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Federal Voting Requirements

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by mark46, Jun 10, 2021 at 2:44 PM.

  1. mark46

    mark46 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Democrats are proposing many requirements with regards to voting in the states. This is not the John Lewis reinstatement of the 1975 law. That bill isn't even being brought to the Senate. The Senate is being asked to put many voting requirements in place.

    THE STATUS QUO
    States determine their voting rules, subject to the various federal discrimination laws. For example, the court can strike down voter ID's if there intent and effect is discriminatory as happened in NC.

    WHAT SHOULD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REQUIRE? feel free to add more from the bill
    1) felons must have the right to vote, after they complete their sentence.
    2) Almost unlimited absentee balloting should be reqwuired
    3) Electronic voting is required
    4) There must be a considerable number of weeks of early voting
    5) voting on sundays must be allowed
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    A NOTE TO REPUBLICANS
    This has zero chance of passing, and any discussions will divert the Senate from other legislation, and obviously, the John Lewis bill won't even be discussed.
     
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  2. Hans Blaster

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    What do you mean by "electronic voting"?
     
  3. Hank77

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    What's the source of this list?
     
  4. hedrick

    hedrick Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Many computer scientists are skeptical about online voting, if that’s what you mean. I agree.
     
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    an election system that uses encryption to allow a voter to transmit their secure and secret ballot over the Internet.
     
  7. Hank77

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    nm
     
  8. Hank77

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    What I'm reading is the bill calls for all paper ballots, not electronic voting.
     
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  10. dóxatotheó

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    Oh Ok IDK much I just now reading the article while I am in a discussion.
     
  11. morningstar2651

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    I don't think the democrats go far enough.

    1. Felons should be able to vote while in prison. The state should not have the power to revoke your right to vote. They also need to fix the loophole of the 13th amendment that allows for state-sanctioned slavery through prison labor.
    2. Yes. Making it easier to vote is good.
    3. Paper ballots are more secure.
    4. Good. Make it easier for people to get their ballots submitted.
    5. This is good too. Why should people be banned from voting on a particular day of the week?

    Other things we should do:
    6. Election day should be a national holiday and everyone should be guaranteed time off to vote.
    7. Redistricting should be a non-partisan practice and should protect against gerrymandering.
    8. States should be required to have a reasonable number of polling locations based on an area's population density. Arizona had people voting past midnight in the 2016 primaries because there were too few polling locations. I had to wait in line for more than an hour in the morning. This incompetence led to Adrian Fontes being elected Maricopa County Recorder that year.
    9. Ranked-choice voting should be implemented. Our current primary system sucks and eliminates viable candidates.
    10. The electoral college should be abolished or circumvented. It doesn't do what you think it's designed to do. It's an incredibly stupid system that is designed to prevent a third-party candidate from ever being viable. If you don't live in a swing state, then your vote can't change the outcome of the election in our current system.
     
  12. mark46

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    a truly bad idea

    Why would anyone trust such a system? Such a system could clearly be hacked.
     
  13. hedrick

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    Not only that, but electronic systems are hard to audit. As I said above, computer security people generally don’t recommend this.
     
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