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Waiting for lawmakers
to encourage democracy

Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA], by Daryl Lease

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/16/2013 1:39:23 PM

If I make it to 100, I hope I´m healthy enough to wait in line for several hours to vote. I also hope I´m fortunate enough to live in a place that isn´t so callous and corrupt that it would expect me to wait in line for several hours to vote. By that measure, retirement in Florida seems out the question, at least for now. So does Virginia. (Snip) The North Miami resident waited three hours to vote at her local library. "No one should have to wait in line that long," the Haitian immigrant told The New York Times through a family interpreter. "But I was going to persist because I really wanted to vote."

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A 102-year-old Haitian broad who hasn´t assimilated yet to still need an interpreter shouldn´t be voting, or collecting any SS benefits. Or telling US how to make it easier for her to show up and vote.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: daddy, 2/16/2013 2:16:02 PM     (No. 9180323)

The Virginia-Pilot Newspaper is the paper that denied and tried to hide the racial beatings of their 2 reporters, so I would take anything from this newspaper as biased and unreliable.

For instance: "Reporters Beaten by Mob of Blacks and Their Newspaper Stayed Silent".

Etc.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: valinva, 2/16/2013 2:50:32 PM     (No. 9180391)

People willing wait in line for days for the chance to buy an iPhone, go to a concert or get a cheap TV from Walmart. Once every 4 years some people are called upon to wait in line to vote even though they could have 1. voted early with no line or 2. voted absentee by mail with no line. This is a non-problem unless of course the intent is to challenge any attempt to protect the integrity of elections.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/16/2013 2:58:57 PM     (No. 9180411)

For the Virginia-Pilot, please read our constitution. We have a republic, not a democracy. While you are at it, read why our founders decided to set up a republic rather than a democracy. As for this article, I don´t believe any of it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: athina, 2/16/2013 7:57:01 PM     (No. 9180771)

So get some more voting machines and volunteers. It can´t be hard to figure out.

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