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« on: February 26, 2013, 05:54:55 PM »

"Reader's view: Eliminate vouching during voter registration"

No voter fraud in Minnesota? Really? Tell that to the two women being charged in Carlton County with one count each of “ineligible voter knowingly votes,” under statute 201.014.3 — a felony. As an election judge, I had the misfortune of witnessing one of these illegal votes being cast at the precinct to which I was assigned. Having nagging suspicions about a group of same-day registrants who were being vouched for, I eventually followed up. In the end it was confirmed that indeed one of these folks had voted illegally (and there was also one other illegal voter confirmed in the county). Even more of an issue was that these votes already were counted before a verification process.

This is a problem.

What is the solution? First, the vouching system has to go. Nobody should be able to stumble into a polling place with no identification and absolutely no ability to identify themselves and based on somebody else’s word (who may or may not even know the person) be able to cast a vote. Second, same-day registration needs to go. Anyone truly concerned about voting can very well register up until a 20-day cut-off date before an election. This would give the state ample time to verify they are legal to vote.

It shouldn’t matter what side of the aisle you are on; we must insist on fair elections.

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One man/woman, one vote.  I think everyone loses when folks vote more than once.  Some people complained that in the olden days, some people counted as less than 100% of a human being.

What is the value of one honest vote compared to someone voting six times?  Somehow, one person's vote is worth 1/6 of the multiple votes of another?

If it was a problem for slaves, isn't it a problem for today's slave/honest voter class?

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