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  •  cool parents (6+ / 0-)

    mine were first generation American (tho you could not tell-totally assimilated in one generation)-I think that is why the citizenship and honor/duty/privilege of voting was instilled in us early and often. We went with them to the polls each time and were expected to be well behaved.

    Separately, I live in a mixed income mixed race area of an Northeast city. THe kind of area that in some Republican dominated states had people in line for many hours--reportedly up to nine hours in some parts of FL.

    If my city can have all of us in and out in 15 min during the rush after work (around 6pm is when I voted), what is WRONG with these others? (so I agree with you it must not be that hard!)

    My own experience, in a large urban areas, shows me what can be done and indicates that what they are doing instead must be on purpose. They couldn't be that incompetant.

    You are right. Everyone who is a good citizen should be talking more on why they have such a "problem" when other equally congested cities DON"T.

    •  My Family Came Here In The 1860s (3+ / 0-)
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      cause well in Scotland we didn't bow to the King of England. Long story .....

      As you said and me have said this isn't hard.

      I recall on "Black Thursday" this year I went to Target. I was able to check out and pay with a credit card in under like 10 minutes. A mob of folks.

      Is voting harder?

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:27:05 AM PST

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      •  the entire city of Boston and state of MA at least (4+ / 0-)

        shows it's not when the Want voting to run smoothly, it can easily be done.

        and we don't have early voting AT ALL unlike FL and OH and some other states that had voting problems.

        I think it's a useful excercize on all levels to discuss  the places that have no voting lines that are demographically similar to the places that kept their citizens (without food water shelter bathroom or rest from standing) for many hours.

        I have bad feet and some other health issue. I would not have been able to vote. Discriminated against the disabled, ill, some elderly and just people with bad feet!

        •  I Get I Live In A Small Rural Town (4+ / 0-)

          but you seem to suggest as I thought that even in a larger city (and I used to live in DC) processing people to vote isn't that hard.

          It just doesn't make any sense to me. I am a liberal liberal. I am not a conspiracy kind of guy most days. But I am coming to the fact, and we see it in many other states, that our elected leaders just don't want us to vote.

          When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

          by webranding on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:43:55 AM PST

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