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CA voters duped into registering republican

Original post made by Peter, another community, on Oct 18, 2008

L.A. Times reports Republican voter-registration people are being investigated in several states for registration fraud after people who thought they were signing a petition later found they had changed their registration to Republican. There have been problems with this firm in the past.Web Link

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 18, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Open registration is a farce initiated only to make voter fraud easier. When was the last time you heard of someone punished for voter fraud?
People from all walks of life have little trouble finding a government office to sign up for all the other goodies, so voter registration drives make little sense and invite cheating.Unless we are ready for issuing drivers licenses from a card table in front of a supermarket, can the registration drive.

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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 18, 2008 at 3:04 pm


I've always registered at some sidewalk card table. I don't have time to go to the county clerk's office.

Voter fraud is seldom prosecuted because there aren't many cases of it. Voter fraud is different than registration fraud. Fake names don't vote.

The whole things a red herring by the GOP aimed at disenfranchising voters that come from groups likely to vote Democratic.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 18, 2008 at 3:09 pm

More than a dozen states are looking into the registration efforts of the pro-Obama organization - and hundreds of thousands of suspicious or outright fraudulent voter sign-ups have been unearthed.

This, at a time when the radical ACORN reportedly has finally decided to jettison its founder, after the fact that his brother embezzled $1 million from the group (which then tried to cover up the fact) came to light. Web Link

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 19, 2008 at 1:57 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

"...fake names don't vote..." Ask B-1 Bob - Ask the Washington Governor. There are few prosecutions because winners are not going to prosecute the process that put them in office.

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Posted by Pesrpective
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 19, 2008 at 9:49 am

Even aside the issue of how wrong it is for people to sign anything they haven't read ( how stupid is that??)...and aside from the fact that it has nothing to do with voter fraud at all, since any R OR D live citizen can vote (still) in this country...

doncha all think this is yet more attempt to manipulate the public through the great and noble profession of journalism? The agenda? "See, Republicans do voter fraud also"..counting on people to not actually think.

The funniest part of all of this is, as usual, the people complaining don't realize that many of us look at them and wonder why they signed something they didn't read?

I never sign anything without reading it carefully and researching who I am handing my signature to, which means I very rarely sign anything on a sidewalk.

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