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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    From the article...South Carolina's attorney general has notified the U.S. Justice Department of potential voter fraud.

    We've see way too many articles long on allegations, short on actual.

    Thank the demo's for making the "seriousness of the charge" more important than any actual fact.

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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    From the article...South Carolina's attorney general has notified the U.S. Justice Department of potential voter fraud.

    We've see way too many articles long on allegations, short on actual.
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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Cat. Where did I say anything about photo i.d.s? Or do you know something the rest of us do not???



    Where did you get the idea I thought there was massive voter fraud? Boy, you guys sure do "read between the lines...."



    Who said it was Republicans? Where are you guys getting your "facts?"
    Uh, the article said there were fraudulent voters in the Republican Primary. Thus, if this is about cheating, it would be about Republicans cheating...

    So, I got my "facts" from the article you posted, since it was about a Republican Primary.

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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Thank the demo's for making the "seriousness of the charge" more important than any actual fact.

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    Again, if you'd read my first post in the thread, this "allegation" occurs frequently (and most frequently from Republicans - in this case it was a Republican primary). The thing that doesn't get posted is the fact that they will likely find out that it was simple error and not voter fraud that caused it. In almost every other case like this, they've discovered that it was simple error and not anyone trying to game the system. Or if there is an effort to game the system, it's by a poll worker and not the voter.

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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Voter fraud in the sense of people voting twice or casting dead people's ballots... not common enough to actually effect an election.
    "Not common enough to actually effect an election." Really? That makes me wonder why in 2006 the election for the state senator from my district was voided because dead people were casting votes. The "winning" candidate "won" by 13 votes. Perhaps your statement isn't entirely accurate?

    Electoral fraud is real, it happens, and has the potential to affect the outcome of elections. Honest people everywhere should demand that elections are kept on the up and up instead of making weak excuses.

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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

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    Bull****!!!!!!!!!!! I've been told by Democrats that this never happens.
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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Bull****!!!!!!!!!!! I've been told by Democrats that this never happens.
    Please show me where a Democrat told you that voter fraud NEVER HAPPENS

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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

    Quote Originally Posted by tomfoo13ry View Post
    "Not common enough to actually effect an election." Really? That makes me wonder why in 2006 the election for the state senator from my district was voided because dead people were casting votes. The "winning" candidate "won" by 13 votes. Perhaps your statement isn't entirely accurate?

    Electoral fraud is real, it happens, and has the potential to affect the outcome of elections. Honest people everywhere should demand that elections are kept on the up and up instead of making weak excuses.
    I agree wholeheartely that any voter fraud found should be punished by the full extent of the law and, IMO, that person should have to forfeit their right to ever vote again.

    In person voter fraud is so rare that the limited benefits of a photo ID law does not justify the risk of denying ones right to cast a ballot.


    As for the big push for voter ID (as well as other recent conservatives 'reforms') here's an excerpt from The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law paper on voter fraud may give a clue...
    Royal Masset, the former political director for the Republican Party of Texas, concisely tied all of these strands together in a 2007 Houston Chronicle article concerning a highly controversial battle over photo identification legislation in Texas. Masset connected the inflated furor over voter fraud to photo identification laws and their expected impact on legitimate voters:

    Among Republicans it is an “article of religious faith that voter fraud is causing us to lose elections,” Masset said. He doesn’t agree with that, but does believe that requiring photo IDs could cause enough of a dropoff in legitimate Democratic voting to add 3 percent to the Republican vote.



    http://www.truthaboutfraud.org/pdf/T...VoterFraud.pdf
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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

    Quote Originally Posted by tomfoo13ry View Post
    "Not common enough to actually effect an election." Really? That makes me wonder why in 2006 the election for the state senator from my district was voided because dead people were casting votes. The "winning" candidate "won" by 13 votes. Perhaps your statement isn't entirely accurate?

    Electoral fraud is real, it happens, and has the potential to affect the outcome of elections. Honest people everywhere should demand that elections are kept on the up and up instead of making weak excuses.
    And honest people should be outraged when average Americans registrations are cancelled and they are disallowed from voting either due to error or to over-aggressive attorneys general with agendas.

    This is far more common than dead people voting, WHICH, as I've said three times, but you all ignore, is frequently found to be poll worker error and nothing more.

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    Re: South Carolina's Attorney General detects voter fraud during primaries

    from the Brennan report

    Among Republicans it is an “article of religious faith that voter fraud is causing us to lose elections,” Masset said. He doesn’t agree with that, but does believe that requiring photo IDs could cause enough of a dropoff in legitimate Democratic voting to add 3 percent to the Republican vote.
    At its core, every complicated idea is about one pretty simple thing and we have found what lies at the center of this ginned up controversy.
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