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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 04:52 PM

71. I thought receipts were the answer too, but I was told they aren't,

because if you have a receipt that proves how you voted, it opens up the possibility of buying or coercing votes. Also, in my county, we have mail in ballots, which are wonderfully convenient, but what if one lives in a household, where one member bullies the others into voting the bully's way? There are too many households where that would happen. Remember that photo of Trump looking over Melania's shoulder when she was voting at the precinct?

That said, we need a better process. I advocate for a longer voting period, plus make election day a national holiday. Hand counted paper ballots, without the expectation that we'll have the results before we go to bed. Can we get over our need for instant gratification for our elections & take the time required to make sure every ballot is counted?

The entire process needs an overhaul. I'd love to hear other ideas.

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