by Worthington Daily Globe
October 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
I want to urge everyone to vote no on the Minnesota voter ID amendment. Continue Reading
Tags: letters, Minnesota, Opinion, Politics 8 Comments »
No voter fraud in Minnesota? What about the 400 ballots found in the trunk of a car after the election and they were counted – and all 400 were for Franken!
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It’s time to give it a rest, ellamay. 400 ballots? All for Franken!? LOL, LOL, LOL, as you’d say.
The rumor, back in the recount, was that THIRTY-TWO (32) ballots were found in someone’s car trunk — and that was spread by Sean Hannity and supported by Tim Pawlenty. It was, of course, false.
What a ridiculous attempt to stir things up! Here’s the link for those who want the facts:
It’s true that 32 absentee ballots were found in a secure place. Of those, 16 went to Franken, 7 for Coleman, and the rest to other candidates.
You’ve repeated this falsehood more than once. Why not apologize to the people who unknowingly gave you a ‘thumbs up’, based on a lie?
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OOPS, I mean “loua”, not ellamay. I get the two confused often.
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Upwards of 2,800 ineligible felons are believed to have unlawfully voted in Minnesota’s 2008 general election and that 113 had been convicted of voting illegally in that election. Having an ID is important for keeping elections fair for everybody involved. People who are against voter ID must be okay with cheating, or breaking of laws. Is it okay with two people going into a bar, ordering a beer, getting carded, one person has an ID, shows it and get a beer, the other person doesn’t have their ID, but their friend says they are over 21, and here is a phone bill to prove who they are, but the bar says no you can’t drink, would people be mad? Voting is very important, but so is a fair and even playing field.
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Those 2800 felons and 113 convictions would still happen under a voter id law. These people weren’t pretending to be someone they weren’t. These were failures in the registration process to deny them to vote since they were listed felons. Minnesota has same day registration and thats why these cases showed up.
“The problem rests largely on our current Election Day registration system,” said Davis. “Most of the fraudulent votes cast in 2008 could have been prevented by using the NORMAL registration and verification processes. But since the Election Day registration process does not include eligibility verifications, it simply leaves the door open to these kinds of abuses.”
Unless voter IDs are given away free (which currently they aren’t), then this would violate Amendment 24 of the Constitution; poll tax.
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The sheeple wouldn’t want any pesky facts to get in the way of their long held beliefs, merc.
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So do you wait for the roof to leak before you fix it? Do you not give your child an immunization that could prevent a serious illness? Do you put your seat belt on after the accident? All bad choices! Do we need to wait for voter fraud to become common place before we take measures to correct it? If the assumptions on cost are true of up to $100 million to implement voter ID. That equates to about $20 in cost for every resident in the state of Minnesota. I don’t know about you but I have spent far more on things that are far less important! Vote “YES” and put your seatbelt on your rights before the “accident”!
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If you listen to the amendment proponents, the roof’s already leaking! The crash has already happened! The house is already on fire! Voter fraud is running rampant, never mind FACTS and statistics to disprove it! They’re not talking about fraud down the road — it’s happening NOW! The sky is falling! Haven’t you heard?
Do you have any idea how much GOOD could be done in MN — for real causes and to address real threats to our society — with $100 million hard-earned tax dollars? Do you honestly believe this is the BEST use of money that we DON’T have? Isn’t the State projected to have another $multi-billion deficit? It is absolutely fascinating — and not a little hypocritical — that the Republicans who scream every day about small government and fiscal responsibility are willing to throw money (they don’t have) at a problem that doesn’t exist.
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