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Thread: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Not everything in life has to be handed to you on a silver platter or hassle free.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    "Only"? Polling places are in the neighborhoods, or close by. Even if they have to wait in line for a bit, it's not like elections happened every week. If it's important to do, then make the wee bit of sacrifice it takes to vote. Not everything in life has to be handed to you on a silver platter or hassle free.
    I think you misread my post. What I meant was that it leaves only 2 hours for most of the voters in that district to cast their vote. In those 2 hours, between 5 and 7, is when the majority of voters in a district will cast their vote. That can lead to a horrible backlog in voting. A day off can alleviate that backlog.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Well that goes without saying. And why we should get rid of electronic voting machines. Go entirely back to paper and count them on live tv.
    I wouldn't find a bunch of old volunteers counting pieces of paper to be entertaining for TV purposes. And thus this is why such doesn't happen, its boring, its not money making, and nobody is going to carry such a thing on their broadcast lineup.

    Can you imagine, hours of... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.... (hours later) 89,993, 89,994... (more hours later) 254,322 , 254,323...
    Yeah, who the **** wants to watch that ****.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I think you misread my post. What I meant was that it leaves only 2 hours for most of the voters in that district to cast their vote. In those 2 hours, between 5 and 7, is when the majority of voters in a district will cast their vote. That can lead to a horrible backlog in voting. A day off can alleviate that backlog.
    So what? It's a minor inconvenience at best.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    I wouldn't find a bunch of old volunteers counting pieces of paper to be entertaining for TV purposes. And thus this is why such doesn't happen, its boring, its not money making, and nobody is going to carry such a thing on their broadcast lineup.

    Can you imagine, hours of... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.... (hours later) 89,993, 89,994... (more hours later) 254,322 , 254,323...
    Yeah, who the **** wants to watch that ****.
    I never said it was suppose to be entertaining. But it would serve as a very good method of verification of actual votes. Electronic voting is fraught with problems even today. C-SPAN is boring as hell, but it's broadcasted.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Its easy for me to take half a day and go vote, but some of the hourly guys I work with are often expected to put in 12 hours routinely. Not everyone gets the same freedoms and because of situations like that, I support it being a holiday.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    But why should people who do educate themselves on the issues but have a strict schedule for their job be limited to only a few hours to have the opportunity to vote?
    Because that is what they chose to do.
    They could take a V day...... or... ask their supervisor to let them go vote.... or... ask their supervisor to let them have a longer lunch break so they can go vote..... or..... ask to get off work early to go vote.... or... go to the polling station to vote before they go home....or hell even call in sick to vote. Not to mention there is "early voting" in many places up to like a week or at least 5 days before the "election day".


    See, plenty of options, we don't a holiday that many folks will just take advantage of.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    So what? It's a minor inconvenience at best.
    The average size of a congressional district is 646,000 citizens. Depending on how many voting centers a congressional district has, it can very well be more than a minor inconvenience.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I think you misread my post. What I meant was that it leaves only 2 hours for most of the voters in that district to cast their vote. In those 2 hours, between 5 and 7, is when the majority of voters in a district will cast their vote. That can lead to a horrible backlog in voting. A day off can alleviate that backlog.
    Contrary to popular belief, not everyone works a lame ass 9-5.

    Which reminds me...

    Alot of polling locations open up before 9am...... BEFORE WORK. Add this to my list of options in my previous post.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Because that is what they chose to do.
    They could take a V day...... or... ask their supervisor to let them go vote.... or... ask their supervisor to let them have a longer lunch break so they can go vote..... or..... ask to get off work early to go vote.... or... go to the polling station to vote before they go home....or hell even call in sick to vote. Not to mention there is "early voting" in many places up to like a week or at least 5 days before the "election day".


    See, plenty of options, we don't a holiday that many folks will just take advantage of.
    So you want to give people the choice on asking their supervisor to give them time to vote, which they may or may not do, or do early voting options, or go at some time when they can be off the clock, but you don't want to give them the additional option of voting any time during the day which would actually help them vote?

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