Electioneering

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    Endorsements are part of "Electioneering":eusa_whistle:...The primary battles between establishment and tea party candidates is also electioneering
     
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    *friendly bump after the software change*
     
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    No. Endorsements are part of campaigning, not electioneering.
     
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    I'm not sure I like the idea of compulsory voting. It seems likely to only increase the number of completely uninformed votes. If you are voluntarily voting, it is because you have at least some semblance of a reason for voting for the candidate. If you are only voting because you have to, I think you will get a lot of people voting with no reasoning at all. Maybe it wouldn't be that bad. I'm not really sure.

    As for internet voting: part of me loves the idea for the speed and simplicity in counting the vote, but another part of me is screaming that it is a very bad idea. There is no internet-connected system that cannot be hacked, and when the leadership of one of the world's most powerful nations is being decided by that system the motivation to hack it is extreme. Do you really want China to think, "If we just get past this firewall, we can decide who runs the U.S. government." That's more than a little scary.
     
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    Wow! You have really thought this out. All of the points you made are good. One thing I have a problem with is mail in voting. It's too easy to be involved with fraud. Service men and women and the physically impaired should be the only ones getting mail in ballots. Perhaps those who need mail in ballots could get cards from your doctor the way handicapped license are handled.
     
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    I wanted to have an intelligent debate with you about this, but quite frankly I don't find much fault in your reasoning. not many people hear that from me.
     
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    what about the people who don't have internet access?
     
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    That is really kind of you!!

    It's just a set of suggestions based on common sense and a desire to make electioneering fairer, more streamlined and less of a game.
     
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    You know, I used to have that thought, too. But Oregon has been doing mail-in voting for almost 20 years now and without a hitch. So, apparently, it really can work.
     
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    Glad to see this thread getting some revived traffic.
     

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