GOP Panel Kills VA No-Excuse Absentee Voting Bills

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

A Republican-dominated subcommittee has again killed efforts to allow no-excuses absentee voting in Virginia and essentially put Virginia among the growing number of states that allows early voting.

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sez you

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How about a bill that changes voting from stupid Tuesday to Saturday and catch up with the rest of the world.
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Why in the world are these idiots voted into office?
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huck wrote:
Why in the world are these idiots voted into office?
Excellent question with a plethora of answers, one of which is that we're never given a whole lot to choose from.
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The GOP has been killing this country the last 12 years. The state clowns are just doing it to Virginia.

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Why don't they just allow internet voting? That way you could vote on any day that's convenient and as many times as you want. After all, if you can't vote for your guy at least three times, you really are not a supporter.

If your religion isn't tolerant,don't expect me to be tolerant of your religion.
sez you

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Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
Why don't they just allow internet voting? That way you could vote on any day that's convenient and as many times as you want. After all, if you can't vote for your guy at least three times, you really are not a supporter.
If your religion isn't tolerant,don't expect me to be tolerant of your religion.
Thanks, I knew there was a good reason to be a nontheist.
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It makes no sense to vote against these measures. I'd love to hear their reasons. I guess people keep voting for these Republicans because they think other issues are more important than having to stand in line for 4 hours.
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Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
Why don't they just allow internet voting? That way you could vote on any day that's convenient and as many times as you want. After all, if you can't vote for your guy at least three times, you really are not a supporter.
If your religion isn't tolerant,don't expect me to be tolerant of your religion.
Internet voting? Talk about election fraud. What would you do if you went online to vote and someone had already voted in your place. We know how rampant identity theft is. When that happens at the polls, the person votes a Provisional Ballot. What would you do online? Any suggestions? I guess you could vote a Provisional Ballot online and go through the same procedure. I'd be all for it if the bugs could be worked out.
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Election Official wrote:
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Internet voting? Talk about election fraud. What would you do if you went online to vote and someone had already voted in your place. We know how rampant identity theft is. When that happens at the polls, the person votes a Provisional Ballot. What would you do online? Any suggestions? I guess you could vote a Provisional Ballot online and go through the same procedure. I'd be all for it if the bugs could be worked out.
There seems to be no interest in working the bugs out.

We bank and file taxes online. This isn't rocket science.
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You're right, no interest in working it out. So I don't want to hear any complaints about standing in line for hours, mainly from the elderly and people with children. It is not rocket science and many things can be done to lessen the lines at the polls, but no one cares enough.
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Election Official wrote:
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Internet voting? Talk about election fraud. What would you do if you went online to vote and someone had already voted in your place. We know how rampant identity theft is. When that happens at the polls, the person votes a Provisional Ballot. What would you do online? Any suggestions? I guess you could vote a Provisional Ballot online and go through the same procedure. I'd be all for it if the bugs could be worked out.
Whoa here now. The Dems been tellin us there ain't no votin fraud. Now you come along (an electin official, or so u say)and tells us that two people can vote on one registration. Sounds like voter frauds to me.
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We're already more than a decade into the 21st century and still there's this obstinate refusal to embrace current technology when it comes to voting. Internet voting as an *option* would be tremendous, as secure as your online banking. And, you'd easily be able to print a record of your vote, something you can't do now. It would likely have as positive an effect on polling stations as E-Z Pass has on toll plazas, shortening lines, easing staffing, and making the process pretty painless. But wait...I guess the Virginia Republicans don't want to make this any easier than it was for our forefathers when a man (sorry women, you couldn't vote) had to saddle up his mule, ride miles of muddy roads to town, and mark his X on the ballot with a quill pen. Say, who needs progress anyway?
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Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
If your religion isn't tolerant,don't expect me to be tolerant of your religion.
I'm trying to figure out where this came from
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sez you wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks, I knew there was a good reason to be a nontheist.
Even non-theists are intolerent of religon. How does "theological apathist", or just an "apatheist" sound?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apatheism

It's tough to proselytize when there's a lack of interest.
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Bill wrote:
We're already more than a decade into the 21st century and still there's this obstinate refusal to embrace current technology when it comes to voting. Internet voting as an *option* would be tremendous, as secure as your online banking. And, you'd easily be able to print a record of your vote, something you can't do now. It would likely have as positive an effect on polling stations as E-Z Pass has on toll plazas, shortening lines, easing staffing, and making the process pretty painless. But wait...I guess the Virginia Republicans don't want to make this any easier than it was for our forefathers when a man (sorry women, you couldn't vote) had to saddle up his mule, ride miles of muddy roads to town, and mark his X on the ballot with a quill pen. Say, who needs progress anyway?
There is no such thing as online anonymity, and even banks get hacked. There's already mistrust of electronic ballots. Do you have unconditional trust of our government, or of the corporate plutocracy? I can see it now; Guy Fawkes and Charles Koch split the vote every election.
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<quoted text>Even non-theists are intolerent of religon. How does "theological apathist", or just an "apatheist" sound?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apatheism
It's tough to proselytize when there's a lack of interest.
It would appear depending on where one gets his definition from that non-theism or apatheism? can apply to many a perspective. Truth be told I dislike to partaking or associating with any "ism". Groups inevitably end up with divisive factions.
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sez you wrote:
<quoted text>It would appear depending on where one gets his definition from that non-theism or apatheism? can apply to many a perspective. Truth be told I dislike to partaking or associating with any "ism". Groups inevitably end up with divisive factions.
I agree; I'm coming from the angle that human secularists and other non-theists openly attack theism, from Hitchens to Dawkins. I doubt that apatheists would even bother to create a faction. I mean, really... what are they going to debate about, caring less?
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HOW TO STOP THIS MADNESS OF RESTRICTING VOTER SUPPRESSION AND ONE PARTY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO STEAL THE ELECTIONS ?
VOTE STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET. THE HONEST BROKERS.

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The idiots are voted in by the idiots who vote for them.
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central va marine wrote:
HOW TO STOP THIS MADNESS OF RESTRICTING VOTER SUPPRESSION AND ONE PARTY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO STEAL THE ELECTIONS ?
VOTE STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET. THE HONEST BROKERS.
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