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Thread: An institutional revolution in North Carolina

  1. #61
    Early on I had a lot of time and respect for Scott Walker, but this is despicable, inexcusable and should be unconstitutional. Changing the rules after the final whistle is ridiculous and this isn't the 18th century. I'm glad that the outgoing UK Parliament is dissolved completely before the election and not months after it.

    Anyone who tries to make an argument for this out of principle is a no good hypocrite.
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  2. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    Anyone who tries to make an argument for this out of principle is a no good hypocrite.
    Thats your average US conservative. When their position fails they don't change their platform, they change democracy.
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  3. #63
    I was wondering when WI or MI would be mentioned....it's a disturbing pattern and abuse of power from Republicans. Talk about hypocrisy.

    As for candidates changing party affiliation close to elections (in an under-handed way to change votes): the same has been said about voters who change their party affiliation just to vote in closed primaries (in an under-handed way to elect a weak candidate from the opposing party). It's just more evidence that our election processes are broken -- because they're dominated by just two very powerful political parties -- and reform is desperately needed.


    Rand, I tried to explain the US birth certificate quandary in another thread. You should also know that not all employment requires proof of identity (or a gov't issued ID). It depends on the state, their laws, and the job category. Temporary and/or seasonal workers are often exempted with loopholes that are easy to exploit. And having a SSN isn't mandatory, either.

  4. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Thats your average US conservative. When their position fails they don't change their platform, they change democracy.
    In fairness, it's not just them but their efforts do seem rather more egregious. Probably partly a matter of their having more states under their control where they can implement such measures.
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  5. #65
    In MI there were two very popular ballot measures that would have passed - increased minimum wage and mandatory paid sick leave - had we been allowed to vote on them. The legislature passed them as-is before the election, in order to keep them off the ballot. Then in the last month they passed revisions to the bills, nerfing the minimum wage hike so that it phases into effect out to 2030, in line with the expected inflation rate, so that there is never an actual wage increase. They reduced the hours accrued/ hours worked for paid sick time to something stupidly small too, though I don't know the rate off the top of my head. Yay democracy!
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  6. #66
    Well, this is a little off-brand innit

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/u...ter-fraud.html
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