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Fri Mar 24, 2017, 10:35 AM

Democratic NY State Lawmaker Wants to Fine People for Not Voting...

Democratic assemblywoman Deborah Glick of the New York State Assembly has introduced legislation that would fine people who do not vote, and has been promptly criticized on the constitutionality of the measure.

Glick's legislation proposes a $10 fine for those who fail to vote without providing a "valid excuse," but she does not specify what a valid excuse would be, the New York Daily News reports.

Glick also wrote a memo claiming the bill's intention is to increase voter turnout and force elected officials to better represent their constituents.

"Mandatory voting would drastically increase civic participation and transform the political arena by making politicians more reflective of the constituents that elected them," Glick wrote.



http://freebeacon.com/politics/democratic-state-senator-wants-to-fine-people-for-not-voting/

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Reply Democratic NY State Lawmaker Wants to Fine People for Not Voting... (Original post)
Dexter Morgan Mar 2017 OP
Squeek Mar 2017 #1
Lifelong Mar 2017 #12
Boadicea Mar 2017 #2
Dexter Morgan Mar 2017 #5
Crazy D Mar 2017 #13
U.S.Awesome Mar 2017 #3
obamateur2 Mar 2017 #4
Bob the Bilderberger Mar 2017 #6
Juan Rico Mar 2017 #7
graham4anything4HC45 Mar 2017 #8
Banshee 3 Actual Mar 2017 #10
Crazy D Mar 2017 #11
JaimeBondoJr Mar 2017 #15
Dexter Morgan Mar 2017 #17
obamateur2 Mar 2017 #9
Cold Warrior Mar 2017 #14
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy Mar 2017 #16
Dexter Morgan Mar 2017 #18
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy Mar 2017 #19

Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 10:44 AM

1. Sort of stupid, really

Yeah, we can force people to go to the polls, or vote by mail or whatever, but we can't control how they vote.

Someone pissed off enough about being forced to vote could write in anyone's name. Mickey Mouse. Ronald McDonald. Abraham Lincoln, etc.

If it's a different kind of voting booth, just random pulling of levers. And so on.


This is why neither party should have total control of any part of government. Each side wants to do good, but doesn't think about unintended consequences.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:36 AM

12. I wonder what percentage of voters would write in any name.

Probably a low percentage.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 10:45 AM

2. Be careful what you wish for.....

you may not like the results.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 10:51 AM

5. Democrat logic: If we force people to vote they might vote for us..

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:40 AM

13. Next democratic party idea, fining those who vote against them

Have I mentioned North Korea this string......liberals would love that country

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 10:45 AM

3. If this were to actually pass,

the next governor of NY would be Santa Claus.

And a whole lot of Dems would owe 10 bucks.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 10:47 AM

4. i'm shocked...

 

a dumbocrat with a dumb idea...that's never happened before...

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 10:57 AM

6. Ok, let's fine people for not owning a gun

Because we're all expected to be a part of the militia should we ever be invaded, right?
I mean, that's the rationale the Swiss use.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:27 AM

7. Of course she does.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:30 AM

8. Voting should be manditory 100% vote, voting for person who the voter voted for, counted

for that person 100% of the time.

and if someone wishes not to vote for anyone on the ballot, that is not a problem, long as they show
up or in the month prior to election, when the start of early voting, they do so.

100% of the time.

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:32 AM

10. So Mandatory free choice?

Celebrate freedom

Vote or be made a law breaker

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:34 AM

11. In your world I gather you would also fine people who don't vote for Democrats

North Korea called, they have a job opening for you

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:56 AM

15. Not making a statement... is making a statement.

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 01:34 PM

17. So the democrats are not for freedom they want to force you to do what you don't want to do?

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:31 AM

9. great idea...

 

make sure we add a new multi-billion dollar agency to monitor voting and enforce collection of the fines...

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:47 AM

14. Australia does this

I'm not sure that it enhances the "quality of civil life."

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 12:23 PM

16. NO! Refusing to participate is a form of protest itself. As such, protected "speech"

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 01:36 PM

18. She is a democrat just trying to force more democrats to vote for her..

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 04:15 PM

19. Why does that NOT surprise me?!

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