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5 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2013 - 7:50PM #131
mountain_man
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Mar 4, 2013 -- 5:25PM, d_p_m wrote:

It would seem that the only way to fix that would be to run the vote again. With paper ballots.


Our system needs quite a few repairs. One would be to have 3 days of voting, say Friday through Sunday. I chose the other option, vote by mail. We need to make voting easier, not harder.

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There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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5 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2013 - 8:18PM #132
karbie
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In the last Bush election, the disparities were so great that a few townships had more Republicans than there were residents. I use a paper ballot, which are available upon request/necessity at polling places. My son said that none of his friends or co-workers trust anything other than paper ballots because it's too easy to rig computers. I agree with your idea of spreading out the election days and that the least trustworthy people to set political boundaries are politicians.
It might be interesting to levy a tax on a percentage of the money PACs spend to go against the National Debt or at least make it illegal to accept funds from any source outside this country.
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these are both from my father.
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5 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2013 - 8:23PM #133
d_p_m
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Mar 4, 2013 -- 7:50PM, mountain_man wrote:


Mar 4, 2013 -- 5:25PM, d_p_m wrote:

It would seem that the only way to fix that would be to run the vote again. With paper ballots.


Our system needs quite a few repairs. One would be to have 3 days of voting, say Friday through Sunday. I chose the other option, vote by mail. We need to make voting easier, not harder.



 We generally have several days designated for advanced polls, weeks ahead of the main vote, and you can vote at any returning office at any time during the last three weeks or so of the campaign. By law the returning offices are open 7 days a week, 9 to 9 on most days.


There may be some form of mail ballot, I'm not sure.

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 31, 2015 - 11:48AM #134
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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The Moslems proclaim that Allah is the greatest! So by comparison, claiming that of anything else--must be hubris.

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