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Former Election Official, voting rights wonk. We need lifetime voter registration from birth & citizenship, without any abridgments and a weekend national voting holiday. Let's get the 30% who never vote back voting for Dems.

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April Primary - Guess the GOP Fake Fact or Create one

OK, the GOP is now using newly created PAC's to spread misinformation and other fake facts.
Shall we guess at some claims they will make?
Here's my five:

1) There were no farm bankruptcies during Trump's Presidency.

2) Wisconsin has no farm waste in any of it's water sources.

3) Foxconn is already employing 50,000 people at it's Wisconsin plant.

4) Illegal immigrants are still gonna get you.

5) WiGOP Rep Nygren's daughter, Carrie, deserves a Trump pardon for killing a pregnant woman she sold drugs to.

This April primary should be a good one. Remember to support Bernie to get the young people to actually vote in April. Better yet, convince them to Vote at Home with absentee ballots. They need to start voting in every election to bring the next generation into power.

Is an impeached President now an IMPOTUS?

or did I make a new word?
Posted by SmartVoter22 | Sat Feb 8, 2020, 12:21 AM (4 replies)

Iowa App is no big deal. Paper Trail can fix anything.

Hi, this is my very first post on DU.
The app failure used in the Iowa Dem Caucuses is much ado about absolutely nothing.
The app failed and the obsession with that one point proves that many Americans are simply ignorant on how the actual election processes work
. The app, or any in the future, will not matter because the app does not cast votes. It's only purpose was a way to report more data.
It's the paper trail that is the sole evidence of results from that one primary. The other 49 states will have caucuses and primaries and in each, the paper trail is the only thing that matters.
Media is freaking out, probably to get a catchy headline. The right wing, of course is claiming the end of life itself over this one glitch. But they will always go to the worst guess first. The GOP likes to guess, instead of think. Media has yet to explain how the paper trail will not change the results.
Everything in politics comes down to the vote. Paper trails, paper ballots will always prove one thing. What the voters chose. Ink on paper cannot be hacked from Russia, so get over this nonsense about this app even being a problem with elections. It's a problem for the media and those, like the GOP who think it should be more important than what was actually put on paper by those participating in the caucuses.
Iowa tried something to provide more data. It didn't work well, but it DID NOT change what the paper trail proves. That fact is; how many actual, tangible, real votes were cast for actual, tangible, real candidates. Iowa will still have to cast votes, again later this year. And nothing that happened in Iowa, will affect any other states primary efforts.
I can only suggest that every voter do more to participate. Register to vote. Have your ballot sent to your home for every election. Vote at Home. Those states with mail balloting have better participation, especially at the local levels.
I have yet to see any media, promote the actual methods on how to vote, in each state.
Voting is the single thing that brings change, and if the American system continues to flourish, we should change to weekend voting and make a national holiday of it. Require only paper ballots and hand-count every single one. No politician takes office the next morning and we can wait for results a day or two, instead of demanding our elections give us instant results. This is not a 30 sec drive thru burger order and it should never be treated like that; by the media, by the parties and especially by ourselves.
The most important thing is not who's running, or who did what... but making sure every voter casts a ballot in every election. It's the only way to prove what we want as citizens for our nation.
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