If You Can’t Spend 50 Cents On A Stamp, Are You Really Invested In Voting?

The cost of a regular stamp this year is a whopping 50 cents. Think on that

From the article

In a move to boost voter turnout, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that requires counties to prepay postage for mail-in ballots in California elections.

The measure was proposed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), who said it is necessary to remove an obstacle to voting, especially for young people who are less likely to use the postal system and have stamps in the age of emails and text messages.

“Once again, California leads the way to make voting more accessible to all of our citizens,” Gonzalez Fletcher said in a statement. “No stamps? No problem!”

State officials say the requirement would have cost county elections agencies some $5.5 million if it had been in place for the 2016 general election, when 8.4 million people voted by mail in California and the average cost of postage was 65 cents per envelope. After the law goes into effect at the beginning of 2019, counties will be allowed to file claims with the state seeking reimbursement of postage costs.

Why is postage so much in California? The official Postal Service rate is 50 cents. Regardless, if you can’t spend 50 cents, giving up one can of soda every two elections, are you really invested? Oh, wait, let’s make this cray-cray

Gonzalez Fletcher contended the current requirement to put a stamp on mail ballots is a de facto poll tax.

“Nobody should be disenfranchised because they forgot to put a stamp on their ballot,” she said.

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12 Responses to “If You Can’t Spend 50 Cents On A Stamp, Are You Really Invested In Voting?”

  1. tim says:

    “Once again, California leads the way to make voting more accessible to all of our citizens,” Gonzalez Fletcher said in a statement.

    So you admit that one has to be a citizen to vote?

    • McGehee says:

      Yup. And many of California’s voting citizens were born in other countries, entered this country surreptitiously, and stole some other citizen’s identity to establish their own citizenship without involving the government. It’s the American Way!!!!!!1!!!!

  2. McGehee says:

    Paying for postage to vote is a poll tax? I have a solution that is just crazy enough to work: Don’t do Vote By Mail.

    <gets darted by the men in white coats>

  3. Jalal al-Din says:

    Republicans benefit by making voting more difficult. The poor have as much right to vote as you.

    Republican Secretaries of State work hard to toss Democratic voters off the rolls. The
    ratfvckers on the right work at every election to keep Democratic voters home. It’s the only way a minority party can dominate a majority.

    • formwiz says:

      How do they do that? By asking you to show up?

      Republican Secretaries of State work hard to toss Democratic voters off the rolls

      Yeah, everybody knows people go Democrat the second they die.

      The ratfvckers on the right work at every election to keep Democratic voters home.

      You can call your local board of elections for a ride. Hell, the Demos bus people in. Even if they live out of state.

      It’s the only way a minority party can dominate a majority.

      Yeah, that one man, one vote stuff is so 18th century. Glad you admit people have sense enough not to be Democrats.

    • McGehee says:

      Um, Jeff? What kept Democrats home in 2016 was your worthless, unlikable, crooked nominee.

  4. JL says:

    “Republicans benefit by making voting more difficult…..”. The only ones who think getting an ID to vote constitutes “difficulty” are liberals who think blacks aren’t smart enough to obtain one. The party of racism

    • formwiz says:

      A non-driver ID is $190 bucks. Of course, little Jeffery thinks that’s exorbitant because Mommy only gives him 5.

      • formwiz says:

        That’s $10 bucks. Fat fingers.

        • Jose Illegato says:

          You approve of making poor people pay to vote? It’s just another obstacle GOPhers put in front of voters. tRump won the electoral college by only 78K individual votes out of nearly 130 MILLION cast. Every little bit of voter suppression helps GOPhers.

          The right-wing bugbear of voter fraud is a myth.

          It’s been the GOPs long term plan.

          • McGehee says:

            Your Democrats would make voting easier than ever by deciding how we vote and relieving us of the necessity.

            “Wow! The Democrats win again! Did Nazi that coming!”

  5. formwiz says:

    In the old days, the Demos would buy you a jug of corn likker for your vote. Now it’s a stamp.

    Shows how much even they think of their voters.

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