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    Voting With ID Makes Sense

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 09:10:54 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Ruth Johnson, Voting, Election Fraud, Dead People, Photo ID (all tags)

    Many have pushed back on the idea of pictured ID being used to verify voters at the ballot box.  Conservatives believe that voting is one of the most sacred institutions in our Republic.

    In Michigan, voters are now required to provide photo ID to be able to vote in person.  However, another issue must still be corrected:

    "Her toughest legislative hurdle will be to get "no reason" absentee voting adopted, Johnson said. Voters who are not disabled or under age 60 must currently give a reason for not voting on Election Day.

    Johnson's proposal would allow any registered voter to get an absentee ballot provided they have a photo ID or are willing to sign an affidavit stating they don't have a photo ID - the same requirement voters face when they vote in person."

    Johnson is SPOT ON with her follow up of this loose end. Absentee voting is not a problem with the appropriate protections in place.

    A recent 'gotcha' video by James O'Keefe demonstrates clearly, the need for identification before voting.

    The thought that wholesale fraud might occur (and likely has) with absentee registration that does not validate whom might be casting the vote ought to chill one to room temperature, wherein they might then be more qualified.

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    Absolutely! (none / 0) (#1)
    by maidintheus on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 09:38:41 AM EST

    Verification of identity (none / 0) (#2)
    by Bruce on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 02:35:39 PM EST
    is not an onerous requirement as demonstrated daily in normal business and governmental transactions.  It is the only reasonable way to prevent fraud.

    Personally, I believe the process for requesting an absentee ballot should be more rigorous than showing up in person to vote because the opportunity for voter fraud is greater.

    There should also be, if there is not, an automated process that identifies, at each precinct, the registered voters who have received an absentee ballot... a large A next to their name on the list of registered voters.  Voting twice should not be an option.

    This is something I never could fully understand. (none / 0) (#4)
    by KG One on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 04:13:19 PM EST
    Whenever I needed to get an AV ballot, it took me five minutes at most to get one and walk out of city hall.

    Where's the problem?

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