posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 08:59 PM
There seems to be alot of people arguing over different issues, that are all in all I think most of us will agree on.
1. You should NEVER have to pay to vote.And you don't, If a state requires a Photo ID to vote they are also required to supply a voter ID with one at
NO charge to the individual directly (yes a tax payer will pay to subsidize the card, but its all party of the taxes we already pay to have elections,
those ballots are not free to print either) If a state did not offer the free voter id alternative and try to charge for an ID to vote it would be
thrown out by any court in the country in moments and the state would have to stop charging.
2. The political parties both use code words and we fall for them all the time. Poor\black illegal\hispanic voter-fraud/democrat .....My Grandmother
was an illegal alien, she was Canadian. My Aunt is poor and would probably send money to the KKK if she had spare change. One of my friends voted 8
times for John McCain, three under his own name. A illegal who wasnt hispanic? A poor person that is not only white as white can be but also racist? A
republican that steal votes? OH MY!!!! When you let the powers that be define the language you let them control the conversation.
3. Voter fraud happens and yes it decides elections, problem is its like MAD, for every instance of fraud by one canidate theres three or four of
there colleagues or opponents. I have worked in several Republican (full disclosure here) state wide office campaigns..... some were close enough that
fraud was a major factor in losing the elections but they were told to not contest cause it would lead to a more important district being contested.
Saw a state senator vote for himself 4 times. (absentee (sent at the last possible moment so he knew it would not be recieved by the election day) in
person ,,,, absentee for his dead father (dead one year) and dead mother (several) so although HE didnt have a margin big enough to have effected...
the probate judge election got illegal votes that pushed them over..... the locla rep was just inside a runoff election margin which he won the second
go around but probly would have lost without the margin of illegal votes. While I never saw it I have been told of people simply voting for people
they knew where out of town. We are talking WHITE MIDDLE CLASS americans in New England..... and the ones I ran into were Republican, the democrats im
sure had there fair share as well
This isnt playing the race card. Or the poor card, or the wild card of your choice. Its about makeing sure that every vote counts and counts equally.
When my neighbour votes four times and i vote once its not fair, and this simple law does not impede my personal liberties but slows the rate at wich
my say in the government is erroded by people with lower standards. Its sad we have to jump through an extra hoop sorta speak to vote.... but to be
honest.... its worth it.... And doing it once lasts what? at least 8 years.....trust me the effort will be much less than the driving to the polls.
and it is or will be free.