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Thread: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Voter fraud is NOT a real problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a significant problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a problem that requires any action.

    Do I need to repeat myself?
    No, but you could answer the topic.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yes - and we already do. I'm unaware of any state that doesn't take some measure to register voters, require a voter card or ID, so on - so forth.
    How do they verify the voter card presented is the person presenting it? Should they? In many states, to register to vote, all you need to do is say you are a resident, you can do it online and get a card in the mail.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    No you do not need to repeat.
    I do disagree with your last statement. No action? So at what point would you consider voter fraud "real" enough to cause action?

    "Mistakes and lapses in enforcing voting and registration rules routinely occur in elections, allowing thousands of ineligible voters to go to the polls" was a finding reported by the NYTimes during the Bush era DOJ investigation.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/wa...pagewanted=all

    May not be fraud, but it is a problem when people who are not eligible to vote somehow do.
    Of course, we also need to address things like the 18,000 legal voters who were not allowed to vote in Florida in 2000. Election "fraud" takes many forms.
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    No you do not need to repeat.
    I do disagree with your last statement. No action? So at what point would you consider voter fraud "real" enough to cause action?
    My guess is that he would consider it real enough to cause action if it were happening on the R side.
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Forgot the the poll. Its up there now. Let me see your ID, then vote.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Voter fraud is NOT a real problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a significant problem.

    Voter fraud is NOT a problem that requires any action.

    Do I need to repeat myself?
    Fraudulent votes can and could have changed the outcome in many elections. Many state and county elections have been determined by as little as a couple dozen to a few hundred votes. While I suspect criminal actions by those involved probably have influenced elections more so then a small number of individuals committing voter fraud in the end it is all a problem that needs managed.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    No, but you could answer the topic.
    Pretty sure I did.

    There is no real problem ERGO.... no need to make new laws.

    Funny how the conservative support big government bureaucracy when it's convenient.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Fraudulent votes can and could have changed the outcome in many elections.
    Please post evidence. Maybe local elections, but it would be easy to catch the cheaters as they would have more ballots than people in the town.

    State or National, just think about the massive amount of coordination it would take to really sway an election.

    Everyone knows this is about scamming the electoral college and keeping people who are likely to vote den away from the polls.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Pretty sure I did.

    There is no real problem ERGO.... no need to make new laws.

    Funny how the conservative support big government bureaucracy when it's convenient.
    I didnt ask about new laws. Funny how liberals change the topic when it isnt convinient.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I didnt ask about new laws. Funny how liberals change the topic when it isnt convinient.
    You suggested a new law that would be almost identical to the real new laws (currently being thrown out by Federal Courts)...

    As a libertarian, why would you enact a national law with all the cost and bureaucracy to solve an nonexistent problem?

    Makes no sense.

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