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We need a grass roots movement to facilitate voting, fairly, legally.

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posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 10:34 AM
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I admit, I'm a white guy. I have always known in advance that a vote was upcoming. I know where my voting station is. I know how long the voting process is, so I am aware of when it closes. I'm sure that's due to my privilege, but whatever.

As I hear of all the disenfranchised people who aren't able to vote due to the removal of Covid type voting rules, I am saddened. Voting is a right, not just a privilege. So we need to let people (who are unable to navigate the complexities of the voting system) how to get to the polls, how to get their vote heard, and how to do it LEGALLY. I think if a movement such as this was started, it could access lots of government money, and be the crown jewel of democracy. From what I hear, the voting issues are massive. We have entire state governments shutting down over this. Rather than risk more theater removal of liberties, we need to step up and help those who cannot help themselves. If anyone is interested in a project like this, please expound on ideas to make it successful. We could start with busses to the ID centers, on the ride, we could explain the voting process, where to vote in each area, and what each person will need to accomplish their vote.

I cannot imagine any pushback on such a project, as it goes directly to the root of the problem and FIXES IT, rather than perpetuate it for future pointless arguments. Unless fixing it isn't the goal here at all. I suppose the response will tell THAT tale soon enough.

Please respect the dead, don't make them vote, they have enough on their plate.



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: network dude

All great suggestions but we need to get rid of gerrymandering before the voting process is actually fair.


indivisible.org...

www.brennancenter.org...

www.elle.com...

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posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

Great! we can make that a priority, just after getting folks their ID's.

BTW, depending on who is in charge of the redistricting, the same people don't seem to be against this at different times. Is it controlled by the moon phases or something?



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

And so my snark doesn't get in the way of the goal, I want everyone who wants to vote, to be able to vote, unencumbered.
I also want ALL excuses removed so we can focus on policies and things that matter when it comes to voting. I may be biased, but I can't understand why anyone would oppose that, unless they were trying to control the vote.



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Ummm... you know there is a Political Party that does not want accountability and would rather have a fraudulent mail in free for all going forward.



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 11:18 AM
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All the voter suppression led to a massive record turnout in 2020 😎🚬

Now all the accusations aimed at new legislation but the accusers never show any actual proof 😎🚬

🤣🤣



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: network dude

Ummm... you know there is a Political Party that does not want accountability and would rather have a fraudulent mail in free for all going forward.


that sounds dishonest. And it's illegal too. maybe along with our grass roots movement, we can lobby for some new penalties for voter fraud, and make them really, really bad, so nobody would want to be caught trying to upend our democracy process. Or would that be racist?
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posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: network dude

All great suggestions but we need to get rid of gerrymandering before the voting process is actually fair.


indivisible.org...

www.brennancenter.org...

www.elle.com...


They need floating population/boundary Congressional Districts that are partyless 😃



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 11:26 AM
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We don't have elections.



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
We don't have elections.

For now, how can we help the people of Cuba get rid of their equivalents of our AOC, Omar, Pelosi, Biden, Roberts, CNN, etc..?


edit on 7/18/2021 by carewemust because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 11:50 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
All the voter suppression led to a massive record turnout in 2020 😎🚬

Now all the accusations aimed at new legislation but the accusers never show any actual proof 😎🚬

🤣🤣


1. A big problem is you need to vote in your district and so you need an address that can be verified and some way to suggest it is YOU that voted. Is that too much to ask? Many local elections are won or loss by even less than 100 votes.

2. States are all over the place with their voting processes that tend to be crappy. We saw that in FL with Gore/Bush and FL cleaned up their act. As we enter mass mailings this needs to be cleaned up as we saw a bunch of things, but what do you do when the Fox watches the hen house. We saw a picture of a foot high stack of ballots not folded, so not mailed... tons of votes from people out of state, wrong address etc...all bad wouldn't you say.

3. Why do we even need drop-off doxes anymore when every official mail box is one too, and in my blue state of WA there was less than 10 voting places in the state. One of my worker is old school and he had to drive over 2 hours to use one.

4. The uproar over GA is a scam as many blue states are already more restrictive then what they are suggesting, plus everything that was used as example by the left as bad was completely wrong and miss leading, not even close to what was actually in the bill.

Mass mailings is like a new frontier in voting, if that is the direction we go then what else is even needed, but boy we need to make sure the check and balances are correct.



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 12:15 PM
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My accumulative voting experiences have largely left me reluctant to participate. It's always been exhaustive, tedious, and unrewarding. You know that moment where you get home and think "boy am I relieved I was able to perform my civic duty and make a lasting meaningful difference in my community"? Still waiting for that satisfaction. 🤷

Maybe if American voters got paid the way jurors do? But that's stupid, why would any responsible governing body introduce actual incentive to improve voters morale and maybe give them some small token of appreciation for their service. Voting is an obligation, not a favor. 🙄


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posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 12:20 PM
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a reply to: network dude





I may be biased, but I can't understand why anyone would oppose that, unless they were trying to control the vote.



Do you support the dembs voting right act?

www.cnbc.com...



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

no.



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: TzarChasm
My accumulative voting experiences have largely left me reluctant to participate. It's always been exhaustive, tedious, and unrewarding. You know that moment where you get home and think "boy am I relieved I was able to perform my civic duty and make a lasting meaningful difference in my community"? Still waiting for that satisfaction. 🤷

Maybe if American voters got paid the way jurors do? But that's stupid, why would any responsible governing body introduce actual incentive to improve voters morale and maybe give them some small token of appreciation for their service. Voting is an obligation, not a favor. 🙄



voting isn't for everyone. If you feel like you should be paid to do it, you aren't doing it correctly.



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: TzarChasm

Lol if voting is overwhelming for you, going to Walmart and trying to check out must bring you near death.

Based on your posts, I will pay you not to vote.


edit on 18-7-2021 by MRinder because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: TzarChasm

Lol if voting is overwhelming for you, going to Walmart and trying to check out must bring you near death.

Based on your posts, I will pay you not to vote.



I have two words for you: curbside pickup. It's not a recent invention, just more commonplace because state regulations made it "essential".

a reply to: network dude



voting isn't for everyone. If you feel like you should be paid to do it, you aren't doing it correctly.



If you're happy voting for free, you shouldn't be complaining about anything. Yet here you are.


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posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: TzarChasm

Lol nice nice move.

So if it's hard to vote now. Imagine how it must have been for people in 1800s who had to walk or ride a horse miles, sometimes in bad weather, just to vote.

Our nation is pathetically weak because people are too lazy to do things people had to work their asses off to do in the past.



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: olaru12

And so my snark doesn't get in the way of the goal, I want everyone who wants to vote, to be able to vote, unencumbered.
I also want ALL excuses removed so we can focus on policies and things that matter when it comes to voting. I may be biased, but I can't understand why anyone would oppose that, unless they were trying to control the vote.


Campaigns are all about trying to control the vote and who the candidate will be.

Essentially giving the voter only 2 choices....You call that freedom?


edit on 18-7-2021 by olaru12 because: syntax



posted on Jul, 18 2021 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: TzarChasm

Lol nice nice move.

So if it's hard to vote now. Imagine how it must have been for people in 1800s who had to walk or ride a horse miles, sometimes in bad weather, just to vote.

Our nation is pathetically weak because people are too lazy to do things people had to work their asses off to do in the past.



Am I to understand that you constructed your own computer from scratch using raw materials you mined and refined and manufactured yourself and then built your own electricity generating appliances all so you could post a scathing commentary about how modern society is too lazy?




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