holiday.


Oh, hell, we can't be bothered to close grocery stores, gas stations, WalMarts, and Targets for C-19, much less Christmas. A paid national holiday doesn't mean people just don't have to work.

Unless this country bands together and says, hey, we aren't going to be able to do ANYTHING on voting day, all you've done is created another bankers' holiday.
 
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