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#1 I Mean He Was Found Guilty

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:10 AM

Senate Bill 428, filed by Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, would cut the early voting period from two weeks to one and would eliminate same-day voter registration.

House Bill 451, filed by Rep. Edgar Starnes, R-Caldwell, goes even further. In addition to cutting early voting and same-day registration, it would also outlaw early voting on Sunday and straight-ticket voting.

"I think Sundays just should be – some things you just shouldn't do on Sundays, so I am just opposed to voting on Sunday," Starnes said.


http://www.wral.com/...tests/12282981/

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:14 AM

if we just allowed year round voting wouldn't it reduce lines dramatically? lol

if people can only vote on Sun's big deal. let them.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

how do you outlaw straight ticket voting?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:18 AM

How did we ever survive before now...

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

how do you outlaw straight ticket voting?


Out of all those measures...I think that's the smartest one.

It's the only reason we ended up with Perdue the first round. Why not get rid of straight ticket voting.

It will cause some slowness, BUT aren't we just promoting voter ignorance?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:24 AM

Out of all those measures...I think that's the smartest one.

It's the only reason we ended up with Perdue the first round. Why not get rid of straight ticket voting.

It will cause some slowness, BUT aren't we just promoting voter ignorance?


ahhh... so we outlaw the button... people have to push individual buttons if they want to vote straight ticket.

lol, what-the-f*ck-ever. fwiw, I don't think the method of ballot casting promotes ignorance.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

How did we ever survive before now...


the cat's out of the bag now. people are used to the convenience of early voting and the probability for high turnout is there which of course is terrifying to republicans because high turnout historically results in ass whuppings for their party.

really if you're so scared of voter turnout that you're willing to arbitrarily go slash and burn on things that help it then you're in the wrong business.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:31 AM

people take the convenience for granted now and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. really if you woke up tomorrow and read a story on WRAL that the internet, cable TV, and smart phones were now all illegal for no good reason would you just shrug your shoulders and say "well, we made it just fine before any of that existed"?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:32 AM

people take the convenience for granted now and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. really if you woke up tomorrow and read a story on WRAL that the internet, cable TV, and smart phones were all illegal for no good reason would you just shrug your shoulders and say "well, we made it just fine before any of that existed"?


No, but we as taxpayers aren't paying for you to own those items.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

I blame this on Obama's sequester and the prior administration's (Perdue) poor budget management.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:36 AM

No, but we as taxpayers aren't paying for you to own those items.



anything that can't be refuted immediately becomes a budgetary liability.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:37 AM

removing straight ticket and introducing term limits is basically what i want. good residual effects from both but each are sacred cows.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

anything that can't be refuted immediately becomes a budgetary liability.


Visited the White House lately?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:40 AM

Visited the White House lately?


still trying to stay on topic.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:50 AM

still trying to stay on topic.


That's fine. I'd like to see numbers on cost savings with early voting cutbacks for Sundays and a week.

I personally don't think volunteers, candidates, poll watchers, and workers enjoy having to "work" 7 days a week during those periods.


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