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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:25 PM

Montana House committee votes to end Election Day voter registration

Source: Missoulian

On a party-line vote Friday, Republicans on a House committee approved a bill to end Election Day voter registration, cutting it off at 5 p.m. on the previous Friday.

The House State Administration Committee voted 11-7 for House Bill 30 by Rep. Ted Washburn, R-Bozeman. All Democrats on the panel opposed it.

The bill now goes to the House floor for debate.

Also Friday, the committee voted 10-8 to table House Bill 108, also by Washburn. It would have required voters to show a photo identification to vote and provided free state ID cards. Three Republicans crossed party lines and voted with the committee’s Democrats to table the bill.

Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/local/montana-house-committee-votes-to-end-election-day-voter-registration/article_5afd5950-6730-11e2-913b-001a4bcf887a.html

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Reply Montana House committee votes to end Election Day voter registration (Original post)
Newsjock Jan 2013 OP
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #1
Coyotl Jan 2013 #2
Cha Jan 2013 #3
TomCADem Jan 2013 #4
freshwest Jan 2013 #5
blackspade Jan 2013 #10
FiveGoodMen Jan 2013 #6
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #9
sakabatou Jan 2013 #7
lexw Jan 2013 #8

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:28 PM

1. Thank goodness my good friend Steve Bullock is governor. He can veto that shit!!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:31 PM

2. Let them debate this, draw attention to it, andf put it on the national agenda. Thanks Rs.

We need to have a national same-day registration capability for Presidential elections.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:01 PM

3. K&R for More Exposure..

thanks Newjock!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:27 AM

4. The Only Way Republicans Can Win Is To Tilt The Playing Field

Before long, we will have laws harkening back to slavery days where the votes of Democrats, Independents, Women and Minorities will only count 3/5 the vote of White Male Republicans.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:34 AM

5. They never left the plantation, did they? Is it colonialism or fascism?

"The really dangerous American fascist... is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.

His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power...

They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest.

Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection."


~ U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, quoted in the New York Times, April 9, 1944

We see some of these things in the costumes of history, but when it's all stripped bare of the places we envision in our minds of the pre-Revolution or pre-Civil War era, is it any different from the feudal keeps of the world, or the organizing of the Third Reich, in taking away legally all the rights of people?

Perhaps I stretch too far, to find the constant, the way they want society organized, that FDR and so many have fought against. We can change the names, but it all sounds the same to me. Power in the hands of a small group, ruthlessly degrading other parts of society, stealing and making harsh their lives, disrespecting them as nothing more than commodities. What a system of arithmetic they live by. Sick.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:05 PM

10. +1000

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:42 AM

6. The Democrats should really fight back against that sort of thing

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:19 AM

9. It never stops

and it has not been this BAD and blatent in my life for sure.

They are like the Borg, relentlessly moving forward, constantly probing and looking for a way to get that advantage.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:21 AM

7. If you can't win, cheat.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:54 AM

8. Wow. That last election pissed them off. Good, cuz we're going to do it again and again!!!!

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