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It was an embarrassing setback for Republican candidate Mark Harris, who had maintained for months that he had no real-time knowledge of a campaign consultant’s shady — and perhaps illegal — efforts to submit absentee ballots to sway the vote in his favor.
So tighter voter-ID laws or voter-roll purges or more closely scrutinized voter-registration drives, the most frequent GOP prescriptions for “election security,” wouldn’t have mattered at all.
A comprehensive 2014 study published in The Washington Post found 31 credible instances of impersonation fraud from 2000 to 2014, out of more than 1 billion ballots cast. Even this tiny number is likely inflated, as the study’s author counted not just prosecutions or convictions, but any and all credible claims.
In my heart of hearts, I believe we have a moral responsibility to restore access for all citizens, who desire to participate in the democratic process. Many people marched and protested for the right to vote. Some gave a little blood, and others gave their very lives.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Guyfriday
Currently it is not that simple, but in the bill in question it is.
The wording is vague but the bill only states that an affidavit is acceptable, it does not specify the contents of that affidavit.
How is this "in favor of illegal immigrants voting?"
How does anything prevent anyone from breaking the law?
How does it prevent illegals or others from criminally voting?
I dislike repeating myself, but you're special. I think the problem of preventing qualified persons from voting outweighs the small chance that someone might commit a felony by impersonating someone in order to vote.
I am still at an impasse with you over the question of; " how do you feel about only needing a written statement as verification for proving who you are for voting purposes?
Most, apparently. All, apparently not. So screw 'em. Probably Democrats anyway.
A state or federal ID most people already have, or can easily get.
I wonder if women should have gotten suffrage too. And you probably know that whole landowner thing. The fewer who are allowed to vote the better for everyone.
To think that someone would be burdened with providing that to vote would lead one to wonder if that person should be voting to begin with?