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Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:13 AM

How About We Combine Voter ID And ...

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Reply How About We Combine Voter ID And ... (Original post)
ItsjustMe Mar 2021 OP
lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #1
Johnny2X2X Mar 2021 #2
DanieRains Mar 2021 #3
MichMan Mar 2021 #5
Johnny2X2X Mar 2021 #6
uponit7771 Mar 2021 #7
LiberalFighter Mar 2021 #8
Harker Mar 2021 #11
BSdetect Mar 2021 #4
getagrip_already Mar 2021 #9
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2021 #10
Towlie Mar 2021 #12

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:14 AM

1. I think George Takei beat him to it.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:15 AM

2. Voter ID is against the Constitution

It's a poll tax. How we've let it become the norm is beyond me, but it prevents millions of people from voting every year.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:33 AM

3. Only Poor People

Working 3 jobs to survive.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:45 PM

5. Even if it is free?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:23 PM

6. Free is debatable

Are you ensuring that people can get them with no hassle? Voting is the most fundamental right in a Democracy, any barrier to voting is a problem as far as the Constitution is concerned. Any undue burden is a problem. Sworn affidavits have worked for decades and will continue to work.

Voter ID is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist at all. And it disenfranchises millions.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:30 PM

7. +1,

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Response to MichMan (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:39 PM

8. Define free.

The ID itself might be free. But if it requires government documents such as birth or marriage certificates it is not free. It is an added cost for women that marry or have multiple marriages.

There may be additional court costs to correct mistakes with birth records. If my dad were alive he might have difficulty due to the fact someone other than his parents informed the person what he was named. They indicated Junior as his middle name instead of the correct name.

When it also involves getting documents in another state you are also dealing with mailing costs and or transporation.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:59 PM

11. That's right.

Hurdles come with a cost.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:45 AM

4. And let's call it a "chip"?

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:52 PM

9. what if we use the existing rfid in the vaccine for both purposes? ;)

{sarcasm}

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:57 PM

10. I love the concept!

What a way to overcome the opposition - make sure there are far fewer of them.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:26 PM

12. Regarded as a joke, it's clever and funny. But regarded seriously, it's a slippery slope.

 


Compulsory voting, combined with a majority rules system that eliminates the Electoral College, gerrymandering, and other provisions that alter the power of your vote based upon where you live, might be the best answer.

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