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View Poll Results: What restrictions on voting do you favor?
Voter ID laws 68 77.27%
Civic literacy 19 21.59%
Literacy test 20 22.73%
IQ test 10 11.36%
Other 24 27.27%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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You must be male, own land and at least 3 slaves.
That's not in the Constitution. As long as sex or race isn't a factor, the voting age is not more than 18, and no poll tax is levied the states can do whatever they please with voting. As far as I know I don't think a three-slave requirement was ever used by any state at any time in history - sure, there were property restrictions, but there were plenty of property owners didn't have any slaves.

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As to women voting, I have no objection if they would accept equal civic duties - including military service (17-45). But since they do not, they have a higher status at law, and that is anything but "equal."
In 2013, women serve in the military on an equal footing with men, so I assume you mean the Selective Service requirement, which only targets men. If you eliminate Selective Service, civic duties are equal. Problem solved.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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In 2013, women serve in the military on an equal footing with men, so I assume you mean the Selective Service requirement, which only targets men. If you eliminate Selective Service, civic duties are equal. Problem solved.
You somehow edited in my name as the author of the quote you're answering, and I didn't say it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:49 PM
 
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Voter ID is the only one I accept. But make it possible for those who don't have any to get it free of charge for a two month period preceding the election. Allow student ID.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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The issue is the poor wouldn't be able to vote. If they are homeless they can't submit absentee ballots and if they don't have a car and the nearest polling location is further than say two miles away, they aren't going to be able vote that way. It's not like not having ID is their only problem with voting.

As for women, that is a different issue that I do not have an answer for.
According to the Brennan Center for Justice study that I linked to, 12% of American citizens of legal voting age, who make under $25K a year, don't have a birth certificate or other ID readily available to get the ID they would need to vote. As you've stated, transportation is an issue if you live in an area without public transport, and some states are trying to move voting sites to locations that are very difficult to access unless you have a car (to eliminate students and the poor), but the problem goes way beyond that. Even if they get to the polls, tens of millions of people don't have the documents needed to get an ID to vote. These people are American citizens, and fully and legally eligible voters.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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Yeah lets leave the fate of our great nation in the hands of illegals to fudge it up even worse than it already is that would be cool.
See they're totally okay with that because illegals vote Democrat. So voter ID doesn't help their candidates win.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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See they're totally okay with that because illegals vote Democrat. So voter ID doesn't help their candidates win.
But most illegals work for Republicans. I could imagine a boss "convincing" his hired hands to "votar por el Republicano".
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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See they're totally okay with that because illegals vote Democrat. So voter ID doesn't help their candidates win.
So show some documentation that proves that illegals vote in any kind of numbers, beyond one or two instances--a handful of votes nationwide. You're proposing a policy that would keep tens of millions of American citizens from voting (who are largely poor, black or brown) because of a handful of votes, in addition to a huge percentage of women who have no proof of citizenship in their current name. This has nothing to do with people here illegally voting, and everything to do with trying to suppress the vote among minorities, the poor, and women.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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None. Why in the world would you restrict voting?

To prevent non-citizens from voting. or are you one of those progressives who loves it when illegals and dead people vote because they overwhelmingly vote Democrat?
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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So show some documentation that proves that illegals vote in any kind of numbers, beyond one or two instances--a handful of votes nationwide. You're proposing a policy that would keep tens of millions of American citizens from voting (who are largely poor, black or brown) because of a handful of votes, in addition to a huge percentage of women who have no proof of citizenship in their current name. This has nothing to do with people here illegally voting, and everything to do with trying to suppress the vote among minorities, the poor, and women.

Save your BS leftist propaganda for someone who'll actually believe it.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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IQ Test. Or just use your high school SAT score.
Would you let the ones with HIGHER IQ/SAT scores vote or lower scores?

That would be unfair to one party or the other..if only HIGH scores could vote,the republican party would disappear and if only the LOW scores could vote then the repubs would own every office...you should probably think that through a little more in the interest of fairness to all.
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