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jmowreader

(50,714 posts)
9. Poor Barney...
Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:54 PM
Nov 2014

1. Nationwide mail-in voting.

2. Instant dissolution of corporate charter, confiscation of all corporate assets, and five years' imprisonment for all officers, and any rank-and-file employee involved, for ANY business caught accepting, demanding or trading for goods or services their customers' blank ballots. (Does anyone think that if we had nationwide mail-in voting, we also wouldn't see the "finance for the unbanked" outfits like buy-here-pay-here car lots and payday loan sharks offer to erase people's late fees in exchange for their ballots?)

3. Public financing of all elections.

4. Restrict Campaign Season to the six weeks prior to election day.

5. All campaign ads must name the candidate they are supporting or attacking.

6. Candidates must use public funding for their radio, television, newspaper and internet advertising and postage for mailed ads, and they'll be limited as to the amount they're allowed to run. They may seek donations to fund billboards, yard signs, bumper stickers, transit wraps, skywriting and towed banners, cards on shopping carts, handbills nailed to telephone poles, kiosks, bus stop ads or other posters.

I been saying this since I came home from the war madokie Nov 2014 #1
I love the idea! Rex Nov 2014 #2
That's a wonderful thing, but the ones who need to vote won't be given a holiday. Autumn Nov 2014 #3
My thoughts exactly ... 1StrongBlackMan Nov 2014 #16
FYI: If you follow the link in the OP Sweet Freedom Nov 2014 #4
Why not expand the days of voting? Vote from Saturday to Tuesday. Or for a week? . . . Journeyman Nov 2014 #5
while that would be nice angrychair Nov 2014 #17
If Sanders is going to wish for ponies, let him at least wish for useful horse shit. . . Journeyman Nov 2014 #18
Finally n/t btrflykng9 Nov 2014 #6
Vote-By-Mail 99th_Monkey Nov 2014 #7
Completely agree. ProSense Nov 2014 #30
Sounds great, but, the Oligarchs will never allow it, HoosierRadical Nov 2014 #8
Poor Barney... jmowreader Nov 2014 #9
it'll have to be a Monday so people can have a long weekend rurallib Nov 2014 #10
Democratic controlled states should go ahead and make this a state holiday. n/t ieoeja Nov 2014 #11
K&R woo me with science Nov 2014 #12
Absolutely! Waiting For Everyman Nov 2014 #13
petition signed angrychair Nov 2014 #14
Sounds good to me badtoworse Nov 2014 #15
Long overdue. Moondog Nov 2014 #19
This has been needed for AGES!! theHandpuppet Nov 2014 #20
If cheapskate GOP object to "another" federal holiday, move it to coincide with Columbus Day Las Vegas Mixx Nov 2014 #21
Or Veterans' Day LeftInTX Nov 2014 #22
+1,000,000,000!!!! If we want our Democracy back, we have to take it! Dustlawyer Nov 2014 #23
Then they could move Veteran's Day so it wouldn't be so close Reter Nov 2014 #24
Run Bernie Run!!!!! TheNutcracker Nov 2014 #25
Love it... and beginning to love HIM. K and R n/t Smarmie Doofus Nov 2014 #26
Only if it's a "real" holiday Freddie Nov 2014 #27
nice gesture but too late. kentuck Nov 2014 #28
My state went to all vote-by-mail a few years ago. lumberjack_jeff Nov 2014 #29
I used to get off Election Day then about 20-25 years ago LiberalElite Nov 2014 #31
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