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Wisconsin election reform

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Re: Wisconsin election reform

Postby jman111 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:24 pm

Meade wrote:If you guys don't want to answer, that's fine.

Oh, for once, let's listen to Larry.
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Re: Wisconsin election reform

Postby Detritus » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:44 pm

jman111 wrote:
Meade wrote:If you guys don't want to answer, that's fine.

Oh, for once, let's listen to Larry.

Larry can always start his own thread. Maybe Curly and Moe will participate.
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Re: Wisconsin election reform

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:21 pm

Meade wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:
Meade wrote:10

Bullshit. You have argued against abortion rights on this forum.

Really? When?

And again.

Meade wrote:I find it abhorrent to kill one's defenseless offspring in utero...
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Re: Wisconsin election reform

Postby Meade » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:35 pm

Henry, finding it abhorrent to kill your defenseless offspring is not the same as not supporting your right to kill your defenseless offspring if that is what you choose to do.
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Re: Wisconsin election reform

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:44 pm

OK, I've willingly partipated in hijacking my own thread, but back to the topic.

Meade, which election reforms I cited in the opening post do you support or oppose... and why so?
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Re: Wisconsin election reform

Postby Meade » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:02 pm

I think they are all five good ideas. I'm in favor of more disclosure by all politicians.

Do I get to ask you a question now, Henry?

Do you not find it abhorrent?
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Re: Wisconsin election reform

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:46 am

Bill Leuders writes about our state's political parties and their views on campaign finance reform. To sum up, the Dems are for it. The GOP, not so much.

At the intersection of money and politics, the worlds embraced by the two parties collide.

The GOP platform has a resolution on “Election Reform.” It calls for the elimination of same day registration, which “contributes to errors and fraud.” And it lambastes the “judicial activism” that has blocked enforcement of the state’s new law requiring voters to present a photo ID. Two Dane County judges have deemed this law unconstitutional.

In its sole mention of campaign financing, the state GOP urges “the repeal of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Act of 2002,” much of which has already been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, the Democrats’ platform rails against the main blow to McCain-Feingold, the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United, which allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts on political campaigns.

“Our goal is a government and an electoral process free of the corrupting influences of money and power,” the party asserts. “A new amendment to the Constitution must be adopted to make clear that corporations are not people and that money is not speech.”

The Democrats’ platform also calls for “transparent, publicly funded state and national elections.” Last year in Wisconsin, Republicans obliterated the state’s mechanism for public financing of elections — including funding for state Supreme Court races, in place for just one election.
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