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Governor Christie pushed further into the contentious debate over voting rights than ever before, saying Tuesday that Republicans need to win gubernatorial races this year so that they’re the ones controlling “voting mechanisms” going into the next presidential election.
Christie said Tuesday the party affiliation of governors will matter in the next presidential contest.
“The fact is it doesn’t matter if you don’t really care what happens in these states, you’re going to care about who is running the state in November of 2016, what kind of political apparatus they’ve set up and what kind of governmental apparatus they’ve set up to ensure a full and fair election in 2016,” he said. “All of those things are incredibly important.”
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
850 voters in NYC are officially 164 years old
“They were all listed as age 164. This was no accident. It’s a little quirk in the system. It’s not widespread,” he added, noting there are more than 4 million registered voters.
Since they registered under the old system, the board grandfathered them in and listed 01/01/1850 as their DOBs in the electronic voting rolls.
And that’s where things still stand as of today.
originally posted by: xuenchen
If they have nitchy glitchy software, how can anybody trust the election tabs?
originally posted by: EartOccupant
Hi, I'm not from America, so i try understanding it all.
But I do remember, that with the last election, people started to take over from grass root level.
Taking the small seats in small towns, cities...
Could we see a some results of that this upcoming elections?
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: Stormdancer777
Voter fraud needs to be dealt with, but extra ID just to vote is going a little to far. A compromise might be a thumb print scan that make it easier on the voter, yet keep things on straight and narrow.
imho- Election fraud seems a much larger problem, the fact that our electronic voting is not leaving a chain of evidence is insane!
originally posted by: sheepslayer247
Controlling the "voting mechanism"? You mean the way we vote and the outcome can vary depending on which party the elected governor happens to be affiliated?
Does anyone realize what Christie appears to have admitted?
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
Many Republicans have admitted that the reason they want voter ID is to prevent blacks and poor people from voting. Voter suppression helps them win elections.