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Contra Costa County elections office to launch texting service aimed at teens

Original post made on Apr 17, 2017

Teens in Contra Costa County will soon be able to register to vote by using their smart phones, according to county elections officials.

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Posted by Greg T
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 17, 2017 at 7:44 am

Sorry, I'm going to sound very cynical hear, but I think this is a plot from a Democrat civil servant to get more votes for the Democratic Party by targeting
'Texting teens'.


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Posted by SHale
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 17, 2017 at 11:09 am

SHale is a registered user.

So, this means the more people are registered; automatically they are registering Democratic? Really, because they are 'young'? That is like saying the GOP is white, affluent, old, angry men.

Ouch, huh? Generalizations tend to go sideways.


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Posted by Greg T
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 17, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Well then, to be fair, they need to also reach out / target senior citizen centers, retirement communities, even resthomes, and push for the vote there too.
I understand that when this County sends out welfare or medical paperwork, they also include a voter tegistration card too. While the guise is supposedly to get everyone registered, you can actually see the ulterior motive of such targeted registrations.


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Posted by SHale
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm

SHale is a registered user.

You make many assumptions. Do you actually believe 100% of possible new or newish young voters register as Democrats? Pretty darn sure it is NOT at 100% or anywhere close.
You see ghosts, there is help for that.
Do people who go to DMV register as democrats? I mean, really, you can register there too pretty easily.
The more Calif people register, the better; regardless of party (or decline to state) selected.


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Posted by Rob U
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 19, 2017 at 8:09 am

Greg is actually right!
I was a democrat, and this is exactly what we did, and I knew that those Democrats and official offices \ civil service positions would always help us out.


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