Re: [OVC-discuss] Vote for Lizard People in MN?

From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Wed Nov 26 2008 - 22:41:24 CST

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 5:09 AM, <dr-jekyll@att.net> wrote:
> The Heritage Foundation produced a report this past July 10th regarding
> voter registrations and voting by non-citizens who are registered by
> accident (and some non-accidents) because of The National Voter Registration
> Act of 1993 (Motor Voter). One of our federal courts used voter
> registration lists to call prospective jurors and found 3% of 30,000
> prospective jurors called couldn't serve on juries because they weren't
> citizens.
>
> In a close election like this, the threat of retail fraud may be bigger than
> the threat of wholesale fraud.

This turns out not to be the case. We have endlessly documented court
cases of vote suppression in the tens and hundreds of thousands of
votes. There are only a handful of documented court cases over
individual vote fraud.

This has unfortunately been turned into a partisan issue, with the
Republicans fraudulently claiming large-scale fraud by ACORN and
others, and the Democrats pointing to Republican Secretaries of State
illegally purging voter registration rolls too close to election time,
or using really bad matching software to look for the tiniest
discrepancies between voter registration and motor vehicle records or
social security, while using the widest possible matching against
lists of felons.

> --
> Kurt
>
> Nor yet, O Freedom! close thy lids
> in slumber for thine enemy never
> sleeps. -- The Antiquity of
> Freedom By William Cullen Bryant

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