I have been getting some emails about past voter fraud in certain areas of the country, which basically aren't true but some of us fear voter fraud. I
think we all know that the striking down of Voter ID acts which require a picture id is basically just a way of allowing voter fraud. This is
camouflaged by stating it suppresses the minority vote. I don't think so. There is always the absentee ballot for those who don't have a photo id.
True, this also allows fraud but there is a simple solution to ensure punishment of those who violate the one person one vote.
First, the absentee voter would have to sign a submission form by name, remove a covering over a chemical square that would develop a fingerprint and
submit that along with a SEALED ballot that could only be opened later by a team of bipartisan pollsters. The names of the voters would be entered
into a computer as they were received and the ballots held in a separate place. If the name on the submission form did not match that of the
registered voter, the ballot would be cast aside. If the submission was valid, the name COULD later be compared to the voter registration forms at
the polling place (usually computer printouts so they already have them in computer.) This leaves a possibility of an absentee voter submitting an
absentee ballot and later casting a personal ballot at the polling place. (Remember the old woman who bragged she cast an absentee ballot and a
personal ballot to make sure her vote for Obama counted?) It was on TV and in the news. She was mostly applauded for breaking the law.
Second, at the polling place, a voter, upon arriving, the voter would place his/her hand under a black light to see if they had any prior voting
chemical solution on their finger. If not, they would then dip a finger into a solution showing they were at a polling place and place it on a
treated surface next to their registered name, which could later be developed or identified if voter fraud was suspected. This is about the same
technique as in Iraq in 2014 where a voter was required to dip a finger in India ink but our solution would not be visible without a black light.
Until then, there would be no development of the fingerprint. This technique is already available. A person arriving at a voting place would not be
allowed to vote if it was found they already had the solution under the black light.
After the election, the absentee ballot submission forms would be compared to the polling place appearances. If there were no duplicates, the forms
of both options could be destroyed. If there were no duplicate absentee ballot submission forms, they could also be destroyed. (No real faith in the
government doing this but we can always pretend.) This would not end voter fraud but it allows for fingerprint identification of suspected
fraudulent voters who could then be prosecuted affirmatively.
If there were identical fingerprints for both the absentee ballots and polling place ballots, prosecution is also easier since the identification by
fingerprint would be a positive ID.
Yes, there are many flaws in my ideas and ways to circumvent and I am also sure that members here can come up with even better plans or solutions and
I would be interested in hearing those.
The major problem I see is that in Chicago, they would actually have to open the graves of registered voters to get their fingerprints on the ballot.
edit on 10-8-2016 by atrollstalker because: English is my 12th language.