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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:27 AM

Should my sister vote for my brothers?

I was talking to my sister last night and she received absentee ballot request forms for two of my brothers, both republicans. The reason she received them is because they still vote in Iowa and use my fathers address (for more than 30 years). Neither lives in Iowa. My sister gets mail for my dad because he lived there for a while and the forward mail never completely reverted back to his address.

So my sister has these applications for absentee ballots. We were laughing about the possibilities that she could vote for them and they would be out of luck.




























Don't worry, she isn't really going to follow through, it was just a good laugh we had about the possibilities of changing 2 republican votes without them knowing it. Or will she? Hmmmmm!

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Reply Should my sister vote for my brothers? (Original post)
liberal N proud Oct 2012 OP
madokie Oct 2012 #1
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #7
n2doc Oct 2012 #2
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #4
myrna minx Oct 2012 #3
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #5
myrna minx Oct 2012 #10
Motown_Johnny Oct 2012 #6
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #8
Fla_Democrat Oct 2012 #9
revolution breeze Oct 2012 #11
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #13
revolution breeze Oct 2012 #17
Bluenorthwest Oct 2012 #18
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #21
treestar Oct 2012 #12
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #14
lynne Oct 2012 #15
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #16
Fresh_Start Oct 2012 #19
sinkingfeeling Oct 2012 #20
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #22

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:30 AM

1. The last thing we need to do is morph into repubs

We can win on issues, fairly and squarely, especially this time. KKKing mitt and KKKween ann are not fit to be living in our house. simple as that

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Response to madokie (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:41 AM

7. She has no intention of following through

It was just our little joke at the moment. I thought others might find it silly that they were still voting in a state they had not lived in for 30 years.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:35 AM

2. Don't forward them

Since they live elsewhere, likely they are voting elsewhere. Let them re-register if they wish.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:38 AM

4. I guarantee she will not forward them

LOL

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:37 AM

3. It really isn't funny - the mere suggestion is not a good idea.

The repubs have made it a cottage industry to claim that voter fraud happens all the time. I don't think joking about it is a good idea when the repubs have essentially disenfranchised thousands of voters to counter a non existent problem.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:39 AM

5. It was just a funny moment and I thought it would be a laugh here as we were not serious

Although, you could bet that at least one of them would do it to either of us if he could.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:55 AM

10. Well this year, my mother had to jump through hoops to get her DL *and* to register to vote in MN.

She had to make multiple trips back to the DMV to fetch documents to satisfy the criteria to whoever was standing behind the counter at that time. The documents included: a new birth certificate that she had to purchase (from another state), even though she had her original birth certificate with the original envelope with the 1930's post mark (it wasn't good enough for the "new" criteria, even though it has sufficed for her whole life until teabagamerica) and her marriage license even though she's been a widow for 35 years etc. Had she not had her children to help out, she would be out of luck. This was brought about by the republicans who claim that out system is rife with voter fraud. So- the joke fell flat with me.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:40 AM

6. no

besides the fact that it is against the law it is just wrong

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:43 AM

8. We know it is a against the law

We were just joking how easy it would be and how deserving our brothers are of this.

They would do it to us if the opportunity presented itself. One of my brothers is so red that he chewed out my father for his religion and politics and told him he was going to hell because he voted Democrat and was Catholic.

It was not a serious consideration at all, just a laugh.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:44 AM

9. There's a 'James O'Keefe' for you on line one..

He say's it's kind of important.










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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:19 AM

11. I don't understand why they still vote absentee in Iowa.

I know this was meant to be humorous, but it makes me wonder about people. Even when hubby was in the Navy, we would register to vote in the state he was stationed (except Japan, well, because). We felt it was important to be able to voice our concerns in the local elections where we lived.

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Response to revolution breeze (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:25 AM

13. They still bank there too

I don't know what they will do when dad is gone.

If they are still voting in Iowa, they don't have any say in school, city or state elections in the places they now live. Each of them has been in the homes they own for more than 10 years.

They were career military, one of them overseas a large part of the time, the other never left the lower 48.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:45 AM

17. So was hubby.

I don't know, maybe it was because I had a special needs child and having a say in schools was so important to me. And I believe if you don't vote, you have no right to complain. When we went to Japan, I owned property in Mississippi so I returned my registration there, he returned his to Indiana where his family lived. That was one of our traditions, receive household goods, then go to the registrar of voters.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:53 AM

18. Don't they claim Iowa residency because the tax rates are higher where they

actually reside and own homes?

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:52 AM

21. One is in Missouri, the other in Colorado

Would it really be worth the hassle?

I think they are just convoluted idiots who can't grow up, but there are other factors that make me think that way.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:21 AM

12. I was wondering if there is any control for that

People who move - the state they move from has no way of knowing.

Now driver's licenses and arrests are controlled, so if you say have a suspended license in one state you can't just go to another state and get another one.

But with voters, it does not look like there is anything to cancel registration when someone moves out of the state. Or dies, for that matter.

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Response to treestar (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:27 AM

14. None that I am aware of.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:28 AM

15. Nothing like disenfranchising your own siblings -

- And that pretty much settles the question about if voter fraud is or isn't a real concern, does it? Sheesh.

If she cares about the election process, she should forward these to her brothers. At the very least, she should return them to the post office marked "No Longer At This Address".

And bad on the brothers for not caring enough about the process to get their voting registration corrected to reflect where they now live.

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Response to lynne (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:34 AM

16. It just occurred to me, maybe they vote in more than one place

Forwarding them would just let them keep doing that, if they are.

The proper thing to do would be send them back to the election officials in Iowa and let them know this is incorrect.

If they are not registered where they live, then they shouldn't be so vocal about politics!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:15 AM

19. she could tell the elections division that they don't live there anymore

and let them handle it

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:50 AM

20. First she needs to contact the local GOP and report those two cases of voter

fraud. They've been spending $millions trying to find all those people who don't vote the right way.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:54 AM

22. LOL

Over here, we found a couple of people committing voter fraud. Oh BTW, they are republican!



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