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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Government does verify.

    You sign your name verifying you are who you say.

    In order to commit voter fraud you have to show up at a polling place with the name of someone who won't show up after you or before you. And hope that no one there knows the person whose name you're using. And BTW, you couldn't do it twice at the same polling place. Or maybe after they change shifts, but think of all the effort you're going to have to put forth just to cast a few extra votes.

    In order to commit voter fraud on a level that might matter, sway an election, you'd have to have the massive coordination of busloads of people PLUS you'd have to access to voting rolls and the names of people you're sure will not vote.

    It's impossible.

    But leave it to Fox News to lie about the reality and make white folks all worried that blacks are going to trick the polls and get Obama a second term...

    Why don't the suspicious voters just wear arm bands with a yellow star?? That's basically what you're suggesting.
    I can tell you arent interested in a civil discussion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Easy for the people who have access to the machines, especially the computerized voting machines. For a person to walk in the front door and cast multiple votes or vote with a fake identity is quite difficult.



    And yet neither you nor anyone else tried to take advantage of that to cast false votes.
    Look at New Hampshire. They found it pretty easy to obtain ballots fraudulently. One fraudulent vote cast cancels out my honest vote.

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

    Yes, they should verify identities. It protects my vote and prevents fraud.
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Yes, they should verify identities. It protects my vote and prevents fraud.
    the phrase: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", applies very well here.

    the system is not broken. voter fraud is not a real problem. No federal election results have been altered due to voter fraud.

    this is a non-issue brought up by Conservatives to avoid issues of real significance, while exciting their anti-illegal immigrant base.

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

    Last November, the legislature in Mississippi passed new restrictions on voting where you must present a certain ID. Yesterday, Republicans in Mississippi went to the polls in the first statewide election since the law was passed.

    97% of those voting yesterday were white. Nobody had to present photo ID because they will not start the law until later in the year when Democrats also come out to the polls.

    Why do you think they did this?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Last November, the legislature in Mississippi passed new restrictions on voting where you must present a certain ID. Yesterday, Republicans in Mississippi went to the polls in the first statewide election since the law was passed.

    97% of those voting yesterday were white. Nobody had to present photo ID because they will not start the law until later in the year when Democrats also come out to the polls.

    Why do you think they did this?

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    Are you suggesting that democrats are so stupid that they can't ho their happy ass to the DMV to get a ID, that only registered republicans are the only ones smart enough to go down to the DMV to get a ID or that only stupid people vote for democrats?
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    Re: 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 Thunder View Post
    the phrase: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", applies very well here.

    the system is not broken. voter fraud is not a real problem. No federal election results have been altered due to voter fraud.

    this is a non-issue brought up by Conservatives to avoid issues of real significance, while exciting their anti-illegal immigrant base.

    Sorry, but one person voting illegally is a problem. It doesn't have to change the results of the election, it is a problem if anyone who is not authorized to vote manages to cast one.
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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.
    Voting is a state govt responsibility, get a clue.
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