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2021-03-04 8:46:54 AM  
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2021-03-04 10:20:40 AM  
Republicans have known for decades that the more people who can vote, the more the vote tends to skew liberal, so of course voting is bad, and you should feel bad for wanting people to be able to do it!  There's nothing more patriotic and American than disenfranchising people!
 
2021-03-04 10:48:15 AM  
But, but, those people will vote!!!

/And we'll be out of our phony-bologna jobs!
 
2021-03-04 10:53:02 AM  
How dare they let Americans vote!
 
2021-03-04 10:53:43 AM  
Does this mean paying bills by mail is bad too?
 
2021-03-04 10:56:46 AM  
Ratio is not what it needs to be.
 
2021-03-04 11:10:06 AM  
If you, or members of your political party, advocate for limiting voting...you are very likely to be a baddie...
 
2021-03-04 11:16:46 AM  
Oh no.... too bad your guy sucked so bad you lost control of the house, the senate, and the White House you anti-American turd.
 
2021-03-04 11:16:47 AM  
They're really concerned about the voting laws that Republicans keep breaking.
 
2021-03-04 11:16:50 AM  
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2021-03-04 11:16:52 AM  
Doesn't Steve have another baseball game to go to?
 
2021-03-04 11:18:02 AM  
this will be found to be unconstitutional unfortunately
 
2021-03-04 11:18:02 AM  
Anybody remember when people felt sympathy for Scalise because some gun nut almost mowed him down?

Me neither,
 
2021-03-04 11:18:54 AM  
Don't you have to show ID when you register to vote? Pretty sure you do.

More Bad Faith Arguments, made in continued bad faith.
 
2021-03-04 11:19:00 AM  
Just start asking them follow-ups, every time.

"Why is that bad?"
*Makes up something about fraud*
"Wow, mail-in voting has been available in many states for a long time. Is there any evidence that those elections are more fraudulent than others?"
*Makes up some talking point nonsense or even cedes that it's unproven*
"If there's no evidence that mail-in ballots are more likely to be fraudulent, and also no evidence that shows Voter ID to decrease fraud, why is it bad to allow Americans to vote?"
 
2021-03-04 11:19:17 AM  
*black people
 
2021-03-04 11:19:44 AM  

TommyDeuce: But, but, those people will vote!!!

/And we'll be out of our phony-bologna jobs!


Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

/I didn't get a Harrumph outta that guy
 
2021-03-04 11:20:14 AM  
Mail in voting is awesome. You would think conservatives would applaud decreasing the costs associated with having physical polling places and paying poll workers to sit on their ass. But...assholes til the bitter end.
 
2021-03-04 11:20:22 AM  
OUTRAGED.

OK, now I have RAGE, and it's OUT.

So what do you want me to do with it, Steve?
 
2021-03-04 11:21:01 AM  
Nj is enacting early machine voting this year. More OT for me :/
 
2021-03-04 11:22:05 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Mail in voting is awesome. You would think conservatives would applaud decreasing the costs associated with having physical polling places and paying poll workers to sit on their ass. But...assholes til the bitter end.


They like it when it's in Florida and lots of old conservatives do it. They hate it when "those people" do it.
 
2021-03-04 11:22:28 AM  
I'd be willing to accept voter ID laws if the ID's were made free and easy to obtain.  Or if they had an expanded definition of what ID is acceptable.

But, oddly enough, voter ID laws usually are coupled with efforts to close the government offices that issue ID's.  Or you end up with rules on what ID's are acceptable like, for example, student ID's are not acceptable, but a concealed carry permit is.
 
2021-03-04 11:23:02 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: [Fark user image 680x680]


I think there is only one part I've seen that I disagree with

"In the case of informational materials for or in the interests of a foreign principal which are transmitted or caused to be transmitted by an agent of a foreign principal by posting on an online platform, the agent shall ensure that the conspicuous statement required to be placed in such materials under this subsection is placed directly with the material posted on the platform and is not accessible only through a hyperlink or other reference to another source."

It was sponsored by Spanberger (D-CIA). The intent is likely to make media sites tag foreign actors, but hypothetically anyone outside of  the US can't comment on US politics without a disclaimer. 

Hypothetically it'd effectively ban some Fark users.
 
2021-03-04 11:23:35 AM  
What is he afraid of? He's got his seat gerrymandered; it's not like it's in danger.
 
2021-03-04 11:23:42 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Mail in voting is awesome. You would think conservatives would applaud decreasing the costs associated with having physical polling places and paying poll workers to sit on their ass. But...assholes til the bitter end.


That's the other part - after all of the other questions, bring up that not only are they attempting to make voting harder for the average American, but they're also creating more logistical problems for states and municipalities, a very big-government stance in direct contradiction of their stated values.

Don't start off with the seeing through their bullsh*t. Start pulling the scales off their supporters' eyes.
 
2021-03-04 11:24:10 AM  

jake_lex: I'd be willing to accept voter ID laws if the ID's were made free and easy to obtain.


IDs get lost, stolen, forgotten about. More importantly they are unnecessary to the process. I wouldn't, and you shouldn't either.
 
2021-03-04 11:24:31 AM  

Alley Rat: What is he afraid of? He's got his seat gerrymandered; it's not like it's in danger.


The bill calls for independent redistricting committees nationwide. 5 Democrats, 5 GOP, 5 independents to set the district boundaries.
 
2021-03-04 11:25:18 AM  
There's an easy solution to voter id.
A national, free id. Instead of the DMV, have post offices be the place to get it.

Most countries have a national ID. In a lot of them, there used to be a separate national voter ID. Most figured out that was redundant and have since merged these documents.

In the US, it was like herding cats to get states to even have similar ID standards after 9/11. The feds wanted something kinda secure for flights, states wanted to keep making flimsy, easy to fake crap to keep the guys who make drinking IDs for college students in business.

The reason we don't have a national ID is because the same stupid trash "worried" about voting ID won't allow it. A national ID is a scary way for the lizard people to track you and the mark of the beast.
 
2021-03-04 11:25:24 AM  
I served because of the Constitution and the Right to Vote.  Steve is just another R(epulsive) taking a dump on my service
 
2021-03-04 11:26:05 AM  

jake_lex: I'd be willing to accept voter ID laws if the ID's were made free and easy to obtain.  Or if they had an expanded definition of what ID is acceptable.

But, oddly enough, voter ID laws usually are coupled with efforts to close the government offices that issue ID's.  Or you end up with rules on what ID's are acceptable like, for example, student ID's are not acceptable, but a concealed carry permit is.


You can still check for ID. However without an ID citizens can vote but you have to sign a sworn affidavit under penalty of law that you are eligible to vote there.
 
2021-03-04 11:27:14 AM  

UltimaCS: They're really concerned about the voting laws that Republicans keep breaking.


Speaking of, TX pay Fetterman his $millions in Sheetz and WaWa cards yet because of *Republican* fraud?

/ of farking course not, but still
// never bet with a t(R)aitor unless you get the money in escrow
/// three slashes... and $3m owed at this point, iirc?
 
2021-03-04 11:28:00 AM  

Doem: this will be found to be unconstitutional unfortunately


How so? None of it makes voting mandatory or denies access from any specific demographic from being able to vote.
 
2021-03-04 11:28:01 AM  
I feel bad that he got shot.....and recovered.
 
2021-03-04 11:28:15 AM  
Besides, what's wrong with mail-in voting (besides those people voting)? Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, and even blood-red Utah have mail-in voting, and their systems work just fine.
 
2021-03-04 11:28:51 AM  
HOW DARE Democrats vote to let people *checks notes* vote more easily in a *checks notes again*  democratic society!  The audacity of it all!
 
2021-03-04 11:29:50 AM  

thehobbes: Dusk-You-n-Me: [Fark user image 680x680]

I think there is only one part I've seen that I disagree with

"In the case of informational materials for or in the interests of a foreign principal which are transmitted or caused to be transmitted by an agent of a foreign principal by posting on an online platform, the agent shall ensure that the conspicuous statement required to be placed in such materials under this subsection is placed directly with the material posted on the platform and is not accessible only through a hyperlink or other reference to another source."

It was sponsored by Spanberger (D-CIA). The intent is likely to make media sites tag foreign actors, but hypothetically anyone outside of  the US can't comment on US politics without a disclaimer. 

Hypothetically it'd effectively ban some Fark users.


What if they are using Nord VPN behind 7 proxies?
 
2021-03-04 11:30:21 AM  
I wondered about his "bans voter ID" claim. That's not entirely accurate. The bill provides that if a voter cannot produce the required ID, they can sign an affidavit instead. As the liberal progressive bastion of South Dakota puts it in their own law:

"If a voter is not able to present a form of personal identification as required, the voter may complete an affidavit in lieu of the personal identification.  The affidavit shall require the voter to provide his or her name and address. The voter shall sign the affidavit under penalty of perjury."

Hearing about a lot of voter fraud in SD? Lots of people rushing to perjure themselves? Didn't think so.
 
2021-03-04 11:30:40 AM  

Alley Rat: What is he afraid of?


Every male on the dark side of the Sherwin Williams paint color chart walking down the same side of the street as him.
 
2021-03-04 11:31:26 AM  

thehobbes: Dusk-You-n-Me: [Fark user image 680x680]

I think there is only one part I've seen that I disagree with

"In the case of informational materials for or in the interests of a foreign principal which are transmitted or caused to be transmitted by an agent of a foreign principal by posting on an online platform, the agent shall ensure that the conspicuous statement required to be placed in such materials under this subsection is placed directly with the material posted on the platform and is not accessible only through a hyperlink or other reference to another source."

It was sponsored by Spanberger (D-CIA). The intent is likely to make media sites tag foreign actors, but hypothetically anyone outside of  the US can't comment on US politics without a disclaimer. 

Hypothetically it'd effectively ban some Fark users.


And?

As a CAn, and a former resident of SF City proper, I have been sick and farking tired - for farking *decades* - of being told how to think and vote by people who don't live in the area.

I feel like we need a "if you can't vote on it, yourself, on _your_ ballot, you can STFU  -- and that includes donating money to causes / ballot issues too" amendment.
 
2021-03-04 11:31:27 AM  
Yes how dare people that are allowed to vote go out and vote. He is just trying to protect his phony baloney job and keep on stiggnit and voting for tax cuts.
 
2021-03-04 11:32:24 AM  

2farknfunny: I served because of the Constitution and the Right to Vote.  Steve is just another R(epulsive) taking a dump on my service


If kneeling is an attack on the troops then trying to restrict voting definitely is, too bad the fascist GOP doesn't feel shame or care about soldiers.
 
2021-03-04 11:32:38 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Mail in voting is awesome. You would think conservatives would applaud decreasing the costs associated with having physical polling places and paying poll workers to sit on their ass. But...assholes til the bitter end.


Their focus on fiscal conservatism only matters when it benefits them.

...hence not hearing the word "deficit" from 2016-2020.
 
2021-03-04 11:33:19 AM  

RasIanI: Don't you have to show ID when you register to vote? Pretty sure you do.

More Bad Faith Arguments, made in continued bad faith.


You can, but it's not required. You have to prove your eligibility to vote. That's it. If you are a registered voter, you already did that.
 
2021-03-04 11:34:32 AM  

thehobbes: Alley Rat: What is he afraid of? He's got his seat gerrymandered; it's not like it's in danger.

The bill calls for independent redistricting committees nationwide. 5 Democrats, 5 GOP, 5 independents to set the district boundaries.


So he's mad because they're making it harder for him and his party to rig the system - because people are watching.
 
2021-03-04 11:34:53 AM  

jake_lex: I'd be willing to accept voter ID laws if the ID's were made free and easy to obtain.


Even so I'd be against this because it's a solution to a problem that hasn't been proven to exist, meanwhile it would create a ton of problems like ensuring everyone has access to be able to obtain the ID if they have an address or not, issues of what to do when someone moves, etc. What about situation where the person involved just doesn't want to give ID for a perceived religious or ethical reason like the lady who denied a marriage permit to a gay couple?

For conservatives pushing it forward despite being something that would be expensive to implement and enforce, not to mention certainly an expansion of government over your right to vote, for a problem that hasn't been proven to exist is absurd.
 
2021-03-04 11:37:52 AM  

Yakk: *black people


You forgot:
*women
*other minorities
*anyone who votes for Democrats
 
2021-03-04 11:39:55 AM  
Steve Scalise, "I'm David Duke without the baggage." https://theweek.com/speedre​ads/440133/​steve-scalise-reportedly-said-like-dav​id-duke-without-baggage

Also, Steve Scalise knows Trump is a Russian asset, but he likes to "keep it in the family". https://www.newyorker.com/ne​ws/news-de​sk/paul-ryan-keeps-it-family-kevin-mcc​arthy-russia-trump
 
2021-03-04 11:40:04 AM  
How's that hip doing asshole?
 
2021-03-04 11:40:08 AM  

SFSailor: thehobbes: Dusk-You-n-Me: [Fark user image 680x680]

I think there is only one part I've seen that I disagree with

"In the case of informational materials for or in the interests of a foreign principal which are transmitted or caused to be transmitted by an agent of a foreign principal by posting on an online platform, the agent shall ensure that the conspicuous statement required to be placed in such materials under this subsection is placed directly with the material posted on the platform and is not accessible only through a hyperlink or other reference to another source."

It was sponsored by Spanberger (D-CIA). The intent is likely to make media sites tag foreign actors, but hypothetically anyone outside of  the US can't comment on US politics without a disclaimer. 

Hypothetically it'd effectively ban some Fark users.

And?

As a CAn, and a former resident of SF City proper, I have been sick and farking tired - for farking *decades* - of being told how to think and vote by people who don't live in the area.

I feel like we need a "if you can't vote on it, yourself, on _your_ ballot, you can STFU  -- and that includes donating money to causes / ballot issues too" amendment.


Think of things like the Iraq war protests. This is ripe for abuse. If workers from MSF want to voice their opinion- even if Americans- have to put a disclaimer because the org is based in France. 

Then what's to stop states from implementing similar campaigns? It effectively removes the ability for entities to organize.
 
2021-03-04 11:40:40 AM  
the gop is flailing on this issue

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