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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:24 PM

Look for Republicans To Attack Early Voting After The Election

It will be their new line of "voter fraud" bullshit attack.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:27 PM

1. Haven't they already started?

I thought this was a big part of their recent 'block-the-vote' bullshit.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:32 PM

3. Yup...they wanted to shut it down to begin with because Dems had such an advantage with it

in 2008.
I wonder why they just didn't encourage their voters to vote early? If early voting is here to stay, why not try to get a good ground game set up to take advantage of it. Only in CO have Repubs managed to get good numbers in early voting so far.

Repubs, always late to the party on everything.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:34 PM

4. Almost funny you should bring that up......

I recall being able to vote straight party,either way,in Illinois,til 'Clinton won his first term....I voted that way,then,myself,and it seems,at least state wide,a bunch of Dems swept into office...

As I remember,the lame duck Illinois shit sticks,were so outraged by this unfairness,one of their last acts was to do away with that ability...

This will be my first time voting in Illinois,since returning from a 7 year stay in western Colorado,so I really don't know if it's still that way or not.....

What I found in subsequent elections,before moving back out west,was that it was hella more enjoyable voting for each DEM,singlely...

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:03 PM

7. You can vote early in Illinois...I just voted this morning with my daughter

 

You can vote early at ANY of the designated early voting stations (does not have to be your home precinct). But you do need a gov issued photo ID for early voting (that's the trade-off for "any station" voting). Look up the early voting places near you on the Illinois election web site.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:12 PM

9. Thanks....

I'm going to wait til the 6th,although I did just get my Illinois drivers license,and registered to vote,about a month ago......Like a week before the deadline....I really,REALLY want to be confronted by those screw the vote jerkwads,and figure there may be a better chance of that on THE day....

Perhaps you can answer this for me,though....Do the ballots still distinquish party affliliation?.

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:53 PM

11. Yes, ballots had party affiliation for all candidates

 

(not for judges).

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:56 PM

12. Thankyou so much

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:37 PM

5. Uh....they tried to eliminate it in some states this year, and have already eliminated it....

...in quite few other states over the past several years

INTERACTIVE MAP: Voter Suppression Efforts By State

QUOTE:

"The right to vote is under attack in states across the country. Conservative legislators are introducing and passing legislation that creates barriers to voting, including “Voter ID” bills that require voters to show specific types of photo identification at the polls. The claimed intent of these laws is to prevent fraud, but in fact there are almost no cases of voter impersonation. A person is more likely to be struck by lightning than he or she is to vote by pretending to be someone else. These laws make it harder for young people, people of color, low-income people, the disabled, and older Americans to vote."

Check out the map at the link.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:00 PM

6. The opening lines of those articles are so retarded that I couldn't read the next lines n/t

 

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:06 PM

8. Early voting was implemented in places like Ohio to prevent chaos on election day

 

Especially after what happened in 2004 in Ohio, early voting really helped things go smoothly in 2008.

This pissed off the GOP and now people like Husted would like to go back to the days of chaos. Republicans hate elections that go smoothly. They want chaos on election day in order to disenfranchise as many voters as possible, especially densely populated areas that tend to vote Democratic.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:15 PM

10. What I don't understand is why they allowed early voting in the first place

Most of these early voting states, like Ohio, are completely controlled by Republicans who, as we know, historically have tried to suppress the vote, especially in urban areas.

So why did these boobs allow early voting to start in the first place? Are they so stupid that they didn't see what was coming?

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