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Old 15.10.2018, 16:01
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Michelle?
At least she has an IQ that is above room temperature, contrary to pretty much anyone in the current so-called "administration"

Can imagine MUCH worse options. But of course black and a woman, Heavens forbid, according to the minds of some, that would mean that hell essentially just froze over...
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Old 15.10.2018, 16:23
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Actually, you should. As a contrarian and someone prejudiced for some odd reason against NY and CA, you should not. ‘‘Tis an internal conflict.
Nobody from Connecticut likes people from New York, aka "City People".

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Old 15.10.2018, 19:04
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Not many countries where non-citizens are allowed to vote, in fact none that I can think of.

Why should they be allowed to vote, anyway?
United Kingdom. Depends what they're voting on, though. (Also, the opposite applies sometimes, for example some non-resident citizens being disenfranchised on the Brexit vote.)
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Re: Will Trump get reelected

Foreigners can vote here - as long as resident for 5 years for Cantonal issues, and 1 year on Communal.

Indeed, our Commune President is Belgian and has never acquired Swiss nationality. He is brilliant.
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Re: Will Trump get reelected

What a nice man:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...box=1539596067
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Old 15.10.2018, 19:59
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Foreigners can vote here - as long as resident for 5 years for Cantonal issues, and 1 year on Communal.
But only there, and a few other cantons, and never for federal stuff.

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hmm yes, just what I said.
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hmm yes, just what I said.
Not really, unless by "here" you meant your little village in the middle of nowhere.

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Old 15.10.2018, 20:26
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Not really, unless by "here" you meant your little village in the middle of nowhere.

Tom
But Tom, you mention Ticino in roughly every other comment along with whatever customs or laws apply in that canton, and you do that even if a thread is entirely about Zurich So it's probably ok for Odile to mention her village and the practices in it this one time?
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Re: Will Trump get reelected

The civilised parts of Switzerland - which do include my small village too:

Foreigners can vote in much of French-speaking Switzerland

In the cantons of Jura and Neuchatel foreigners can vote on a cantonal level, but they cannot be elected. On a communal level, however, they are also granted a right to be elected. In the cantons of Vaud and Fribourg foreigners also enjoy the right to vote and elect (both actively and passively) on a communal level under certain circumstances.
In the canton of Geneva, foreigners can vote and but cannot run as candidates. Only three cantons in German-speaking Switzerland – Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Grisons, and Basel Stadt – allow foreigners to vote. Surprisingly enough only a very limited number of communities have taken a chance and opened their voting boxes to foreigners (Appenzell Ausserrhoden: 3 out of 20 communities, Grisons: 23 out of 125 communities).
There is also a wide range of conditions attached to the right to vote. Generally the cantons request a minimum period of stay in the canton and/or a permanent residence permit (C permit). While people in the canton of Neuchatel only have to have lived in the canton for at least a year, other cantons are much stricter and require 10 years’ stay in Switzerland and 1 to 5 years’ place of residence within the canton.

But we digress - back to Trump and the uncivilised world he rules upon - for now.

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Foreigners can vote here - as long as resident for 5 years for Cantonal issues, and 1 year on Communal.

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They also need to have a C permit so the majority need to have lived somewhere in Switzerland for at least five years.
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Personally, I liked Bernie.

Pity that that Hilary bitch screwed him over!

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It takes two to tango. It wasn't just Hilary, it was the DNC leadership altogether.


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But Tom, you mention Ticino in roughly every other comment along with whatever customs or laws apply in that canton, and you do that even if a thread is entirely about Zurich So it's probably ok for Odile to mention her village and the practices in it this one time?
Of course. Once she's moved to Ticino that is.

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Re: Will Trump get reelected

Now, as for allowing foreigners to vote:
AFAIK resident Commonwealth citizens have voting rights, although just the active part. Not the passive, they can't hold office. Correct me if I'm wrong.

However that's a moot point to begin with. If everything required a precedent nothing fundamentally new would ever be introduced, be that suffrage, human rights, the right to residence simply becaues you're a citizen, etc. Or the nation state itself.
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The civilised parts of Switzerland - which do include my small village too
You live in Ticino?

I thought that you lived in the far west outback of Romandie!

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Re: Will Trump get reelected

From "the onion":
<<“That’s probably for the best. A fully informed electorate is bound to be biased.”>>


Correct me if I'm wrong, I got the impression that the US has the biggest, constant tv news-service (while we here still kind of have to wait for the full hours ) yet has the least real information.
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Re: Will Trump get reelected

So now that the midterms are over and the Dems have reclaimed Congress,

What are his chances now?
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So now that the midterms are over and the Dems have reclaimed Congress,

What are his chances now?
Trump surprised every one by winning the Rust Belt States, the GOP did not do so well there in the midterms so Trump will have a struggle.
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So now that the midterms are over and the Dems have reclaimed Congress,

What are his chances now?
Slam dunk.

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So now that the midterms are over and the Dems have reclaimed Congress,

What are his chances now?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJR-s9CsnD4
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