Has McCain actually already LOST?(Yes he has)

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Re: Has McCain actually already LOST?

Postby RedImperator » 2008-11-04 06:16pm

Darth Wong wrote:
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Darth Wong wrote:I still don't understand why voting has to be such a tedious process that people have to line up for hours to do it. When I voted in our recent Canadian federal election, it took less than five minutes. It's almost as if they're trying to actively discourage voting in the US.

That's easy. Just don't provide enough polling places and voting machines in poor districts. I voted this morning in a mostly white, middle class district and I was in and out in five minutes, and that was with me checking three times to make sure I'd voted properly in every race.

Who controls how many voting machines there are per citizen in any given district, and why isn't it a scandal that poor black people are discouraged from voting?
State and local voting officials. It's not always partisan--Philadelphia is a heavily Democratic city in a state with a Democratic government, so I can only assume the problems in Philadelphia are the result of incompetence, not malice.
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Re: Has McCain actually already LOST?

Postby CmdrWilkens » 2008-11-04 06:18pm

Darth Wong wrote:
RedImperator wrote:
Darth Wong wrote:I still don't understand why voting has to be such a tedious process that people have to line up for hours to do it. When I voted in our recent Canadian federal election, it took less than five minutes. It's almost as if they're trying to actively discourage voting in the US.

That's easy. Just don't provide enough polling places and voting machines in poor districts. I voted this morning in a mostly white, middle class district and I was in and out in five minutes, and that was with me checking three times to make sure I'd voted properly in every race.

Who controls how many voting machines there are per citizen in any given district, and why isn't it a scandal that poor black people are discouraged from voting?


Almost universally its the Secretary of State for the given state. If one wants to wonder why it isn't a scandal simply look at the names Ken Blackwell and Kathrine Harris then remember its a partisan post. It may be a scandal to the opposition but the conduct of SecState's nationwide often comes under a microscope only at this time of the year and since the post is almost always appointed it would take the voters punishing their governor either in 2 years or 4 years later for this kind of thing.
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Re: Has McCain actually already LOST?

Postby Drooling Iguana » 2008-11-04 11:28pm

Yes. Yes he has.
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Re: Has McCain actually already LOST?

Postby CmdrWilkens » 2008-11-04 11:33pm

Can I recommend we lock this off now that the race is over?
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Re: Has McCain actually already LOST?

Postby Mr Bean » 2008-11-04 11:37pm

Done

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Re: Has McCain actually already LOST?(Yes he has)

Postby Mr Bean » 2008-11-05 01:05pm

Moved to famous threads

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