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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 08-25-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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What common sense regulation on voting do you favor?

Feel free to list some of your views, and opinions
You didn't include a restriction I favor in your list. I believe only taxpayers should vote.

I do not believe that the rich should get more than the poor. If you pay $1 in tax or $1 billion in tax, you should still only get one vote. But if you pay nothing into the system then you should get no say in how the system operates.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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Serious question...should people with seriously low IQs be allowed to vote.

I had a 19 year old student that was severely cognitively impaired and fine motor skilled impaired to the point where he literally wouldn't be able to fill out a ballot by himself. I once spent an hour and a half trying to teach him the difference between an Uppercase "T" and a Lowercase "t" and he couldn't get it.

I liked the kid a lot and he really does struggle, but is sweet as can be. His mom got an absentee for him, filled it out for who she wanted and he couldn't state a single position of Obama or Romney on any issue. He knew that "he" had voted for Obama, but couldn't say any of the other offices where his mom filled out and couldn't state a position that he himself favored on any issue.

Should he be allowed to vote with such a low IQ function where he doesn't understand society in the same context? Is allowing him to vote just giving his mom 2 votes?
happens all the time. had a next door neighbor that voted the way her husband told her to. this however is no reason to start restricting people's vote.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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None. Why in the world would you restrict voting?
So we don't put incompetent boobs like Obama in the White House.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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You didn't include a restriction I favor in your list. I believe only taxpayers should vote.

I do not believe that the rich should get more than the poor. If you pay $1 in tax or $1 billion in tax, you should still only get one vote. But if you pay nothing into the system then you should get no say in how the system operates.
I like that and if you take in the form of cash assistance, section 8 housing you don't vote either.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Why should dishonorably discharged military be unable to vote? Should people fired from a job be disqualified?

No restrictions except US citizen and 18. And I'm on the fence about convicted felons. That may leave a lot of republicans unable to vote.
Could you please explain this other than the fact that your a left-winger trying to throw out meaningless insults?
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Actually, it is the other way around, but it takes a extensive legal background to understand that.
Which is obviously why you don't.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Not when I use your own "logic" to point out the hypocrisy in your statement.

"Waivers are B-A-D, bad... Errrr... except when they're not"
Please show me where I said that!??
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Serious question...should people with seriously low IQs be allowed to vote.

I had a 19 year old student that was severely cognitively impaired and fine motor skilled impaired to the point where he literally wouldn't be able to fill out a ballot by himself. I once spent an hour and a half trying to teach him the difference between an Uppercase "T" and a Lowercase "t" and he couldn't get it.

I liked the kid a lot and he really does struggle, but is sweet as can be. His mom got an absentee for him, filled it out for who she wanted and he couldn't state a single position of Obama or Romney on any issue. He knew that "he" had voted for Obama, but couldn't say any of the other offices where his mom filled out and couldn't state a position that he himself favored on any issue.

Should he be allowed to vote with such a low IQ function where he doesn't understand society in the same context? Is allowing him to vote just giving his mom 2 votes?
I can do you better than that! I know two people who filled out mail-in ballots for their out of town (in one case out of state) college students. One is a known Republican.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Big difference. Driving is a privilege, voting is a right.
Actually voting is a priviledge as well.. In fact only property owners were allowed to vote originally..
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Actually, it is the other way around, but it takes a extensive legal background to understand that.
Why don't you lay some of that"extensive legal knowledge" on us...you are not one of those"patriot" types like I used to arrest for driving without a license claiming the constitutional right to travel as the basis are you?if so,you guys were fun and your fines helped pay my salary

The laws for voting are in place..enough said....want to get rid of something?get rid of the electoral college
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