Posted by silentpadna on 11/6/2012 1:01:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 11/6/2012 12:21:00 PM (view original):Nah, when ballots show up in the mail for people who've passed away recently (because their names are still on the rolls), no opportunity for this to be a "problem in the world".
There are a lot of problems in the world. People voting by mail is not one of them.
Vote by mail is one of the most idiotic concepts ever invented. That, along with saying that needing photo ID to vote is discriminatory.
Absentee voting has it's place if there's a legitimate reason. You're in the military and posted oversees (or domestically). You're in college in another state. You're on the road for a business trip (or even on vacation). You're hospitalized. There are many, many valid reasons why one cannot make it to their designated polling place on election day.
But because it's too inconvenient for you to get to your polling place, or you can't be bothered to possibly stand in line, or you might miss an episode or two of the "Pawn Stars" marathon on the History Channel . . . none of those should be valid reasons to vote by mail.