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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-01-11 02:17 PM
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2. It was a good law to pass, but far from perfect
Provisional ballots for example are better than the alternative before. Before if you showed up on election day to vote and your name was not on the list you were shit out of luck. Now the PB at least allows you to cast a ballot that has a chance of being counted. About two thirds of PB's end up being counted.

The problem, as we have seen, is that the law leaves state regulators in charge of many of these procedures. So you may have a hardass partisan SecState like Ken Blackwell in Ohio, who is determined to make it as hard as possible for provisional ballots to be counted, as we saw in 2004.

So the law is far from perfect, but it is better than no law at all.
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