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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:05 AM

We need to just end voter registration

It creates many problems and solves none. This would be a good subject to shove the hell out of the Overton window about.

Let anyone vote on either documentation or oath/affirmation of identity and residence.

Alternately, actually make the Social Security card an identity medium like a sane country, and then vote on that card and oath or affirmation of residence.

Voter registration is a solution in search of a problem, and pretty much only exists to keep lawful voters from voting. It's time to get rid of it.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:18 AM

1. I never understood why they went to the trouble if giving me a voter registration card.

You can't even use it for voter identification. It is a total waste of time.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 12:12 PM

5. Yeah - if they want photo ID for voting, put a picture on the voter registration card

Boom! Problem solved. Ever registered voter has a picture ID which proves they are the person who is registered to vote.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:21 AM

2. Works for me.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:31 AM

3. That's asking for voter fraud. There has to be a way to designate...

when and where a person is to vote, and of course make sure it's only once.

The SS card idea is good though.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:48 AM

4. Voter registration doesn't solve that problem, though

Nothing keeps me from registering in multiple districts as it is

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 12:19 PM

6. Going to jail should. Voter registrations are computerized by...

volunteers doing data inputting. I've done phone-banking on campaigns from computer printouts with names, addresses, ages and phone numbers. There is cross referencing so duplicate registrations would raise red flags.

I wouldn't take that chance.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 12:29 PM

7. "Nothing keeps me from registering in multiple districts as it is"

But you can't vote in multiple districts. All states cross-check voter registrations to ensure that people only vote once and are voting in the correct district.

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