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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Really, There Is No Problem With Voter Fraud

We keep hearing from folks on the left side of the political aisle there is no problem with voter fraud, ID's for voting is horrible, etc.

Yet one of their pet groups, ACORN, has once again found itself in hot water for registering dead, underaged, and illegible voters in St. Louis.

So far over 7% of the registration cards they've filed in St. Louis (over 1500 of 20,000) have turned out to be bogus, and they aren't done counting yet.

This isn't new for ACORN, they've been accused of registering bogus voters for years, and always sing the same tune, 'it's a few bad apples that work for us doing it, not the whole organization'. Yet at least six states have had to investigate them for turning in bad registration cards, so it's not 'isolated incidents', it's becoming more like a habit.

When folks ask why some of us want tighter controls on voting, all we should have to do is point to ACORN as the problem with the current registration system. Seven percent swings in any number of states in the last four presidential elections could have changed the outcomes, so the number is one to worry about.

So here's my solution, voter ID cards, free ones for the poor. If we can spend $50 million on a bridge for two dozen folks in Alaska, we can come up with the money for the 2% of voters who supposedly can't afford to pay the fee for a drivers license.

Secondly, no election day registration. Instead close it 30 day's prior to the election unless someone can show they just moved into a district in that time frame.

Third, put registering voters back in the hands of those who are elected to handle the job, not partisan groups of any type. Yes, turnout might go down if folks have to show up to register, or go online to do the form, but at least there'd be one group handling it, instead of spending it's time trying to weed out the fraudulent registrations we keep seeing.

Quick side note. HOLY CRAP! This is post number seven friggin' hundred on this blog!

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Blogger shoprat said...

If the only way to win is by fraudulent vote, then that's the Dems are going to try to win. Anything that stops fraud will prevent the donks from winning.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Praguetwin said...

I.D. required and paper backups on all machines. Then both sides are covered.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

PT, I've got no problem with paper backups. I think the machines should all have something like a credit card receipt machine on it, where the voting officer and voter each get a copy. It wouldn't even need to print "who" you voted for, just a checksum or barcode that could be read to show who the votes were for (maintaining privacy for the voter).

The funny thing about ACORN is they work hardest in the states where it's easiest to get away with voter fraud.

11:58 AM  

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