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Old 03-13-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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The Hispanic population of an area is usually much higher than the proportion of the electorate, for obvious reasons.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The Hispanic population of an area is usually much higher than the proportion of the electorate, for obvious reasons.
Yep, no telling how many can actually vote legally in federal elections since there's no requirement to prove citizenship or identity.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: NC
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Yep, no telling how many can actually vote legally in federal elections since there's no requirement to prove citizenship or identity.
Yes there is you have to provide an SSN, or drivers license number when you register. With that said I don't know if there are exit polls for individual counties.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Yes there is you have to provide an SSN, or drivers license number when you register. With that said I don't know if there are exit polls for individual counties.
Interesting. The only item my county asks for is the last four digits of a SSN, if you don't provide a state-issued ID number to register. When actually voting, all they ask for is a name and nothing else. I guess any name will do as long as it's on the polling site printout.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: NC
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Interesting. The only item my county asks for is the last four digits of a SSN, if you don't provide a state-issued ID number to register. When actually voting, all they ask for is a name and nothing else. I guess any name will do as long as it's on the polling site printout.
Yes last 4 of your social works where I live as well. In my county the ask name, address, and birthday, which would take some more digging then just picking a name. Either way it is a lot of fraud, and a lot of risk for not that much especially for someone who is an illegal alien, which explains why there were only a few dozen cases nationwide over a span of years.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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Yep, no telling how many can actually vote legally in federal elections since there's no requirement to prove citizenship or identity.
Oh fun! This false scare tactic. Always fun to recite things that aren't true.

Here is a NYT article stating that "there is widespread but not unanimous agreement that there is little polling place fraud...

Or this widely-cited study that concluded "Voter fraud is extremely rare". at the federal level, records show that only 24 people were convicted of or pleaded guilty to illegal voting between 2002 and 2005, an average of eight people a year.

Or how about this study that went over the 2004 Governor race in Washington State, which found a fraud rate of 0.0009%, or in Ohio in 2004 when the fraud rate was 0.00004%.

Also poll taxes, which requiring IDs are, are against the law. So you would have to spend more taxpayer money to ensure every person have a government-issued ID. No thanks.

So basically you have conservatives screaming this, when in actually it only suppresses and discriminates. I am all for fair elections, but this does NOT do it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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The rare occasions of voting fraud have been with absentee voting, not voting at polls. All voting laws to stop the fake epidemic of voting fraud is aimed at poll voting.

Hmmm......
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Perhaps our growing population centers is the reason for why NC is causing a shift in voting patterns. Similar to Ohio



I'm pretty sure NC has larger and more urban centers than Georgia so urban areas can influence it's neighboring counties where as Georgia is sort of a 1 man show. Georgia's 2nd largest city would be NC's 7th largest city.


So my theory is perhaps since North Carolina has major population centers throughout the state, the more the urban population centers can influence their outlying counties. Since our population centers have been known to be fast growing, and larger urban centers are known to be more moderate, I'm assuming its just our larger cities growing and having more state-wide influence.

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Old 03-15-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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If Romney wins the GOP primary in NC, it will be further evidence that NC is or has become a much more moderate, purple state. Even in VA, Romney only won because Gingrich and Santorum were not on the ballot there.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Transplants in the Triangle, and Charlotte area, as well as from latin ameirca and eastern europe, and a growing number of black vopters, none of these groups support republicans.
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