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  •  "Nothing to do with 'voter suppression'"? (1+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber

    Get real.  There's only one reason to make voting harder, and that's because you don't want people to vote.  Every impediment you erect to ballot access is necessarily about suppressing the vote.  

    Oh, and how terribly surprising the challenge was filed by the Libertarian Party.  They've been a front for the right wing since day one.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 12:52:07 PM PDT

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    •  How hard is it to get a few miles to vote? (1+ / 0-)
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      Wordsinthewind

      Seriously, this seems like a really stupid excuse.  People drive half-way across the entire state to see relatives, go to a rodeo, hunt, ski, drive miles to work, but they can't go down the street to a polling station?

      This excuse is not valid.

      Your hate-mail will be graded.

      by PavePusher on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 05:02:33 PM PDT

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      •  Depends on your circumstances (0+ / 0-)

        For some people, going a few miles is a challenge, either because they're elderly, or disabled, or too poor to afford transportation. And there are many people whose work schedules make it difficult to vote on a weekday, so mail ballots make it possible for them to participate.

        These are some of the reasons the Democratic Party favors things like mail ballots. We're seeking to increase voter participation, not curtail it. When more people vote, Democrats do better.  These recalls succeeded in part because they were conducted in nearly perfect Republican conditions -- very low turnout with a very popular method of ballot access was unavailable.

        "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

        by FogCityJohn on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 05:39:55 PM PDT

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