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Mon May 16, 2016, 08:30 AM

Maybe all the voters registration crap happens all the time

we just don't notice it because we aren't sensitized except during important elections.

My registration is intact as is my son's.
My husbands' registration is MIA.

He and I have voted side by side for years.
However he does have a common name...so maybe he's being confused with someone else who's moved out of state or something.

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Reply Maybe all the voters registration crap happens all the time (Original post)
Fresh_Start May 2016 OP
ret5hd May 2016 #1
Fresh_Start May 2016 #4
LonePirate May 2016 #8
pdsimdars May 2016 #12
Fresh_Start May 2016 #16
Agnosticsherbet May 2016 #2
onecaliberal May 2016 #3
LonePirate May 2016 #5
Fresh_Start May 2016 #6
onecaliberal May 2016 #9
Fresh_Start May 2016 #11
timmymoff May 2016 #13
Fresh_Start May 2016 #14
timmymoff May 2016 #15
Fresh_Start May 2016 #17
timmymoff May 2016 #19
Fresh_Start May 2016 #20
CK_John May 2016 #7
bemildred May 2016 #10
Lindsixo May 2016 #18

Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 08:35 AM

1. What a good attitude!

Que sera sera, nothing to do about it, don't see what all the fuss is, accidents will happen, etc.

Damn, we need more of that attitude! Things would get fixed in a right hurry then!

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Mon May 16, 2016, 08:48 AM

4. Who said don't do anything about it?

only you, not me.

I'm sorry I don't run around in a constant state of paranoia.
My husband doesn't either.
His attitude is don't attribute to malice what can readily be explained by incompetence.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #4)

Mon May 16, 2016, 09:07 AM

8. There is never a shortage of incompetence.

Look at the Brooklyn voter purge. That was massive incompetence but some people seem to think it was a deliberate act specifically intended to harm only Bernie voters.

The AZ mess was intentional; but it impacted all voters without targeting a specific voter group. Everyone was a victim there.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #4)

Mon May 16, 2016, 12:38 PM

12. It was your post and he did respond to what you wrote. I also didn't see anything in that post

 

that said you did something about your husband's registration. People aren't generally mind readers.

And I don't think your situation is what people are talking about. What if you voted for Bernie in the primary and were selected as a delegate. When you went to the convention, you were not let in because somehow, your registration had been changed to Republican? Withing 2 months, your life long Democratic registration had been changed to Republican after you became a Bernie delegate.

You think that might make you upset?


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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #12)

Mon May 16, 2016, 12:52 PM

16. I'm promptly informed my husband...

so that he has time to reregister.

The person who responded to me believed that they were able to read my mind.
Why didn't you blame them for erroneously believing they were a mind reader.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 08:41 AM

2. In 2008 and 2012, True the Vote organized Republican groups who challenged voter registrations.

This is a permanent part of the election process, sadly.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 08:43 AM

3. It's so amazing that it's not happening to any Hillary delegates or voters and it's not

Happening to republicans

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Mon May 16, 2016, 08:59 AM

5. That's completely false.

Hillary voters were impacted in both AZ and NY. The problems are not exclusive to Bernie voters.

There are three reasons, though, which might explain why some Bernie voters feel they are being disproportionately affected. First, many of them are independents who do not have one of the two major parties protecting or watching over their registrations.

Second, if many Bernie voters are disaffected voters who have not voted in ages, then it's possible their registrations were purged during regular maintenance that all stats perform. Active voting Democrats, Hillary's main voting bloc, are less likely to experience this problem because they regularly vote.

Third, it's possible shady voter registration drives (usually Republican sponsored) could be at play here. We've all heard stories about voter registration forms being trashed or not turned in so maybe some of that is happening. Again, with Hillary voters being long term Dems, they are less likely to experience this problem.

Granted, all of these problem should not occur. However, none of these (except maybe the third one) are specifically targeting Bernie voters.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Mon May 16, 2016, 09:01 AM

6. My husband is a Clinton supporter and his registration is MIA

my son is a Bernie support and his registration is intact

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #6)

Mon May 16, 2016, 09:23 AM

9. At the Nevada state convention ONLY Bernie delegates were suddenly switched

To republican after voting twice to get to that point as dems. This has happened in at least 3 states, not once has it happened to Hillary delegates.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #9)

Mon May 16, 2016, 10:10 AM

11. what about the 8 clinton delegates who were also rejected?

maybe its not only bernie delegates

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #6)

Mon May 16, 2016, 12:41 PM

13. are they both delegates?

 

no, ok thank you

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Response to timmymoff (Reply #13)

Mon May 16, 2016, 12:50 PM

14. read claim again...It's so amazing that it's not happening to any Hillary delegates or voters and it

see it says VOTERs, not just delegates.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #14)

Mon May 16, 2016, 12:52 PM

15. voters werent the issue of contention in Nevada

 

You should probably know this.

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Response to timmymoff (Reply #15)

Mon May 16, 2016, 12:59 PM

17. since this entire thread is about voters...

maybe you should be looking for a delegate thread...instead of telling me what my posts were about.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #17)

Mon May 16, 2016, 01:09 PM

19. I responded after post three.

 

Please read it, I accept your apology in advance.

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Response to timmymoff (Reply #19)

Mon May 16, 2016, 03:20 PM

20. number 3 said delegates and voters

no question about that.
And I responded that my family had a MIA voters registration for a non-bernie supporter.
Which was in direct response to #3 claim that it only happens to Bernies supporters.

and you essentially said so ....are they delegates.

you are the person who narrowed the discussion to delegates.
Until that point it was voters and delegates.





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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 09:06 AM

7. There are over 50,000 voting districts that do things differently.

The 50 states issue guide lines and the feds issue fed election rules.

In many districts only volunteers work on registrations, others assign a temp or in most cases someone in the office nobody likes.

These offices could be at the county, town, village, school district, water district, highway district level. It's not a plumb assignment.

Are there going to be errors? You betya.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 09:31 AM

10. It does, our elections system is a complete mess, and it easy to manipulate.

And our politicians almost uniformly think that is great.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 01:02 PM

18. Even if that was the case..

 

it's not reason to leave it that way. It still unfair to the people who don't get to vote, and it makes it harder to tell when there is actual cheating.

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