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Old 03-07-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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If you can't beat the opposition at the pools, just keep their voting blocks from voting at all.

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One bill would permit students to vote in their college towns only if they or their parents had previously established permanent residency there - requiring all others to vote in the states or other New Hampshire towns they come from.
So even if people are permanent residents, they couldn't vote if they were college students if their parents did not live there.

That's a great way to champion "Freedom"!

In states, parties clash over voting laws that call for IDs, limits on where college students can cast ballots
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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The GOP's desperation and their contempt for democracy knows no bounds.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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If you can't beat the opposition at the pools, just keep their voting blocks from voting at all.



So even if people are permanent residents, they couldn't vote if they were college students if their parents did not live there.

That's a great way to champion "Freedom"!

In states, parties clash over voting laws that call for IDs, limits on where college students can cast ballots
How is that different than the armies of congress people and their staffers as well as White House staffers who may live in Washington, DC for a number of years but continue to vote in their home districts? Rahm Emanuel comes to mind.

I'm sure the townspeople of college towns would appreciate having control of their towns back
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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If you can't beat the opposition at the pools, just keep their voting blocks from voting at all.



So even if people are permanent residents, they couldn't vote if they were college students if their parents did not live there.

That's a great way to champion "Freedom"!

In states, parties clash over voting laws that call for IDs, limits on where college students can cast ballots
The students CAN vote. If they establish permanent residency in the town, they CAN vote regardless of whether their parents live there or not. Or they CAN vote where they have already established residency.

The problem isn't really these bills, which pretty much duplicate laws that are already established.

The problem is that these bills reinforce in the public's mind the sense of massive voter fraud. But if that voter fraud had actually occurred, there would be evidence of it. There is nothing stopping the Republican party from using its resources to detect voter fraud, and in fact, there is ample evidence that they have tried to detect voter fraud. But haven't found it. But the GOP has discovered that they don't have to find it, they simply have to allege it, and bills like this are part of how they continue to allege it, and that many people believe it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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The GOP's desperation and their contempt for democracy knows no bounds.
We're not a Democracy.. We're a Representative Republic

You have no problem shoving healthcare down the throats of people who dont want it though, do you?
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The students CAN vote. If they establish permanent residency in the town, they CAN vote regardless of whether their parents live there or not. Or they CAN vote where they have already established residency.

The problem isn't really these bills, which pretty much duplicate laws that are already established.
If you actually read a number of the new bills it only requires some one to be in college, under 34, and their parents reside in another state. By that logic I have been independent from my parents financially for more then 10 years, they live in another state (I am a resident in this state), I am under 34, and if I were to be enrolled in college I could not vote in the same state I live in. It doesn't even pass the laugh test.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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We're not a Democracy.. We're a Representative Republic

You have no problem shoving healthcare down the throats of people who dont want it though, do you?
We're a democratic republic. Our representatives are elected through elections with universal suffrage. Additionally, many initiatives at the state level are done purely democratically. For example, Prop 8 was a democratic initiative.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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We're not a Democracy.. We're a Representative Republic

You have no problem shoving healthcare down the throats of people who dont want it though, do you?
Why do we want to spread "democracy" in the middle east with wars then?
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: 22 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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If you can't beat the opposition at the pools, just keep their voting blocks from voting at all.



So even if people are permanent residents, they couldn't vote if they were college students if their parents did not live there.

That's a great way to champion "Freedom"!

In states, parties clash over voting laws that call for IDs, limits on where college students can cast ballots
actually its a good idea

it says you CAN vote if you(OR your parent) establistes residency(in your NEW LOCATION of your college)..therefore invalidating your PREVIOUS residency...

the reason liberals dont like it , is it will block them from voting twice...the liberal mantra, vote often, in many places, under many names


liberals and voter fraud..two peas in a pod
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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IIRC - In New Hampshire you, if you are a resident student from another state, may vote in NH OR at your home but not at both. NH students studying in other states may vote using absentee ballots in New Hampshire or at school if allowed by that state's voting rules. NH residents in Military service may vote from wherever they are by absentee ballot.
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