Re: voter-induced compromise of the paper trail

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 19:28:57 CST

That's a perfect entry for an FAQ. Well said.

On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 13:42, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2004, at 2:58 PM, Robert Rapplean wrote:
>
> > I have a question. Why do people consider it a bad thing if a person
> > walks home with a peice of paper that states how they voted?
>
> Because the voter can hand that paper to a crook who's agreed to
> pay them for voting the right way.
>
> Your landlord offers you a rent cut if you vote for his brother for
> city council.
>
> Your union boss says you'll get the night shift forever unless you
> vote Democratic.
>
> Your boss says you'll get the night shift forever unless you vote
> Republican.
>
> The ward boss who says the sidewalk in front of your small business
> will be eternally torn up and under construction unless you vote for
> the party machine.
>
> and on down the line.
>
> These aren't mere academic possibilities, they are established reality
> in parts of the United States today. We don't want to enable the
> spread of these kinds of schemes!
>
> Doug Jones
> jones@cs.uiowa.edu
>
>
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