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MORE FEARS OF POTENTIAL VOTER FRAUD
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Joshua Sharf, who blogs View From a Height, has a ton of information on potential for voter fraud in Colorado. He writes:
The two biggest movers here in terms of voter registration have been the PIRG-funded New Voters Project, and a state outfit called Fair Vote Colorado, run by a research analyst at a liberal think-tank, and a former Democratic operative. Dems have out-registered Reps here, too.
Counties are required to register voters by mail, if they provide their name, address, and birth date, and a signature, and aren't required to check any of that information. (I was told on a number of occasions that these people were signing affadavits, after all.)
Colorado has implemented rules requiring ID at the polling place for so-called "provisional voting," required under 2002's Help America Vote Act (HAVA).
Now, Common Cause has filed a lawsuit alleging that this violates the Federal HAVA, and that requiring ID constitutes a poll tax. Right. Requiring people to show their Medicaid cards or government checks is a poll tax.
Note that if Common Cause wins, someone could register to vote by mail, without ID, and vote, without ID. I have verified this assertion with the Colorado Secretary of State's office.
This. Is. Nuts.
I hope state election officials are keeping a close eye on this stuff. This sounds like a massive coordinated effort nationwide to facilitate voter fraud.
Attention, mainstream media: You want to stop being mocked as a bunch of girlie-men, start sniffing around this issue!
[Posted 09/28 09:19 PM]