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Old Today, 11:23 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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One thing that Colorado gets right is the mail in ballots.
I heartily agree. Even though I don't mail mine in as I drop ii in the big steel box at the park.
Shortest queue possible. No worries about inclement weather.
Plenty of time to peruse the ballot.
Vote totals arrive quickly with none of this California trickle nonsense.

Three states (Oregon, Washington and Colorado) have demonstrated over a multi-year period that it works very well.
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Old Today, 01:09 PM
 
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Anybody catch the interview with Jason Crow on Colorado Public Radio today? Curious to hear comments.
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Old Today, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Anybody catch the interview with Jason Crow on Colorado Public Radio today? Curious to hear comments.
I did not. Thoughts?
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Old Today, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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One thing that Colorado gets right is the mail in ballots.

That makes it much easier and convenient for the voters. When I observe the voting chaos in other states, particularly Florida, I'm glad we do the mail in system.

The other states could fix their systems by copying ours...if they wanted to do it.
Voter suppression is as American as apple pie. The vested conservative interests in alot of those states love low voter turnout it keeps them in power.
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Old Today, 02:22 PM
 
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I did not. Thoughts?
Ryan Warner, who is a great interviewer BTW, asked him about a number of topics:
freshman orientation, getting climate change legislation passed, supporting Pelosi. All good stuff, but the interesting moment came when asked about the contributions he got from the Brownstein Hyatt law firm, who represents the Saudi government in the US. Jason danced all over the question. Ryan called him on it.

After watching his commercials over the last two months about his oath to not embarrass our country, I thought it was interesting. A liberal news outlet, interviewing a liberal and then spanking him for not answering the question. Maybe there is a glimmer of hope for media in this country.
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Old Today, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by Vision67 View Post
One thing that Colorado gets right is the mail in ballots.

That makes it much easier and convenient for the voters. When I observe the voting chaos in other states, particularly Florida, I'm glad we do the mail in system.

The other states could fix their systems by copying ours...if they wanted to do it.
Agreed!
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Old Today, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I disagree very strongly with letting Independent voters vote in primaries. You SHOULD be loyal to a party to determine which candidate is going to represent that party. Independents have their say in the general election.

But other than that, I think Colorado does a far better job than most states when it comes to elections.
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Old Today, 05:21 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I disagree very strongly with letting Independent voters vote in primaries. You SHOULD be loyal to a party to determine which candidate is going to represent that party.
I agree. Especially when you can change your party affiliation online daily if you so inclined.
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Old Today, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Having lived in a state with open primaries, I like it. Only 9 states have totally closed primaries; 7 more have partially closed.
http://www.ncsl.org/research/electio...ary-types.aspx
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Old Today, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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Although I agree in general that a political party has the right to limit voters in their primary to members, that works best when you have a free market in political parties (which we most certainly don’t have in the USA). In our system, the Democratic and Republican parties hold a privileged position, and so I’m fine with forcing them to open their process to all voters.
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