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Possible Voter Fraud?

Written by | October 24th, 2008

Well, Election Day is almost upon us. The race seems to be, once again, tightening up.

One can’t help but to wonder if there is going to be absolute chaos, as with the 2000 elections.

With all of this talk about voter fraud, It seems as though, inevitably, that this will become a real issue.

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5 thoughts on “Possible Voter Fraud?

  1. KEB

    I am not sure if there will be widespread voter fraud, i.e. voters casting more than one ballot or dead people voting, however, it is quite evident that there is widespread voter registration fraud. The incident where the entire Dallas Cowboy’s football team were registered to vote in Las Vegas (I think that is correct) and the fact that Mickey Mouse was registered to vote in Florida. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that someone, somewhere is at least attempting to corrupt the process.
    It makes me wonder if the attempt is more to cast doubt on the official winner or to influence the election. Either way, I don’t see how Mickey could vote unless there were some voter fraud going on.
    Mark my words … if it turns out that Mickey Mouse casts a vote, you will see the beginning of the end of the voting process as we now know it.

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  2. markross Post author

    Hi KEB,

    I think that you are dead on, on all fronts.
    I have not done enough research to speak too much to this subject but evident ally organizations, such as Acorn, get tax incentives for registering people, or mice (in this case) to vote.

    To that extent, you are correct; that is, no one should be able to go in and vote twice in their district, but could they?

    Suppose Mickey Mouse registered once as a Democrat, once as an Independent and once as a Republican, could he then vote 3 times? What do they check when you vote?
    As far as I recall, they check to see if you are registered in the respective district, and that is it.

    I think that this problem has existed for a long time and the election in 2000 was sort of the unveiling of it. Regardless, this Acorn organization, so I am told, is getting tax incentives from the government, and they are not suppose to lean toward either party, however it does seem as though there is an agenda with this particular organization.

    So, while the ability to actually cast a vote twice is yet to be seem, I still feel as though there is something sinister that may be going on here.

    Mark

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  3. KEB

    Vivid is correct. The bickering and complaining between the parties, particularly about counting votes and the "devining" the intent of the voter.

    We shouldn't be trying to determine the intent of the voter. If the voters intent is clear, then we count it, if the intent in unclear we don't. It shouldn't be rocket science. Unfortunately we had operatives who claimed that if the voter selected all the candidates of a single party, they must have intended to select the same party candidate in the presidential campaign. I have split my vote across party lines many times, thus it would be incorrect for anyone to try and determine my vote according to how I vote along party lines.

    Then we had the folks decry about disenfranchising voters, yet those same folks insisted that nearly 25,000 ballots should be discarded because of an obscure technicality (most overseas military ballots do not receive postmarks) even though they were received prior to election day.

    Ultimately, I believe the correct candidate won in Florida, however there is a swath of society who would disagree. That is their right, and I will stand by them in their right to believe it, but I don't have to agree with them.

    … and just to let you know, it was Palm Beach County and Dade County where the majority of the problems originated.

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  4. markross Post author

    Hi KEB,

    I think that you were saying, "defining" the intent of the voter.

    I agree fully; if the intent is unclear, then we really should discard the vote, fair or not.

    It is good to see that you are one that has voted across party lines, I have great respective for those who can be open-minded enough to do so.

    Sadly, I have a feeling that the overseas, military ballots will again, be an issue this year.

    At this point, we all know that Bush did win the electoral vote, and we all know that Gore won the popular vote; that system can easily become a whole new topic of discussion.

    However, I do agree that there will always be ones that feel as though The 2000 election was stolen; at this point, it is foolish to look back, especially as it can never really be proven.

    So, looking forward, I fear that the same may happen, and what have they done to prevent it from happening again? It looks like it is boiling down to very little.

    Also, this Acorn involvement is a little disconcerting.

    Mark

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