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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 08:13 AM
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4. Caution!
Rigorous ID and credential checks can intimidate
eligible voters, especially minorities.
An ID proposal was thrown out here for
just this reason. Black and Hispanic voters
may be more reluctant to show their ID to
a policeman than white voters.
Depressed turnout is just as bad for
democracy as fraud.

Besides, has anyone shown that duplicate or
ineligible voters have made a significant
impact in a recent race? Can we show there
is a real problem before we implement
a police state solution like internal passports?


You can choose not to fly or leave the country
without much consequence. Choosing not to vote
can hurts you.
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