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#1 2 years ago

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-volunteers-clinton-rigging-election-870adb90c894#.m74zq9gq0

Now, I don't know how voting in the US works, but here, you receive a slip assigned to your PID(personal ID) in the mail(none of that 'register to vote' bullshit). You turn this in at the polling station, and you're then given the slip for voting. You go into the curtain covered booth, put down your mark and leave it again. The entire project, except for the placing of the mark, is observed by independent entities.

Is the process different in the US, since Trump apparently intends to have guards make sure people "vote correctly"? Sounds like classical voter intimidation, to be honest.

If he wants to have guaranteed independent observers, then he can reach out to the United Nations Department of Politics and request an observer mission be dispatched. 




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#2 2 years ago

I thought America did everything by mail. You register to vote, you get your ballet in the mail, you fill out said ballet, and then mail it back.

Unless Trump intends to station these "guards" in people's houses, I cannot see how this plan would work.


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#3 2 years ago

Most US states still have polling stations afaik. 


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#4 2 years ago

Which means most people don't have mail?


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#5 2 years ago
"Lindale"Which means most people don't have mail?

Why would it mean that?


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#6 2 years ago

Poll stations are not needed. Just do everything by mail, then you never need to leave the house. You can vote in the comfort of your recliner, with Fox News on the telly.


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#7 2 years ago

The potential problems with postal votes is that the vote is not secured while its in transit, the fact that you can't ensure the secrecy of the ballot and you can't ensure independent decision on voting. You put it in the post and then it has to go through the local postman who collects it from the post box, to the sorting office and then relayed onto the count centre. Technically there are security measures in place to prevent tampering during the postal system however given the sensitivity of the voting system, extra security measures need to put in place. Not to mention the fact that if you're filling out a form at home its possible the secrecy of the ballot could be breached as well as the fact that you are unable to ensure a particularly dominant family member cannot pressure (or 'supervise') someone's voting decision.

At least when postal voting is limited to those who are unavailable on the day or out of the country etc, there is a limited number of votes.

The ultimate benefit of polling stations is that the ballots are under constant supervision from the point they are printed, through distribution, to delivery to polling stations, to being given to the voter. At this point the privacy of the vote is guaranteed by secured conditions as well as ensuring independence of the voter decision. The ballot is put into a ballot box which is continued to be secured and monitored until it reaches the count centre at which point the ballots are counted in an entirely open process and thoroughly supervised.