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  • CarolinianByChoice Oct 31, 2012

    LKG: How is “applying social pressure” to vote a LIBERAL value? I think the letters are disgusting but fail to see where this was a “liberal voter registration research study”. This seems to be about voter apathy; not about registration.

    You DID read the part of the report that states ANOTHER organization heavily funded by the Koch Brothers is doing the same thing, correct?

    You DO realize the Koch Brothers fund conservative organizations affiliated with the Tea Party?

    As for taxpayer dollars, did you read “No state money was used”?

    This is what is wrong with our country today; people DON’T bother to READ, COMPREHEND OR THINK anymore! Instead they listen to the vitriol spewed out in SuperPAC ads and take it as the gospel! Perhaps you could benefit from some of the taxpayer supported education provided by UNC . . .

    Sheesh . . .

  • cantstandgoloanymore Oct 31, 2012

    jcrump - why do you think that is what happened 4 years ago? Because your candidate lost?

  • cantstandgoloanymore Oct 31, 2012

    ycbs - please explain "voting DUMB". Does that mean not voting the way you think people should?

  • cantstandgoloanymore Oct 31, 2012

    LKG-Lover - I'm an independent. I don't want my tax dollars going to either. Stop federal campaign funding first, then we'll dig into your conspiracy theory.

  • cary2006 Oct 31, 2012

    Why is a tax funded institution (UNC) doing a liberal voter registration research study with tax payer money? I' a republican tax payer and don't want my taxes used to support Obama.
    LKG-Lover

    A little reading never hurts. The article says clearly no State was used and study was paid by SCSJ

  • ycbs Oct 31, 2012

    "I am concerned about the thoughts of rossfranco-you may be on to something. Knowing who did not vote could lead citizens with criminal ideas astray. Obviously, voter Id would solve all of that." - baldchip

    I hadn't thought of that before reading these comments but you might be onto something. My first thought was that it was an attempt to get more uninvolved, ignorant-of-the-issues potential voters to vote.

    Personally, I'd like to see not only a voter ID law, but an issues aptitude test to show that you know what you're really voting for. Way too many people vote for a candidate because of the color of their skin or because their preacher, an activist or some R&B singer tells them to and have little to no clue about actual issues.

    The only thing worse than not voting is voting DUMB.

  • jcrump Oct 31, 2012

    If my neighbors don't understand the importance of voting, I don't think I want them casting uninformed votes during this critical election. Isn't that what happened four years ago???

  • LKG-Lover Oct 31, 2012

    Why is a tax funded institution (UNC) doing a liberal voter registration research study with tax payer money? I' a republican tax payer and don't want my taxes used to support Obama. This should be exposed for what it really is, UNC pushing liberal values and politics. I think it is time for tax payers to stop suporting UNC.

  • emdarnell Oct 31, 2012

    Eastern BBQ ...FTW!

  • Ashen-Shugar Oct 31, 2012

    "Barbecue is fair game. :) Gotta have some heated discussions about some things. Plus it goes with beer whereas the others don't."-----cantstandgoloanymore

    Beer?! Now it is with BEER! No way, I will not be in a party with BEER DRINKERS!

    A couple of shots of VO Gold would change my mind though......

  • artist Oct 31, 2012

    Seriously, a professor at UNC is heading up this junk? (like they need another black eye)

    Publishing names and addresses of you and your neighbors and making your voting exercise public?

    Well, Chris Jude Clark has a state job and his information is also public. Go to the unc web site and look him up - home address and all... and let him know how you feel about him using his state position (and your tax money) to intimidate voters.

  • methinks Oct 31, 2012

    ketchup base bbq is bland. bbq must have a kick to be effective. eastern bbq kicks it up a couple notches. must have eastern bbg!!!

  • cantstandgoloanymore Oct 31, 2012

    Barbecue is fair game. :) Gotta have some heated discussions about some things. Plus it goes with beer whereas the others don't.

  • baldchip Oct 31, 2012

    Lexington BBQ is fantastic. Some eastern is ok!

    I am concerned about the thoughts of rossfranco-you may be on to something. Knowing who did not vote could lead citizens with criminal ideas astray. Obviously, voter Id would solve all of that.

    Romney for President-Save America!!

  • sendusmessage Oct 31, 2012

    Shame on both of them, but especially the Southern Poverty hypocrites!...

    And agree with other posters, we really need extra parties in the mix, but Democrats and Republicans have been very effected at maintaining theirm duopoly...

  • tpwright Oct 31, 2012

    East...West...They're both the same thing! What we need is a third party bbq! This two party bbq system is killing this country.

  • xylem01 Oct 31, 2012

    The Ketchup base (western) has been around a long time and has not been an effective food. We need real food, real bbq, it is time for a change. - Damien Thorne

    Yeah right! Just because you have to be so dower and sour on western bbq doesn't make it so that eastern bbw is "real food".

    Get a grip, Damien Thorne.

    I, on the other hand, like either version of bbq as long as someone else is doing the bbq'ing.

    /sarcasm font off -- I just couldn't refuse. LOL

  • pappybigtuna1 Oct 31, 2012

    Your Rights are Protected by our Constitution, we need the leadership that will insure those RIGHTS WILL CONTINUE. When a left wing faultering college tries to control your mind and succeeds - "The question becomes, what are you?"

    When the News Media tries to control your Rights, what do YOU HAVE LEFT. The answer is NOTHING. Exercise YOUR OWN FREE WILL!

  • BuglessDuster Oct 31, 2012

    “This is not voter intimidation. Our goal is to increase voter turnout and encourage civic engagement.”

    The goal is to assist in voter fraud. Knowing the names of your neighbors who don't vote gives people an opportunity to vote more than once by using their neighbors' names and addresses.

  • Damien Thorne Oct 31, 2012

    "Three things - Barbecue :)"---Road-wearie

    I am highly upset that someone would bring this into the debate. As far as I am concerned there is no debate. The Ketchup base (western) has been around a long time and has not been an effective food. We need real food, real bbq, it is time for a change.

    I am casting my vote for eastern bbq, even though the western bbq patrons have threatened to expose my vote to my neighbors.

  • BernsteinIII Oct 31, 2012

    I'm voting Libertarian, the heck with them both. The last thing we need in the White House is either of them.

  • PanthersFan45 Oct 31, 2012

    Hopefully people have enough backbone to vote for who they believe is right rather than buckling to pressure from others. Two things you don't bring up in a civilized conversation are religion and politics. - cantstandgoloanymore

    Excellent post. Great point on the 2nd comment, especially politics ....... its never good to talk politics with a spouse or girlfriend !!

  • mep Oct 31, 2012

    I'm surprised the Black Panther party is going door to door.... reminding folks to vote, and a follow up visit from them would be "unfortunate".

    The Southern Coalition for Social Justice are some serious hate mongers.

  • FairPlay Oct 31, 2012

    What a waste of paper for UNC who claims they are environmental.People have no business for what their neighbors do. Politics are private to me as I have many friends who have different views.

  • jeffnnc Oct 31, 2012

    Pushing people to vote only gets uneducated voters out. Please, if you are going to vote, spend a little time researching the candidates and vote for the people who most closely match your views. Don't just go out and vote along party lines or whatever name sounds the best. That's not how elections are supposed to work.

  • Road-wearier Oct 31, 2012

    "Two things you don't bring up in a civilized conversation are religion and politics."

    Three things - Barbecue :)

  • thomasew Oct 31, 2012

    Establish a system where an Id. is required, and vote via the computer and a web site. We do banking, and shopping, and other things from home. Why not vote that way too. No one can pressure anyone if they are in their own home. If someone doesn't have a computer, there are plenty at public libraries that are public accessible.

  • Uhavenoclu Oct 31, 2012

    I VOTE FOR THE PERSON,NOT THE STUPID PARTY SYSTEM,NUFF SAID.
    THAT IS WHY THIS COUNTRIES POLITICAL SYSTEM IS SO MESSED UP AND THE PEOPLE ARE THE WAY THEY ARE..........I
    T'S FOR THE PEOPLE NOT THE GOVERNMENT.bUT PEOPLE HAVE GOT IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

  • cantstandgoloanymore Oct 31, 2012

    Hopefully people have enough backbone to vote for who they believe is right rather than buckling to pressure from others. Two things you don't bring up in a civilized conversation are religion and politics.

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