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The Case Against Early Voting
Politico Magazine ^ | January 28, 2014 | Eugene Kontorovich and John Mcginns

Posted on 01/29/2014 1:37:58 PM PST by gooblah

To the delight of anyone who’s ever waited in line to cast a vote, a bipartisan election commission convened by President Barack Obama concluded last week that states across the country should increase their use of early voting.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/early-voting-the-case-against-102748.html#ixzz2rpGoaeFL

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earlyvoting

1 posted on 01/29/2014 1:37:58 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

The huge revolting scandal that breaks about the guy you cast your vote for two weeks ago would be the biggest one IMO.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 1:39:29 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: gooblah

Vote early. Vote often.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 1:41:12 PM PST by bgill
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To: gooblah

To my thinking, there should be two days per year declared national holidays for voting.

Replace any two current holidays you want.

Give everyone who votes a $100 dollar tax deduction for voting.

Insidiously simple and effective.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 1:43:28 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: gooblah

It’s called Election Day,not election month!
This is a total scam,if you can’t take the time to vote on election day ,tough crap for you,you put it on the list of must does,it is your responsibility period if it’s not that important to you to preserve your liberty I don’t want you voting


5 posted on 01/29/2014 1:44:42 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: gooblah

“...a bipartisan election commission convened by President Barack Obama concluded last week..”

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Any questions?


6 posted on 01/29/2014 1:46:58 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: gooblah

I no longer believe the elections are “true”. Too many ways to cheat....and early voting is one of them.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 1:49:32 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Yeah. . .but to get that hundred many low-information non-voters would suddenly become low-information voters.

I do NOT endorse the concept that low voter turn-out is a bad thing. I think it is a good thing.

If you don’t know the issues or candidates, you have no business voting.

During the last election, many of my students did not vote because I stress how important it is to know who/what you are voting for, and not merely voting because someone made you feel guilty about not voting.

Some didn’t vote because they realized they haven’t paid attention and haven’t given a thought to voting until all those ‘get-out-the-(democrat)vote’ drives, and they knew they would be just tossing a vote out there that might, or might not, be for what they want.

Paying people (tax deduction) to vote would only attract the wrong kind of voter (IMHO).


8 posted on 01/29/2014 1:51:15 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Gonna have to work on those September Surprises.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 1:51:27 PM PST by digger48
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To: gooblah

Early Cheating is a hot topic in Dem circles as it should be. It’s a key element of the Barack Obama Success Strategy (BOSS).


10 posted on 01/29/2014 1:55:28 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Buckeye McFrog

How about the “helpful” Democratic community organizer who goes door to door with a fistful of absentee ballots and sits down with grandma to assist in filling out the ballot?

Don’t even have to drive ‘em to the polls anymore.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 2:01:52 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: gooblah

Voting should be done on one day at set places in person for all but a few exceptions. Military, the true shut ins who are of sound mind and those who must be away for work on election day.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 2:02:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I also think registering should be done in person with a photo ID

and no “voter rolls” where you stay registered either. You should register annually at a minimum


13 posted on 01/29/2014 2:06:03 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
You should register annually at a minimum.

At the SOS office (No more ACORN voter drives)
14 posted on 01/29/2014 2:09:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

exactly


15 posted on 01/29/2014 2:11:12 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ballplayer

This would hurt people who work for a living and benefit those who sit around waiting on their government check. My circumstances are such that I usually have no choice but to vote early. I would be effectively disenfranchised if not for early voting so I don’t have a problem with it.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 2:25:47 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

So when did Ohio start early voting?


17 posted on 01/29/2014 2:31:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I have no idea but I have been doing it for a few years now. I just walk into the county elections office and cast my votes, seal up the ballot in a secure envelope and pass it off to an elections official to be opened up on election day.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 2:49:25 PM PST by RC one
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To: gooblah

Early voting and the big jump in absentee ballot voting are both golden opportunities for vote fraud, which would be why some want those two and would fight any reduction in it.

I can see expanding voting beyond one day, but it should be something like three days from Friday through Tuesday for all voting, and not this absurd practice of early voting weeks before the official election day. Being able to vote on a weekend day would help many, plus a couple of business days is more than adequate.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 2:54:15 PM PST by Will88
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To: RC one

Frankly I always made time to vote just like generations of my family before me did.


20 posted on 01/29/2014 2:56:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

After the fall of Sadam, Iraqis stood in line, knowing they could be the victims of snipers or car bombs, to cast their votes. After casting their vote, they showed the purple ink on their finger with pride.

But in the USA, folks can’t be bothered to go a few miles to their local polling places.


21 posted on 01/29/2014 2:58:06 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Sergio

My union cousin is pushing for in house polling places at union shops operated by union members.

He claims he’s disenfranchised because he has to rush around to vote. I irritate him by reminding him of the week he took off of work to protest the passage of the right to work law.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 3:19:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Was he paid tax free $$$ by the union?


23 posted on 01/29/2014 3:26:39 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

I don’t know if it was tax free but the company had to let him take the time for official union “duty”.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 3:29:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sacajaweau

“I no longer believe the elections are “true”. Too many ways to cheat....and early voting is one of them.”

Others would be Motor Voter, vote by mail, same-day registration, provisional ballots, absentee ballots without a damned good reason, and no requirement for picture ID. But then, I’m just a dirty ol’ racist.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 4:32:55 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Sergio

Now we would have to worry about the black panther party.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 4:38:26 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: cripplecreek; RC one

So when did Ohio start early voting?

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I believe this is absentee early voting.
http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/Voters/absentee/inperson.aspx


27 posted on 01/29/2014 4:57:57 PM PST by deport
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To: gooblah
Elections should be held on Saturday...from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm...

End of story...

Absentee ballots should be accepted for one week only...except for military overseas

28 posted on 01/29/2014 5:16:47 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: deport

No, it’s just early voting. The vote will be counted just like a vote cast on election day.


29 posted on 01/29/2014 6:26:05 PM PST by RC one
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To: cripplecreek

I always used to and I prefer that but my circumstances are strange presently. I could change my residency and take care of business on election day but then I would have a raging liberal democrat as a represntative instead of a tea party conservative. I will use the system that is in place. If it changes, I will tell my employer that I will need election day off to travel the 85 miles to my precinct station. I agree that there is too much opportunity for fraud and that the Democrats have been winning the majority of their elections via election fraud since around 1865. I would actually go so far as to say that there has never been an election free of fraud in America’s entire history of elections with the exception of the first few perhaps. Republicans ought to keep that in mind.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 6:50:28 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one
This would hurt people who work for a living and benefit those who sit around waiting on their government check. My circumstances are such that I usually have no choice but to vote early. I would be effectively disenfranchised if not for early voting so I don’t have a problem with it.

I'm with ya, FRiend.
I work 12-hour days, four days a week, rotating between dayshift and graveyards from 06:00 to 18:00, and from 18:00 to 06:00. And, I work in a different county from that which I am registered to vote.

Sometimes, it's just not possible to get off work at 18:00, fight traffic, just to end up being too late to get to the polls.
31 posted on 01/29/2014 8:15:46 PM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: RC one

So fill out an absentee ballot,early voting is another way to cheat in elections,as Obama would say, PERIOD


32 posted on 01/30/2014 3:38:06 AM PST by ballplayer
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