Originally posted by LeatherNLace
Originally posted by seabag
I'm ashamed that my fellow countrymen would not DEMAND a new system to ensure the accuracy of our votes. Do you like getting bent over by the system? I certainly don't!
I do believe we need a more secure and streamlined voting process. However, My post above was in response to an individual that believes a voter ID would have stopped the woman discussed in the OP from voting multiple times. I was merely pointing out the flaw in that argument.
I actually think we should have voter ID laws, but we need to make sure they are free (otherwise, it's an unconstitutional poll tax), federally issued (for the sake of uniformity) and that there is sufficient time provided for EVERYONE to obtain one before we start requiring them (otherwise, millions of qualified voters across the country would be denied their right to vote).
You're right that voter ID laws might not have prevented this incident. There needs to be much more than that, as you suggested. I heard someone the other day mention a national voting holiday....a federal holiday so everyone votes on the SAME DAY. Maybe this is another way to prevent rampant fraud. Your name would be marked off after you vote and that's it. Anyone whose name isn't on the list (because there will be mistakes) will have to make an appeal and vote on a different day once the problem is fixed and they are properly identified.
There are a lot of options but my point is that this needs to be addressed. Sorry if I attacked you unjustly!