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Originally posted by TKainZero
I know that we are a nation of laws, but some laws i find are unnessicary. I fail to see how allowing corperations to donate would make the people have any less faith in the goverment.
The current system we have, people have lost faith, people no longer have faith in our election system as it is, there is no way to validate our election results. Having gone to a paper-less voting system, we cannot validate the elections with a recount, and without a recount, no election is legit, i saw this first hand.
posted by TKainZero
(1) I fail to see how allowing corporations to donate would make the people have any less faith in the government. (2) The current system we have, people have lost faith, people no longer have faith in our election system as it is, there is no way to validate our election results. Having gone to a paper-less voting system, we cannot validate the elections with a recount, and without a recount, no election is legit, I saw this first hand.
posted by TKainZero
I see your point about a publicly-owned corporation (one that has share holders) giving money to candidates. This would make sense, because each of the shareholders technically owns a part of the company and thus, it is not a single corporation.
But, what of the small business, "Average Joes, average Cup of Joe café" where Joe is the sole owner of the business, is he allowed to donate via the company? Also, new point, why are there limitations on donation from private citizens?
As for the issue of voting recounts, and re-canvas, 1st I have heard of that.
During the 2000 election, did Al Gore do the Re-canvas before the recount, or was it a Re-Canvas and the media misreported it as a recount.
I seen corruption of the digital ballots first hand, albeit at the lowest of all low levels, but if it is possible by some crummy college kids, it is not far from possible for the elite to do something similar. That company you mentioned... is that Jimmy Carters company... the voting machines that were made in Venezuela? I think I could be wrong. Anyway, I have a class in 2 hours, I think I should get SOME sleep.
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