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MeLoco

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#44 May 2, 2013
Seems to me New Hampshire got it figured out. There must be some tactical advantage to preceding all other states by 7 days. They did take the time to make it a law. I don't know much about all this stuff all I know is when I go to vote I don't see anybody worth electing on the ticket.

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#45 May 2, 2013
Paul Revere wrote:
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Well said. Couldn't agree more.
I'd taking voting rights even alittle further. In my opinion you should be a property owner or at the very least pay taxes to have the right to vote. Those who have alittle "skin in the game" seem to be more informed than those who are merely trying to milk the rest of us.
Like the other poster said, the idea that only landowners can vote would immediately create an oligarchy. It is antithetical to the spirit of the Constitution. Even attaching a requirement to pay taxes has the exact same problem. You would be punishing the poor and removing any form of power they have.

The next stop would be limiting who can buy property and even putting limits on who pays taxes in order to control the vote.

No way.

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Shakedown Street

#46 May 2, 2013
Yiago wrote:
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Like the other poster said, the idea that only landowners can vote would immediately create an oligarchy. It is antithetical to the spirit of the Constitution. Even attaching a requirement to pay taxes has the exact same problem. You would be punishing the poor and removing any form of power they have.
The next stop would be limiting who can buy property and even putting limits on who pays taxes in order to control the vote.
No way.
Thinking like that is the reason southern states still have to beg permission from the federal government before they enact any laws concerning elections. They used artificial requirements as a means to suppress the poor black vote for decades.

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#47 May 2, 2013
federal elections ..........

A.... The United States has a federal government, with elected officials at the federal (national), state and local levels. On a national level, the head of state, the President, is elected indirectly by the people, through an Electoral College.

B.... State law regulates most aspects of the election, including primaries, the eligibility of voters (beyond the basic constitutional definition), the running of each state's electoral college, and the running of state and local elections. The United States Constitution defines (to a basic extent) how federal elections are held, in Article One and Article Two and various amendments.

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#48 May 2, 2013
State elections

State law and state constitutions, controlled by state legislatures regulate elections at state level and local level. Various officials at state level are elected. Since the separation of powers applies to states as well as the federal government, state legislatures and the executive (the governor) are elected separately. Governors and lieutenant governor are elected in all states, in some states on a joint ticket and in some states separately, some separately in different electoral cycles.
Tired

Lenoir, NC

#49 May 2, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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it isn't rigged it is following that code of that electoral district
It is actually illegal to hold a primary election in Ky unless it is sponsored by either the democratic or republican parties. How is that not rigged?

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#50 May 2, 2013
Tired wrote:
<quoted text>It is actually illegal to hold a primary election in Ky unless it is sponsored by either the democratic or republican parties. How is that not rigged?
you could read your state constitution .... there are 50 states and numerous mandates each has it's own election rules ... now you do have a choice here don't ya???? GOP/DEM

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#51 May 2, 2013
A] open primary , type of direct primary open to voters regardless of their party affiliation.... The opposite is a closed primary,...

B] Closed primary : internal primaries, party primaries , in the case of closed primaries, internal primaries, or party primaries, only party members can vote.

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