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New law puts online registration in place, but Alameda County not yet ready

Original post made on Aug 27, 2012

Registering to vote is catching up to the 21st century with new software to create an online registration system making its way to county election offices statewide, but not in Alameda County.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, August 25, 2012, 9:02 AM

Comments (14)

Posted by Dave Macdonald, a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

The information in this article is not correct. Alameda, along with all 58 California Counties will be offering online registration. I would like to know where you got your information since I handle all media inquiries.

Please contact me for further information.

Dave Macdonald
Registrar of Voters
Alameda County
510-272-6933


Posted by Mr. Mittens, a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Wait just a goll darned minute! Making it easier for people to vote and therefore expand the voting rolls? Well, I think my party will take a pass on that one! Just think about ACORN and the dozen or so cases of voting fraud over the past decade! I think if people want to vote we should make it as difficult as possible. That way only those who deserve to vote -- heavy on resources, time, and liesure -- will be best served.

Mitt -- Always willing to expand the tent to include more white country hicks.


Posted by W, a resident of Dublin
on Aug 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

This is unfortunately how voter suppression gets accomplished in the United States of America. Misinformed people are more likely not going to vote. If the weekly wanted to do the subject matter justice it would report on how it got snookered into reporting this blatantly false information.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm

W, the troll from Dublin rears his ugly head here. W, there is no avast right wing conspiracy. Theres a couple of cures for your 'misinformed people'...educate them, if
possible; or, you can have them go to fine, upstanding organizations like ACORN ( no fraud ther, lol).
Better yet, if they are not smart enough to be able to identify themselves, they should not be voting in the first place. The issues being voted on are too important to leave up to dem morons.


Posted by Tennessee Jed, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Aug 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Mr, Dave Macdonald,
Why don't you explain what is incorrect in the article for us here! And while you are at it, can you explain to us how this new system will prevent voter registration fraud?


Posted by Love the dummies, a resident of Parkside
on Aug 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Don't you just love what my friend Steve has to say? Obviously, we need to go back to a time when poll managers could charge a poll tax on those who wanted to vote or make potential voters pass a 'citizen's test' if they expected to vote. Because, you see, the issues were too important back then to allow a bunch of lazy black folk to vote. And now, today, given that we have a mulatto in chief in charge of the country, it's even more imperative that we restrict voting rights to only those who DESERVE to vote.

BTW, Acorn has not been found guilty of a single instance of voter fraud. There is not a single documented case of an Acorn member or signee entering the voting booth with intent to skew the vote. Yes, there have been cases when those charged with collecting signatures have lied about names and numbers; but this occurs in virtually every instance when parties or organizations seek petitions to advance a cause. Evangelical christians, historically, have been among the worst at signing up potential voters. But there, too, as with Acorn, there is no evidence that evangelicals have illegally skewed an election.


Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Aug 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Ah, yes....the last bastion of the leftist moron....playing the race card. No one (but you) brought up race, but since you obviously think that a reference to lack of intelligence (and ID) is exclusive to non-whites (or mulattos) then you appear to be the racist.

'Yes, there have been cases when those charged with collecting signatures have lied about names and numbers' Thanks for at least verifying the obvious fraud that is perpetuated by the dems toadies.
Your claim that this kind of fraud occurs in every instance is backing up the need for voter ID.

Thanks for playing. Good night and may God bless......


Posted by Love the dummies, a resident of Parkside
on Aug 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Predictably, you miss the point Mr. Disease. The point is that there are virtually no instances of recorded voter fraud over the past several decades. You can count the number on your fingers; then take off your shoes and count three or four more. That's it.

I understand that you, and the other name you post under, Steve, are not very comfortable with black people. And so here, the repubs playing the race card with its voter suppression tactics, has given you a real reed to latch onto. Not that I think that the reed for one moment will at all diminish your hatred of others and self. It must be difficult for you.

Now, please resume that toe-picking you seem so good at.


Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Aug 28, 2012 at 8:40 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Again, why do you racist dems always assume your base is so stupid. Why do you assume black people can't figure out how to identify themselves if they can already figure out how to get to a voting place and cast a ballot? After all, it's in their best interest to keep those entitlements the dems politicians bribe them with.

You really don't give your supporters much credit, dummy.

Your manipulation of minorities is very transparent, but then it's been going on unabated for years. Maybe you were right after all. It's possible the fraud is not the only reason dems are in power screwing the country up..........


Posted by Cletus, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 28, 2012 at 8:43 am

Love the Dummies,

You are absolutely wrong. Their are countless documented cases of voter fraud. Most memorable was the case of more people voting in Cook County, Illinois than lived in Cook County. So many more, in fact, that it was enough to put JFK in the White House, rather than Richard Nixon.

Closer to home, the voter roles have swelled in Southern California with illegals voting by the hundreds of thousands.

It is widely accepted now that Al Franken is now a Senator because of voter fraud in Minnesota.

And, let's not forget the Black Panthers standing in front of polling places in Baltimore, ensuring that undesirables (i.e. those not voting for Obama) don't vote. Then, naturally, Obama later says he saw nothing wrong with that and his Justice Department refuses to prosecute.

"Love the Dummies", perhaps when Democrats commit the fraud, it is considered "not documented" in your book.


Posted by Educated, a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

"With elections often decided by narrow margins, the ability to produce a few thousand more ballots can often swing the results. (In Minnesota's 2008 disputed US Senate election, won by Al Franken — who proceeded to cast the deciding vote in favor of ObamaCare — the margin of victory was 312, but it turned out that 1,099 votes were cast by felons who were ineligible to vote. Many of them have gone to jail, but Franken has remained in the Senate).

Voter ID makes that kind of trickery harder, which is why political manipulators oppose it."

Read more: Web Link


Posted by Educated, a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:03 am

"To register to vote in Mexico a voter must provide a photo, a signature and a thumbprint. The Mexican voter-registration card includes holographic security, a magnetic code and a serial number. Before voting, voters have to show the card and have the thumbprints matched by a scanner."

But in America, it's "racist" to require showing a free photo ID to vote. Go figure.

Read more: Web Link


Posted by Educated, a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

Love the Dummies:

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I could give many more examples, but PW limits the number of URL's in a post.

Voter fraud is a fact. The problem is that it is costly and time-consuming to detect. Why not just put some controls in place up front (like Mexico and many other countries do) to minimize the opportunities for fraud.

I have 2 neighbors who moved early this year. When I voted in the primary, I checked and both of them were still on the voter roll. It would have been VERY easy for me to say I was them and vote in their place. Or if they happened to be in town visiting during the election (one of them was in town a few days later) they could have voted here and in their new state. There is NOTHING to prevent that.


Posted by AnnaS, a resident of Foothill High School
on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

For Love the dummies: your assumptions that minorities are "lazy black folk" incapable of figuring out to how to vote are simply racist.
As well as the Obama's executive order on Educational Excellence for African Americans is racist.
There is nothing more racist than assumption that people of color have lower intelligence than white people and that without special supervision they cannot succeed as much as white people do.
Please admit it.


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