Its a silly argument. Fraud happens. Wouldst that we didnt have so many in this country that were such liars and cheats, but...sadly...it happens. East St Louis. Wisconsin. Kentucky (republicans). Vote buying, voter fraud...to say nothing of the literally hundreds of thousands of illegal voter registration acts by (shocking) democrat backed agencies.
There is no indication of any serious voter fraud problem in this country. Bush's DOJ made voter fraud a priority, and their efforsts resulted in exactly ZERO convictions. Incidents where dead people supposedly voted have been investigated in the past, and AFAIK they all turned out to be nothing. This is a non-existent problem that Republicans are trying to use to suppress Democratic voter turnout. What else is new?
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What would someone say if they showed up to vote only to find that their name had mistakenly been purged from the voter roll?Originally Posted by Wiggen
Voting should be encouraged and made easier.
Of note in this article of the 4,000 dead people found on Harris County's voter rolls by a Texas Watchdog analysis, only one was found to have actually cast a vote.Officials say they make every effort to rid the voter rolls of dead people. Workers in the Harris County tax assessor and voter registrar's office comb through obituaries, death certificates and legal documents filed after a person's death. They use those records, along with confirmation from family members, to identify dead people on the rolls.
"We do all we can, but you know, we'd rather err on the side of leaving people on the roll instead of taking them off inadvertently," George Hammerlein, director of Harris County voter registration, told KPRC-Local 2 Investigates.
Hammerlein said the office has "never had any evidence" of an organized attempt to defraud the system.
Ballots cast in Houston using dead voters' names | Texas Healthcare Report
Voter fraud should be identified and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but not to the detriment of possibly preventing an honest and legal vote.
Blackstone's formulation of "Better 10 Guilty Men Go Free than to Convict a Single Innocent Man" is the cornerstone of our system of justice. It applies here.
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
Here is the Secretary of States pronouncement regarding Michigan voters without a photo ID.
Voters without picture ID: Michigan election law anticipates that
not all voters will have picture ID. Voters who do not have
acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the
polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.
Questions regarding the voter identification requirement can be
directed to your local city or township clerk’s office.
So Michigan voters will continue to vote without photo ID.
As I have said, I have been voting for forty years and have never been asked for any ID of any kind - photo or otherwise. A simple signature and that is it. I voted a recently as 2011. I will attempt to find out about this recent Michigan court case which caused the Secretary of State to issue these guidelines.
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