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Thursday, October 16, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Ohio Secretary of State Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

This morning we learn that Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is appealing to the United States Supreme Court a lower court order directing her office to ensure voter registrations are valid before the election. In other words she was told to do her job and she doesn't wanna. Ridiculous. I'll make it easy for her. Throw out any registration submitted by ACORN or any other source except the voter themselves. If a person is too lazy or too stupid to register themselves then they are not likely to make good decisions in the voting booth.

Separately, this whole situation is easily fixed. We want voting limited to residents of a precinct who are United States citizens. We don't want people voting in multiple cities or states. Okay, no problem. In the computer age it is relatively easy to cross reference registrations in a national data base using social security numbers. If a social security number is used to register in Florida and also used to request an absentee ballot in New York it should be obvious that there is a problem. After the 2004 election there 20,000 or so people found to be registered in both states. Some are likely people who just didn't notify the election board before moving, but not all. Bottom line: The way our elections are being gamed does not give me much confidence in a fair and honest outcome.

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Blogger bob said...

Bill, You have it exactly right. There should be a law against voter registration drives. If someone really cares enough they will register on their own.

It really bothers me that the Dems through groups like acorn try to devalue the votes of honest citizens

October 16, 2008 at 5:08 PM

 

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