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    UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    TALLAHASSEE — Two employees of a company once aligned with the Republican Party of Florida admitted to law-enforcement authorities that they forged voter registration forms.

    It's the first result in a far-reaching voter fraud investigation that was launched last fall - and initiated at the urging of the party after election supervisors started flagging questionable applications.

    Not what some might have expected I know. The GOP has been so loud about voter fraud on the left of the political spectrum, they do hate to admit they have similar behaviour in their own ranks.

    Like the case in Virginia last year: Virginia voter fraud case expands to focus on GOP firm - Washington Post
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    Re: UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    I am shocked! We now have actual evidence that crime perpetrators are not limiited to minorities and demorats. Maybe it was a simply a conspiracy scheme in order to help get voter ID laws enacted.
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    Re: UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    Ha! What now GOP?

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    Re: UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    It's basically the GOP equivalent of the ACORN situation, so ill once again point out a few things.

    1) voter registration fraud isn't the same thing as voter fraud.
    2) this wasn't an attempt to steal elections. It was lazy employees wanting to get paid without doing the actual legwork of registering people.

    Hardly a massive scandal.
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    Re: UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    I gotta say, I'm not really concerned with voter registration fraud because it's pretty much useless. I'm concerned about voter fraud. Which as statistics show, there is a near zero percentage of in this country.
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    Re: UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's basically the GOP equivalent of the ACORN situation, so ill once again point out a few things.

    1) voter registration fraud isn't the same thing as voter fraud.
    2) this wasn't an attempt to steal elections. It was lazy employees wanting to get paid without doing the actual legwork of registering people.

    Hardly a massive scandal.
    "Dumping" voter registrations is completely different than forging Mickey Mouse who will never show up to a polling station.
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    Re: UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I gotta say, I'm not really concerned with voter registration fraud because it's pretty much useless. I'm concerned about voter fraud. Which as statistics show, there is a near zero percentage of in this country.
    Useless? You might want to ask Paul Laxalt, who lost a Senate seat by 48 votes, about that.
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    Re: UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I gotta say, I'm not really concerned with voter registration fraud because it's pretty much useless. I'm concerned about voter fraud. Which as statistics show, there is a near zero percentage of in this country.
    Voter fraud happens in the polling place itself by the election judge and polling site employees. It is remarkably easy to do. I was a Democratic election judge for a precinct one time. I could have cast hundreds of votes if I had wanted to. Just wait until near the end, see who hadn't voted, sign or have someone sign their name, and vote for the person. Even if later proven that person had not voted (not likely detected), there would be no way to remove that vote from the total nor prove I did it.

    Ir really is that simple and that is the source of nearly all voter fraud - which can happen on a huge scale.

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    Re: UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    "Dumping" voter registrations is completely different than forging Mickey Mouse who will never show up to a polling station.
    Refusing to allow people to vote is another problem for some precincts. Sometimes it may be deliberate. Other times an election judge overstepping authority.

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    Re: UPDATED: Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud

    The BEST solution to voter fraud would cost piles of money. It would require biometric voting machines (finger print) not allowing a person to vote more than once. An override would allow an election judge to use his/her fingerprint to cast a vote for a person who didn't have fingers - but then it documented who that judge did this for so could be later investigated if 300 fingerless people supposedly voted.

    The other half would relate to hacking voting machines, but that likely VERY rare.

    Such in-house at the poll fraud is common and known. It is not uncommon to have vote totals at precincts where more than 100% of registered voters voted. Still, unable to prove which are legit and which are not, all have to be counted.

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