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Comment Re: Economic refugees (Score 2) 504

Your problem was thinking that voting for president would help your cause. You vote for a president to deal with other nations, make sure we're safe, and to work with Congress to help shape the path of the country on a macro level. Want to really influence your life with your vote? Then pay attention to and get involved in your local politics. As far as I'm concerned, no one who doesn't put more effort into their government than just voting has no right to complain about the outcomes.

Comment Yes, he should... (Score 1) 338

"The Obama administration should not have attempted to misuse its instruments of state to stop criticism of its ruling party candidate."

When foreign entities hack the email of a U.S. political party and then tries to influence U.S. elections with that information, you better believe the PotUS should step in and stop it.

Comment Re:US Post Office always secure. (Score 1) 454

Nope, it's not "way more susceptible". As Paul Gronke said, election fraud is rare. It's generally isolated to smaller community elections where a few hundred votes can sway the outcome. But even then it's hard to hide, just like the case in West Virginia that was cited. Trying this same technique on the state or national level and get away with it would be a herculean effort. Also, simple practices would make vote-by-mail far more safe than it is now. Oregon seems to be doing just fine with it. They haven't collapsed into a pit of corruption.

Comment Re:US Post Office always secure. (Score 1) 454

I'm wagering that you only read the headline of the first link in your Google search. The article actually makes an argument for the pros and cons of vote-by-mail. You concerns are kind of silly because they aren't any different than someone picking up the local paper and voting exactly how they "recommend" you vote. Vote-by-mail has been going on for decades and there is no evidence that the system is fatally flawed. Voting will never be 100% secured.

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