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Democrats traditionally struggle with voter turnout in midterm elections, but are they willing to go so far as to threaten voters to get them to the polls this year?
One voter feels as if a letter he received from the New York State Democratic Committee may have done just that.
“We will be reviewing voting records . . . to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014. If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not,” the ominous letter reads.
Peter Kauffmann, a committee spokesman, told the Post: “This flier is part of the nationwide Democratic response to traditional Republican voter-suppression efforts, because Democrats believe our democracy works better when more people vote, not less.”
The “voter-suppression efforts” by Republicans mentioned above refer to voter ID requirements to insure that only citizens of the U.S vote and only vote once.
One cartoonist shows a humorous take on the threats
According to The New York Post, the threatening letter went out to 1 million registered Democrats who did not vote in the previous midterm election.
Voting dead people is so yesterday. Besides inviting illegals to vote is much easier.
The polls point to a big victory for Republicans next week. The polls, however, don’t include illegals who are being encouraged by Democrats to vote. They will most likely vote for Democrats - the party that allows them to vote as illegals, collect food stamps, receive housing assistance and other benefits intended for U.S. citizens.
With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states would fall like dominoes this election season, opening the way for a push in Congress to change federal drug laws.
Colorado gov. John Hickenlooper
Now, legalization measures are teetering in Florida, Oregon and Alaska, states where supporters were confident of victory only a few months ago. It's all enough to seriously harsh the mellow of pro-pot advocates.
As a resident of Colorado, I will say this: if Florida, Oregon and Alaska had a permissive governor like John Hikenlooper they would probably have a much better chance of passing a marijuana law.
It is true that the voters in Colorado passed the marijuana legalization initiative in 2002 (amendment 64), however it took huge amounts of out-of-state funds to finance a massive pro-amendment 64 campaign. It also took a governor who stood back and did little to voice the views of hundreds of thousands of decent citizens of Colorado.