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State makes it a crime to be in possession of more than 2 ballots. Should this law be expanded to all 50 states?

Posted - April 23

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  • 11433
    Which state? And that's for each state to decide. We wouldn't want the federal government to trample on states' rights, would we?
      April 23, 2022 6:25 AM MDT
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  • 29779
    I am not saying a Federal law....I am asking if all states should  pass it. 

    FL made it a felony. 
      April 23, 2022 6:42 PM MDT
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  • 11433
    That’s really 49 separate questions. But it would be difficult to enforce anyway. Plus the real issue is casting multiple ballots, not possessing them. Does Florida’s government think Trump won the state because of such shenanigans?
      April 23, 2022 6:56 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    Do you really want me to post the same basic question 49 times????  Surely not. 

    If you  catch someone before they get to the drop box then you can charge them then and not have to wait until they put them in the box.   Makes it easier to secure our elections. 

    Why would you wait until you believe your election was compromised before your secure ot? 
      April 23, 2022 7:04 PM MDT
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  • 11433
    Of course not. But what motivated Florida to do that? They must think there was an issue with the state's election. I thought that only happened in the states Biden won. Interesting.
      April 23, 2022 8:54 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    There are several people caught on video stuffing drop boxes with multiple ballots in several states.  Seeing this was happening all over the country they passed the law making it a felony, to prevent it from happening in FL and to be able to arrest people before they attempted to stuff the box.   Personally,  I think every state should pass this all...regardless of who won the state in 2020. 
      April 24, 2022 4:32 AM MDT
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  • 11433
    But unless you have police surveillance just about everywhere, it would be impossible to enforce.
      April 24, 2022 10:05 AM MDT
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  • 29779
    As I said several people (hundreds) were filmed doing just this.  This law makes it illegal at every step not just the drop off ballot box. It makes it easier to prosecute them. And gives a stronger penalty than before. 
      April 24, 2022 1:16 PM MDT
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  • 11433
    But previous instances would not be subject to prosecution. They would need to catch people in the future.
      April 24, 2022 3:03 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    Which is WHY they passed the law to be able to prosecute people in the future. And why I think every state should pass this law now. 
      April 24, 2022 3:08 PM MDT
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  • 7511
    What are laws if the rich and wealthy just ignore them like Mark Meadows. What are laws if they aren't enforced?
      April 23, 2022 6:39 AM MDT
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  • 29779
    You are gonna have to tell me  what Meadows  did...  
    If he did something illegal...he show be punished. 
      April 23, 2022 6:36 PM MDT
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  • 2037
    Yes, if it is a problem. 
      April 23, 2022 8:02 AM MDT
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  • 29779
    There were lots of people filmed in several states in 2020 returning multiple times with many ballots to stuff in the ballot drop boxes. 
      April 23, 2022 6:30 PM MDT
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  • 16555
    There is no reason for anyone to be in possession of more than one, other than perhaps convenience within a family.  The need for this restriction outweighs any objection I can think of.  
      April 23, 2022 2:02 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    I am assuming the 2 allowed are your own and your spouse's  ballot. But have not verified directly.  
      April 23, 2022 6:32 PM MDT
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  • 658
    The example you used is someone putting more than one ballot in the ballot box.  If they are each for different voters, why is that a problem?  Perhaps the person is collecting ballots from neighbors and friends so they don't have to make the trip to the ballot box.  I could certainly understand this happening in a senior/nursing home situation.  Why should doing a favor for others be illegal?
      April 24, 2022 7:07 AM MDT
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  • 16555
    Because the voters represented by the additional ballot may or may not be legit.  They may not even be alive.  I want all states to outlaw any voting other than in-person with ID. 
      April 24, 2022 9:59 AM MDT
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  • 658
    And what about people who can't get to the ballot box?  The elderly, the inform, the ill, etc.  Should they not be able to vote?
      April 24, 2022 12:57 PM MDT
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  • 16555
    People can manage.  Before there was a choice no one complained about getting to the polls to vote.  It's important enough to take this step to help ensure legal and fair elections. 
      April 24, 2022 9:19 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    Nursing home situation would be a requested absentee ballot returned by  mail.  Not returned to an unmanned drop box. 

    Many states have laws against returning ballots for multiple people.  For election security.  
      April 24, 2022 1:09 PM MDT
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  • 658
    States should be making it easier for people to cast their votes, not more restrictive.  Very few of the districts that the GOP claimed committed voter fraud were proven to be so.  Minority districts generally vote Democrat, so people like you would love to make it as hard as possible for them to cast a ballot.  
      April 24, 2022 2:04 PM MDT
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  • 4475
    I would go even further.  I like the idea of mandatory voting so this wouldn’t be able to exist as an accusation, but as usual, most of my opinions are in the minority.
      April 24, 2022 2:19 PM MDT
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  • 658
    I don't know if I would go so far as mandatory voting, but it is time for states to stop thwarting those who do want to vote from doing so, e.g., states where there is one ballot box for 100,000 voters is criminal or having to drive miles and miles to cast your ballot.  What are these states afraid of?
      April 24, 2022 2:49 PM MDT
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