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calendar   Wednesday - October 24, 2012

This Is SO NOT SPARTA

The Wrong 300

Go tell the voters, stranger passing by, that here, disobedient to the laws, they lied.




Only 300? Several orders of magnitude off the mark in my opinion. Puh-leez. Go back and find the next 300,000 now.

Colorado finds 300 more suspected noncitizens on voter rolls

DENVER – There are 300 more suspected noncitizens on Colorado’s voter rolls, Secretary of State Gessler announced Tuesday in the latest chapter of a contentious national debate over what Republicans say is vulnerability in the voting system.

The latest figures are from the 3,903 people who received letters from Gessler’s office questioning their citizenship in August. During a first round of checks, Gessler said 141 others were found to be possible noncitizens based on a federal immigration database.

Critics of Gessler, who is a Republican, have questioned his political motives and argue the checks have the potential to disenfranchise eligible voters. Some of the people who have received letters questioning their citizenship have turned out to be U.S. citizens, and a few of the original 141 have maintained they are citizens.

The majority of the people who are suspected to be noncitizens and on the rolls are unaffiliated voters, which make up more than half, and Democrats, according to data provided by Gessler’s office. The proportion in party registration breakdown is similar to the overall number of people who received letters in August.

State election officials did additional checks this month after obtaining immigration identification numbers from the state division of motor vehicles for all of people who received letters. They received letters because at one point they showed proof they weren’t U.S. citizens, such as a green card, when obtaining a driver’s license.

On the one hand, I’m glad Colorado is doing something about mistakes in their voter rolls. On the other hand, gee whiz, they’re kind of late to the party when Election Day is right around the corner and many of these illegal voters may have already sent in an absentee ballot.

What I would like to see is this story repeated several thousand times over, as every state, every county, every town purges and purifies it’s voter rolls, every 3 months. It is entirely inexcusable in this day and age of computerized everything: the data validation and cross database checking for even a million voters shouldn’t take more than a few seconds. And you had best believe that all levels of government are digitally connected, especially after 9/11. 

Frankly, a properly kept voter roll is one of the key points to restoring faith in our government, so I’d like to see those officials who stand against this tell us why. Offer us your reasoning and your mea culpas; I’ll even give you a nice tall wooden platform to orate from. One with a trapdoor in it and a bit of sturdy overhead scaffolding above it. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/24/2012 at 01:20 PM   
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