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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:34 PM

Here's how the Voting Rights Act SHOULD be addressed...

In light of Ohio and Pennsylvania's attack on voters recently, Congress SHOULD suspend ALL states' efforts to limit voting in any way. Next, collect all voting-related complaints. This would include but not be limited to not enough voting machines, closing polling places before everyone in line at close of polling gets to vote, intimidation at polls, recorded messages lying to voters about voting times or preliminary results, registration drives that don't collect AND SUBMIT registrations of all prospective voters, ID requirements, proof of citizenship requirements, closing polling places and many other issues.

States with minimal complaints are allowed to operate without special oversight. States with significant complaints are put under supervision until complaints per capita fall below an "acceptable" level.

Yes, gerrymandering is also a MAJOR issue that NEEDS to be fixed...and campaign finance reform...

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ReasonableToo Jun 2013 OP
Brigid Jun 2013 #1
ReasonableToo Jun 2013 #4
Half-Century Man Jun 2013 #2
ReasonableToo Jun 2013 #3
Half-Century Man Jun 2013 #5

Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:39 PM

1. And no more . . .

of this nonsense of people standing in line for eight hours on election day. Even Third World countries do better than that. Oh wait . . .

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Response to Brigid (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:01 AM

4. yes. what happened in Ohio in '04 should be criminal

Plenty of machines in some precincts and not enough in other. The voting machines per capita was WAY off.

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:50 AM

2. In spite of a complete lack of evidence, the republicans screamed voter fraud..

...in the last elections. Now Democrats are worried about voter suppression. Okay, lets address both issues at once; I suggest federal approval for any and all changes to existing voting laws.
An agency, council, or board be established to develop guidelines and evaluate proposed changes according to a congressionally approved framework. Base it on the past VRA-66.

Start here...

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:57 AM

3. yep. the most credible reports of voter fraud that I remember...

...involved persons with two or more homes....

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Response to ReasonableToo (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:07 AM

5. The big news was the republicans voter fraud.

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