Attorney General Holder: U.S. should automatically register voters

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    (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that U.S. election officials should register eligible voters automatically and take steps to reduce the long lines Americans encountered in national elections on November 6.
    In a speech in Boston, Holder became the highest-ranking official to call for voting changes since President Barack Obama expressed exasperation with the hours-long lines during his re-election victory speech last night.

    "Modern technology provides ways to address many of the problems that impede the efficient administration of elections," Holder said.

    The United States has a patchwork election system, relying on local officials in 50 states and the District of Columbia to process the paperwork needed to register - without the use of a national ID card that some other democracies use.

    U.S. should automatically register voters: attorney general | Reuters
     
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    So what's the plan? Have fedgov process all registrations?

    More government is not the solution to every problem.

    Some people can't comprehend that.
     
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    It seems you are OK with more government....if it means suppressing the vote.

    Amiright?
     
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    Gotta Social Security Card?

    You get automatically registered. Provide proof of residence at the polling place and you get to vote. Not too hard.
     
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    Almost never, actually. :lol: You should be used to it.
     
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    Daveman gonna Dave.

    I am absofuckinlutely correct.
     
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    Maybe if you threaten to hold your breath until you turn blue, I'll be convinced. :lol:

    I don't want anyone's vote suppressed. At the same time, I don't want people who are ineligible to vote voting.

    The left opposes efforts to prevent that.
     
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    when I hear Repubs making the argument about "Big Government" or "More Government", but when it comes to female reproduction they don't have a problem with Government being bigger than life and all up in the vagina...:lol:
     
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    Nope. Efforts to prevent that have been wholly successful. You must have missed that part.
     
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    The absentee ballot process is a fucking joke.
     

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