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- Nov 10, 2019
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I am for everything you said in that post. I am just not sure, the proposals in some states are about election security as much as limiting the voting with regulations written by people the party in power in those states, in order to have legitimate voters discouraged from having their vote.The thread is about election security and why it is needed. I just figured you knew that. The OP has nothing to do with any theories re Trump, but only that things are happening that give any thinking person pause as to how honest and/or accurate our elections are.
I think any honorable America would want a voter registration system and voting process in which ALL Americans regardless of political leanings could be confident that the vote was honest and accurately counted as much as is humanly possible to make it be.
Some want to cut out vote by mail. Nothing wrong with vote by mail if handled securely and with proper identification, and it is definitely possible, if the goal is to get the most participation and not just limit the vote.
Some want to cut down on the number of polling places, in order to have better observation. I think that leads to longer lines, effecting working people, and younger people (compare to me) that have responsibilities that limit the time they can stand in lines, possibly for hours. I certainly do not have those problem and early vote, in person, every election.
One state want to make it law, you cannot even give water to those standing in line for hours, as if people are so simple, their vote could be bought with a bottled water.
I have no problem with voter ID, as long as they accept any government issued ID and that should include current student ID from state government funded colleges and universities. They asked for my driver's license, I gave them my retired Army DOD ID card, not because I did not have it my driver's license with me, but just to make sure all Government issued picture IDs were or could be presented and accepted.
I am not as concerned with whose names are on the voting rosters, or should have been purged, as who can be properly identified at the polls when coming in to vote or on aan absentee ballot. Just because somebody is on the rolls, does not mean they can vote, especially if dead, as very few dead people carry ID with them, and very few voters actually go back to where they once lived to vote twice. It is just not a big statistical problem and we catch cheaters every mid term and national election now.
Illegal alien and voting by non-citizens in Federal elections does not scare me either. There Is No Place Where They Are Being Signed Up To Vote In Statistically Important Numbers as These Tend To Be Staffed By Highway Patrol That Test and Examine For Driver Licenses, so the looseness of Motor Voter signups is another red herring, to titillate the masses.
I am conservative, just not right wing reactionary conservative.