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Old 01-30-2019, 06:50 PM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Originally Posted by Labonte18 View Post
but.. This situation would be more like waiting to cross the street, and a cop comes up and tells you "You don't have to wait for the light, go ahead".. Then immediately gives you a citation once you walk into the street for doing what he just told you was OK to do.

Intentionally keeping this narrow to this specific situation here. There are TONS of other situations of voting illegally. Don't want to bring all those in..

This is a situation of one Korean woman who was told "You're eligible, go register to vote".. Did so.. Was registered to vote, even after providing evidence to the election board that they were not eligible to vote.. Then went and voted.

I find it difficult to place the blame on her.
No, it's not comparable at all. First, your cop had he intent to circumvent a law, which is a factor absent from the voiting scenario. Punishing all the ticketed offenders is not "better" than re-training the officer to reduce the number of offenses that arise through the misperformance of his duties...

The spirit of justice as it prevails in America is the priority zeal to find blame and exact punishment, even if there no intent to offend. Rather than plug gaps that allow misunderstandings to fall through the cracks.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:51 AM
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Originally Posted by Thoreau424 View Post
Not sure why voting is so touted. Look at the presidential elections. Millions vote one way, 538 electors go another. The tiny segment (538 people) overrules millions of people, so it's a joke.

It's all just a con to get people to think they are involved. No other country would allow what we get away with.
Do you want some cheese with that WHINE?
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:04 PM
Status: "Freedom - Diversity - Unity" (set 2 hours ago)
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Originally Posted by NYJoe View Post
Do you want some cheese with that WHINE?
So you think it makes more sense to allow 538 people to decide a president, than your vote and the votes millions of others? You must favor backassward countries where over 99% of the citizens don't get to decide.
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Old Yesterday, 11:21 AM
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Each state is responsible for the upkeep of their voter rosters.
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Old Today, 02:38 PM
Status: "POTUS Trump promises - not hot air" (set 4 days ago)
Location: New York Area
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I came within a finger stroke of becoming a California voter. I filled in all application questions. Because I am an attorney I would not check off oath as to it being true and correct. But California apparently makes little effort to maintain the integrity of its voter role.
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