Test to take before votingSubmitted by ODell Equip on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 10:00
I got an idea. We need to start up a push to have a voting test implemented. Locally, State wide, and Nationally.
It would be simple. A few questions.
The questions would change based on the election in question. (the answers are the current local office holders)
1. Who is your current ________? (senator, city councilman, dog catcher, etc.)
2. Who is the current Vice President of the US?
3. What year was the declaration of independence signed?
4. What county/city is this?
get 3 out of 4 you pass. miss 2 and you are too stupid and ignorant to screw up things for the rest of us.
I mean simple questions, but questions that show that the folks voting at least have a clue as to something about what is going on. Nothing about who they are voting for, nothing that is tricky, just something to make them at least ask the next guy in line something that should be common knowledge.
We have enough problems with the voting machines picking the winner of every election. At least we should make it harder by having a voter base that at least knows who is currently in office and who is on the ballot before they walk into the booth.
I for one am getting tired of seeing an election with 1% of the locations reporting and then all night long the percentages per candidate never change. You mean to tell me that Beverly Hills votes the same way as Compton?
Well, with the brain dead electorate that we have I am leaning toward believing it. It may not be the machines, it may just be the dumb ass people that don't have a clue who is even running before they go in the booth.