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pat_k

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34. Signed, but want to note that the term "voter fraud" is problematic.
Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:55 PM
Mar 2016

I signed, because the intention is clear, but I want to note that the term "voter fraud" is a problem.

It's a term used by Republicans to justify onerous and unnecessary ID checks to prevent voters from committing fraud, something that no investigation has actually found to be a problem.

Would be better to call for investigation of the systematic suppression of voters in AZ.

And, I'm googling to find a good petition calling on the DNC to act (or even better yet, the DNC AND RNC). This was a presidential preference election designed to appoint delegates to the respective conventions. The parties should be doing everything they can to ensure that every eligible voter can easily cast their ballot for their preferred nominee, and have that ballot accurately counted.

I think the state should. Agschmid Mar 2016 #1
Early as in in the morning or Absentee? blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #13
It's not really "absentee" but sort of. Agschmid Mar 2016 #16
So they could skip the lines... blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #21
For many people voting on the day of election is special. Paka Mar 2016 #39
Yes. I think Democrats should ... 1StrongBlackMan Mar 2016 #2
Do you know of any? Post links please. blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #3
Any whats? 1StrongBlackMan Mar 2016 #4
what you said... blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #5
Not that I know of ... 1StrongBlackMan Mar 2016 #20
and the state government .i disagree about petition though JI7 Mar 2016 #8
True. n/t 1StrongBlackMan Mar 2016 #22
For better or worse, the petition alerts the WhiteHouse, which.. blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #23
it's the state government that sets this up. not the party JI7 Mar 2016 #24
Doesn't the party run the state government? What's your point? blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #27
no JI7 Mar 2016 #31
no to both? blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #32
If you pass.... blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #6
I said mine. I think the state or federal government should. Agschmid Mar 2016 #7
You passed? What's the WRA? blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #9
Sorry iPhone typo... "VRA" Agschmid Mar 2016 #11
Wouldn't the petition help to shine a spotlight on the VRA? blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #14
Sure, but some people have been speaking about it for months... Agschmid Mar 2016 #17
I signed earlier, thanks! Kick for those who may not have seen it. haikugal Mar 2016 #10
I think an independent prosecutor should investigate. Vincardog Mar 2016 #12
Like the ACLU? blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #15
Not the ACLU they have no prosecutorial nadinbrzezinski Mar 2016 #18
Appointed by the DOJ and approved by the senate... blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #28
Sure. hrmjustin Mar 2016 #19
Sure as in this is an excuse? Or sure this might actually be a serious issue? blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #25
Sure as in this is a serious issue. hrmjustin Mar 2016 #26
Superb blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #29
If yes or no, what are your reasons? blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #30
This poll should be 100% Yes EndElectoral Mar 2016 #33
Signed, but want to note that the term "voter fraud" is problematic. pat_k Mar 2016 #34
I said, "alleged voter fraud" and you're wrong. pantsonfire Mar 2016 #40
"Election fraud",and "vote rigging",do not equal "voter fraud" pat_k Mar 2016 #41
The Mayor has sent a letter to Loretta Lynch to investigate. jillan Mar 2016 #35
Yes, although I would prefer a parallel investigation by an entity stranger81 Mar 2016 #36
Damn straight they should. blackspade Mar 2016 #37
The Democratic Party should be investigated, but not by itself. DamnYankeeInHouston Mar 2016 #38
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