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    N.H. students organize to fight voting bill

    N.H. students organize to fight voting bill - MELANIE PLENDA - UNION LEADER - POLITICO.com

    Students from Dartmouth College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire have joined forces to fight a bill they say threatens their right to vote.

    The bill requires that “the domicile for voting purposes” of a college student be the state or the New Hampshire city or town in which the student resided “immediately prior to matriculation.” The bill also applies to military personnel and federal employees on assignment in the state. Proponents of the bill say it would reduce voter fraud, ensuring that a person can only claim residency in one location to “protect the integrity of the ballot process.”

    Dartmouth freshman Joshua Schiefelbein, president of the Dartmouth College Libertarians, said this has become a “tri-partisan” affair.

    “Not only are the Republicans and Democrats coming together, but the Libertarians,” he said. “All three of our groups are able to get together on an issue that’s really crystal clear and be just completely tri-partisan in our efforts. That’s really impressive considering the politically charged climate that we’ve had for the past few years. It’s just really nice to see. It kind of gives a glimmer of hope for a possible future [of cooperation].”

    Speaker of the House, William O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon, said in January that students “don’t have life experience,” “just vote their feelings,” and “are basically doing what I did when I was a kid and foolish, voting as a liberal.”

    I can't believe they're trying to do this. I hope the kids succeed in their effort to stop this bill from passing.
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    Re: N.H. students organize to fight voting bill

    It's already a law that you have to register to vote, in the precinct you live in, 30 days prior to an election.

    All these kids have to do, is get a driver's license where ever they're calling home and register, 30 days prior to an election.

    That's the way it is and the way it's always been. Tuff **** for anyone that doesn't like it.
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    Re: N.H. students organize to fight voting bill

    Supreme court upheld in 1979 that students can vote where they go to school.
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    Re: N.H. students organize to fight voting bill

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Supreme court upheld in 1979 that students can vote where they go to school.
    They're special?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They're special?
    In that their lives are more affected by the place where they reside 2/3 of the year.
    Did you look up the bill in question and see what it proposes?

    If it became law, 2 18 year olds from the same town in a different state could leave parents houses the same day, share an apartment in Keene, Plymouth, Durham, wherever, and if one of those kids enrolled in college while the other one chose to live unemployed off of his parents' money or whatever, the kid in college would have to vote absentee where his parents are, while the unemployed kid would be allowed to vote where they live. How does that make any sense?

    The house speaker was clear in what he said. He regrets voting liberally as a youth and now wants to stop people from doing the same until they've had more life experience, are older, and statistically more conservative. How noble of him.
    If I didn't know better or have any knowledge of Social Security I'd say the aging population is sticking it to "The (young) Man."
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    Re: N.H. students organize to fight voting bill

    Things that make this illegal:

    15th Amendment.
    Abolition of property qualifications as a requirement to vote.
    24th Amendment.
    Section II of the Voting Rights Act.
    Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections, 383 U.S. 663

    Good luck to the retarded politician and the morons who want to defend this clearly illegal and discriminatory piece of legislation.
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    Re: N.H. students organize to fight voting bill

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    N.H. students organize to fight voting bill - MELANIE PLENDA - UNION LEADER - POLITICO.com




    I can't believe they're trying to do this. I hope the kids succeed in their effort to stop this bill from passing.
    Unless your Rahm Emanuel and moved here 5 minutes ago........

    ........dont you agree with the notion of residency requirements to vote?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Unless your Rahm Emanuel and moved here 5 minutes ago........

    ........dont you agree with the notion of residency requirements to vote?
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    Residing in a place for 2/3 of a year, yeah, seems to me to be enough, apparently the supreme court did, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Residing in a place for 2/3 of a year, yeah, seems to me to be enough, apparently the supreme court did, too.
    Well if the Supreme court said so....God has spoken.....

    .....what about 1/5 of a year?.......1/12 of a year?.......1/365?

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    ......then why do you hate voters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Well if the Supreme court said so....God has spoken.....

    .....what about 1/5 of a year?.......1/12 of a year?.......1/365?

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    ......then why do you hate voters?
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    So you're comparing 2/3 to 1/5th, 1/12 and 1/365 and asking why the SCOTUS chose a number that represented the majority of the year. Really?
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