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Old 11-03-2022, 05:20 PM
 
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Heck why stop there. Maybe we should go back to you have to be a property owner to vote.
Stop. There is obviously a difference in requiring voters to know high school level “who is the head of the executive branch” facts and requiring voters to be a certain color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, literate or economic status.

A basic, facts only exam is certainly not a violation of the Voter Rights Act, right??
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Old 11-03-2022, 05:38 PM
 
Location: USA
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Stop. There is obviously a difference in requiring voters to know high school level “who is the head of the executive branch” facts and requiring voters to be a certain color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, literate or economic status.

A basic, facts only exam is certainly not a violation of the Voter Rights Act, right??
Blame is flaming you.

If you don't know who the current president is or the name of the branches of government then you should sit it out. That is how we have the D only and R only voters.
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Old 11-03-2022, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I find this to be a much more intriguing topic than Abbott. Talk about a cat with 9 lives. How is it that Paxton just keeps getting elected? I would love to hear thoughts on this which is a much more volatile topic than Abbott.
I think Paxton is a crook but I voted for him because I am a Republican and I did not want to throw away my vote and I was not about to vote for the democrat.
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Old 11-03-2022, 06:31 PM
 
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Blame is flaming you.

If you don't know who the current president is or the name of the branches of government then you should sit it out. That is how we have the D only and R only voters.
I follow @sharonsaysso on IG and the questions she gets are almost unbelievable sometimes. And they are questions from people following “America’s Government Teacher” on IG so I assume they sincerely do want to learn more about how government works. Questions like “does the electoral college pick all positions or just the President” or “who elects the Supreme Court” or “what’s the difference between governors and senators” etc.
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Old 11-03-2022, 06:35 PM
 
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I think Paxton is a crook but I voted for him because I am a Republican and I did not want to throw away my vote and I was not about to vote for the democrat.
Honestly curious…do you even know the candidate’s name who is running against Paxton? Did you do any research about her such as reading any questionnaires she answered for any newspaper voter guides - or anything?! (Watching negative tv ads does not count as “research”).

At what point is a candidate from your own party too immoral / criminal that you would vote against them just to get a clean slate? I guess what Trump said is true, he & his ilk can stand on one of the busiest streets in America & shoot someone and not lose any loyal voters.
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Old 11-03-2022, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Honestly curious…do you even know the candidate’s name who is running against Paxton? Did you do any research about her such as reading any questionnaires she answered for any newspaper voter guides - or anything?! (Watching negative tv ads does not count as “research”).

At what point is a candidate from your own party too immoral / criminal that you would vote against them just to get a clean slate? I guess what Trump said is true, he & his ilk can stand on one of the busiest streets in America & shoot someone and not lose any loyal voters.
I will never vote for a democrat because they want to take away my guns.

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Old 11-03-2022, 07:12 PM
 
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Honestly curious…do you even know the candidate’s name who is running against Paxton? Did you do any research about her such as reading any questionnaires she answered for any newspaper voter guides - or anything?! (Watching negative tv ads does not count as “research”).

At what point is a candidate from your own party too immoral / criminal that you would vote against them just to get a clean slate? I guess what Trump said is true, he & his ilk can stand on one of the busiest streets in America & shoot someone and not lose any loyal voters.
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I will never vote for a democrat because they want to take away my guns.
And there you have it (after a quick edit). I guess the original answer wasn't palatable.
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Old 11-03-2022, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I threw my vote away on Mark Ash.
Same here.
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Old 11-03-2022, 08:04 PM
 
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This is not a new concept. Is this the side of history you really want to be on?
Yeah…he really does. Quite troubling really that this is still a thing.
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Old 11-03-2022, 09:00 PM
 
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2) the need to pass a basics civics test with every state ID renewal to be a registered voter. If you don’t have a basic understanding of the job you’re electing someone to do, you have no business voting.
I have a better idea … only people with college degrees can vote
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