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What Democrats don't want you to know: Universal Voter Registration for 2010 Election

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    American Thinker: What the Dems Know: Universal Voter Registration

     
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    Re: What Democrats don't want you to know: Universal Voter Registration for 2010 Elec

    Just in theory, what's wrong with Universal Voter Registration?

    Just because you're registered to vote... doesn't mean you have to vote.
     
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    Re: What Democrats don't want you to know: Universal Voter Registration for 2010 Elec

    Here's a thought, we don't we use tax returns!! You are automiaticaaluy registered to vote where you say you live on your 1040! and that's it there's your voter roles. No dead people, weed out the felons, weed out the double registrants, weed out the alines, one list for the whole country, done!

    It gets updated every year, you move, no problem, its on your tax return. You die, on the tax return, you could add maybe 2 lines about are you an alien, and are you a convicted felon, and the whole thing would be done.
     
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    Re: What Democrats don't want you to know: Universal Voter Registration for 2010 Elec

    With the current system, what do we have something like a 60% turnout.. if you had universal, would probably be lower, if you are not registered, then you probably will not vote anyways..
     
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    Re: What Democrats don't want you to know: Universal Voter Registration for 2010 Elec

    Sometimes, a thing doesn't always clear as we think it it. If people don't have to vote if they are registered to vote, why do democrats want to have Universal Voter Registration? What is the point of changing the current way we register our vote?

    Only democrats can answer these questions.
     
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    Re: What Democrats don't want you to know: Universal Voter Registration for 2010 Elec

    I'd be ok with universal voter registration...as long as you have to prove your identity and citizenship with a state or federal ID. Only legal citizens have a right to vote in this country.

    Short of that, no.
     
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    Re: What Democrats don't want you to know: Universal Voter Registration for 2010 Elec

    I think that's a great idea. Many countries have that. Why not allow every citizen to vote? If they don't want to vote, they don't have to. But, why put obstacles in their way. Historically, obstacles to voting were always done to limit democracy. In fact, I would bet that on Tuesday, if everyone was registered to vote, it would benefit Scott Brown.
     
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    Re: What Democrats don't want you to know: Universal Voter Registration for 2010 Elec

    It's been a long time coming.

    The fraud perpetrated on the democratic system by exclusionary remnants of the "poll tax"/"poll test" mentality, which was itself a vestige of specific exclusionary race, class, and gender requirements to voting, has to go.

    I've been in favor of "motor-voter" for years. It means if you get your license and you're a citizen, you're registered. Of course it's desireable to dismantle remaining hurdles to the franchise. The goal is to get the citizens to vote for their leaders, not to restrict the system to some citizens... unless of course you represent a party specifically engineered to increase social and tax divisions for the benefit of the wealthy.

    The effect of "dead people voting" is miniscule compared to the antidemocratic notion of restricting voting to tax rolls. Of course, were you to do so, the happy homemaker from the traditional one-earner family would be SOL. She'd just be a deduction for a "head-of-household." Of COURSE that's not how we register people.

    Look, the whole Florida 2000 thing was a bit of a fluke. You can't just win with the least popular candidate in every election. That Brown guy up in Mass has a really good approach -- he seems to be getting close to being the more popular candidate. Well, if he wins it (more accurately if Coakley succeeds in the Epic Fail of losing that seat for the Dems,) good for him. Screw it. That's how it works.

    All this manuevering to retain retarded antiquated discouragement to voters though? Fu(k that. Look in the mirror and ask yourself who's really trying to derail democracy.

    PFnV
     

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