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  •  Well (0+ / 0-)

    The upshot of that is to say that people cannot be paid to register poor people to vote.  I assume you do not object to the RNC hiring people register voters in rich Republican area.

    I don't accept that rich people should inherently have more access than poor people to elections.

    •  Whenever people are paid to register voters (0+ / 0-)

      or obtain petition signatures you are going to get fraudulent entries irrespective of the location.  The workers are motivated not to commit fraud in the election process but to obtain a paycheck.  For some, sitting home with a phone book and filling out registration forms (or voter petitions) represents the maxim effort they are willing to expend to obtain that paycheck.  It's just a fact one has to contend with when employing the near-unemployable.

      "Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory." - Molly Ivins

      by Involuntary Exile on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 01:10:22 PM PDT

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      •  Sure (0+ / 0-)

        But that is true anytime someone is paid for anything.  The proper response to that problem is oversight.  In this case, ACORN should have other staff check on all voter registrations, and they should fire anyone who appears to be submitting phony ones.

        That is exactly what ACORN does.  

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