Early Voting

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    I took advantage of the early voting option here, voting between 11:30 and noon. I was surprised how many people were there casting their votes. I said something about being surprised at how many people were casting early ballots.

    He replied, "Yes, we are averaging about 800 people a day."

    I do not know if such turnouts are happening in our region. I feel early voting is a good idea. There are many people who cannot get time off to vote where there is only one day, election day. Thus, I am also in favor of allowing early voting on Saturday and Sunday. Just came to this decision today.
     
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    From what I understand Business are Required to give you time to vote on Election day if you work 12 hour shifts so I think that is just an excuse. I have always been against early voting, and voting by mail as i think that allows way to much opportunity for fraud to happen. I will vote on Tuesday giving them the least amount of time to mess with my vote.
     
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    I understand, but supposed to and actually giving time off is not the same thing. And if an employee, especially those in non-skilled jobs demand time off they are putting their jobs in danger. I know, this is not supposed to happen, but it does.

    Absentee voting is by mail. Do you oppose absentee ballots?

    Early voting, as I did today, is using the same machines that will be used on election day. I see no greater danger of fraud by my voting early than if I waited until election day. And as it was, even today, I had to wait in line about five minutes. I didn't count, but I think there was 8 to 10 machines being used.

    If 800 people a day are voting and there are seven days of early voting, as there will be here, that means 5600 additional people in lines on election day if we did not have early voting. Imagine 5600 additional people in line and this is only one location. Multiply that by all the voting places and WOW. It appears that the turnout will be heavy here.
     
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    This year Colorado did their entire election by mail. I will be watching those results. Considering that Colorado is a swing state I worry about the Left manipulating the results since it is done by mail. Yes I am partisan and I will admit that, I don't trust the left especially when it comes to elections and since they are in favor of mail voting and early voting that makes me suspect it.
     
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    In years gone by, one had to have a good excuse to vote absentee. I only did it a few times when I had to be at work and my polling place was 15 miles of heavy traffic from my work. Other times I voted absentee because I had to work in one precinct as an election worker and lived in another.

    When I went to the County Clerk's office to vote absentee on a Saturday, I was amazed at the crowd. No one has to give an excuse anymore and a lot of people seemed to be voting absentee just to be voting absentee.

    Personally, I like to wait till election day to vote because some undisclosed fact might become known at the last minute and change my vote.

    I also agree with you that voting in one's own precinct on election day does the most to ascertain that one's vote is counted correctly.

    Election Day should be one day only. People should vote in person unless they are confined for medical reasons or age or have business out of town or are unable to vote in their precinct on election day for some legitimate reason.

    A Christian has a duty to vote.
     
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    I agree for the most part. I was an "absentee voter" for decades due to my job. Perhaps there should be more oversight in terms of mail in votes...but to be honest, I am not sure what measures are in place.

    I don't know that I can fully agree with the notion that a Christian has a duty to vote only because there may be at some time occasions where the best vote is to abstain from voting (I don't know that it is always appropriate to vote for the lesser of two evils simply because I think we will be held responsible for our voice...even in politics). If our only choice in voting casts a voice against God, then it is best (IMHO) to vocally abstain from voting. But, if one is voting my way then of course they have a duty to vote. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Democrats are in favor of anything that makes fraudulent voting easier.
     
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    True Story.
     
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    To be fair, you might say:

    Democrats are in favor of anything that makes voting easier.

    Republicans are in favor of anything that makes individual fraudulent voting harder.
     
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    Voting is already quite easy. In Indiana the BMV has expanded hours before the election. Also, Indiana is putting all of their birth certificates on the internet through Ancestry.com.

    A rich state like Minnesota must not have anyone who cannot vote easily.

    You do have to get out of bed to vote, unless you are ill and bedridden, huh?

    Also, a lot of Democrats support voter ID because they know that a lot of people, including rich people, try to cheat freedom. The rich think that they should vote wherever they own homes, as you know.
     
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    No, I did not know that the rich think they should vote wherever they own homes. If I'm reading your obtuse post correctly you are insinuating that the rich attempt to vote multiple times in multiple locations.
     
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    I see no problem with someone voting in two places in local elections if they own property there. After all, they should get a voice wherever they are getting taxed. National, obviously should just be one vote.
     
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    I disagree. If they do not actually reside locally, then some factors that may affect genuine residents may not actually impact the non-resident property owner. Then again, sometimes it may, and they have no voice. Still, I like the voter being invested through residency.
     
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    Tennessee allows for early voting. Usually it's limited as to the times and places where you can vote, and the early voting period usually only extends for a couple weeks prior to the actual election date and ends about a week before the regular election date.

    In years gone by, I sometimes would use the early voting option because I used to live very close to one of the locations where the voting took place. This made it convenient for me because I could vote while on my way to where I used to work.

    Since I'm now retired and have moved to a different location, I don't use the early voting option. I no longer have to get up real early, so I just go to my assigned polling place and cast my ballot during the mid-morning time when there isn't much of a line to vote.

    Personally, I don't see that early voting is any more susceptible to fraud than other methods. If politicians are bent on fixing the voting, I'm sure they'd find a way to do so with or without the early voting option.
     
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    I'd rather be right than "fair".

    Democrats are not interested in "fair" when they sponsor policies that encourage all kinds of election fraud. They're interested in stealing elections.
     
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    UH no, Carpro had it right.
     
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    I don't think that you mean that. A republic is built upon one man one vote. Suppose that a man is rich and has five or six homes all over the country. He already is privileged beyond the realm of millions and he should not be allowed to vote more than once. The vote goes to the person, not the property.

    Here in Indiana, they caught a lady voting in both central Indiana and in Florida. How is she any better than the lady who admitted to voting 4 times in Cincinnati?

    Front Page Magazine has listed some of the worst cases of voter fraud. Here is a sample and the link:

    •A 2012 report by the Pew Center on the States found that 24 million voter registrations—an incredible one-eighth of all registrations nationwide—were either invalid or inaccurate, including almost 3 million people who were registered in more than one state, and more than 1.8 million dead people who were still registered.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/john-perazzo/democrats-voter-id-lies/
     
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    No, I do mean it. If I am paying taxes on Florida, I want a voice in Florida elections and policies. Even if I'm living in Wisconsin. It goes back to the whole "No taxation without representation". I want to be represented wherever I'm paying taxes.

    Again, National is obviously one vote. But state and local you should be able to vote in as many elections as districts you pay taxes in.
     

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