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Grinch
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Denise,

Could you clarify how same day registration\voting works, as I said the US voting process is new to me?

Also whatís Acornís involvement in this?
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51 posted 10-14-2008 07:05 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If the--if he--if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not--that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement....Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the
present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true."


Same game being played . . .


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I probably could have saved at least some of the posts I just removed. However, when civility goes out the window and people start attacking each other, there's clearly going to be someone who has wasted their time. Frankly, I didn't see any reason why that wasted time should be mine.
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In most states, Grinch, there is a month interlude between when registrations stop and voting begins, in order to verify registrations as being valid. Even that is becoming more difficult when the system is flooded with registrations from groups like ACORN. In Philadelphia where I live, the Voter Registration Office was flooded with 57,000 + registrations. I re-registered about 6 weeks ago to change my address. To date I still haven't received my new card. I called them and they said that it would probably take 6 to 8 weeks due to the volume of registrations that they have been receiving. So I don't really know how much verifying is being done.

Ohio decided this year to allow same day registration/voting, leaving only a week or two to do the verifying before the envelopes with the personal information on them have to be opened and separated from the enclosed anonymous ballots and counted as votes. And the Secretary of the State of Ohio really tied the hands of the local county verifiers by not giving them access to the verification tools. So the only ones that they can discount are the obvious frauds, like the ones with Disney character names. I think this is outrageous in a battleground state like Ohio where a couple thousand votes can make the difference in the national outcome.
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Denise,

Thanks for that.

I understand that the number of registrations could swamp the system but how does that equate to a charge of fraud being levelled at ACORN?

As I understand it ACORN collect registration forms and pass them on to the election official in charge of the electoral register who verifies the forms before adding legitimate voters to the register and rejecting dubious or incorrect forms. I believe that ACORN are legally obliged to pass all forms, including any they find that are dubious because only the election official can legally reject a registration\vote. If thatís the case there are bound to be dubious forms that end up in the system, most of which would normally be rejected.

It sounds more like the system is at fault rather than ACORN.

Ron,

Sorry for wasting your time, I heard the bell and came out swinging, I should have known better.
 
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