Original post made by Stacey on Oct 17, 2008
This voter registration fraud thing with ACORN is nothing new. A friend of mine once was illegally registered in SF by a group tied to Willie Brown back in 1999. My friend is a Canadian citizen!
on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:01 am
Per Chicago Mayor Richard Daly - Vote early, vote often...
Now Stacey!! Let's be reasonable!! How many ladies do you think would stick a beautifully manicured thumbnail in that jar...:):)
On a serious note, I'm with you. There must be an answer to this problem but when someone suggests an idea, all hell breaks lose with screaming and yelling about someone that will be discriminated against. When the picture ID idea was suggested, some said the underpriviledged couldn't afford the cost of the ID and would be left out. You suggest an idea and someone will counter it...
For a starter - how about enforcing serious criminal penalties for voter registration fraud with jail time for all involved. That just might send a message. Naw, politicians wouldn't let that happen.
My wife votes "absentee" and her name is still on the rolls at our polling place. Just for fun, after I voted, I ask if she had voted. The poll worker checked the rolls and said, "No, she hasn't been in yet."
Thanks for starting this topic. Should be interesting reading once the Prop. 8 thread gets nasty and Jeb shuts it down...:):)
on Oct 18, 2008 at 2:16 pm
Not to change the subject too much, but I think we should be more worried about election fraud. The republicans are working really hard to disenfranchise likely democratic voters even as I write this. There are also already some problems with touch-screen voting that they are blaming on voters, rather than the machines themselves: Web Link
I think they're screaming about ACORN to set-up a reason to challenge the election after Obama kicks McCain's butt. There's no there, there.
Cheating is the GOP way.
on Oct 18, 2008 at 2:22 pm
As someone who has worked in the computer industry, I've never been a fan of electronic voting machines. There absolutely has to be a paper trail.