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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post
    How about a basic civics test? Nothing partisan, just some basic questions about how the US government works, like the civics test immigrants must pass to become a US citizen.

    You claim to want informed voters, this is a simple way to weed out those who are extremely ignorant regarding how our government works.
    While it would be nice for more people to understand that (BTW as much as it would blow holes in the utopian promises of those offering broad social support, it wouldn't bode well for the vote-suppressing corporate-fellating side of the aisle either), just as important, if not more would be having a populace actually conversant with the issues. And then, you'd still have to deal with preference.

    Moreover if everyone had to be sufficiently educated in Civics to vote, the government (state or federal take your pick) would be obliged to ensure they had that education. There was a time they tried to exclude illiterate people as a means of stopping blacks from voting. A properly funded and regulated education system would be a basic requirement.

    And then you'd get people who don't want a properly funded education system to teach civics because more people knowing about civics means more people voting. Chicken and the egg.

    So how about applying the same standards the political Right applies to guns: voting is a universal right and every man and his dog gets as many as he can fit in the locker on the flatbed of his truck?
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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Bull****.
    Or, if you prefer, fake news.
    Listen to the audio. And read other articles.

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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by jghiretire View Post
    It was on other sources as well. But nice try.
    Not only a nice try but a success since you couldnt even come up with a real rebuttal. In no other source did he say easier. Thats media interpretation.

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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Fox News has built an empire by lying and subtly getting their message across to white america.


    Then Trump just says it about multiple things.



    Very funny.

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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Well, he actually did say something like that:



    He was talking about the Democrat's initial attempts to use the recent Covid-19 response bill to push a bunch of programs unrelated to the point of the bill. Among them was a rash of voter laws.

    In fact, the Democrats were attempting to use the bill to change the voting processes. Expanding times for voting, absentee voting, all sorts of things that would stretch the process even more than it already is.
    Because during a pandemic, when we have social distancing in place, we can't have a hundred million plus Americans showing up to polling places where they all line up together in close proximity. Thus, we need to expanding early voting, mail in and absentee voting.

    Why are you guys so scared of more American citizens being part of the electoral process?
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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post
    How about a basic civics test? Nothing partisan, just some basic questions about how the US government works, like the civics test immigrants must pass to become a US citizen.

    You claim to want informed voters, this is a simple way to weed out those who are extremely ignorant regarding how our government works.
    This is laughable coming for a Trump supporter. You obviously don't even give a **** about having an informed president, but you want to bring back poll tests for voters.
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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Because during a pandemic, when we have social distancing in place, we can't have a hundred million plus Americans showing up to polling places where they all line up together in close proximity. Thus, we need to expanding early voting, mail in and absentee voting.

    Why are you guys so scared of more American citizens being part of the electoral process?
    Im scared of the potential abuse by both sides of not verifying someone is eligible to vote.

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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by uptower View Post
    Yeah everyone 'eligible'. And they make it harder to be 'eligible.' Then even when someone is eligible, they move or close polling stations or find ways to strike their names of rolls, while putting up hurdles to ensure they don't get reinstated in time for the next election. Horse****. They do all this because they don't want people to vote. We've heard them admit it so many times, what's the point in trying to lie.
    They don't make it harder to be eligible at all. If you are eligible you are eligible. All we ask is that you prove you're eligible.

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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    They don't make it harder to be eligible at all. If you are eligible you are eligible. All we ask is that you prove you're eligible.
    Unfortunately that's not all they want - they want to make as many people as possible ineligible and they've said so on many occasions, like this.
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    Re: Trump says Republicans would never be elected again if it was easier to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by uptower View Post
    Unfortunately that's not all they want - they want to make as many people as possible ineligible and they've said so on many occasions, like this.
    Stunning how easy it is to vote but never easy enough for people like you who don't really care who votes, just another attack and ignorance on the system we have. Being an American comes with responsibility and that includes voting. Early voting makes it easy to vote but apparently not easy enough for you and others. it is quite ok to cheapen the process as long as you get your way on issues of interest to you.

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