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  •  Signatures ARE voter ID. I wish people would make (0+ / 0-)

    that argument more often. We already have good voter ID systems that are simple, cheap, and time tested. I'd like to see someone forge my signature and have it match the signature sheet that they check it against when I vote. That's one reason voter impersonation is virtually non-existent. It's a lot harder than it sounds.

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:29:21 AM PDT

    •  In WA State, we mail in ballots (1+ / 0-)
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      But we have to sign the security envelope, so that's good enough ID.  The Republican efforts in swing states are totally voter suppression garbage, that are mostly, thankfully being tossed out by thinking judges.  And hopefully, we'll still have thinking judges in the future, if the Republican party dies soon enough.

      We're ALL better off when we're ALL better off!

      by susanWAstate on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:36:32 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, we've used mail-in ballots too here in (1+ / 0-)
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        Oregon...even longer than Washington :P But, as you say, that proves my point that a signature is a simple but very effective form of identification. So, the next time people say "we need voter IDs," we should tell them, we already have IDs: It's called signature verification. That's even stronger than a photo ID, because people can make fake IDs with photoshop, but if they have to sign a signature without having seen the original, there no way it's going to match.

        Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

        by tekno2600 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 11:56:24 AM PDT

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