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An interesting ballot idea...
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I was having a discussion with someone today about people and how so many people vote straight ticket on the local level just because of the "D" or the "R" next to their names. I'm not sure where the person I was talking to got this idea or if it was his own, but the idea was... Why don't we remove the "D" and the "R" from next to people's names? That way people would have to know whether the person they were voting for actually supported their policies.

Anyone know when we started putting the "D" and the "R" on the ballot? What do you think the potential consequences of removing the party affiliation from the ballot would be? Beyond of course less people voting simply because they couldn't be bothered to know who the local party affiliated people on the ballot were. Sounds like no big loss to me. Nobody could claim that someone was doing it out of some kind of agenda like they've done with the Voter ID business. Just the names, nothing else.
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#2
Removing both "D" and "R" from the tickets will cause a humongous chaos. Further then that.............it is not fraud proof anymore.
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#3
The chaos it would cause is indicative of the problem and all the more reason it should be abolished. Sorry but in my mind doing your civic duty is not just the act of voting. It is the act of voting and supporting the people YOU believe in, not the person others do. I really don't think anyone has any business voting for someone they can't be bothered to find out just a tiny bit about. Maybe not fraud proof, but there are still democrats in name only and republicans in name only, so the affiliations can be entirely meaningless. There are anti-gun republican politicians already in power! How easy would it be to vote for one of them running straight ticket?
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#4
There are places where the D&R have been removed.

My opinion is that this is how it should be (no D or R), if you cannot take the time to decide whom is the candidate most aligned with your views but instead just fill in the oval for D or R, you should really not be voting.
Some people need to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976021/ref=...jwbZH1GAZF

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39Flathead;23626 Wrote:There are places where the D&R have been removed.

My opinion is that this is how it should be (no D or R), if you cannot take the time to decide whom is the candidate most aligned with your views but instead just fill in the oval for D or R, you should really not be voting.

I actually thought that was blocked by law? I had read about some state ( I think an area of tennessee) that an appeallate judge said that by removing partys would be hard on "african-americans not being able to know which candidates were the democrats"

No offense to anyone who is black and a partiot, but it almost seems like they are saying blacks are not intelligent. If i were black that would offend me highly.
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bluedog46;23706 Wrote:
39Flathead;23626 Wrote:There are places where the D&R have been removed.

My opinion is that this is how it should be (no D or R), if you cannot take the time to decide whom is the candidate most aligned with your views but instead just fill in the oval for D or R, you should really not be voting.

I actually thought that was blocked by law? I had read about some state ( I think an area of tennessee) that an appeallate judge said that by removing partys would be hard on "african-americans not being able to know which candidates were the democrats"

No offense to anyone who is black and a partiot, but it almost seems like they are saying blacks are not intelligent. If i were black that would offend me highly.

Here ya go: http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/26/federa...n-ballots/
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bluedog46;23706 Wrote:
39Flathead;23626 Wrote:There are places where the D&R have been removed.

My opinion is that this is how it should be (no D or R), if you cannot take the time to decide whom is the candidate most aligned with your views but instead just fill in the oval for D or R, you should really not be voting.

I actually thought that was blocked by law? I had read about some state ( I think an area of tennessee) that an appeallate judge said that by removing partys would be hard on "african-americans not being able to know which candidates were the democrats"

No offense to anyone who is black and a partiot, but it almost seems like they are saying blacks are not intelligent. If i were black that would offend me highly.
You might be right it seems, I did a quick search and only came up with two states where "minor" parties will not be listed(Green and Libertarian).

I agree with the last comment as well, just like the Democrats making the claim that having to show ID would disenfranchise minority voters. How?
The only thing I could think of is that Dems think blacks and other minorities are too stupid to go to the DMV and fill out a form.
Some people need to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976021/ref=...jwbZH1GAZF

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It blows my mind that blacks continue to support the party that continues to diminish their position in society by constantly telling them how stupid and disadvantaged they are. Oh wait....

Justin
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39Flathead;23709 Wrote:
bluedog46;23706 Wrote:I actually thought that was blocked by law? I had read about some state ( I think an area of tennessee) that an appeallate judge said that by removing partys would be hard on "african-americans not being able to know which candidates were the democrats"

No offense to anyone who is black and a partiot, but it almost seems like they are saying blacks are not intelligent. If i were black that would offend me highly.
You might be right it seems, I did a quick search and only came up with two states where "minor" parties will not be listed(Green and Libertarian).

I agree with the last comment as well, just like the Democrats making the claim that having to show ID would disenfranchise minority voters. How?
The only thing I could think of is that Dems think blacks and other minorities are too stupid to go to the DMV and fill out a form.

Even if it is only two states, I really don't like the idea of not listing everyone who is running for office. I know people can be written in, but this is too close to the .gov telling us who to vote for for my comfort.
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JustinHEMI;23714 Wrote:It blows my mind that blacks continue to support the party that continues to diminish their position in society by constantly telling them how stupid and disadvantaged they are. Oh wait....

Justin

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