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Tom Toles

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I can’t wait to see how the Republicans are going to re-brand this.

  2. Mark

    Mark said, almost 2 years ago

    Pretty much lays out the plan, doesn’t it?

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 2 years ago

    Seriously, as a foreigner, I really don’t get why you folks make it so darned difficult to practice democracy. I vote at every one of our elections, it is compulsory so everyone does it, but in over 35 years of voting, queues are never more than 10 minutes – not that I can recall the last time I had to wait.
    For once, Mr Ima is right: I don’t understand the USA.
    And please, no one play the party politics game, you’ve had this problem for a long time.

  4. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    We don’t have FEDERAL standards for voting; it’s all done on the state level. Last year, it was Republican governors in primarily Democratic states that were trying to address potential fraud using bad statistics (like, “Hey, there were more ballots cast than registered voters here!” when there where two sheet ballots where 51% turnout would be 102% of the voters in ballots cast). There are far too many issues that need to be on a federally standardized level rather than letting local politicians make and make up rules as they go along.

  5. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice said, almost 2 years ago

    I blame the elderly poll workers. They move too slowly to process you. It took me 30 mins to vote last time even though I was the ONLY voter in the entire precinct.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    Besides cutting voting days Republicans loaded up the ballot with 11 amendments to the state constitution, mostly from out of state interests. 8 amendments didn’t pass.

  7. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    I stood in line for two and a half hours to vote. Considering what others went through/are going through just to have the right to vote, it didn’t seem so long.

  8. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, almost 2 years ago

    Me, I can’t understand why we haven’t either made Election Day a national holiday or moved it to the weekend. Having it on Tuesday is a relic of the 19th century.

  9. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    disenfranchised or lazy?

    I waited over 2 hours to vote Holding my helmet and heavy leather jacket. The elderly and those in wheelchairs were brought to the front of the line.

    Considering the sacrifice that our serving men and women make every so I can vote, those 2 hours didn’t seem so bad…

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    The samw way they always have. ‘To keep them millyuns uv illegal immygrants from votin’ fer the durty, traitur Deeeeemoncrats!"

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    But party policits IS the game. Long lines are ONLY found in states controlled by Republican secretaries of state, because it benefits Republicans if working people can’t vote. It really is that simple.

  12. Joe

    Joe said, almost 2 years ago

    @JmcaRice

    They are volunteers, doing what nobody else will do. They’re checking your signature against the record…with old eyes.
    In Phila., I never had any problem in 40 years. Be glad you’re not wearing a hijab and waving your stained finger, celebrating “one man, one vote, one time”, as in most muslim nations.

  13. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    Ottodesu: the problem is really that we were the first modern country to practice democracy, and the first to do anything almost never gets it right. It takes later tinkering and adjusting to do that. We could’ve been all right, had we been willing to tinker and adjust ourselves, and for a while we did, but the bigger and more unwieldly the country grew, the harder it was to get people to agree to changes, and the more necessary the changes became. The specific problem with voting lines has to do with who supervises the voting in each state (state-level officials with partisan obligations and usually a desire for higher office), but the overall problem is more generally that our founders wrote experimental documents for a small and unsophisticated population and the same documents are used as gospel for a large and complex population.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    There is a strong amount of anti democracy in this country, from the mostly white rich.

  15. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    It varies from place to place.
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    Here in Texas, we have 1 – 2 weeks of early voting.
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    I almost always go in early, and when I do I’m usually in and out in 20 minutes.

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