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#1 I have started making a list of things you need to show ID for: flying on a plane, driving a car (of course), getting medical care, riding on a train, donating blood, visiting someone in a hospital, picking up a package at FEDEX, and on and on. I don't see why it should be a big deal to show ID to vote.
Of course, just showing ID will not prevent all voter fraud. For example, my father passed away six years ago. He was a rabid Democrat (we rarely discussed politics). My brother is a junior, so he has the same name. If Dad's voting district has not purged the voting rolls, my brother could show his ID and vote in Dad's name. (They vote the same.)
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-08-18 16:57||
#2 Google your father's county board of elections, Rambler, and check to see if he is still registered. If yes, call them to find out what it would take to get his name removed, given he's dead and all. You might want to do the same with all your previous places of residence, to make sure you aren't still voting somewhere else, all unknowing.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-08-18 20:33||
#3 Hmm...That "Shepherd's Hook" is an interesting touch.
Posted by canalzone 2012-08-18 21:52||