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Old 10-18-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't be rude or offensive. We all have our opinions but this is a genuine question in which I'm NOT trying to stir up controversy but rather get some insight for people living in other states:

I've lived in 3 different states but I honestly can't remember ever having to show proof of citizenship. I'm sure I did at some point. Anybody know what "proof of citizenship" you have to have in order to vote in your state?

The point of this question is what's to keep an illegal immigrant from voting?

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't be rude or offensive. We all have our opinions but this is a genuine question in which I'm NOT trying to stir up controversy but rather get some insight for people living in other states:

I've lived in 3 different states but I honestly can't remember ever having to show proof of citizenship. I'm sure I did at some point. Anybody know what "proof of citizenship" you have to have in order to vote in your state?
It also could be titled "Legal immigrants and voting"...
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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It also could be titled "Legal immigrants and voting"...
What difference does it make? Both groups are unathorized to vote in our country and should be stopped from doing so.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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What difference does it make? Both groups are unathorized to vote in our country and should be stopped from doing so.
So are you implying that immigrants - legal or non-legal status - have a way to vote w/o being citizens?
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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So are you implying that immigrants - legal or non-legal status - have a way to vote w/o being citizens?
According to statistics many have. It isn't an implication by ME. The state of Florida already discovered it on their voter rolls.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: California
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't be rude or offensive. We all have our opinions but this is a genuine question in which I'm NOT trying to stir up controversy but rather get some insight for people living in other states:

I've lived in 3 different states but I honestly can't remember ever having to show proof of citizenship. I'm sure I did at some point. Anybody know what "proof of citizenship" you have to have in order to vote in your state?

The point of this question is what's to keep an illegal immigrant from voting?
States can't determine who is or is not a citizen, they can only determine residence of said state. They "assume" the person registering is a citizen, some states require proof of identity, others do not. The only department that determines if one is a citizen or not is the Department of State, and they require atleast 2 documents of identity to determine citizenship status in order to issue a US Passport stating one is a US Citizen, they can also give a US passport to a US National (this passport will state as such - US National).
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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So are you implying that immigrants - legal or non-legal status - have a way to
vote w/o being citizens?
I think the general ideal is that there is a law against it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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When I lived and voted in Michigan, I had to have a voter card that was sent in the mail.

Here on the border, nothing at all is required of a voter and in fact non-registered voters are given out a registration form and a ballot, no picture ID, not voter card, nada required. And the ballots are in Spanish to make it very convenient.p
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't be rude or offensive. We all have our opinions but this is a genuine question in which I'm NOT trying to stir up controversy but rather get some insight for people living in other states:

I've lived in 3 different states but I honestly can't remember ever having to show proof of citizenship. I'm sure I did at some point. Anybody know what "proof of citizenship" you have to have in order to vote in your state?

The point of this question is what's to keep an illegal immigrant from voting?

Like everything else, driving, working, etc. they'll find a way to scam the system with fake or stolen papers, or just try to stay under the radar, and not get caught.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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With all your comments about how it's possible to vote w/o being a citizen, makes me wonder how accurate the voting results actually are!
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