• @Protoknuckles
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    2531 month ago

    Automatic draft, but notvoter registration…

    • Rob T Firefly
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      761 month ago

      Just because the politicians want to grab you out of your life and use you as cannon fodder doesn’t mean they want to actually be as accountable to you as they’re supposed to.

    • @disguy_ovahea
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      441 month ago

      Automatic registration for Selective Services, not automatic draft. That’s very different. This is actually helpful in keeping people out of prison or getting fined for not registering.

      But yes, this absolutely proves that they could automatically register people to vote with no designated party affiliation.

      • @[email protected]
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        251 month ago

        As a European I have always been confused when Americans talk about “voter registration”. The way it works in my country is you are legally required to register your residence with the government and that registration is automatically used to determine a voter registry (just filtering by age, citizenship and exclusion due to criminal convictions all of which is information already known to the government). I always just get a letter a few weeks before elections informing me where my polling place is.

        • @[email protected]
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          251 month ago

          Well you see, in the United States, the way some politicians, specifically ones belonging to a certain very authoritarian political party manage to get elected is by making sure people don’t or can’t vote.

          This is often coupled with throwing a huge hissy fit about “voter fraud” which doesn’t actually exist on any remotely meaningful level.

          • @[email protected]
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            -111 month ago

            Well, voting fraud is a thing in Russia. Stuffing when one person throws multiple ballots at once, carousel when one persion votes one multiple stations, dead souls(reference to Gogol) where dead or absent people vote and Venedictov’s box - when Sobyanin repeatedly claims that electronic voting results will come immidiately when voting ends, but don’t long after all physical stations reported results.

            • @AngryCommieKender
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              131 month ago

              Comparing Russian elections to US elections may as well be comparing Vichy France elections to US elections. They are quite different beasts.

              • @[email protected]
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                01 month ago

                Maybe, but I am more familiar Russian elections. Personal experience.

                Also important note: election fraud != voting fraud. Voting fraud is just one type of election fraud. In Russia most widespread type of election fraud is not registering candidates.

                • @AngryCommieKender
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                  Registering candidates in the US doesn’t matter, I could run for president or any other office and no one would reject my application to be on the ballot, unless I didn’t have enough signatures.

                  I would be surprised if you’ve ever heard of Vermin Supreme, or any of the other third party candidates for US president, much less the lower offices.

                  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermin_Supreme

          • @[email protected]
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            121 month ago

            It’s by design, if everyone voted, there would only be a very limited few republikkklowns in office, if any.

              • @[email protected]
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                11 month ago

                Can exclude, not all of them do, I think it has to be a specific part of the sentence (ie not automatic) because some high court ruled that some years ago.