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#1 Tina

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:07 AM

http://www.wlwt.com/...ctions/31165460

 

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma and other legislative leaders are squarely behind the proposal to no longer allow straight party-line voting with one click or mark of an election ballot. Some Republican and Democratic officials, however, are leery of the change, with concerns including longer lines at polling sites if voters need more time to complete their ballots.

 

 


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:17 AM

They need to hurry up and vote right today!
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#3 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:30 PM

LOL....longer lines at the polls.....what a line of bs.

 

I'm with Kelley, vote tomorrow, eliminate party voting, do everyone a huge favor! 

 

And if they really want to take the giant step forward,  lets make local elections non-partisan elections.


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#4 Tina

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 02:16 PM

This is why it needs to be done away with.  THIS is what destroys our nation.

 

http://theweek.com/s...eam-over-issues

Using data from the 2010 Cooperative Congressional Election Study, which identified strong and weak partisans and independents on a seven-point range, Miller and Conover's research found that 65 percent of partisans valued their team's victory as much or more than political convictions. 

 

 

Who cares where they stand on the issues?!  GOooooooo TEAM!  :cheer:


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#5 Donna

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 03:30 PM

Pot meet kettle.



#6 Tina

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 03:47 PM

I have never voted using the straight party line, ever.


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#7 Donna

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 04:08 PM

Me neither, but have you ever voted for a Dem?

 

A Republican STATESMAN with solid foreign policy creds was found wanting in the Tea Party litmus test and was defeated.  That gave us Murdoch (sp ?) as a choice in the General Election.  Care to personally examine your vote in that race? 



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 04:12 PM

Perhaps you're missing the point of the article I posted?

 

65 percent of partisans valued their team's victory as much or more than political convictions

 

 

I personally value my convictions more than victory.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 04:25 PM

I didn't miss your point.  Just questioning the litmus test put to good and honorable public servants.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 04:31 PM

Honesty tops my list of principles on my litmus test.  If people elect you because you say you are going to do X, then don't change to Y when you get into office.

 

If honesty means he/she doesn't get elected, well I still value principle more than winning simply to beat "the other team".

 


Edited by Tina, 24 April 2015 - 04:33 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 04:46 PM

So, litmus test = honesty?

 

I never failed to vote for Lugar in the General Election.  Dem that I am, I always thought Dick Lugar to be honest and, yes, a statesman.  Able to work across the aisle and earnest in governance.  He was also very well-informed on foreign policy. 


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#12 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:46 PM

Just curious donna, voted for any republicans lately?

And I agree with Tina, when elected do what you said you would do while campaigning!!!

Be honest with yourself and the voters. Most of the voters can tell when you are lying.

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 09:24 AM

Yep!  I even for voted a Libertarian the last election!  Like most of us, I want good people, qualified for the office they seek, to win.  However, in the primary, I pull the Dem ballot.  Even there, I will not vote for someone I cannot support.  It's called an under vote, and I am not afraid to do so.  The N&T does a fine job with their voters' guide, submitted by willing candidates themselves.  Every voter should make themselves aware of the candidate's position, and vote, or not, based on the information available through print or forums.


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#14 Tina

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 12:36 PM

But aren't you making your decision on what a candidate says? Wouldn't, therefore, honesty be important?

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:21 PM

Honesty is indeed important.  Never said otherwise. 



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 11:09 PM

It's not out the door in my house!! :) 

 

( As if there would be any question...Lol)



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Posted 28 April 2015 - 07:43 AM

The proposal to end straight-party voting had significant support, but was still killed this session. Sent to a study committee.




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