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Rigging the USA election

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Knobby22, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Knobby22

    Knobby22 Mmmmmm 2nd breakfast

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    This is one of the reasons Trump will get back in.

    Exhibit 1: Kentucky to cut polling booths by 95%.
    Ben Jealous, president of People For The American Way, described the situation as “Our Next Electoral Nightmare.”

    “Half Kentucky’s Black voters live in one county,” he wrote. “It will have one polling place... for 616,000 registered voters.”

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  2. moXJO

    moXJO menace to society

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    Aug 15, 2006
    They sent out ballots I thought?
  3. basilio


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    Jun 30, 2008
    Certainly makes one appreciate our independent Electoral commission which is far more effective at ensuring equitable and fair voting procedures.

    I'm pretty amazed at the suggestion that there will be only one polling booth for 616,000 people. Apparently representatives from both political parties have protested at the Judges decision to somehow allow this situation to occur.
  4. ghotib

    ghotib THIMKER

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    Jul 30, 2004
    Some states sent out applications for mail-in ballots (not actual ballots afaik) to all registered voters. In Kentucky all registered voters were eligible to vote by mail, but they had to request an application. The cutoff to apply for a ballot was June 15.

    Kentucky is also one of the states that requires photo ID to vote. This requirement generally impedes Blacks more than any other group and is one of the methods used to gerrymander elections.

    The US is an example of many things, including what happens when a society tries to manage itself wholly through elected officials.

    Here's the website for the Kentucky primary elections:

  5. wayneL

    wayneL Rotaredom

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    Jul 9, 2004
    How does ID result in a gerrymander?
  6. moXJO

    moXJO menace to society

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    Aug 15, 2006
    June 23 Primary Election Plan Highlights
    We are not restricting rights; we are expanding them.

    There are four (4) ways to vote in the upcoming primary:
    • Absentee by mail
    • Hand-delivery of absentee ballot
    • Vote early in-person (appointment with county clerk recommended)
    • Vote on election day in-person (appointment with county clerk recommended)
    The state will mail each registered voter a postcard with this information.

    The state established a secure online portal to request an absentee ballot by a registered voter, which required the voter to prove identity with personally identifiable information. Expanding the ease of obtaining a mail-in ballot will increase voter convenience and help county clerks keep polling lines manageable.

    The state will use envelope barcodes to track absentee ballots requested, sent, and received.

    County clerks will match the signature on an absentee ballot envelope to the voter’s signature of record. Voters whose signatures do not match will be provided an opportunity to cure the mismatch.

    In order to more expeditiously clean up its voter rolls, the state will proactively contact registered voters who have moved out-of-state in an effort to obtain permission to remove them from the rolls.

    Absentee ballot request deadline: June 15, 2020
    Primary Election Date: June 23, 2020

    Seemed to be enough time to get everything in order. I do understand the situation those in poverty are faced with. But if you wanted to vote you did have a few options.
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