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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Republicans win when turnout is low.
    No Republican will support any measure that expands or facilitates the franchise.
    Giving people a day off to vote does not expand the franchise.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Giving people a day off to vote does not expand the franchise.
    But it certainly does facilitate it.

    That's why I said expand AND facilitate.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Unless I am not getting all the results dats on this poll - a very unusual thing seems to be happening.

    YES votes are 36 and of that amount 35 are Board members - that comes out to 97% being members.
    NO voters are 62 and of that amount only 8 are Board members - that comes to 13% being members.

    Is it normal for "guests" to be mobilized to flood polls like this?
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Unless I am not getting all the results dats on this poll - a very unusual thing seems to be happening.

    YES votes are 36 and of that amount 35 are Board members - that comes out to 97% being members.
    NO voters are 62 and of that amount only 8 are Board members - that comes to 13% being members.

    Is it normal for "guests" to be mobilized to flood polls like this?
    It would certainly be a cost effective way to address discussion of the issue.

    Them SuperPACs gonna spend all that money somewhere!
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It should - it should be a "civics" holiday; similar to Memorial Day, or the 4th of July.
    Yes it should be a holiday similar to 4th of July. The only reasons someone should have for not voting for president is because either they do not like any of the candidates, in a state the denies former felons the right to vote, or because they simply choose not to vote.
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Unless I am not getting all the results dats on this poll - a very unusual thing seems to be happening.

    YES votes are 36 and of that amount 35 are Board members - that comes out to 97% being members.
    NO voters are 62 and of that amount only 8 are Board members - that comes to 13% being members.

    Is it normal for "guests" to be mobilized to flood polls like this?
    Some liberal nut or conservative nut is ****ing with the polls.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    In those cases you do what I do, you select none of the above by ignoring that office on the ballot. I cannot remember more than two occassions since I've been a registered voter (1992) where I have voted for every single office on the ballot. Most of the time I vote for less than half of the offices on the ballot because there's nobody I CAN vote for in good conscience.
    So the best action is inaction?

    Oh, and if forced to vote, I'd tend to vote for the greater of the two evils, in the hope that people will realize exactly what that individual is.
    That seems rather counterintuitive. You would vote for the person who would do worse?

    UNLESS that greater of the two evils is female, in which case she couldn't get my vote for any reason.
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    This sounds okay to me. Do we go a step farther and make voting compulsory? Not voting in each race, per say, just checking in, as it were. You can still abstain, you just have to go to the voting location and drop off a blank ballot, or have "none of the above" checked.
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    First Liberals want to take money away from the rich (people who run businesses) now they want to make them pay you for not working on Election Day which only takes a few minutes to complete...oh yeah, that's really gonna' fly.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    This sounds okay to me. Do we go a step farther and make voting compulsory? Not voting in each race, per say, just checking in, as it were. You can still abstain, you just have to go to the voting location and drop off a blank ballot, or have "none of the above" checked.
    Don't think that would pass constitutional muster.
    Not only that, how does it add to anything, if people are just randomly picking candidates, because they're forced to.
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