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cuyahoga tiger
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NE Ohio via Tangipahoa
Member since Nov 2011
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Remove party affiliation from ballots...

No more R/D/I on ballots. Would this make a difference. In addition, I believe it it is time for the tax payers to pick up tab for all national/congressional elections. Get enough signatures to get on ballot and everyone gets the same amount of money to campaign. I hate government interference as much as most but the way we are doing it is not working. Pretty radical i know, but something has to change. Maybe I just need more coffee.


Hoyas
Georgetown Fan
Member since Sep 2013
2478 posts

re: Remove party affiliation from ballots...
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Would this make a difference


No


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Robin Masters
Alabama Fan
Birmingham
Member since Jul 2010
4650 posts

re: Remove party affiliation from ballots...
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Remove party affiliation from ballots... No more R/D/I on ballots. Would this make a difference. In addition, I believe it it is time for the tax payers to pick up tab for all national/congressional elections. Get enough signatures to get on ballot and everyone gets the same amount of money to campaign. I hate government interference as much as most but the way we are doing it is not working. Pretty radical i know, but something has to change. Maybe I just need more coffee.


I love the idea of eliminating individual and corporate campaign contributions. To the quid pro quo system we currently have is the root cause of the corruption in our political system.
Unfortunately this will never happen.


son of arlo
Alabama Fan
State of Innocence
Member since Sep 2013
4577 posts

re: Remove party affiliation from ballots...
Can't do it without a court order. You can't even change the order of the candidates on the ballot. How do you expect reading-challenged voters to accurately vote if you start confusing them and the sample ballots the parties give out?


Homesick Tiger
LSU Fan
Greenbrier, AR
Member since Nov 2006
15028 posts

re: Remove party affiliation from ballots...
Put their picture by their name instead of a letter. Now that would be real fair and balanced.


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cuyahoga tiger
LSU Fan
NE Ohio via Tangipahoa
Member since Nov 2011
1588 posts

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Can't do it without a court order. You can't even change the order of the candidates on the ballot. How do you expect reading-challenged voters to accurately vote if you start confusing them and the sample ballots the parties give out?


I am sure this is sarcasm. Surely the, uhhhmmm, democrats can at least recognize the letters of the names the preachers/activist tell them to vote for.


vodkacop
LSU Fan
GOM
Member since Nov 2008
2255 posts

re: Remove party affiliation from ballots...
I suggested the same thing about a year ago. I was called a racist and was asked why I hate poor people


cuyahoga tiger
LSU Fan
NE Ohio via Tangipahoa
Member since Nov 2011
1588 posts

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I suggested the same thing about a year ago. I was called a racist and was asked why I hate poor people


I would say you are one year smarter than me. But that isn't saying much.


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son of arlo
Alabama Fan
State of Innocence
Member since Sep 2013
4577 posts

re: Remove party affiliation from ballots...
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I am sure this is sarcasm.


I was only mildly exagerating. Democrats have sued over both situations.

There was a particularly funny situation in Florida 2000 where the Dem party sued the Dem majority elections board because they had changed the order of the candidates on the official ballot. Why was that important, you may ask? Well, if you give wino a carton of smokes and a sample ballot telling him to circle these, you've just paid an non-functioning voter to vote for your opponent.



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Bestbank Tiger
Tulane Fan
Landmass
Member since Jan 2005
21886 posts

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I love the idea of eliminating individual and corporate campaign contributions. To the quid pro quo system we currently have is the root cause of the corruption in our political system.


The bigger quid pro quo is the lucrative lobbying jobs they all get after they retire. Give a special interest a few million tax dollars and you have a job for life when you leave Congress.

But of course the legislative favors and the jobs have NOTHING to do with each other.


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