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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 01:31 PM
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NH GOP Seeks To Disenfranchise Students Who 'Just Vote Their Feelings'
NH GOP Seeks To Disenfranchise Students Who 'Just Vote Their Feelings' (VIDEO)
Brian Beutler | March 7, 2011, 1:21PM

At a January 9/12 event with local tea partiers, the Republican House Speaker in New Hampshire, Bill O'Brien explained his problem with young voters.

"They go into these general elections, they'll have 900 same day registrations, which are the kids coming out of the schools and basically doing what I did when I was a kid, which is (vote liberal)," he said. "They don't have life experience and they don't have life experience and they just vote their feelings and they're taking away the town's ability to govern themselves, it's not fair."

The remarks were caught on tape by a tracker with the New Hampshire Democratic party, but up until today they haven't caused O'Brien much embarrassment.

Now, though, the New Hampshire House is trying to put those words into law, with two bills designed to disenfranchise young voters -- one to disallow them from voting if they or their parents haven't established residency in that district, the other to disallow same-day voter registration altogether.

VIDEO & MORE: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/nh-gop-seeks...
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RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 01:34 PM
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1. Can we disenfranchise people who vote their stupidity?
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 01:34 PM
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2. If this isn't collusion to stop democrats from getting elected
I don't know what is.
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Boswell Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 01:36 PM
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3. not far until they try to get it back to
white male land-owners ONLY with the vote again...
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 01:40 PM
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4. That would also disenfranchise teabaggers and anyone else...
...basing a decision on anger, hate or anything that isn't fact-driven.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 01:40 PM
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5. How about people who vote based on fear?
Fear is a feeling and Republicans are experts at getting people to vote based on fear.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 01:43 PM
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6. Also...
Constitutional Amendment XXVI:

The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 01:47 PM
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7. Not fair? WTF?!
This is crazy. They want to disenfranchise voters because they might vote liberal, and they think that's OK?

Holy fucking shit!

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left is right Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 02:22 PM
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8. Isn't this a federal issue
Census rules require post-secondary students to be counted in the city/county in which they attend college. Doesn't that make them aresident of their college towns and therefore eligible to vote if they have properly registered?
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 02:25 PM
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9. Translation: "We haven't had time to instill the proper level of hatred & unthinking partisanship."
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 03:13 PM
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10. K & R. Hmm. What about people
who haven't had an original political thought for years - but follow whatever nonsense their RW preachers are spouting...

Can we eliminate their votes too?

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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 04:16 PM
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11. they are also seeking to disenfranchise military personal based in NH
The Full Out Loons of the NH Teabagnut Majority in the legislature are, well, out of their freaking minds.
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