i have to agree with 200Plus
if you want to stop voter fraud the best things to do is
a) get rid of "voting machines" they can be tampered with. paper is far superior, it can be counted and recounted as filled out, with a "voting
machine" if it has been tampered with how can you "recheck" the ballots? with paper you can just count them again. you can always use one of those
"fill in the dot" systems and use a reader to count, but at the same time you can always recount and verify by eye.
b) ink people's fingers with something that stays for a couple days, keeps people from casting multiple votes as seems to have happened the last
election. so even if someone has several "fake id's" they will still only get to VOTE ONCE.
c) have proper PICTURE id in order to vote, that can be matched to a voter registration list. yes errors can occur, in that case have a separate box
that can be used and the person verified as an eligible LIVE voter in the area, when votes are counted, before adding their vote in.
d) have a way to VERIFY that voter id is AUTHENTIC to prevent anyone from using a fake id to vote when they are ineligible. anyone caught using a fake
id arrested on the spot, and held until their trial, (which should be done quickly, perhaps even that day, so that if in the end it turns out that
person WAS eligible to vote, they would be able to)..
e) ABSOLUTELY [I]NO[/I] "RESULT COVERAGE" AT ALL WHILE VOTING IS STILL IN PROGRESS ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY. no "early returns" coverage or
anything at all, until ALL votes are in.
i know a few people who base their vote on who is "doing better" at the time. in fact they should not
release ANY results until AT LEAST THE NEXT DAY. this would give time for any recounts found may be needed. and no results should be publicly released
until all parties are satisfied that vote counts are correct and any recounts felt needed are complete.
f) ALLOW ex-CONVICTS to vote. if they have served their time then they have PAID for their crime and should not be held back from being eligible to
vote, who knows they might have reformed. in a lot of ways i think even INMATES should be allowed to vote as long as they are eligible otherwise.