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Old 03-07-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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College students are residents of the University they attend.
Exactly.

If they force college kids to vote in their home state, in person, then colleges will have to SHUT DOWN for a few days before and after Election Day. The notion that they should have to travel home to vote is ridiculous.

Well, actually, it's not. It's not if you're a Republican. Then it makes perfect sense. That's why I said we should take away the right to vote from active military stationed overseas or out of their home state. Fair is fair..... and ridiculous is ridiculous.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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College students are residents of the University they attend.
Are they residents of the state the college is in?
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Why?




You keep stating this but it could also reduce the chances of voter fraud,and if it stops even one person from illegally voting it is worth it.

Don't you agree that everything possible should be done to reduce voter fraud?
How many students committed voter fraud in 2008? How many students voted? To stop one person from voting fraudulently, you place impediments that make it more difficult for every other student to vote at all. You stop two thousand people from voting, to prevent one person from committing voter fraud. No, that's not worth it. I'm sorry, but it's not worth it. Voter fraud is not widely committed. It simply isn't. With all the resources of the GOP to prove it, there are a handful of voter fraud cases committed each year. Less than .0001%. Disenfranchising legal voters, even by simply making it marginally more difficult to vote, is simply not a defensible strategy. You don't stop a hundred people from voting because you think one might be illegal. You don't violate the rights of the ninety-nine because you think one person needs to be stopped. Really, what difference does that one make? The one hundred can make a difference. That's why the Republicans are behind this. The one makes practically no difference. The hundred can make a difference. That's why people are saying the target isn't voter fraud, it's college students. Because it is what it is. Preventing college students from voting can make a difference.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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If you read a bit more into that article you can change your legal residence by registering to vote in the state you are stationed in.
No, they can APPLY to change their legal residency by registering to vote..
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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So, majority of time is spent where college is. But more importantly, a student is affected more by "local policies" than where the parents reside.
If there comes a time when residency rules are up for change in your state, then you are welcome to advance that little nugget.

None the less, its moot.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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So, majority of time is spent where college is. But more importantly, a student is affected more by "local policies" than where the parents reside.
You mean their home state?
Where they are from?
Where they grew up?
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Exactly.

If they force college kids to vote in their home state, in person, then colleges will have to SHUT DOWN for a few days before and after Election Day. The notion that they should have to travel home to vote is ridiculous.
Absentee vote,that is what it is there for.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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How many students committed voter fraud in 2008? How many students voted? To stop one person from voting fraudulently, you place impediments that make it more difficult for every other student to vote at all. You stop two thousand people from voting, to prevent one person from committing voter fraud. No, that's not worth it. I'm sorry, but it's not worth it. Voter fraud is not widely committed. It simply isn't. With all the resources of the GOP to prove it, there are a handful of voter fraud cases committed each year. Less than .0001%. Disenfranchising legal voters, even by simply making it marginally more difficult to vote, is simply not a defensible strategy. You don't stop a hundred people from voting because you think one might be illegal. You don't violate the rights of the ninety-nine because you think one person needs to be stopped. Really, what difference does that one make? The one hundred can make a difference. That's why the Republicans are behind this. The one makes practically no difference. The hundred can make a difference. That's why people are saying the target isn't voter fraud, it's college students. Because it is what it is. Preventing college students from voting can make a difference.
How is it difficult to vote absentee?

People have been doing it for decades.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Exactly.

If they force college kids to vote in their home state, in person,
I stopped here because you are obviously either not following along in the conversation, or unaware you can vote and not have to travel back to your home state to do so..

Absentee ballot.. look it up..
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Nope. Asked and answered my friend. Were that so, this would not merit a discussion.

Come on, yield. You've lost this one, mate. You have.
They basically are residents of where they attend school, although legally they aren't. They are however counted in the Census among other things.

Taking away the rights of college students to vote on the Campus of where they attend school is about one thing and one thing only. Not liking the ideology of college students, and not liking the way they vote.
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