Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Federal court: Ohio must check voter registrations

OHIO: “A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered Ohio’s top elections official to set up a system by the end of the week to verify new voters’ eligibility and make it available to Ohio’s 88 county election boards.” Federal court: Ohio must check voter registrations

Yes.

So - should you have to show a driver's license? ID Card? Thumbprint? How would you ensure one person one vote?

9 comments:

DD2 said...

"How would you ensure one person one vote?"

Forgetabout it Rose, it's not going to work, ACORN has the fix in play in Ohio and nothing is going to stop them

Rose said...

Sadly, I think you are right. And not just Ohio.

Howlsatmoon said...

Younger folks have to show picture ID to buy alcohol or tobacco.....We all have to show it to get on an airplane....why not with the most important thing that we have?

Eric V. Kirk said...

This isn't election day verification. Ohio is being ordered to cross-reference voter registration with other public records, including social security and driver's licenses. It'll be done in the offices, ahead of the election. What the Republicans are hoping is that there are a significant number of mispellings or outdated addresses on the other agencies so they can force provisional ballots and challenge the votes on that basis. It could clear up any of the fictitious ACORN registration forms ahead of time, but that won't have any impact on the election unless ACORN intended to send false voters to the polls to vote under those fake names. There's no evidence of that, which is why there won't be any criminal charges filed against ACORN officials. A few of those workers may be in trouble if someone decides to make an example of them, but that's not what the Republicans are looking for. They wanted a conspiracy to cast fraudulent votes, but the actual evidence is contrary - as revealed ironically by Fox News.

Eric V. Kirk said...

Younger folks have to show picture ID to buy alcohol or tobacco.....We all have to show it to get on an airplane....why not with the most important thing that we have?

Many inner city working class folk don't have cars so they don't have driver's licenses. Other than to purchase alcohol, there aren't many other reasons to get an ID, and it can be a hassle and an unnecessary expense. It would exclude many voters, most often those within the Democratic constituencies, so it's obviously a political question practically speaking.

Rose said...

Eric, how many votes separated Bush and Gore in that election?

Eric V. Kirk said...

About 20 thousand if you include the people who were wrongly removed from the rolls because their names resembled those of felons in other states.

mresquan said...

"About 20 thousand if you include the people who were wrongly removed from the rolls because their names resembled those of felons in other states."

You sure?I seem to remember that it was much,much closer than that when the Supreme Court stepped in and ordered the recount to stop.Somewhere near 600 from what I recall.I'll have to go back and dig up some old info on that stuff.And Gore won the popular vote outright regardless.

Anonymous said...

That's why state-issued ID should be free. We already pay these jokers to work at the DMV, we already used taxpayer money to buy the blank cards and the laminating machine and so on. This is one service the taxpayers shouldn't be taxed twice for, especially if it's required to exercise guaranteed rights to vote.