View Poll Results: Do you support the death penalty for voter fraud?

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  • I'm a Democrat and approve the death penalty for committing voter fraud.

    0 0%
  • I'm a Republican and approve the death penalty for committing voter fraud

    3 3.09%
  • I'm neither a Democrat nor Republican and approve the death penalty for committing voter fraud.

    6 6.19%
  • I'm a Democrat and disapprove the death penalty for committing voter fraud.

    18 18.56%
  • I'm a Republican and disapprove of the death penalty for committing voter fraud.

    12 12.37%
  • I'm neither a Democrat nor Republican and disapprove the death penalty for committing voter fraud.

    58 59.79%
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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    What about cases of identity theft? Some claim it's a pretty big problem, when people use dead people's names to get driver's licenses, credit cards, perhaps even to vote?
    Two comments for that one:

    One, ID cards aren't going to stop that kind of thing. If they've got all that info then they're essentially you. ((But the Board of Elections checks death records, that's why they have your DoB.))

    Two, the Board of Elections sends out voter cards every election to your address of record. Sure, someone could intercept said card at the mailbox but at that point they're playing with USPS regulations, which makes voter fraud look like a speeding ticket.
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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Two comments for that one:

    One, ID cards aren't going to stop that kind of thing. If they've got all that info then they're essentially you. ((But the Board of Elections checks death records, that's why they have your DoB.))

    Two, the Board of Elections sends out voter cards every election to your address of record. Sure, someone could intercept said card at the mailbox but at that point they're playing with USPS regulations, which makes voter fraud look like a speeding ticket.
    Hmm. That's an interesting statement.

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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Hmm. That's an interesting statement.
    Have you ever seen the penalties for mail theft? Last I looked, up to $250k and five years in (federal) jail - and a felony on your record.
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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Have you ever seen the penalties for mail theft? Last I looked, up to $250k and five years in (federal) jail - and a felony on your record.
    That's the thing. Maybe the penalties for voter fraud should be more harsh. Not the death penalty though!

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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's the thing. Maybe the penalties for voter fraud should be more harsh. Not the death penalty though!
    To even get to the point where you're committing voter fraud like that you have to break a bunch of other laws, too. I just don't want to see someone who moved recently be fined or thrown in jail for voting at their old place of residence if they're not voting at their new address. That's still, technically, voter fraud (at least, it used to be) but I don't think it's worthy of a chain around your neck for life since you're only voting in one place.

    We've changed the laws here so people don't get caught between moves. Essentially, six months before a vote everything stops moving on the roster. So, if you move to another county within six months of an election you can still vote at your old place of residence that one time before your address is changed with the Board of Elections.
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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    Did he propose a solution? I thought he asked a question.
    And within that question was the solution. Sometimes that is how question work.
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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    So would you support capital punishment for people who commit voter fraud?

    Please explain why or why not.
    If the legal road to execution were reformed, yes I would support the death penalty for voter fraud. With the current system, it would cost too much. We should have a verdict either way within a year of being charged, and if found guilty one appeal to confirm the ruling, then if confirmed the sentence to be carried out within 90 days. Method of execution to be a firing squad, as that's the most humane and cost-effective form of execution.

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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Seems a bit harsh, don't you think? Even actual murderers don't get the death penalty all the time.
    They should, all the time. Rape, murder (any degree), violent sex crimes against children, felony fraud (which voter fraud w/should fall under), desertion and treason are offences worthy of a swift and humane death.

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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I only support the death penalty in cases where a life was taken. No lives are taken with voter fraud.
    Some would argue that if a politician uses fraud to get elected and then uses the power of that office to keep us in wars we aught not be in, that voter fraud did indeed cost lives.

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    Re: Death penalty for voter fraud

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And within that question was the solution. Sometimes that is how question work.
    The OP made no statement as to the prevalence of the problem.

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