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GOP Proposal In New Hampshire Limits Student Voting Rights

| On 08, Mar 2011

New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O'Brien wants to limit the voting power of students in his state.

It should be crystal clear by now that some members of the Republican Party will stop at nothing to limit the power of voters of different viewpoints.

In New Hampshire, a proposal is underway in the GOP-controlled state legislature to prohibit students from voting in districts where they or their parents have not established legal residency. The legislation would also take away same-day voter registration.

New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien is in full support of the measure, as shown in a low-quality cell phone video shot in January¬† at a Tea Party event.

“They go into these general elections, they’ll have 900 same day registrations, which are the kids coming out of the schools and basically doing what I did when I was a kid, which is [vote liberal],” Speaker O’Brien said.

“They don’t have life experience and they don’t have life experience and they just vote their feelings and they’re taking away the town’s ability to govern themselves, it’s not fair,” he added.

I’m sorry, but when did “life experience” become a requirement to vote? I thought you had to be 18 years old with proper registration. And, if I’m not mistaken, don’t millions of voters cast their ballots based on “their feelings?” Hell, that’s how we got political parties and even that damn Tea Party. People are just creating shit out here now!

The measure would adversely affect many college students who do attend school near where their parents live. I’m assuming that this would be a fair amount of students, considering that it’s not uncommon to leave home as an ADULT to go off to college. With this legislation, one would just sit at home daydreaming about their voting rights or vote absentee in the district where they no longer live.

This is exactly why people need to remain involved at some level in politics. Voter suppression is real and raw out here!

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