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Louisiana Voting 2003

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#1 Rov Judicata

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 11:35 AM

http://www.theadvert...AC58143B5.shtml

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LAFAYETTE — Voters who head to the polls Oct. 4 will have three minutes to choose a governor, six statewide officeholders, state senator, state representative and local officials. Then, there’s the 15 constitutional amendments at the end of the ballot.

It's not specified in this article, but I imagine that this is a financial matter.

Is this constitutional? I've never heard of this before!

It strikes me as a blatant abridgement of civil rights. Yeesh!
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#2 Banapis

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 11:42 AM

But the real question is:

Will they play the music from "Jeopardy" while time is ticking away? :D

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#3 Rov Judicata

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 11:43 AM

LOL Banapis!

I just did the math.

1 governor
6 statewide officeholders
1 state senator
1 state representative
Unspecified variable number of  local officials.
15 constitutional amendments at the end of the ballot.

24 plus a minimum, of let's say three local officials.

180/27 = Almost seven seconds per issue to vote.

With no local offices: A leisurely 7.5 seconds.

I don't see how this is a reasonable expectation at all....

Edited by Javert Rovinski, 25 September 2003 - 11:45 AM.

St. Louis must be destroyed!

Me: "I have a job and five credit cards and am looking into signing a two year lease.  THAT MAKES ME OLD."
Josh: "I don't have a job, I have ONE credit card, I'm stuck in a lease and I'm 28! My mom's basement IS ONE BAD DECISION AWAY!"
~~ Josh, winning the argument.

"Congress . . . shall include every idiot, lunatic, insane person, and person non compos mentis[.]" ~1 U.S.C. § 1, selectively quoted for accuracy.

#4 Kimmer

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 12:04 PM

Kimmer sees lawyers of all sizes, shapes and intellect lining up outside voting places.  :wacko:

#5 Anakam

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:37 PM

Florida round two, here we come! :devil:

(Better yet, let's hire Data to do all the voting for us and avoid the issue of who meant to vote for whom entirely.  :p )
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#6 UoR11

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:22 PM

You know, I'm taking a perverse pride in the fact I managed to move from NY and go to an even more incompetent state  :blink:
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#7 Norville

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 10:10 PM

I've always found it a good idea to fill out my sample ballot that's mailed to me and take it with me to the polling place. Otherwise, one could be like the confused voter I once saw who was obviously making his decisions right there for the first time while he was in the booth, and was there when I came in, waited in line to sign in and get my ballot, was there while I voted, was there while I waited for the people I'd come in with to finish, was still there when we left, was probably there for at least 15 more minutes... granted, that one was a long ballot, but that's why *I* had my sample ballot with me! ;)

However, mandating that one must be done in 3 minutes... come on. :blink:
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