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Voter Rolls Are Rife With Inaccuracies, Report Finds

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  1. patsfan13

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    1.8 dead people registered, along with a host of other problems.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/u...n-rolls-are-in-disarray-pew-report-finds.html



    Cleaning the rolls and voter ID laws are needed to prevent fraud.
     
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    so long as legitimate voters don't face significant impediments to voting, absolutely, yes

    Too many people minimize the issues that some people will face, however.

    As is often the case, the devil is in the details.
     
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    Democrats want Dead People, Felons, Convicts, and Illegal Aliens to be allowed to vote, they want this because they know all these criminals will vote for the Democrat.

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    So what do you recommend? If you want to enroll in school, as fundamental a right as voting, you need to provide a birth certificate for your child. If you fly or take Amtrak, you need to show a photo identification to travel. If you want to open a bank account, you need to show photo ID ( as a result of the Patriot Act).
    For the complaints of students and the elderly being potentially disenfranchised, if you're a student old enough to vote, you have a photo ID- they all do.... As for the elderly, find a way to provide them with photo ids at minimal or no cost and you solved the problem.
    We could even dip the thumb in indelible ink like they do in the third world countries to prevent repeat voting. Like many things, the simple logical solution gets lost in the politics of it.
     
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    I don't have a recommendation -- I'm not the one clamoring for a change, either.

    I think you're right that there's not much of an issue with students, though whether a student ID would be accepted depends on the proposal. Even if a government issued ID were required, however, the logistics of enabling students to get those would be pretty easy given the density of students at campuses.

    What's more problematic are people, including many elderly and impoverished, for whom getting such an ID could be a legitimate hardship -- if they're in rural areas, don't have much transportation, etc.

    As you mention, though, the photo ID isn't the only possible solution.
     

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