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Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:06 AM

One woman's plan to keep her GOP husband from voting in midterms.

So, at a gathering of progressive Dems last night, the conversation got around to voter suppression.
But, instead of the usual weeping and gnashing of teeth over voter ID laws and Repub purges of voters roles, this idea was a table turner.
A Dem woman married to a GOP man said she has a plan that will (legally) mean her husband won’t be voting while she still will.

She’s going to tell him that she has mapped out time in their busy schedules for them to go vote at a particular time together late in the day on Election Day.
However, She plans to vote in the early voting period a week before Election Day and just not mention that to her husband.
Then, on Election Day at the appointed time that they planned that morning to go vote together, she plans to manufacture a minor crisis at the house that he needs to come home for.
She will call her husband and say, “I know we are supposed to go vote now, but we’re just not going to be able to. And, our votes would just cancel each other’s out anyway”.

I thought this was a great idea.
What if all Dems with GOP spouses, significant others, family members did this same thing?
A little sneaky, yes, but so what? What do you think? Would you do it?

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Reply One woman's plan to keep her GOP husband from voting in midterms. (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Jul 2018 OP
Lars39 Jul 2018 #1
Funtatlaguy Jul 2018 #3
LisaL Jul 2018 #27
Hortensis Jul 2018 #21
Tipperary Jul 2018 #24
teach1st Jul 2018 #2
RhodeIslandOne Jul 2018 #4
magicarpet Jul 2018 #5
Funtatlaguy Jul 2018 #6
Croney Jul 2018 #7
Funtatlaguy Jul 2018 #8
bucolic_frolic Jul 2018 #9
ancianita Jul 2018 #11
bucolic_frolic Jul 2018 #12
ancianita Jul 2018 #15
bucolic_frolic Jul 2018 #16
ancianita Jul 2018 #20
Takket Jul 2018 #36
GreenEyedLefty Jul 2018 #10
Pepsidog Jul 2018 #13
Iggo Jul 2018 #19
EllieBC Jul 2018 #29
Pepsidog Jul 2018 #39
oasis Jul 2018 #14
SamKnause Jul 2018 #17
Iggo Jul 2018 #18
Bettie Jul 2018 #22
dansolo Jul 2018 #23
Lefta Dissenter Jul 2018 #31
LisaL Jul 2018 #25
Agschmid Jul 2018 #26
janterry Jul 2018 #28
Freethinker65 Jul 2018 #30
handmade34 Jul 2018 #32
Bluepinky Jul 2018 #33
Corvo Bianco Jul 2018 #34
Takket Jul 2018 #35
Funtatlaguy Jul 2018 #37
Ilsa Jul 2018 #38
Turbineguy Jul 2018 #40
Funtatlaguy Jul 2018 #41
Jake Stern Jul 2018 #42
cynatnite Jul 2018 #43
Funtatlaguy Jul 2018 #44
egduj Jul 2018 #45
Funtatlaguy Jul 2018 #46
wonkwest Jul 2018 #47
Solly Mack Jul 2018 #48

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:08 AM

1. That's dishonest and wrong.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:22 AM

3. Technically, it's just a lie of omission.

If he never asked her if she already voted.
Even so, if that’s the worst lie in their relationship, I’d be surprised.
And, the end result is a good one.
Lying to Republicans about voting doesn’t bother me at all.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:22 AM

27. Why would he think she already voted if she tells him they will vote together?

You are blaming someone being lied to (actively), as she claims they will go vote together for not figuring out he is being lied to.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:37 AM

21. +1000. It's dishonest. It's wrong. It's betrayal.

The Republicans have become the party of systematic dishonesty, wrong deeds, and betrayal. This wife's behavior leads me to guess she is not so different from her husband as might be assumed from their official affiliations.

I could not and would not be married to the kind of person who'd support what Trump is and stands for and/or for what the Republican Party has become. But this one can.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:17 AM

24. Ugh. I agree. Being deceitful to one's spouse says a lot about a marriage.

 

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:22 AM

2. Not cool

Not honest

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:23 AM

4. I'm all for it

 

Fuck anyone trying to destroy this country.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:30 AM

5. Something from the Mitch McConnell play book ?

Guerrilla Warfare.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:38 AM

6. Not quite that nefarious, I don't think 🤔

Karl Rove?
Lee Atwater?
Or how about our side just finally fighting back and trying to win for a darn change.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:39 AM

7. Unfortunately, there are probably more Repugs

who will keep their smarter spouses from voting, than the other way around.

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Response to Croney (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:43 AM

8. One more reason to fight fire with Fire

🔥
Dem rage leads to Blue Wave 🌊

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:44 AM

9. Turning voter suppression on the party of voter suppression is no vice

THE REPUBLICANS WOULD DO IT TO US!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:48 AM

11. Stooping to dishonest and undemocratic means to a democratic end is no virtue. nt

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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:55 AM

12. Do you want to win elections?

Or do you prefer to continue losing them?

Republicans play by Machiavellian rules. We don't win if Ann Landers is our battle plan.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:05 AM

15. Really? Being like them is the only way to win? You think we've exhausted all honest possibilities?

Did you read how VA restructured its voting and that's how the Democrats, with McAuliffe, won in 2014. Everyone said that system should be the national model, then everyone moved on and forgot about it.

Granted, honest structuring and non-partisan personnel of voting will be an uphill battle, but it's been done.

What is suggested here is absolutely not our only option.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:22 AM

16. It's politics

Honesty is only part of the equation. The amounts of money are obscene, the special interests behind the ideology are manipulative. No one is saying let the people decide because they can't and are easily manipulated. Dishonesty is not often punished at the ballot box. So parties will do what they can get away with, or push until public opinion pushes back, which it rarely does against Republicans because they control so much of the media narrative. They lead the public, and the public is easily led. It's like trying to break into Fox News with a liberal platform.

When you get the other 49 states to restructure their voting without winning elections first, email me. I'd love to read that outcome. Democrats winning an honest election would mean sanity had overwhelmed the right wing fringe infrastructure. Until external events intervene - depression, war, panic - elections are won by counting votes, and sometimes we don't even do that honestly.

But I applaud your ethics. I just don't think it will lead change our direction a lot.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:34 AM

20. Politics only? No. Democracy, the goal of which is utilitarian: the greatest good for the greatest

number. I'm sure everyone here has heard of that philosophy, which can be implemented as principle and method.

You can't compromise democracy. It's the voice, well recorded and represented -- when it's not chiseled away by expedience of con men and capitalists -- of The People.

When you do, you're no better than Putin, who runs on the 'ends justify the means' method in his federation. Means is covered up by some "show of democracy," like a parliament, or, when that's scorned by the people, force of civilian 'guards' or military guns and money.

And don't leave the restructuring of the other 49 states up to me. That's exactly why this party fails. It doesn't look at best practices that will win those other 49 states.

Yeah, pouring clean water into a bucket full of dirty water doesn't make it clean, but pour enough in, long enough, and it does.



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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:06 AM

36. One woman lying to her husband will not "win elections"

Nor is what she doing viable on a nationwide scale. So in the end with no real way of swaying elections by tricking our spouses we are left with just one person being dishonest with their partner in what appears to be a dysfunctional relationship.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:47 AM

10. No. (nt)

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:01 AM

13. Kill 2 birds with one stone. Hit him in the head with a bat knocking some sense into him and sending

him to the hospital so he cannot vote.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:31 AM

19. Wow.

That's enough.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:23 AM

29. Oooh advocating domestic violence. How edgy.

Hopefully she wouldn't be able to vote either becaue she'd be in jail.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #29)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:15 AM

39. Really? Get a life and a sense of humor. Only a moron would see my post as a call for violence and I

assume that 99.9% of DU readers would realize it wasn’t a call for DV. I guess I should have used the stupid sarcasm emoji. So for anyone who read my post as a call to action, please don’t hit your significant other over the head with a bat. As a criminal defense attorney I can tell you that in NJ that will get you 5-10 years New Jersey State prison. And anyone who read that post and was offended, you need to get off DU and get a grip on reality. But I also caution, that our fellow citizens on the far-right with their extremist view may actually resort to violence to prevent Dems from voting, so be prepared. And if you live with one of these righties, the night before the midterm elections I suggest you sleep with one eye open and hide the guns, knives and bats.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:02 AM

14. Let the asshole vote. Many pig-headed GOPers won't admit how wrong

they've been about Trump. It's likely they'll take a step to end Trump's embarrassing presence on the world stage, but in the privacy of a voting booth.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:28 AM

17. I would never be married to anyone who votes for the GOP.

It makes zero sense to me.

We would have zero in common.

I consider them my enemy.

I would not marry my enemy.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:30 AM

18. Not cool.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:42 AM

22. I can't even imagine being married to someone

with values so very different from my own.

And that is what it comes down to, the values of people who are willing to vote for AgentOrange and his enablers are entirely different from those of us who find him repugnant.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 08:47 AM

23. It would be better to get someone who doesn't vote to vote

The better way to cancel out Republican votes is by increasing voter turnout. Why would we support voter suppression by dishonest means? All that does is legitimize what they do.

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Response to dansolo (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:28 AM

31. this (N/t)

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:19 AM

25. Dishonest, deceitful and manipulative.

No, I wouldn't do it.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:21 AM

26. This is horrible. Unrec.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:22 AM

28. Everyone has their own marriage dance

 

I suppose if that is how they dance......then good luck to them.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:27 AM

30. Stupid plan. Why not just provide encouragement and transportation for those unlikely to vote?

During the day

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:29 AM

32. not good...

I would just divorce him

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:35 AM

33. The husband sounds clueless, and the wife is controlling and manipulative.

Why would he let his wife “map out” time for him to vote, and can’t he vote without her there?
I do think it’s wrong, and I wouldn’t want to be married to either of them.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:47 AM

34. Why are you married to that guy.

Address that, lady. If he supports the GOP he likely repeats harmful rhetoric at work that oppresses and even cages POC, women, the disabled, the working poor.

If you let that touch you at night you need to get your priorities straight.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:01 AM

35. That's one of the dumbest things I've ever read

A relationship with open deceit like that probably shouldn’t exist. I certainly wouldn’t want to be married to anyone that manipulated me like that.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:09 AM

37. I would never be married to or date a Republican.

But, let me give some of you a hard truth.
If you live in most red states (especially Southern ones), most white straight males are Republicans.
So, for a white straight woman who will only date a white straight male, there’s a limited group of Democrats to choose from (especially in rural areas).
Some women who aren’t real political or that lean Democratic lie to their husbands about politics or just don’t talk about it to get along. That makes their lives more manageable, they have told me.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:13 AM

38. Too actively deceptive for my tastes.

I prefer more passive acts, like marking his calendar for the election for the following week.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:21 AM

40. It's less messy

than shooting him while "standing her ground".

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #40)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:23 AM

41. You just made my day 🤙

Lol

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 12:27 PM

42. So that's how we roll now?

Putting a positive spin on being openly deceitful to one's spouse for Dem gain. She's just like the Republicans she professes to hate.

Hope hubs finds out about this and ditches her ass. Someone willing to go to such disgusting extremes deserves nothing less.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 12:30 PM

43. To keep anyone from voting is flat out immoral and should be criminal, IMO. n/t

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #43)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 02:39 PM

44. Dems the party of nice

GOP = the party of vice.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 02:49 PM

45. Sounds like a great marriage.

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Response to egduj (Reply #45)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 04:18 PM

46. You don't think marriages survive worse lies?

Seriously.
About finances, infidelity, family dynamics, friendships, where they spend time apart, etc.
People lie to their significant others every day.
We are a nation of liars.
Some much bigger than others, of course.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 04:34 PM

47. It worries me people are ok with this

 

If I ever found out my boyfriend did something like this to me, it'd be the end of our relationship.

Intentionally depriving one's spouse of their rights?

The hell kind of deceitful, authoritarian nonsense is this shit?

It's wrong. And anyone who would do this or support this is not a great person.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 04:51 PM

48. What horrid thinking.

If you don't respect your spouse then it's time to get out of the marriage.

I don't respect republicans but then I didn't marry one either.


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