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  •  "Voter fraud is actually pretty common in this (1+ / 0-)
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    country".

    Prove it.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 06:40:32 PM PDT

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    •  We Have Become A Very Mobile Society... (0+ / 0-)

      We move very frequently.  When you move you change your residence.  When your residence changes you are required to change your Voter Registration.  Many people don't change all the things they should (like Drivers License and Voter Registration) in a timely manner because we have such busy schedules.  A lot of people that make local moves continue to vote in their old Precinct, for a variety of reasons.  This doesn't affect Statewide or National elections only local elections.

      I know what you are going to say: I would never do that and nobody I know would ever do that!

      But I assure you on any close local election if the vote difference after the recount was 1 or 2 votes, enough of these "minor" voting irregularities can be found to nullify the election and force a new election.

      •  Meh. (0+ / 0-)

        To the extent it happens (and I note, you provide no evidence), it's a wash.

        To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

        by UntimelyRippd on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 08:51:06 PM PDT

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      •  Meh (0+ / 0-)

        I don't think that there's either enough evidence of the commonness of such things, that it influences local elections or that it constitutes "fraud" is there. Whatever it is, the "solution" of voter IDs wouldn't affect this.

        Discourse is better served if we can stick to the rules of logic.

        by backell on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 04:25:34 AM PDT

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