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#1 "Taxpayers ought to have the vote, not so tax consumers. And that goes for politicians, who pay taxes out of what they loot from the taxpayer." Ilana Mercer (April 24, 2007)
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-11 04:50||
#2 Yeah, but don't the welfare recipients still have to fill out the form and mail it back? That takes a lot of effort, you know. And then on election day they still have to get up off their fat asses and find the polling place. Won't they need somebody from ACORN to give them a ride?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2012-08-11 13:07||
#3 Or somebody to vote for them.
Posted by SteveS 2012-08-11 14:21||
#4 There was an article in our local newspaper in the last few days. The gist of the article was that University students were obtaining fake IDs over the internet that were produced overseas and guaranteed to pass inspection. Students had two IDs, one a very good fake and one that was a honest driver's license with hologram, picture, etc. The bar owner had a collection of some of these fake IDs that had been confiscated. In the accompanying picture with the story most IDs looked to be the size of a driver's license. He said many of the IDs were so good that often the police could not detect them.
What I am wondering is the this:
1. If the police can't detect these fakes, how is the election board supposed to detect these fakes?
2. What would prevent students (or recruited voters) who are, for the most part Obama supporters, to use both IDs to vote for Obama?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-11 15:46||
#5 Or what would prevent someone who is not eligible to vote such as a felon or a non-citizen to vote?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-11 15:48||
#6 Jon Stewart says there are only 0.7 cases of fraud per state per year. And apparantly none of the ACORN fraudulent registrations resulted in either ACORN convictions or fraudulent votes. And no fraudulent voting by dead people has ever been proven in Chicago (so it does not happen and we don't need to work to prevent it). I learned all this from comments on a liberal friend's post.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-08-11 16:11||
#7 Minnesota Majority says that there have been 113 convictions due to felons voting in the 2008 elections. Their statistics come out of the 2.9 million Minnesota voters who voted in 2008, or about 0.004 percent of the 2008 voting population.
A recent posting at RB said there were an estimated 1000 felons who voted in Minnesota. The number of voters who voted and shouldn't have can swing an election in a swing state that is close.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-11 17:10||