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  1. Patters

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    Galvin Calls Voter Fraud Allegations 'Pretty Extreme' | WGBH News

    Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said he is taking over all election-related activities from the clerk's office in the Western Massachusetts town of East Longmeadow. The move follows allegations of widespread voter fraud.

    Galvin will strip oversight from the town clerk and send an election monitor to oversee all voting in East Longmeadow on primary day, which is Sept. 6. “My concern is going forward to make sure the election is properly administered to protect the integrity of the election but also the rights of voters,” he said.

    Galvin said an employee in the town clerk’s office allegedly changed the party affiliation of hundreds of registered voters from Democrat to Republican without their knowledge, and then cast absentee ballots on their behalf.
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    Another reason why I support voter ID laws. If this guy did what is alleged, I think he should be put away for a LONG time.
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    Great point WP.....

    Don't tell anyone, but I changed over 1,000 of my town's residents affiliation to "Independent".

    It instantly made all of them smarter!
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    Being middle class, you don't have to worry about being caught, because Republicans are only concerned about stopping the imaginary election fraud of the poor. Voter ID, they hope, will keep the poor from voting, and that in itself will reduce election fraud.
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    I'd like to do whatever it takes to reduce fraud....and I don't care who it affects more as long as it prevent/reduces fraud.
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    #12 Jersey

    WP,, PR, why do you think voter ID laws would have prevented this kind of inside fraud from occuring?
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    Because people coming in and showing ID makes it a helluva lot less likely that, all of a sudden, some guy can take 500 or so people and have them "cast" their votes for one person or another.

    I think a better question is: How can anyone think voter ID laws wouldn't help prevent this sort of massive fraud?
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    Yeah ... not sure also that it would help with absentee votes.
    But I still support voter ID ... attempts to make it better should always be tried.
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    #12 Jersey

    Because these were absentee voters -they're not coming in and showing ID - they're not coming in and showing anything - they're not coming in at all.
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    Republican voter fraud in Massachusets?

    That is like saying the 0-16 2008 Detroit Lions were stealing signals.
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    Check out how they are screwing ALL the Ron Paul delegates....This country is SO screwed up!!:mad:
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    I hope they make this person a scapegoat and publicize their prison sentence nationally. I don't care if this person is a Rep. or Dem. and do not see how voter ID is relevant.
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    And I'll still guarantee that Scott Brown wins his re-election bid and beats Pokey by a significant margin!
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    The poor need ID to get booze, benefits and ciggys, they have voter id.


    Voter fraud should be stopped and prosecuted.
    This crime would only apply to primaries I would think...and would be discovered quickly by the affected primary voters.
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    The insider stuff wouldn't be stopped by voter ID laws.

    But you know what would have prevented this jackass' move?

    No absentee ballots.

    Guess why we don't make them illegal? Because you'd have to disenfranchise millions -- notably, many in the military -- to get at this actual case of fraud.

    This one case threatened to do more documented damage (if not caught) than every documented case of in-person voter fraud for several elections.

    Why the Republican hew and cry about in-person voter fraud and voter ID? Why no complaints about absentee voting, which is clearly a bigger "problem"?

    It's one or the other. If we're about "preventing fraud" there is absolutely no excuse to uphold the voter ID laws and not insist on doing away with absentee ballots.

    If it doesn't matter who you disenfranchise, it doesn't matter. If it does, it does.

    PFnV
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    I wonder if I'm going to be a democrat or republican when I'm dead?
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    GK Chesterton said tradition is the democracy of the dead. So you'll be a traditionalist, and sooner or later, that will mean that your views will be outdated. So the answer is, Republican, sooner or later.
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    I'm fine with getting rid of absentee voting.

    Of course an accommodation would have to be made for the military who make it possible for the rest of us to have our freedom.
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    #12 Jersey

    Right...because no student who lives away from home during the school year or senior citizen without transportation or hospitalized patient or handicapped individual has the right to vote - it's in the Constitution that they don't count.
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    Politicians are scumbags by nature that's why they should have less power not more.

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