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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 06:43 PM
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7. I don't need to. You, in your hysteria are certain that the states should
spend 11 billion to prevent a handful of Mexicans from voting. Hint if it sounds like Britney Spears and Kevin Federline it ain't a Mexican, or a Frenchman. On the other hand if it sounds like Sean Connery it might be Scottish. And that don't cost a dime.

Now, you can be forgiven if you've never heard of a single case in which an illegal immigrant successfully used a fake ID at the polls. Neither Burton nor Perdue presented evidence of any such cases.

"If you are an illegal immigrant, the last thing you want to do is show up at a polling place, ..." said Thomas Patterson, an expert on elections at Harvard's Shorenstein Center. "We have enough trouble getting people to vote when they're eligible. The idea that people are going to stick their necks out and get penalty stretches the imagination."

Patterson notes that the voting and registration rules that apply in much of this country are already more stringent than those in most Western European democracies. In much of Western Europe, for example, the postal service simply notifies voter registration officials when a citizen moves, and his voting precinct is automatically changed.

And you are a fan of James Baker because...

Baker served as chief legal advisor for George W. Bush during the 2000 election campaign and oversaw the Florida recount. He was instrumental in getting the Supreme Court to intervene in the Florida vote recount. Over 200,000 votes were not counted, thus giving election to George W Bush even though he lost the popular vote. He is currently (as of 2004) a senior partner at the law firm of Baker Botts and senior counsel to the Carlyle Group.

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