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The strongest argument against early voting I've ever read

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I wish they'd just make voting day a national holiday like other countries.

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I don't. America is full of uneducated morons.

Yeah. They are called conservatives and libertarians.

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You put more weight into our current system of paper in a lot of districts, manual counts, scantrons, tabulation machines, etc? Technology could make it a lot cheaper. Will there be hiccups...sure. But I look at those as isolated incidents and in a lot of cases simply user error...akin to CWG's beliefs that voter fraud is as infrequent.

It's not a belief you idiot, it's a fact. God, grow up.

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It's not a belief you idiot, it's a fact. God, grow up.

Care to count the number of legitimate incidents of system malfunctions to the number of instances of voter fraud? Pick a year...any year. If you're not looking for it...guess what...you're never really going to find it. Unless it's some dumb-A dem poll watcher in Ohio.

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I find the statement "grow up" from CWG hilarious.

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You also post the most universally laughed at threads on this board, continuously backtrack on statements, and make weak attempts to somehow put voter fraud together with equipment malfunctions, so that's actually a good thing for a normal person to hear.

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There isn't an app for voting yet?

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

please list the benefits of eliminating straight ticket voting

here, i'll go ahead and start you off with "it will undeniably slow the voting process, creating longer lines and reducing turnout in urban areas which generally vote heavily democratic"

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if someone is going to vote straight ticket, why bother standing in line.

mail it in, since that's what you are doing.

in your world, the idea is to supress urban votes. which is shameful but that shoe fits easily.

in my world, it's to ensure the person is making an informed decision AND, avoiding a bridge vote where locally or state level, someone doesn't get to rid the coat tails of a pres vote and get a vote that if the local person had read a bit more, would NOT have voted for that local person.

i know far too many people, that are urban but not over 70 or poor who had voted straight ticket then later mention that don't like so and so for gov or for congressman and i tell them just don't vote straight. thats what you get.

and cry me a river on slowing the voting process. you got 2 or 4 years to figure things out before you go vote. for God's sake please.

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I wish they'd just make voting day a national holiday like other countries.

This. I can't speak for everyone, but I prefer early voting because it's just easier to get around my work schedule. We shouldn't work on that day, in a way, it's the most important day for us as a country. The right to vote. Should be an election AND a party, a celebration of America, no matter which way you vote.

I do find it funny that posters that would normally say "suck it up, work on Sunday, be glad to have a job!" are all up in arms about people working on Sunday in this case.

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It would be interesting to know what percentage of voters actually spend hours on researching who will be their 3 top 18th circuit district judges, or assistant dogcatcher - I totally agree with pstall that we should be more diligent, but as a society we are so busy, and advertising influences us so much despite our reassurances to ourselves to the contrary, that this kind of activity is mostly for the hyper partisan anyways, or the retired folks.

And yes this is just more Republican vote suppressing, we are as used to it as we are used to G5 coming up with inane reasons to defend it. Anyone who gives a crap about the right thats far more important than guns, or civil rights, or any of that - the right to vote - should consider anything that makes it easier for citizens to vote a good thing. Unless it's in your best interest to not have more citizens vote, in which case you must be a socialist, right?

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I'm for every US citizen to vote once and legally.

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