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Union Label Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:39 AM
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Legalizing Marijuana - A New Republican Strategy?
These FUCKING Freepers need to go to prison for this SHIT. Not the legalizing pot, but trying to change your voter registration while you sign. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Legalizing Marijuana - A New Republican Strategy?
by Mike Rhodes ( MikeRhodes Comcast.net )
Thursday Aug 3rd, 2006 6:06 PM
The Republican Party has a new voter registration project in Fresno. It involves luring people to sign a LEGALIZE MARIJUANA petition and then re-registering them as Republicans.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/03/18294421.ph...
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:41 AM
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1. I saw that story...Pretty fucking devious (evil genius)
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:42 AM
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2. I think they also used this tactic in 2004.
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Union Label Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:05 AM
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5. I don't remember it from then
I wouldn't think that neo-cons could be that creative. :evilgrin:
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verse18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:43 AM
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3. Hell, I might switch parties
if it meant legalized MJ. :smoke:
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:49 AM
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4. First time I heard of them doing this I thought WTF? How can that
help them?

Then I realized it can 1) screw up primary votes, if you're registered to the wrong party. 2) provide cover for vote theft in the general election - "see, the votes are in line with the recent surge in Republican registration".

Any other ways I've not thought of?
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:29 AM
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7. good points, both n/t
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:24 AM
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6. Was going into a grocery store after work Tuesday, and a couple
outside approached the person just in front of me ... asking if a registered voter ...

Since I was from a different county, I didn't listen and went inside ...

I did keep an eye out for the person who did talk to them, and actually, she ended up in the checkout line behind me.

I told her that she should make sure that what they were talking about was what she might end up signing for. She told me, in essence, "Oh, I don't think they are doing that." in a kind of peeved tone.

She did agree with me that there are plenty of people who will be doing one thing while saying another (about petitions) ...
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:52 AM
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11. I was wondering the same
I think you've got it.
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Kailassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:31 AM
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8. This whole business of having to register
as a republican or democratic voter utterly stinks.

There is no good reason for it. It's no-one's business
but your own who you are going to vote for.

In Australia we all register as VOTERS.
To have to register as a particular type of voter
would be considered a gross invasion of privacy.

Even your own lifelong partner here has know way to
know who you vote for unless you choose to tell them.

That's what a secret ballot is all about.
And that makes it so much harder for a government to
interfere with the voting process.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:34 AM
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9. well, it doesn't really indicate who you're going to vote for
I mean, you can vote for anyone, regardless of party lines. One way it's useful is in the execution of primaries, as it ensures (in those states that don't have open primaries) that only members of a specific party have the opportunity to select the candidates for that party.
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:36 AM
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10. Legalize crack, and now we're talkin'!
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 10:40 AM by Progs Rock
:sarcasm:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:55 AM
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12. When they hand you the clipboard to sign, take the petition and run...
"HELP POLICE!!! ... HELP POLICE!!!"

:D

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Union Label Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:17 PM
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13. Then the republicons
would try to press charges for some crap charge. I hope I find some of these fuckers so I can tell people the truth about them.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:33 PM
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14. Fine, let them try.
They are the ones breaking the law.


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