Just a question, I may have missed it, but has anyone proven, other than conjecture, what the political party registrations are for the folks who were notified? We keep hearing most of them were dems, but how do we know that?
The right to vote does require some responsibility of the voter. I don't want to see one eligible voter not allowed to vote just as I don't want to see one illegible voter cast a single vote. Without systems to ensure voting eligibility, election integrity is shot to sh!t.
I don't think I've seen any charts/graphs/whatever that has shown "most of them were dems", that were notified. Good question.
I don't see any problem with a voter ID. We have them in my state. It was sent to me in the mail, I show it when I go to vote, and the system works fine.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
I registered to vote and the card was mailed to me. Simple process IMO.
Now if this is being done in Florida or any other state to stop legal voting, I'd be totally against it.
I can see why Florida is "jumpy" about the voting process, after the mess they had with the machines and the count. I believe Florida is trying to be proactive and not get caught behind the voting screw up 8 Ball again.
At the end of the day there is no reason to question the integrity of our elections. The systems and penalties that have been in place for years are remarkably effective. If anything we should be making it EASIER to vote — not harder. Any attempt to crack down on the minuscule level of fraud that we have is almost certain to do more harm than good ... IF the objective is to have the most representative elections possible.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
. . . . . . . . . .Paul Weyrich, father of the right-wing movement and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority and various other groups tells his flock that he doesn't want people to vote. That's why the GOP is obsessed with voter fraud---only they want to disenfranchise voters because as Weyrich said back in the '80's...the more voters there are---the less of a chance the [right] wingers have in any election.
Weyrich: "Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome -- good government. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.
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