October 10, 2012 at 6:52 am in DL-Online
If the Voter ID amendment passes, it could cost Becker County as much as $500,000, according to Becker County Auditor-Treasurer Ryan Tangen, who is in charge of local elections. Continue Reading
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“The Voter ID piece is a very, very, very small piece of this,” Tangen said. “The change (in the voting system) is significant, and everybody should read up on this so they can make an educated decision on this issue.”
Safeguarding the vote is not, not, not a small piece of voter id. Some people are acting like this is the first voting change that has ever been made that had costs associated with it. Maybe I just have more experience because I’m old and have been voting for over 40 years.
To me it wasn’t that long ago when we went to townships to vote – no mail in then. Once upon a time we punch holes, made black marks, pulled levers. My memory doesn’t hold all the changes over the years but there has been many and all with associated costs.
Voting is a worthless right if we cannot assure that each vote counts – once.
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How many cases of voter fraud have been filed in Minnesota in the last twenty years? I am sure that even if there are a few, there has never been enough to affect the out come of a race. So in this age of cutting costs and government waste it just seems to me that there are a lot of other places where the government and tax payer could get a lot more bang for their buck.
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Oh, snap. More videos of Obama campaign voter fraud. http://twitchy.com/2012/10/10/breaking-double-boom-second-okeefe-video-shows-ofa-aiding-voter-fraud-in-multiple-states/ Yup – democrats don’t want voter id. Look over there, see it costs too much. We’ll save big money when we get all the crooks out.
Democrat controlled Senate, led by Harry Reid, has not passed a budget since Obama elected. Sure, the Dems want to save money, and they want to start by not passing voter id.
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I looked…and it costs to much!
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I assume you will continue to vote for Democrats because you like frugal politicans. Doesn’t fit the narrative when Democrat fraud is discovered does it?
Once again proving that the government likes to waste money on a mythical thing. If you say an average of $500,000 per county in the state of Minnesota that’s $43.5 million. Now with Minnesota being one of the smallest states in population just say that number is the happy medium. That’s now $2.175 billion that the tax payers have to spend for all the states. And that’s the cheap end of it. All for a problem that doesn’t really matter. If it was a problem where 25-30% of the voting was voter fraud I could see it being done. It’s not even 1% of the votes that are cast. There are more importnat things that states and tax payers could be using that money for.
I’m sure someone will regurgitate some information a politician said that still doesn’t prove anything other than they believe every word politicians say. If that is what they believe I have a bridge in New York City to sell you. These are the people that REALLY need to start thinking for themselves and not be puppets for politicians.
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Your extrapolation is incorrect, but like voter fraud, that is ok with you because it serves your purpose. Maybe our venerable Mr. Tangen can help your math if you call his office – he is a public employee afterall – surely he isn’t partisan.
Since we know fraud and collusion exists, how is it that you know how much – do you have a crystal ball – or does it fit your narrative to say you know it’s not very much.
Yeah, taxpayers got a great deal with the administration bailing out GM and the Green Energy bankruptcies. You must be an Obama voter. How about the Senate not passing a budget since Obama got elected – is that fiscal responsibility? Will you vote again for the Democrat Senate candidate? How about Gov. Dayton’s F in fiscal responsibility – you like how he treats taxpayers’ money?
This is an unfunded mandate that cannot guarantee what it purports to do. The existing problem is very rare and not worth the unforeseen costs and potential limiting of voting rights of rural and overseas voters. Why are Republicans advocating for more government?
I don’t think you know what an unfunded mandate is. I thought this was a bipartisan issue, but you think it is Republican – why is that? How is it more government? Is it more government every time we change voting methods?
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How many men and women have died to protect our voting rights? Oh, we’ve caught a little fraud; therefore, we must have caught it all – it can’t be a problem. As a combat veteran, I resent the fact that Democrats have no problem with my single vote being offset by fraud.
Hands up. Who voted for our current govenor? Does it bother you that he got a F for fiscal policy? http://www.cato.org/publications/white-paper/fiscal-policy-report-card-americas-governors-2012 But you care about voter id costing too much. Democrats are hypocrites.
What about voting for the Democrat Senate incumbent? She votes with Harry Reid, who controls the Senate, and the Senate has not passed a budget since Obama got elected. Democrats are really concerned about fiscal issues – hypocrites.
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I love how all the conservatives all say voting fraud is strictly a liberal, left wing problem, when they themselves are guilty of doing it in the 2000 election down in Florida. Al Gore had Florida won, but ooh no! we need to do a “recount”. So guess what, all of the sudden, new votes are found out of no where, and give Bush the election.
Yeah it’s not a “Democrat” problem. Republicans got caught doing it, and are putting blame on someone else like always.
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Uh, all conservatives don’t say it is strickly a liberal issue. What conservatives are saying is that liberals say voter fraud doesn’t exist or is so small it doesn’t matter. For example, read the above posts. Voter id is a bipartisan issue.
Oh yeah, Bush won. Al Gore was never the president. But what we are talking about here is Minnesota not Florida.
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