Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,
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OOC - Voting Rights and Zombie Llamas!

Some people in the US are quite upset about voting fraud: people who can't legally vote (by reason of non-citizenship, death, fictionality, etc.) are on the voting rolls, and sometimes actually vote. Other people in the US are quite upset about voter purging: people who can legally vote being removed from the voting rolls.

In many cases this is political: one party benefits from removing legitimate voters of certain characteristics (viz. those associated with non-citizenship). The other benefits from spreading voting as widely as possible, even to the occasional non-citizen.

But actually, both sides have their points. Political opportunists aside, there is general agreement that, ideally, the voting rolls would contain precisely the people who the laws say can vote.

But there's still stuff to think about, and even mock.

Is it better for 100 non-citizens to vote illegally, or for 100 citizens to be denied the right to vote?

illegal voting is better
16(57.1%)
equally bad
11(39.3%)
denied voting is better
1(3.6%)

(Optional) Why do you say that?

Now let's unbalance it one way. Is it better for ONE non-citizen to vote illegally, or for 100 citizens to be denied the right to vote?

illegal voting is better
25(89.3%)
equally bad
2(7.1%)
denied voting is better
1(3.6%)

(Optional) Why do you say that?

Now let's unbalance it the other way. Is it better for a hundred non-citizens to vote illegally, or for one citizen to be denied the right to vote?

illegal voting is better
11(39.3%)
equally bad
4(14.3%)
denied voting is better
13(46.4%)

(Optional) Why do you say that?

And now let's make fun of it. Is it better for a hundred non-citizens to vote illegally, or for a horde of zombie llamas to invade Tulsa, OK and eat all the Halloween decorations?

illegal voting is better
5(17.9%)
equally bad
0(0.0%)
zombie llamas are better
17(60.7%)
I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that it doesn't have enough cheese.
6(21.4%)

(Optional) Why do you say that?

Or, for the countervailing position, is it better for a hundred citizens to be denied the right to vote, or for Coke to phase out Classic Coke in favor of a version flavored with [artificial] blood?

denied voting is better
5(18.5%)
equally bad
3(11.1%)
Blood Coke is better
11(40.7%)
I refuse to answer on the grounds that I am imprisoned in a glass cube deep under the Indian ocean.
8(29.6%)

(Optional) Why do you say that?

Finally: is it better for 100 zombie llamas to be registered to vote illegally, or for the Coca-Cola corporation to give coupons for free 4-unit bottles of Blood Coke to legitimate voters who vote for Coke's candidate of choice?

zombie llama voters are better
10(37.0%)
equally bad
4(14.8%)
Blood Coke bribes are better
4(14.8%)
I refuse to answer on the grounds that I am a sentient cup of coffee, and some illegal voters are currently trying to drink me.
9(33.3%)

(Optional) Why do you say that?

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