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house Bill H.R. 753

Should the U.S. & Other Democracies Exchange Info About Elections & Electoral Integrity?

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This commonsense, bipartisan bill would help the U.S. and other democracies around the world improve participation in their government by implementing electoral best practices.

DrCindyBean's Opinion
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05/19/2019
Yes. USA and other democracies should share info about how to protect elections and should share intelligence about how Russians and others attack democracies.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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05/19/2019
👍🏻👍🏻 House Bill H.R. 753 AKA the Global Electoral Exchange Act 👍🏻👍🏻 This bill ― the Global Electoral Exchange Act — would allow the State Department to provide grants for U.S. based organizations to establish international exchanges to improve information sharing about best election practices on cybersecurity, transmitting results, data transparency, election dispute resolution, eliminating any discriminatory practices, and making voter education information and polling places easily accessible. “Fair, trustworthy, and accountable elections are critical to defending democracy among our international partners—and they are fundamental to who we are as a nation. America is equipped with the needed expertise to bolster good governance and freedom in the world’s democracies, making the world safer for Americans and bolstering our national security. Under this bipartisan bill, American election administrators and experts will be better able to share sound election administration practices abroad, helping to prevent the rampant violence that all too often follows poorly-run, unfree elections. Anything we as a nation can do to promote healthy and secure election practices in other countries is a welcome development." This commonsense, bipartisan bill would help the U.S. and other democracies around the world improve participation in their government by implementing electoral best practices. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻HR-753👍🏻👍🏻. 5.19.19.....
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doingmypart's Opinion
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05/19/2019
Of course, what reason can you give for not wanting free and fair elections in every country? We saw firsthand what can happen when a foreign power interferes with an election, in our case you end up with a wannabe dictator. In other countries you end up with an actual dictator. The only reason not to share this information would be, you want a authoritarian regime a monarchy or some sort of banana republic running your country. We know Repugnants want a king by their actions, plus their unwillingness to hold the orange king accountable for anything he’s done.
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Argument opposed

There’s no need for the U.S. and other democracies to share information about electoral best practices or for the federal government to provide grants for such activities.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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05/19/2019
We would have to have knowledge of best practices in order to exchange this knowledge. We don’t. All we have is knowledge on how to suppress voting, discriminate against against voters, gerrymander to win elections, allow foreign countries to hack into our voting, allow trolling of our media and social media and allow our president to request information from foreign powers on competition which will allow him to win illegally. No I do not support this act which will allow grants to teach others to cheat like we do.
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RAN's Opinion
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05/19/2019
Just more democrat handouts to other countries. Why, so you democrats can find new ways to have election fraud, or maybe to give other countries your tactics in election fraud. Yes that’s probably it, to share ways to fraud elections and give money away!
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David's Opinion
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05/19/2019
Lets just get our house in order before we tell others what to do. Obama allowed our election in 2016 to be corrupted in so many ways that it is ridicules! The deep state tried to determine the last election. The deep staters needs to be removed!
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    IntroducedJanuary 24th, 2019
    👍🏻👍🏻 House Bill H.R. 753 AKA the Global Electoral Exchange Act 👍🏻👍🏻 This bill ― the Global Electoral Exchange Act — would allow the State Department to provide grants for U.S. based organizations to establish international exchanges to improve information sharing about best election practices on cybersecurity, transmitting results, data transparency, election dispute resolution, eliminating any discriminatory practices, and making voter education information and polling places easily accessible. “Fair, trustworthy, and accountable elections are critical to defending democracy among our international partners—and they are fundamental to who we are as a nation. America is equipped with the needed expertise to bolster good governance and freedom in the world’s democracies, making the world safer for Americans and bolstering our national security. Under this bipartisan bill, American election administrators and experts will be better able to share sound election administration practices abroad, helping to prevent the rampant violence that all too often follows poorly-run, unfree elections. Anything we as a nation can do to promote healthy and secure election practices in other countries is a welcome development." This commonsense, bipartisan bill would help the U.S. and other democracies around the world improve participation in their government by implementing electoral best practices. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻HR-753👍🏻👍🏻. 5.19.19.....
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    We would have to have knowledge of best practices in order to exchange this knowledge. We don’t. All we have is knowledge on how to suppress voting, discriminate against against voters, gerrymander to win elections, allow foreign countries to hack into our voting, allow trolling of our media and social media and allow our president to request information from foreign powers on competition which will allow him to win illegally. No I do not support this act which will allow grants to teach others to cheat like we do.
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    Yes. USA and other democracies should share info about how to protect elections and should share intelligence about how Russians and others attack democracies.
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    Just more democrat handouts to other countries. Why, so you democrats can find new ways to have election fraud, or maybe to give other countries your tactics in election fraud. Yes that’s probably it, to share ways to fraud elections and give money away!
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    Lets just get our house in order before we tell others what to do. Obama allowed our election in 2016 to be corrupted in so many ways that it is ridicules! The deep state tried to determine the last election. The deep staters needs to be removed!
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    Please give our election process a rest! Our “process” only became an issue because Hillary was not elected president. And you can believe me that if Hillary had been elected, our election process would be a moot issue. They lost, MAGA won.
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    Of course, what reason can you give for not wanting free and fair elections in every country? We saw firsthand what can happen when a foreign power interferes with an election, in our case you end up with a wannabe dictator. In other countries you end up with an actual dictator. The only reason not to share this information would be, you want a authoritarian regime a monarchy or some sort of banana republic running your country. We know Repugnants want a king by their actions, plus their unwillingness to hold the orange king accountable for anything he’s done.
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    First of all Countable The United States is not a Democracy but A Republic! I don’t trust any entity that used the word or term Global in its name title! We should not be sharing our electoral information with any entity outside of the United State least not any global entity! They get personal information an know who each and every one of us vote and who for! That information can be shared to the whole world and it’s not the whole world’s damned business! Don’t trust this at all! This can and WILL turn into something very dangerous!
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    Support healthy democracy everywhere.
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    We should invest the $5million over 5 years to maintain and improve electoral infrastructure. To those saying we are not a democracy, STOP BEING PEDANTIC. Yes I and everyone else gets it, we are not a pure democracy. I used to use this same argument to talk myself out of being a responsible citizen and I get it. Here's what matters: WE VOTE. Our votes DO COUNT towards state and local issues, and they DO COUNT towards our ELECTED officials. We, the USA, are SUPPOSED TO BE LEADERS IN DEMOCRACY. If you do not stand for democracy, and if you do not think the world is a better place BECAUSE of democracy, then what in the actual hell DO YOU STAND FOR. Spread democracy, help it grow and help it thrive. With best practices and data sharing we can target illegitimate democracies easily and we can start creating an exportable product to better run a government.
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    We should share potential threats to democracy with our allies.
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    Not a bad idea since integrity ,both home and abroad is constantly being bombarded by special interests that have absolutely no interest in a democracy. Money and power does not automatically equate to freedom and justice.
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    The U.S. in fact, has a lot to learn from other countries about how to run elections efficiently, making sure our election data is secure, and making sure that our polling places are as accessible as possible. The way we run elections is a disaster especially since we allow right-wing politicians the ability to restrict voting rights based on false claims of voter fraud
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    Yes, absolutely. Protecting democratic processes has been increasingly more important in lieu of recent interference in our elections. The kind of threat from 50 years ago is very different than today. This legislation has many benefits that go deeper than just best practices. It shows the world that our country actually supports the ideals we claim to have; It provides a forum to highlight systemic interference by foreign powers; It supports an allied world community to condemn inference by foreign entities; And finally, helps identify so-called democratic processes that are being manipulated by host governments- including our own.
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    Idea exchanges are always good, especially when common enemies are smarter and diabolical. This measure sounds responsible. We have much damage to repair and improvements to make just to foolproof cheaters—paper ballots, hand marked and verified by an independent, bonded firm (plug) :)
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    The only way to defeat it at least to keep Putin’s Russia & China’s escalation of election tampering is to organize with our friends to start the action needed to STOP THE TAMPERING.
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    Yes to American integrity in our electoral process. No to sharing unless and until Our own electoral process is secured! The liar, self serving, cheater, Bully Trump Brand campaign tactics cannot be replicated and normalized! Trump Administration is corrupt and not following our constitution and rule of law. Not democracy!! Not Normal!!
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    This is a publicity stunt, and lame one at that. The Hon. Mr. Castro is running for president and his poll numbers are in the dumpster. He thinks this will help and is appealing to low-information voters on Twitter and Countable. There are a zillion NGOs around the world that engage in this. There are election watchers in every free democracy. The un-free countries will just ignore this. Moreover, there is already a big, thriving academic discipline called Political Science. Americans study Norwegian elections. Spaniards study Russian elections. Lithuanians study Moravian elections. They get all kinds of grants to do this, including federal.
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    No, we should mind our own business.
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    Why not? Trump has a head start on sharing election information.
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