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Old 10-09-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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The WP runs a "5 Myths About such-and-such" every week.
It is always written by someone who is biased in some way so they are not accurate resprentations of "news stories."

This is nothing more than an opinion piece.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Ever hear of absentee ballots? They've been around for a long time.

Yeah I've heard of them.

The question for college towns was, and continues to be, whether students are residents of the town or merely non-residents domiciled there for a period of time. The stakes are high in towns where the college students outnumber the residents or make up a significant part of the population. There were several Court cases over the issue, which I don't feel like looking up, and the decisions were basically that if the student had a driver's license in the college town they he/she was a resident.

As it is, here in MD, the College Park and University Park Town Councils now usually have at least one member who is a student at University of MD, College Park.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Why not place a voters thumb print on file as an alternative to the photo id. Provide other options and then you can capture the larger majority of voters.
Your suggestion doesn't sound so bad but my sister-in-law found that there is quite an expense to getting fingerprinted to get a renewed teaching certificate. Something over $45 and if that is the case most old people and other poor ones just couldn't afford the print. Here in Kansas everybody who gets a driver license gets it with a photo on it and they don't charge for the picture.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I'm not incorrect about the poor driving. No buses where I live, so the poor and elderly have to drive.
Absentee ballots are available for college students that are not living in the county in which they are registared to vote.

(I guess I should've said some poor drive, didn't think anyone would take it that I meant, all poor drive.)
There are no buses where I live but many people who are very old get to the polling place by relatives or churches seeing that they get there. In most cities the political parties provide transportation for old people and even poor people who can't drive. Of course, I do remember that in 2004 some Dems slit tires on Republican vans to make it tough for them.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That's what community social services are for. I'm sure they'd have absolutely no problem at all dragging their tired old skins to a casino, but going to the DMV?

Oh, the horror.....the horror...

Oh the irony of it all.
What I find a horror is your attitude towards senior citizens. Having helped care for my mother, father, mother-in-law and father-in-law, I can assure you none of them were whipping off to the casino. How disrespectful!

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Yeah I've heard of them.

The question for college towns was, and continues to be, whether students are residents of the town or merely non-residents domiciled there for a period of time. The stakes are high in towns where the college students outnumber the residents or make up a significant part of the population. There were several Court cases over the issue, which I don't feel like looking up, and the decisions were basically that if the student had a driver's license in the college town they he/she was a resident.

As it is, here in MD, the College Park and University Park Town Councils now usually have at least one member who is a student at University of MD, College Park.
In Illinois, it was decided that if students could prove they lived in the college town, even in the dorms, they could vote there. I recall a big brou-ha-ha in the Champaign County (home of the U of IL) courthouse over this issue in the early 70s; Saul Alinsky himself showed up. I don't feel like looking it up either, you'll have to trust North Beach Person and I.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Yeah I've heard of them.

The question for college towns was, and continues to be, whether students are residents of the town or merely non-residents domiciled there for a period of time. The stakes are high in towns where the college students outnumber the residents or make up a significant part of the population. There were several Court cases over the issue, which I don't feel like looking up, and the decisions were basically that if the student had a driver's license in the college town they he/she was a resident.

As it is, here in MD, the College Park and University Park Town Councils now usually have at least one member who is a student at University of MD, College Park.
Hey, cry me a river. I was stationed in Norfolk, VA for nearly four years. I had two choices. I could either vote absentee for my home state or I could register to vote in Norfolk. If college students were so smart then they could do the same. If you wish to vote in the college town then register to vote, but turn in your home state's voter card showing you're no longer a resident of their state so they can remove you from the rolls. It's not rocket science!
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Hey, cry me a river. I was stationed in Norfolk, VA for nearly four years. I had two choices. I could either vote absentee for my home state or I could register to vote in Norfolk. If college students were so smart then they could do the same. If you wish to vote in the college town then register to vote, but turn in your home state's voter card showing you're no longer a resident of their state so they can remove you from the rolls. It's not rocket science!

You do realize that you and I are about the same age and we happen to agree?

I was going to mention what people in the military do. I did the same as you.

My point was that voter fraud can come in many forms and sometimes the lines get blurred. What I consider fraud, or attempted fraud, is being laughed off by some posters here.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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The best part about the voter id laws is people over 75 or so are just as likely to not have a valid photo id. Considering old white people are about all that's left of modern conservatism, it seems like they're shooting themselves in the foot on this issue.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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The best part about the voter id laws is people over 75 or so are just as likely to not have a valid photo id. Considering old white people are about all that's left of modern conservatism, it seems like they're shooting themselves in the foot on this issue.
Ignorance is bliss?
Want to see my 86 year old father-in-law's state I'd card? My great aunt lives in a nursing home and she also has a state I'd card.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think I posted something on that in 2008. At the university there were groups helping students register to vote here, and then also vote by absentee ballot in their city or State of residence.

That is fraud.
IF it happened. Maybe you could post a link.
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