[OT] Foreign Policy
masterclc at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 14:30:08 MST 2008
On Jan 24, 2008 2:01 PM, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> We already have Voter ID requirements.
> About 3% of registered voters are randomly selected (ahead of time
> it's in the poll books), and must provide some proof of identity. No
> reason is given for the ID check requirement, some are just "lucky",
> some may have moved recently etc.
> This can be a piece of mail (because it's a federal offence to posses
> someone else's mail), with the name and address professionally printed
> on it. or it can be a government issued ID, or it can be the
> individuals voter registration card.
> However the name AND address are what are being verified.
> Also anyone at any time can challenge ANYONES right to vote. This
> comes as a verbal challenge.
> "I challenge your right to vote here sir/mam (insert reason here)"
> I saw it happen 2 times at the polling location I managed.
> In one instance it was because the person who had attempted to vote no
> longer lived in that precinct.
> Someone from their ward saw them, and challenged their right to vote there.
> They revealed that they no longer lived there, but thought they were
> supposed to vote in the precinct they had registered in.
> This is not the case, you always vote in the precinct you currently
> live in, regardless of where you are registered. So we sent them to
> the proper location.
> In the other case, it was a minor (the kid would have turned 18 the
> next day), and again someone from their ward challenged their right to
> It is your duty as an American Citizen to challenge the vote of anyone
> for whom you have cause to believe does not have the right to vote.
> This may be a minor, or someone who has moved away recently, or
> someone whom you believe to not be a US Citizen, or someone who is a
> convicted felon.
> At worst, you are wrong, then the person will have had to cast a
> provisional ballot which requires an extended review, but could still
> count. At best you will have done your part to ensure a free and fair
That's awesome, thanks for the info! How bad would it look if you
stood in line and called out everyone who appeared to be an "Illegal
Alien" though? More directly, what stops the racist folks from
accusing every single non-white voter of not being legit and having to
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