Convicted felon voted for Coleman

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  1. LeBuick

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    Not sure why you guys say Franken is stealing the election, Coleman has convicted felons voting for him. I think this ranks with ACORN doesn't it?

    http://www.startribune.com/politics...::D3aDhUec7PaP3E77K_0c::D3aDhUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

     
  2. donnA

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    How did he manage to vote, why would his name still be on the list to allow him to vote?
     
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    So where are all the other multiple felons the op (not the article) insists exist that voted for Coleman?
     
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    Really? Whether you agree with the arguments or not, surely you have seen enough here to know why people say Franken is stealing the election.

    Quite frankly, it seems disingenuous to say this.
     
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    LeBuick is unwilling to differentiate between any election controversies.

    He also makes the ludicrous assertion that because one dishonest vote is cast (out of millions) for one candidate, this makes him as bad as the other.

    Trust me: this line of reasoning means all elected officials would not be legitimate.

    But he's not going to be objective. That much has been demonstrated.
     
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    A much ado about nothing....... William Shakespear.
     
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    There are or have been movements, sponsored by liberal democrats, to allow felons that have paid their debt to society, to regain voting privileges. It is understood that these potential voters would vote liberal (if they vote at all) by large margins..
     
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    That is only favored if they vote Democrat. Otherwise to bad so sad.
     
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    Were I a betting individual, I would lay pretty fair odds that, were one able to know everything about every voter in every state, and territory, plus all overseas absentee ballots, that out of the 56 entities (Plus the 'Americans Abroad', who theoretically voted by absentee ballot, effectively making up to '57 states', :smilewinkgrin: just as do the National Conventions of both the Republicans :thumbs: and Democrats :thumbsup: ), that likely at least 50 of them had one or more convicted felons to vote, who should have been ineligible to cast a ballot, yet managed to somehow, even unknowingly "slip through the cracks" along the way. (We did have well over 130,000,000 ballots cast, at all levels, in 2008.)

    Not to even mention any voters who should for other reasons been ineligible to vote, such as moving, without legally fulfilling the legal processes required by the laws in said state, or such as actually voting more than once, as in a 'home state' by absentee ballot, and again in a 'temporary residence' state, such as a 'retirement' state, as it is known that some did, or any other 'infraction', be it intended, incidental, or accidental.

    [Some states have fairly complex legal procedures for voting registration spelled out, including 'residence', how early one must register, etc.; others, such as actually MN, WY, ME, and ID, among some others, have what is known as "Same Day" registration (ND does not even require any voter be registered. Just show up and vote!).

    Incidentally, I fully support all the above, as I believe it is and should be the right and prerogative of each state to decide this for her own citizenry, consistent with the U.S.Constitution, just as I believe that the 'Maine/Nebraska Plan' for electoral votes is also fully consistent with the Constitution (as well as a couple of other proposals that are floating around and under some consideration in various states), for any state that should so choose.]

    And I'm also pretty sure that not every single individual, with any actual 'faulty' vote, in those theoretical "57" of them all voted for the same major political Party, be it the Party of Republicans or Democrats, either.

    Ed
     
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    ==But don't you know that people no longer lose close elections? Close elections are now stolen elections. Both parties learned a lot in the '00 race. Neither Coleman nor Franken is worthy of the job. I would not pay five cents for eithers alleged honesty.
     
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    I do beleive here they can get this right back, eventually. Not all are liberal.
    Thier names aren't even on the list to allow them to vote, so I don't know how anyone else pulls it off.
     
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    Do I need to dig up the ACORN threads to show the concern of felons voting? Here is a felon who voted and ACORN didn't register him. Where is the outrage?
     
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    I get it. More attempts at gotchya posts. Another failure to make a legitimate comparison.
     
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    Jail the sucker.

    Show me the organization that registered him, and jail them, too.

    Hey...you're the one that doesn't have a problem with ACORN registering felons.
     
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    Do Americans serving time in prison lose their citizenship?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    They lose certain rights such as the right to own a gun or vote. They can be restored through a process at times.
     
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    In Canada, a Canadian citizen has a vote, including those serving time. The gun thing is obvious. That is not a right here anyway. It is covered under law.

    Cheers,

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    If you think about it, that seems fair. Not allowing a citizen to vote is like when the USA conscripted young men into war from age 18, but did not allow them to vote for the leaders sending them to war.
     
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    This is correct. It is a legal process for which they must apply after completing the penalties regarding their conviction.
     
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    You're right, I wasn't as outraged with ACORN because I thought no felon would have the nerve to really vote. My feelings was it hurt the person paying ACORN more since they have names that won't vote. I guess I was wrong.
     

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