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Saving Free Elections

Happy Jake Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 6:50 AM
A possible solution: 1. Make Election "day" a couple of days (2, 3, maybe even 4). Gives people more opportunity to cast their vote, alleviates lines, and allows a little more time to study the issues, if people see fit. 2. Require in-person voting, except those whose military or government requirements force them to be away on election day. And, even then, have a polling system set up to record their votes in an organized fashion, rather than having them simply mark a piece of paper and mail it in themselves. 3. Require ID, and computerize the system that tracks who voted when, with a paper backup. Fingerprint all voters - allowing for obvious exceptions. 4. Enact severe penalties for voter fraud AND voter suppression. ...
Happy Jake Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 6:53 AM
5. Make the registration and counting processes transparent. Eliminate party registration, but make registration records public. Who you vote for must be private. THAT you vote (or are registered to vote) doesn't need to be.
Eleanor32 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 5:34 PM
It will never happen if the Democrats have their say.
rwright Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 1:14 AM
Isn't it amazing that a country which constantly brags of being the "best" on the planet can't even run an election honestly after more than 200 years of trying!

Pawing through the ashes of the Romney defeat, it’s clear that if the Republican Party wants to compete nationally, it has to do several things, such as re-message timeless traditional values, attract more young and minority voters, particularly Hispanics, and do a better job of getting out the vote.

But this will be moot if the integrity of the voting process is not restored.

From Republican Rep. Allen West’s improbable recount loss in South Florida, to reports of voting machine irregularities, to the hundreds of precincts in Ohio and Pennsylvania that reported a virtual 100 percent vote for Barack...