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Old 01-14-08, 08:32 PM
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Why can't you register online to vote?

It can't be that hard to implement. I mean, there are far more sensitive things done online.

Furthermore, why can't you just vote online? God forbid they make it easier to vote...
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If you can't be bothered to get your ass down to city hall to register, maybe voting is a little too strenuous for you.
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I'm already registered - thanks for the love.

I mean, why not make it easier for others? It's like we're holding on to this way outdated form of doing this, for reasons that have long since passed - kinda like having electorals. Why not make it easier for everyone?
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I don't want to make it easier for others. My worst nightmare is that some douche will vote in between bouts of masturbating to internet porn and watching the latest antics of Britney on the newsertainment shows.

btw, the love wasn't for you if you're already registered. Its for the useless prole who thinks it should be "easier".
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Old 01-14-08, 09:12 PM
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If you can't be bothered to get your ass down to city hall to register, maybe voting is a little too strenuous for you.
City Hall? Where do you live, Bedford Falls?
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Old 01-14-08, 09:15 PM
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voting online? nah, there's already too much voter fraud going on.
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Old 01-14-08, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by crazyronin
If you can't be bothered to get your ass down to city hall to register, maybe voting is a little too strenuous for you.
I think of it like this: if the government says you can pay taxes and other fees online, it's only fair that you can vote online, too.

The government can handle online money transfers, but they can't count votes online?
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Old 01-15-08, 07:17 AM
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No thanks.

Plus Hannity would complain about "spammers"
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Old 01-15-08, 07:18 AM
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I don't have a problem voting online, but i agree that we don't need to make it easier for lazy people to vote
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I don't have a problem voting online, but i agree that we don't need to make it easier for lazy people to vote
Don't be hatin' on Fred Thompson.
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I've long favored a return to the poll tax.
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Don't be hatin' on Fred Thompson.
I love Fred Thompson. He reminds me of my basset hound.



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I tried to register online, but the user id BrownCoat69 was already taken.
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Originally Posted by crazyronin
I don't want to make it easier for others. My worst nightmare is that some douche will vote in between bouts of masturbating to internet porn and watching the latest antics of Britney on the newsertainment shows.
Fine I'll stop voting ... geesh ... all of us Britney lovers just want to watch TMZ and read Perez Hiltion all day. Is that too much to ask?
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Old 01-15-08, 12:52 PM
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If it was a difficult thing to register - you'll might have some argument.

Since it's easy as pie, ......................................

I can remember when it wasn't so easy.

Hell, I can remember when we had a poll tax.
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To think of all the sacrifices that have been made so people have the right to vote and then to complain that it should be easier than going to the court house and filling out a piece of paper.
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Old 01-15-08, 12:55 PM
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because some poor people don't have access to the internet and therefore, it has been argued, it would give an advantage to those who do (usually the NOT poor.....generally Republicans or non-democrats)
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To think of all the sacrifices that have been made so people have the right to vote and then to complain that it should be easier than going to the court house and filling out a piece of paper.
In many states - you don't have to go to the courthouse to register.

You can register when you get a driver's license or get new tags for your car.
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Old 01-15-08, 01:02 PM
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Some states you can even register at your friendly (or not so friendly) bank.
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because some poor people don't have access to the internet and therefore, it has been argued, it would give an advantage to those who do (usually the NOT poor.....generally Republicans or non-democrats)
that sounds valid...IF paper registration was gone and people without internet access couldn't go to the library or something.

But then again some people thing having to show a photo id is a bad idea
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Old 01-15-08, 01:37 PM
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that sounds valid...IF paper registration was gone and people without internet access couldn't go to the library or something.

But then again some people thing having to show a photo id is a bad idea

another issue is having the vote take place on only one day. a lot of poor people (those who work) can't afford to take off to go vote or it isn't a priority, so they don't make it to the public library or wherever that has the free internet access.

I think opening up voting to more than just one day would do wonders for voter turnout, but I believe the GOP thinks it would favor the Dems so they're against it.
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Old 01-15-08, 01:38 PM
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By law, isn't an employer required to give employees a break to go vote if they are working the full time the polls are open?

I think making it easier to vote just gives more motive for uninformed voters to vote. If someone takes the time to learn about candidates, they'll probably take the time to vote.
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