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#11 I Mean He Was Found Guilty

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

It's not just North Carolina. The new GOP strategy is "We can't win with how it's always been done, so let's change the rules".

From CBS News:
Republicans seek to change how electoral votes are allocated

http://www.cbsnews.c...-are-allocated/


yeah the voter ID stuff is getting to be old hat at this point. the electoral map is looking dire for republicans thanks to demographic shifts so the smart move would be to try to gerrymander the electoral college by ramming proportional allocation through in strategically important states in which they don't have a chance in hell of winning the popular vote.

all told i'd actually be in favor of proportional allocation if every single state adopted it because that would mean the GOP would have to straight up win the popular vote in hundreds of districts across the united states. democrats would be able to scoop up electoral votes all over the south and midwest.

i mean there's a reason why you're not seeing that proposed in texas

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

No...getting free cigarettes or booze for your vote does.


I'm holding out for booze next time if somebody wants my vote

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

States have the right to determine how their electoral votes are apportioned. Nebraska and Maine have done this for years...and our system did not collapse.

Federal government cannot dictate to the states. If it were up to me...and if you really want to be a federalist about it...let's follow the Constitution completely and have one day where we elect the president. No early voting. No absentee voting unless you can prove that you will not be in your state/country on election day.

Democrats feel they can simply rely on large states to keep winning national elections and pack courts, but unfortunately for them the powers of federal elections are still controlled by the states. Win states back where it matters.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

States have the right to determine how their electoral votes are apportioned. Nebraska and Maine have done this for years...and our system did not collapse.

Federal government cannot dictate to the states. If it were up to me...and if you really want to be a federalist about it...let's follow the Constitution completely and have one day where we elect the president. No early voting. No absentee voting unless you can prove that you will not be in your state/country on election day.

Democrats feel they can simply rely on large states to keep winning national elections and pack courts, but unfortunately for them the powers of federal elections are still controlled by the states. Win states back where it matters.


the GOP is either too stubborn or too chickenshit to adjust their policy and message to appeal to emerging demographics so they're trying to stack the deck against democrats in key states. full stop. legal or not that doesn't mean it's not obvious what is happening here.

it doesn't have a thing to do with a bald eagle flying over a transparency of an american flag with fireworks exploding in the sky while morgan freeman reads the declaration of independence. this is the flailing of a dying party.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

The courts can ;)

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

let's follow the Constitution completely and have one day where we elect the president. No early voting. No absentee voting unless you can prove that you will not be in your state/country on election day.


Does the constitution dictate these things?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

Does the constitution dictate these things?


Well...not really...but in my world.

National holiday. Same day. First Tuesday. No excuse. Take away Labor day and make Election day the new holiday.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

National holiday. Same day. First Tuesday. No excuse. Take away Labor day and make Election day the new holiday.


This, or vote on Saturday.

I understand the argument that it will be a burden on certain demographics and the poor... I just think it's a bit overplayed by both sides of the issue. You have to have ID to do literally everything else in regards to gov't, drive, get married, etc., etc., but I also realize that certain politicians and parties have used this as a "vote discouraging" measure, which is wrong.


Like DD said, as long as an ID is free and as long as the policies are enacted far enough in advance that people have plenty of time and opportunity to get an ID it's a non-issue.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Well...not really...but in my world.

National holiday. Same day. First Tuesday. No excuse. Take away Labor day and make Election day the new holiday.


Deployed US Soliders dont get a vote ?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Deployed US Soliders dont get a vote ?


Deployed US soldiers can prove they are out of pocket.


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