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Could Voting Ever Be a Crime?

Could voting ever be a crime? (United States) For example, suppose someone did a write in vote for Osama bin Laden for president, or voted yes on a measure that creates a public task force whose ...
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Regarding the Constitutionality of Ranked-Choice Voting

I'm just starting to get into law studies as a highschooler, and here in the USA, in the state of Maine specifically, they have a system of voting called "Ranked-Choice". Now, from what I can tell, ...
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If I don't live in a school zone, I shouldn't have to pay for that school's property taxes, correct?

My wife and I bought a house this year. We live just outside of my cities municipal school zone. We don't have any kids so we didn't think much of looking into the school zone maps when we moved. ...
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Can I authorize someone to vote on my behalf?

Say that for some reason someone was was unable to go to a polling place or fill out an absentee ballot (perhaps they suffered a debilitating injury and are unable to focus for a sustained period of ...
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Are government fees considered taxes?

Are government fees, like the one for getting a passport or a drivers licence, considered taxes from a constitutional perspective? To clarify I am not asking for income tax purposes. I suppose it ...
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Can the federal government tell San Francisco that they cannot allow non-citizen immigrants to vote

San Francisco passed a law allowing non-citizens to vote in school board elections. Representative Jeff Duncan introduced a bill that would strip all federal funds from any locality that allows non-...
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Could a high school teacher require their students to register to vote in New York?

Suppose that I'm a social studies teacher in a high school in New York state. Odds are good that I'm teaching high school seniors about American history and politics. I want my students to get ...
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Voting while serving a sentence for felonious refusal to pay taxes

Last I heard (but my information may not be up to date) in 49 48 of the 50 states in the U.S., persons serving a sentence for a felony are not allowed to vote. Suppose a person is convicted of a ...
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Can I photograph strangers voting at a polling station?

Can a photo of strangers voting in a polling station be taken and put on Facebook if their ballot is not showing how they voted. Specifically in Texas ?
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Can someone who primarily lives abroad vote in America if they happen to be a citizen?

An acquintance of mine is in an interesting situation. This person is a student in America, but their primary residence, personal upbringing, and national identity belong to another country. However,...
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Could I sue for a popular vote?

I'm wondering if there is solid legal ground for suing the US government for using an electoral college which can have the effect of denying citizens a vote. My argument is that the electoral college ...
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Definition of Majority

Over at Politics, there is a question about the definition of majority. People seem to agree that the correct definition is more than half (called here the classic definition), but the question is ...
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Standing and legal remedies for voter suppression and vote discarding

Suppose that there is an intentional and successful effort by the government to suppress voters likely to vote for a particular candidate or party. Further suppose that this extends to an intentional ...
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What is the legality surrounding the U.S. electoral college members becoming “faithless electors?”

So with Donald Trump declared the next (45th) President of the United States of America this week, a lot of people are unhappy to say the least. And the discussion of the role and purpose of the ...
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Could Trump bet on winning the presidential election?

This question came up during a discussion with some friends after I placed a bet on a certain candidate (let's call him T) winning an upcoming presidential election in a Western country, call it USA. ...
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Can a US citizen vote in a US federal election if they don't live there?

I am a dual citizen of Canada and the USA. I have always lived in Canada, and I am interested in casting a vote for the next election in the United States. Is it possible for me to vote? If not, why ...
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Voting registration and moving states

I am a college student (USA) from State A and go to college in State B. Last September I registered to vote in State A as an absentee voter. I voted in a local election but never got the ballot for ...
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What happens to early votes if a candidate dies prior to the election?

If I absentee/early vote for a candidate in early October but that candidate dies prior to the November 2nd election, what happens to my vote? Do I get to vote over? Does that vote go to the VP ...
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Which states allow disclosing photos of one's own voting ballot to a vote-swap partner?

This is a follow-up to this answer by Dawn who explained that anti-ballot-photos laws have been struck down in: California: AB-1494. New Hampshire: Rideout v. Gardner. Indiana: American Civil ...
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Fences around the laws; vote swapping

I don't know whether this is on topic because I'm not asking what the laws are but what the laws should be. On the 2nd thought, I can phrase it as a factual question: Is criminalizing suspiciousness ...
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Can I reward people in-kind for donating to a political party (or candidate) of my choosing?

Suppose I would like to reward people who contributed to a political leader in the past year. I intend to give those donors private property, influence, or other compensation. This would occur after ...
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What happens under the California Voting Rights Act if appropriate districts cannot be drawn?

In recent years there has been a fair amount of press about lawsuits brought under the California Voting Rights Act. As near as I can tell, this law essentially requires cities to draw council ...
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What branch of government is responsible for the voting system?

Specifically, what branch of the federal government would need to be involved most to change the presidential voting system from its current electoral college, first-pass-the-post model to a popular ...
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Could a state legislature select Electoral College electors instead of using a statewide election?

Instead of using a statewide election to determine its electors for the Electoral College, could a state legislature select the electors itself?
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Is it legal to register & participate in one state's caucus but vote in another state's election?

A friend of mine is a lifelong Colorado resident currently studying at the University of Minnesota. Until now, she has maintained her voter registration at her family home in Colorado and voted ...
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How available is SC voter information to political parties?

I moved to South Carolina about three years ago, and voted in the 2014 midterm election. I don't remember exactly who I voted for, but between the big-ticket races and the local ones I'm certain I ...
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In which state should interstate college students vote?

My daughter is from NJ, where her mom and I live. She went to undergraduate school in SC, where she became a resident. She has a SC driver's license, library card, and W2 statements from 2015. She ...