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Reduce minimum voting age to sixteen (16)?
Yes, sweet sixteen is the magic number.
No, and hell no!
There should be no minimum voting age.
Yes, but grasshoppa should pay a poal tax.
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J E B Stuart
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...Perhaps a sliding scale that weights a vote based on the voter's age. Say it starts at .33 at the earliest voting age, and increases linearly to 1.00 from 45 to 65, then diminishes over time by a factor of .973 per year. That would put them back to about .33 by the age of 105 to 110. 0.33 would be the minimum.

Sounds like gerrymandering to me.

Amen.

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Are you against all forms of gerrymandering?

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If a person's vote is only worth a percentage of someone else's, then to me, said person shouldn't be voting at all. Would you go to a doctor whose diploma is worth, say, 50% of another's?

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How are those two things the same?

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Are you against all forms of gerrymandering?

Of course not. That should be clear from my comments above.

Amen.

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It''s an analogy which compares two things that are not the same.

Let me try this: I can't trust a voter who doesn't have a full vote. No offense but this idea is just ridiculous.

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Regardless of whether one views the definition of gerrymandering restrictively or broadly, the aim is the same whether discussing boundaries, voter qualifications, or weight of a vote. Specifically, the aim is to enhance the likelihood of achieving favorable outcomes.

Amen.

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Why can't you trust a voter with less than a full vote?

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...the aim is to enhance the likelihood of achieving favorable outcomes.

Amen.



Well, yes and no. When district lines are drawn to ensure a certain distribution of voters of a particular type fall within a particular boundary, that is a direct attempt to affect a desired outcome.

With what I'm proposing, it would affect all voters equally over the course of a life expectancy, regardless of where they live.

I'm not saying this is an ideal solution. I'd rather see an end to the electoral college, and an end to gerrymandering.

And an end to lobbyists paying politicians. And an end to private campaign funding. And an end to congressional tenure. et cetera

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quote:
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Why can't you trust a voter with less than a full vote?


Now that's a good idea. No full vote until age 30 for males and age 28 for women. If you have to ask why, that's why.

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Fat people should not be voting. There's just not enough money now to build bigger booths!


How about if we make fat people into voting booths.

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I look at it like this.
I'm not saying that all southerners are imbeciles.
We have them all over.
So let's add some more.
What can we lose that we haven't already lost?

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