Doug64 wrote:I have no problem with protecting the integrity of our elections by restricting mail-in ballots, they are one of the easiest ways to engage in election fraud. Beyond that, you didn't respond to my point that the Electoral College makes effective voter fraud in presidential elections much more difficult. And yes, in the US the president is elected by the citizens of the several states rather than the United States, and I have no problem at all, at all, giving smaller states a smidgen more influence in close elections, so that the large states aren't the only ones that matter--just as I have no problem with the smallest state having the same representation as the largest state in the Senate. I am grateful that the US is a constitutional federal democratic republic, so the majority doesn't always get what it wants. It has given us enough stability that we are the oldest surviving democratic government in the world.
What do you want people going in person to vote? To get some CoVid 19 and having to wear a mask?
How is that making it highly democratic?
Not letting the majority get what it wants Doug? Only when it favors those total pigs in the Republican party or the corrupt Democrat liberal sellouts with lobbyists influencing legislation over regular working people? No, I don't believe in that at all. For me that is tyranny of a plutocratic class that needs to have its head cut off with majority votes. Period.
So far all stats say voting fraud is very low. Most people have a life and are not interested in voting being a non USA citizen. If one studies US history? There have always been all kinds of restrictions that were aimed to kill off any participation from unwanted voters. It was only white men with property allowed the vote. No Native Americans who were not exactly whole human beings. 3/5ths of one human being. Or only men who can read because ex slaves were never taught to read. Or count how many marbles or jelly beans were in a jar...or women's brains were too dumb to vote. Etc etc. There was always a stupid excuse.
If you live in Puerto Rico the excuse they give you is that as an unincorporated territory you are not protected by the US constitution and the legal language cites "Lack of Anglo-Saxon Principles" because if you speak Spanish the Anglo Saxon mentality doesn't penetrate to the finger voting on the ballot. Those are the insular cases from the SCOTUS.
Now I will put in the links and te videos refuting your defense of those terrible anti-democratic piece of crap justifications for denying the majority their due.
Why is it hard? Because they don't care about it. The reality is that the USA has a very inefficient system and it doesn't work.
The democracy is a sham. The politicians should have changed all that to make it easy for voters to vote. They don't? Mostly because the entire system is geared for wealthy corporations to influence the vote and have less ordinary American voters involved in the process. It means the people running the country are not into democracy. They are into corrupt, inept and unequal representation. One doesn't have to be a genius to figure it out Doug.
Go get some awful disease and stand in line breathing in some far and few between inconvenient poling place. because absentee ballots are about electoral fraud. Lol. Even though you have to present a legal ID and an original birth certificate in most states to get your very first mail in ballot. After that only when you move is the mailing out stopped.
Me? I am in Mexico. I can vote from Mexico. How? VoteFromAbroad.org. You go on the website, register and you vote via email or in person at the American consulate which is close to my house here in Mexico. Just register in time. Easy. They use the same laws that support military personnel voting in other nations. If you never voted before? In a USA state it gets hard. They are safe.
No, too many people impeding voting from average people. Fix it or have to admit the democracy in the USA is a deliberate sham.
Yeah, just say to them. Go get shot to fight the enemies of the USA gov't abroad but when you go back home to Guam, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and American Samoa, etc you can't vote for the president that might send you to die for them. Also, your congressperson can't vote and you have no senators. Just sit there and get less of all federal programs...less than half of everything, and even if you are a veteran? No vote if you live in your home territory without voting rights. We are so fair and believe in democracy.
Yeah, Doug the Americans are so fair. They believe in democracy. NOT!!
Listen here? Are you gonna give me some racist shitty excuse? Probably. That is what all the democracy believer fakers come up with....well, it is just that there is this issue...No, man. Own it. It is about power and not democracy man. It is about being abusive. The USA is abusive and liars. If you admit that? Things improve. If you don't? The sham continues....as the world turns and people open up to the reality that the USA is a sham...you will lose power. I won't be crying.