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  •  And there are signatures to look for. (11+ / 0-)

    Her results don't come in in a timely manner, she controls the data, turnout is fantastically high in her precinct and she has a high rate of "human error" resulting in last minute tabulations.  Those are a LOT of signatures.

    If anybody else has that particular list of signatures, we certainly should be looking at them.

    "In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder, a secret order." Carl Jung

    by Unduna on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 05:38:14 AM PDT

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    •  Do you mean voters signing in to vote? (4+ / 0-)

      Wisconsin voters don't sign a poll list. You just tell the poll workers your name and address and they check you off in two separate registration lists (which have to match at the end of the night). New voters register on the spot and then can vote. (Of course the Republicans are trying to end same-day registration, because somehow that increases fraud. Compared with what the current situation may show? Minuscule!)

      •  Really? No signatures at all? How are (0+ / 0-)

        they certifying that you are who you are supposed to be? Is ID required. In CA (or at least LA County), no ID is required but you sign the roster under penalty of perjury.

        "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

        by CaliSista on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 06:59:43 PM PDT

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        •  Signatures would be better than photo ID (0+ / 0-)

          Republicans are also pushing photo IDs, which would disenfranchise many voters who are poor, minorities, senior citizens, and students (notice a pattern here?) It hasn't passed yet. Their argument is that voter fraud is rampant and only IDs will prevent it. Investigations have been done but have found very, very few instances of voter fraud, usually felons voting (which would not be stopped by having IDs). It's a solution in search of a problem.

      •  For same day registration... (0+ / 0-)

        What happens to your ballot? Are you given an optical scanner ballot and is it scanned in or is it set to the side or is it a whole different process?

        Curious, especially as to how it relates to those 2006 election results.

        •  Newly registered voters get the same ballot (0+ / 0-)

          Their voter number (given to each voter in order of arrival, to keep count) is written on their registration form. Then they vote just like everybody else and put the ballot into the machine. (In some very small places, ballots may be counted by hand.)

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