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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 02:36 PM
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152. A big difference between Bank ATM's and voting ATM's
Is that when you bank, you get a receipt as a record, with a clear posting of how much you added in or took from your account, and a balance total.

That is one of the things that we voting activists have said over and over again - that a voter should get a damn receipt. But often, those in charge, including Democratic Party leaders, state that is not possible to do.

And usually the answer is silence.

But sometimes an official will state something like, "Well, if you get a receipt for your vote, showing whom you voted for, then what if your employer asks to see it? Without a receipt, no one can hassle you."

Voting activists reply to that nonsense with insistence that there be laws to make sure that no one can legally ask to see your receipt, except election officials in contested elections. And to have stiff fines for employers, pastors of churches, precinct captains, etc who make such demands.

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