Monday, October 04, 2010

Surfaced in Idaho: "Basically, all you need to do on the day of voting is to bring in a utility bill"

UPDATE (Oct. 6, 2010) - SAN ANTONIO - KSAT abc12 - Woman, 81, Charged With Illegal Voting - Investigators said Mary Ann Comparin had about four different aliases. Comparin will be charged with illegal voting for this recent arrest.
M.E. has tried to make this clear year after year since 2006: Worst Villainy: Vote Fraud.
The admission (title) by a prosecuting attorney before the next election is incendiary. Yet, what important issue does the Idaho legislature and Meridian City Council address? Thanks to Bubblehead's The Stupid Shall Be Punished, we have a recent example.
Do not be fooled into thinking Idaho alone has been remiss and overly tolerant when it comes to voter fraud. Here is an incomplete compendium of Absentee ballot vote fraud across the country. Idaho is just one of 33 states that permit No-fault absentee voting, according to BALLOTPEDIA. Neighboring Oregon is strictly a vote-by-mail state. Hmmm! Is convenience more important than compliance? Are these what people in a democratic republic really want?

We know how important this year's midterm elections are to all sides. We also know how lightly the crime of voting more than once has been treated in practically every state.
This crime came to light when a Blaine County voting clerk discovered, only "by happenstance", that one voter's name was listed on the voting records from two different Idaho counties.
A 56-year-old Hansen, Idaho resident pleaded guilty to attempting to vote twice, a misdemeanor. Originally charged with the felony voting (more than once), punishable in Idaho by up to 5 years in prison, the defendant was allowed to plead guilty to the misdemeanor, even though he [actually] did vote twice.

[T]he case illustrates a "flaw in Idaho's voting system. Basically, all you need to do on the day of voting is to bring in a utility bill. Conceivably, someone could own property in five counties and vote five times. - Jim Thomas, Blaine County Prosecuting Attorney, Man pleads guilty to trying to vote twice, The Idaho Mountain Express, December 30, 2009.
"He pleaded guilty to attempting to vote twice, even though he [actually] did vote twice," Thomas said. "I don't know if it was a mistake, but I wanted to call him out on it and make an example of it. The idea of one person, one vote kind of goes to the heart of our sense of democracy."
Submarines are always silent and strange.



At 05 October, 2010 13:42, Blogger Tom Goering said...

huh, the motto here in Memphis is, "Vote early and often, even if you're dead."


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