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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    To obtain a voter registration card in many states requires no proof of identity whatsover, nor any check to see if the person is a felony or American.

    Do you favor background checks and IDs before a person can obtain a voter registration card and vote?
    Absolutely. How else is anyone going to know if a person is legally eligible to vote?
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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I will say this again.

    In ALL European countries, at the age of 14, you get a state provide ID card. You have to carry that every time you engage with a state institution and not just. Lose it, and you pay a fine to replace it. Refuse to provide it when demanded, you may even spend time in police hold-up in certain countries.

    I see it as illogical to not have that in the US. ID card is important. You shouldn't be allowed to vote without it or register to vote without it. Any form of ID. From drivers' license to state ID.
    We have something similar in the way that you can't do anything in this nation without a drivers license or state ID.
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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    To obtain a voter registration card in many states requires no proof of identity whatsover, nor any check to see if the person is a felony or American.

    Do you favor background checks and IDs before a person can obtain a voter registration card and vote?
    How would we pay for such a costly program? All some people want to do is spend taxpayers money.

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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Don't we get to vote on this thread?

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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Don't we get to vote on this thread?
    You didn't show your ID.
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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Joko...I've considered this proposal and/or question a number of times. I'm not convinced that we have enough data to make the call to implement a nationwide type of background check...necessary to vote.

    Just some of the questions I might have would be like:

    What is the estimated worse case scenario estimates for fraudulent voting...nation wide and how would a background check prevented those frauds? Or is there specific sectors of the US that seems to have more documented situations. Are there state by state numbers of documented fraud that would lead us to believe that the problems are truly significant. We're gonna see fraud everywhere we look. Some of the biggest acts frauds occur within our government. Don't believe it...look at the tax deductions you have.

    Nobody seems to be able to quantitatively define the problem. So it's really difficult to say if or where its needed.

    Why is it necessary to prove a problem exists? It would seem the rational approach to matters of government would be to avoid problems in the first place.

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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Don't we get to vote on this thread?
    No, apparently not.

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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    We have something similar in the way that you can't do anything in this nation without a drivers license or state ID.
    But you can vote :P

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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    But you can vote :P
    I've always been asked for my ID when voting. It's not a big deal, and I really don't get the fuss. If someone is too lazy or inept to get a little plastic card that everyone is practically required to have, then they aren't competent enough to make an informed decision on who should be our nation's leaders.
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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    Personally I do.

    i need ID for banking,flying,buying booze etc. Thus it shouldn't be a problem.

    Before the libs all scream I'm in favor of state provided ID at no charge for those who can't afford it!!

    Voting is a right is it not? Banking flying, buying booze etc are not rights. They're privileges. You don't need an ID to exercise a right.
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