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No stamp, no problem: California lawmakers
approve proposal for postage-free voting by mail

Los Angeles Times, by John Myers

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 6/21/2018 7:32:56 PM

California voters no longer would have to scramble to find stamps for their ballots under legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday for postage-free voting. If signed into law, Assembly Bill 216 would require county elections officials to send prepaid postage envelopes with ballots mailed to voters. Californians frequently fail to put enough stamps on an envelope, or simply send a ballot back without any postage. Some of those ballots are ultimately delivered by postal officials. Supporters said the changing length of ballots — in some elections stretching to multiple pages — can leave voters unprepared for determining

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Putting stamps on the envelope is too hard. Now local taxpayers will have to foot the bill.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: trackman999, 6/21/2018 7:42:17 PM     (No. 11671554)

Go a step further. Do the voting for them. That way govt. will know exactly how much fraud is required. They miscalculated in 2016 and have been seething ever since.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 6/21/2018 7:47:32 PM     (No. 11671558)

Great idea and long overdue. Plainly, being required to affix proper postage to an envelope constitutes an "undue burden" which amounts to "voter suppression", which in turn cannot help but remind us of the old days of Jim Crow. /s


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Reply 3 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 6/21/2018 7:48:44 PM     (No. 11671560)

It almost seems that California is trying to invent more ways to undermine the integrity of the vote.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: crimea river, 6/21/2018 7:50:09 PM     (No. 11671561)

This might explain those ballots the DemocRats always find floating in the Bay whenever they need a few more votes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 6/21/2018 7:53:11 PM     (No. 11671563)

They will come with a pre-marked straight Democrat ticket. Additionally, they will be good for all elections in perpetuity.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Davids918, 6/21/2018 8:22:53 PM     (No. 11671588)

Believe in CA you can ask that your ballot be sent to another address than the one you reside at, or are registered at.

Imagine how many are filled out for people who can´t, or shouldn´t be voting.

Read there was an instance in a town called San Pedro, part of Los Angeles, where a stack of about 90 ballots were placed at the door of an elderly woman. Someone mentioned it, and it was quickly swept away. Think that is not common, and repeated in other places?

It doesn´t have to be illegals voting either, folks.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: chance_232, 6/21/2018 8:35:15 PM     (No. 11671593)

Stamps are racist...........

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/21/2018 8:50:33 PM     (No. 11671603)

If you voted in person and proved who you are in the process you would not need a stamp.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribald1, 6/21/2018 9:37:30 PM     (No. 11671648)

Here in CA, if you forget to vote due to being dead or having moved out of state or changed your name, the Democrats are so kind that they fill out a ballot for you.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 6/21/2018 9:38:13 PM     (No. 11671650)

Because democrats know many of their voters are either too stupid or too lazy to mail their vote in if it requires finding and applying a postage stamp.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dvc, 6/21/2018 9:51:16 PM     (No. 11671668)

Citizenship free, postage free, yes - let any sort of piece of scrap paper, scrawled upon by anyone be called a ballot....as long as it is for more socialist policies.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 6/21/2018 10:50:45 PM     (No. 11671734)

Will there be reimbursement for gasoline if you drive to the polls?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pchristopher, 6/22/2018 1:45:02 AM     (No. 11671845)

California needs to have its statehood suspended and then put into the hands of a council of conservators to get the place back in order.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/22/2018 3:45:47 AM     (No. 11671883)

How long before Cuomo follows Brown? 3..2..1. My county is already stiffed with funding 92% of its budget on state mandates. Cuomo will have to strive to make that number closer to 100% to get all that freeloader vote.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 6/22/2018 10:05:55 AM     (No. 11672179)

This may now be advertised, but the reality is that the USPS has been required to deliver unstamped vote-by-mail ballots to the county election offices anyway.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 6/22/2018 10:26:10 AM     (No. 11672202)

If you cannot "negotiate" the purchase, the finance FOR the purchase, the placement, and the process-to-follow of achieving a postage-stamp enabled voting process withOUT the help of an ENTIRE STATE sponsored voter taxpayer postage-stamp assistance program in order to f´ing vote - You... have more basic, fundamental things to be doing before voting.

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