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  • The Dems are Getting Desperate!

    Really?

    Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls or else.

    The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday.

    Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record, the letter says.

    We will be reviewing voting records . . . to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.

    It ends with a line better suited to a mob movie than a major political party: If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.
    http://nypost.com/2014/10/30/democra...-to-the-polls/
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    • #3
      Is there any reason whether someone voted needs to be publicly available?
      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
        Is there any reason whether someone voted needs to be publicly available?
        Seems kind of fascist, doesn't it...
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        • #5
          Studying voter participation is fascist?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kristian Joensen View Post
            Studying voter participation is fascist?
            Threatening people who choose not to vote, as is their right, is fascist.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kristian Joensen View Post
              Studying voter participation is fascist?
              Yes...

              "Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says.

              We will be reviewing voting records . . . to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.”

              “If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.
              Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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              • #8
                It's entirely legal, but if I were a voter in NY, it would make me rethink whether I wanted to support a party willing to resort to such tactics.

                Kind of like how my state, which is as red as it gets, is possibly seeing Democrats win governor, Senator, and Secretary of State next week. There's been a backlash over just how far to the right the party went.
                "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kristian Joensen View Post
                  Studying voter participation is fascist?
                  A helpful pie chart of seer-speak:

                  communist pie chart.png

                  I don't see what's "threatening" about the letter. There are neutral party websites that collect information on whether people voted in an election and makes it publicly accessible information. This doesn't seem like anything new or disturbing, especially since they said they wouldn't reveal who you voted for.
                  Last edited by fm93; 10-31-2014, 01:54 PM.
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                  • #10
                    The natural next step of the "Vote or Die" campaign from 2006?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by square_peg View Post
                      A helpful pie chart of seer-speak:

                      [ATTACH=CONFIG]2488[/ATTACH]

                      I don't see what's "threatening" about the letter. There are neutral party websites that collect information on whether people voted in an election and makes it publicly accessible information. This doesn't seem like anything new or disturbing, especially since they said they wouldn't reveal who you voted for.
                      There are none so blind as those who will not see.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                        There are none so blind as those who will not see.
                        There are none so annoying as those who say vague dog excrement and refuse to explain.

                        If you think there's a problem, then explain it. Show me what's wrong with it. Don't snidely sit there and post vapid proverbs that you probably ripped off a fortune cookie. And don't accuse me of refusing to not see a problem.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                          There are none so blind as those who will not see.
                          This is called "vote shaming;" it's been done for a while and is apparently empirically effective. Republican groups caught flak for doing this up in Alaska towards the beginning of this week and supporters of Rick Scott's campaign also did something similar. Here's the 2008 study finding vote shaming to be an effective means of increasing voter turnout.

                          It is, however, straight-up creepy.
                          "I wonder about the trees. / Why do we wish to bear / Forever the noise of these / More than another noise / So close to our dwelling place?" Robert Frost, "The Sound of Trees"

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                          • #14
                            And, for whatever it's worth, control of the Senate is still more or less a tossup, according to the polls. This is normal last-minute GOTV stuff we deal with every election year.
                            "I wonder about the trees. / Why do we wish to bear / Forever the noise of these / More than another noise / So close to our dwelling place?" Robert Frost, "The Sound of Trees"

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                            • #15
                              Sam hit the nail on the head; it demonstrably works, so objectively speaking, there seems to be little incentive as of now to refrain. Perhaps if some major donors started withholding their dollars? (No I am not defending the practice)
                              "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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