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    Republicans pull a fast one on voters

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    This afternoon, Gov. Jan Brewer signed an elections bill that basically wipes out Libertarian and other third-party candidates, boosting their signature requirements to unattainable levels. Green Party candidates would actually have to collect more signatures than they have party members.

    Wasn’t it just a few months ago that our leaders were oh so concerned about making sure that voters had choices? Who can forget their collective whine that last year’s top-two primary initiative would virtually assure that no third-party candidate would ever again appear on a general-election ballot?

    Now they’ve guaranteed it.
    This is bull****, no question about it.
    I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be.

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    Re: Republicans pull a fast one on voters

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
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    This is bull****, no question about it.
    Thats sad!
    Crap like this is how we get the scum running govt.

    Third parties have no chance nationally so were stuck
    with tweedledee-tweedledum.

    We are so screwed!!!

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    Re: Republicans pull a fast one on voters

    "Pulled a fast one on voters". Were you born when obammycare was rushed through before anyone even read the 7,200 pages of trash?!!!!!!!!!
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Republicans pull a fast one on voters

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    "Pulled a fast one on voters". Were you born when obammycare was rushed through before anyone even read the 7,200 pages of trash?!!!!!!!!!
    I don't think it was posted to be a 'because they did it'. It's pointing a finger directly and saying WTH are they doing?

    Some things need to be called out no matter who did it.....
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    Re: Republicans pull a fast one on voters

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    "Pulled a fast one on voters". Were you born when obammycare was rushed through before anyone even read the 7,200 pages of trash?!!!!!!!!!
    WTF does Obamacare have to do with Jan Brewer and the Arizona Republicans being underhanded scumbags?

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    Re: Republicans pull a fast one on voters

    Two points/questions I'd pose here:

    1. Are the signature requirements any more onerous on the third parties than they are on traditional political parties?

    2. If a political party has so few followers/members that they can't meet the minimum requirements for being placed on the ballot, what purpose do they serve being on the ballot other than potentially swinging a vote to a candidate the majority of people don't want? If you can't meet the minimum requirements, how the hell do you expect to win an election?
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Republicans pull a fast one on voters

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    "Pulled a fast one on voters". Were you born when obammycare was rushed through before anyone even read the 7,200 pages of trash?!!!!!!!!!
    Do you have a comment on THIS situation? There are plenty of Obamacare threads you can rant on.

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    Re: Republicans pull a fast one on voters

    While it appears the bill was entirely self-serving and a simple political tool, I don't understand the problem with the legislation itself. I mean, and I'll use arbitrary numbers, if you cannot get enough signatures to make the ballot, then what chance do you have of winning the election? Furthermore, I would assume there would still be a place for a write-in, so if you wanted to write-in your candidate, you could still do so.

    I think it's a pretty scummy move anytime you pass legislation to gain an advantage in an election, but I don't really have a problem with this legislation on the surface (with the limited knowledge of it that I have).

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    Re: Republicans pull a fast one on voters

    As a Arizona resident I can tell you the Arizona legislature is a ****ing joke. They've done a few nice things, but overall they are an embarrassment.
    I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be.

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    Re: Republicans pull a fast one on voters

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    This is bull****, no question about it.
    Brewer is part of the McCain crew. They're all about staying in power and building as much government as they can. Hell, that bunch even undermined the Republican that was running for Gabby Giffords seat in the special election so that they could run their "chosen one" against the Dem (who they thought would be weaker) in the general and probably screwed us out of that seat.

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