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House Democrats Propose Making Colleges Register Students for Same-Day Voting

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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House Democrats Propose Making Colleges Register Students for Same-Day Voting
By Elizabeth Harrington
May 21, 2012


U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) has introduced legislation that would effectively mandate voter registration on college campuses (that receive federal funding).

The act also would allow same-day registration and set up an online registration system .....

This might be just a sour grapes retaliation to recent voter I.D. requirements.


"Same-Day" and "Online" registrations sound more like an open invitation for voter fraud !!



(CNSNews.com) – House Democrats introduced “comprehensive” voting rights legislation last week, which, among other things, would transform colleges into voter registration sites and allow for same-day registration.

In response to the voter identification laws that have sprung up throughout the country, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) introduced the “Voter Empowerment Act of 2012” (VEA) on May 17.

Though the legislation (H.R. 5799) does not deal with voter ID laws directly, it seeks to broaden access to the polls and “address the unprecedented efforts to turn back the clock and erect barriers to voting,” a fact sheet says.



Don't we have enough voter fraud already ?





posted on May, 22 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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It's funny how democrats are supposed to be the all inclusive party, where everybody is welcome but they are the only ones bent on subjugating people into silly categories. Gay, black, white, atheist.... Why can't they just be America. Minus the labels.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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i like the idea, if your legal to vote why not. i don't think this will cause a huge amount of voter fraud .
i know the right wing will use this has propaganda to show the left wing is all about allowing voter fraud.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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What a genius move
Instant registration and instant voting... Who needs to double check anything to verify anyone these days... !@#$ IT! It worked to get Obama in the White House last time.... Perhaps if this passes (it won't) it will help Obama capture a second term...

For every step forward it seems that TPTB want to take 5 steps back.... This is a desperate attempt to get people who otherwise don't vote to vote. Most college students don't even list campus or their college town as a permanent residence. Would they not have to register in their home town in that instance and cast an absentee ballot? I did when I was in college. Hmmm.... Changing the rules in the middle of the game... what a great ploy



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 09:03 AM
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I think it's a great idea. I expect that Republicans are against the educated youth voting in larger numbers because they know that the majority of educated people do not support rampant corporatism. It's a lot easier to throw out naughty words like "socialism" and "non-christian" to fire up the bumkin sheep than it is to convince cognizant intelligent people that giving everything to the polluting, soulless psychopaths is in their best interest.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by Erectus
I think it's a great idea. I expect that Republicans are against the educated youth voting in larger numbers because they know that the majority of educated people do not support rampant corporatism. It's a lot easier to throw out naughty words like "socialism" and "non-christian" to fire up the bumkin sheep than it is to convince cognizant intelligent people that giving everything to the polluting, soulless psychopaths is in their best interest.


Wait a second.

Hold the phone a minute.

If all these "educated youth voters" are so "educated" and smart, how come they need to register the same day ?


I thought all those "socialists" and "non-christians" had their plans and schedules set.

Surly they all know when an election date is.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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There is a difference between "educated youth" and indoctrinated youth. College campuses are greatly different from when I was there 20 plus years ago. Free thinking zones?? as long as you think from the left angle...

Educated youth are capable of seeing an issue from all perspectives and are able to form their own conclusions and make their own decisions. Sorry, but that's not happening on the major campuses these days. It's all spoon fed through repetitive training exercises....



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 09:32 AM
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LOL!

Too many LGBT strategy meetings and skeptics dinners. There just isn't enough time after classes, home work, sex, and community efforts.

What's wrong with making it convenient to vote?



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 09:37 AM
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I'm not sure what you are thinking is the problem here. Montana has had same-day registration for as long as I have been old enough to vote. And that's longer than most members have been alive. It hasn't lead to any voter fraud, and I can't imagine why it would. Everyone still has to present the same proof of residency to register, and when they show up at the polls, they have to show ID there before receiving a ballot. If registering on election day, you vote at the courthouse after registering because your name won't be on the registers yet.

Mountain out of a mole hill here, folks.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by Montana
I'm not sure what you are thinking is the problem here. Montana has had same-day registration for as long as I have been old enough to vote. And that's longer than most members have been alive. It hasn't lead to any voter fraud, and I can't imagine why it would.


Yes...and states like Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Washington DC, Connecticut, North Dakota and Rhode Island also have same day voter registration and have had it for nearly a decade.

It's a funny little spin piece. You would think that any political party that was confident in thier platform would WANT people to vote, while the GOP this season are launching a campaign to disinfranchise and make it as difficult as possible for folks to vote.



The voter fraud phantom drives policy that disenfranchises actual legitimate voters, without a corresponding actual benefit.

There have been a handful of substantiated cases of individual ineligible voters attempting to defraud the
election system. But by any measure, voter fraud is extraordinarily rare.
In part, this is because fraud by individual voters is a singularly foolish and ineffective way to attempt to
win an election. Each act of voter fraud in connection with a federal election risks five years in prison and
a $10,000 fine, in addition to any state penalties. In return, it yields at most one incremental vote. That
single extra vote is simply not worth the price.

Royal Masset, the former political director for the Republican Party of Texas, concisely tied all of these strands together in a 2007 Houston Chronicle article concerning a highly controversial battle over photo identification legislation in Texas. Masset connected the inflated furor over voter fraud to photo identification laws and their expected impact on legitimate voters:

Among Republicans it is an “article of religious faith that voter fraud is causing us to lose elections,”
Masset said. He doesn’t agree with that, but does believe that requiring photo IDs could cause
enough of a dropoff in legitimate Democratic voting to add 3 percent to the Republican vote.


www.truthaboutfraud.org/pdf/TruthAboutVoterFraud.pdf



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