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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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  -Voting fraud..national ID cards,,,the solution?? SoCalDem  Aug-22-04 07:04 AM   #0 
  - Interesting idea ... One question:  NewHampshireDem   Aug-22-04 07:09 AM   #1 
  - Only the elections for local/state propositions  SoCalDem   Aug-22-04 07:12 AM   #2 
  - Why hasn't this been pushed as an option?  iconoclastic cat   Aug-22-04 07:51 AM   #3 
  - Caution!  JP in Mass   Aug-22-04 08:13 AM   #4 
  - This would be for EVERYONE who votes, not just "some" people  SoCalDem   Aug-22-04 04:22 PM   #11 
  - How about we follow Oregon's example instead?  Toots   Aug-22-04 08:39 AM   #5 
  - How do you know your elections are valid?  God_bush_n_cheney   Aug-22-04 11:18 AM   #7 
  - The current system  SheilaT   Aug-22-04 10:19 AM   #6 
  - Claims of voter fraud at the polls are a ruse  LizW   Aug-22-04 11:42 AM   #8 
  - For over 200 years this country  shraby   Aug-22-04 12:34 PM   #9 
  - Because the danger is insider fraud, not voter fraud  RedEagle   Aug-22-04 01:21 PM   #10 

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