Ohio public college students might lose voter ID

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Here we go again. Apparently there is no way to suppress the vote that is too small or too petty for Ohio's Republicans.

    Since this is just making the news now, I'll bet the GOP just slipped this in, what with the vote coming up tomorrow and all.

    Clyde may introduce her amendment to strip that language from the bill, but don't bet on it. Ohio's statehouse is heavily Republican. (Redistricting, y'know?)

    But of course, this is all about giving students lower tuition rates, right?

    How transparent.
     
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    Am I missing something or? Isn't the point of this to keep out-of-state voters from affecting Ohio laws and elections?
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    The courts have declared for years that students have a right to vote where they attend school. They are there 8 months out of the year, not exactly out of staters.
     
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    Could you please cite exactly what Constitutional provision this violates?
     
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    And I'm assuming they can only vote in one state? As in if they vote in Ohio, they couldn't vote in Florida?
     
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    Of course :p
     
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    Ok, well then I don't see an issue with how it currently stands. Ohio is probably assuming their "born there residents" are more Republican and the University students are messing up the vote with their Democratic views.

    I don't see this passing but given the times who knows.
     
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    The right to vote rings a bell... don't remember exactly which one it is.
     
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    I'm gonna guess it's the Ohio state constitution.
     
  11. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    This will save many students thousands, or even tens of thousands a year in tuition fees. Not a bad move actually.
     
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    Sorry... I don't see anything that infringes upon the right to vote.
     
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    They will most likely up the in-state tuition to counter it.
     
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    Even so, the out of state tuition would be even more outrageous.

    At least now students in the state who opt to vote will be treated like proper residents and wont be hosed by double or even triple the tuition rates of "in-state" students.
     
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    This is nothing new. Many states have done this for years. Prevents out-of-state voters from affecting laws and elections as someone else said.

    Being in a state for 8 months out of the year for maybe 2-4 years, knowing that you don't give a real rip because you will be gone in a couple years...no real interest in making a calculated vote.
     
  16. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    First sentence.
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    How?
     
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    The first sentence says "Ohio House Democrats are outraged over a GOP-backed measure they say could prevent college students from voting."

    The operative words in the first sentence (bolded by me) are "... they say...".

    Are you saying that after reading the whole article you think that this proposal would infringe upon the students' right to vote?

    If so, please elaborate on this. After all, you were the one who immediately posted that this was unconstitutional.
     
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    There are national elections you know. Ummm like Presidential ?

    just sayin'

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  20. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    Plain and simple: Yes.
     
  21. MuddyPaws1 macrumors 6502

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    There is more to voting than elections.

    Why can't they vote in their home state? I would think they would rather vote in their home state. I would. Why would I want to vote on topics in states I don't live in? Why waste a vote in that way?

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    It doesn't.
     
  22. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    They are living in the state.
     
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    Most students are going to be in school around election day. Making it much easier to vote there rather than their home state.

    If you live in the state for 2/3rds of the year, chances are these issues are going to affect you.
     
  24. MuddyPaws1 macrumors 6502

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    No, they are going to school there. No plans on staying. No plans on buying a house. No plans on opening a business. No plans on dealing long term with any laws or elected officials in the area. Not worried about zoning, who picks up the trash, who the sheriff is, what judges get voted in, changes in hunting laws, changes in environmental laws.....

    They are visiting the state.
     
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    How do you know? There are many people who choose to reside near where they went to college. Especially if they get a good local internship, which could turn into a full time job. How many people truly go back home to mommy and daddy?

    And with the amount of people now attending grad school, 4 years can turn into 7 or 8.

    I'm thinking this violates the right to vote like banning a few weapons violates the 2nd amendment. ;)
     

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