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    Do you favor background checks on voters?

    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?

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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?
    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!!

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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?
    Proof of residency and proof of citizenship would be good things.

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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

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    I didn't initially understand the question thoroughly.
    Sorry.

    I don't support background checks, just photo id's.
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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    I've always supported photo ID to vote. Hell, I'd even settle for a 1-use magnetic card that you have to swipe at the booth to vote...mailed out to the last known address of anybody who's ever filed a tax return, as it appears the problem isn't non-citizens and non-residents voting, but rather people voting more than once.
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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    Unlike buying guns, ammo, alcohol or tobacco, getting on an airliner or cashing a check, voting is so innocent (important?) that all, including illegal aliens, felons, minors and anyone capable of voing "correctly" must be able to vote early and vote often - any attempts to require positive ID are racist, discriminatory and unfair. /sarcasm
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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    ID to register with proof of residency in that county.

    ID to vote at the booths.
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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?
    Nope. All it will really do in the long run is waste a lot of money have have little to no impact.
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    Re: Do you favor background checks on voters?

    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.

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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?
    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.

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