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Voter registrations, throw out? Do you think it was an honest mistake?

NEW YORK - The New York Times reports that tens of thousands of eligible voters have been removed from rolls or blocked from registering in at least six swing states, and the voters' exclusion appears to violate federal law. The newspaper says it identified apparent problems in Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Nevada and North Carolina. It says some states are improperly using Social Security data to verify new voters' registration applications, and others may have broken rules that govern removing voters from the rolls within 90 days of a federal election.

 
akhlass

Asked by akhlass at 2:24 AM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • hey, i know, let's discredit an entire organization and everything they've done over the last 38 years because of something fraudulant that a few people did! way to go!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACORN
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 10:26 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • The newspaper says its findings are based on reviews of state records and Social Security data.

    The Times says voters appear to have been purged by mistake, not because of any intentional violations by election officials or coordinated efforts by any party.

    What do you think?
    akhlass

    Answer by akhlass at 2:25 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • I would not doubt it if it was done to prevent some from voting.
    ny.chica

    Answer by ny.chica at 2:26 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • States have been trying to follow the Help America Vote Act of 2002 by removing the names of voters who should no longer be listed. But for every voter added to the rolls in the past two months in some states, election officials have removed two, a review of the records shows.The newspaper said it identified apparent problems in Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Nevada and North Carolina. It says some states are improperly using Social Security data to verify new voters' registration applications, and others may have broken rules that govern removing voters from the rolls within 90 days of a federal election.
    akhlass

    Answer by akhlass at 2:26 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Democrats have been more aggressive at registering new voters this year, according to state election officials, so any closer screening of new applications may affect their party's supporters disproportionately, the Times said. The result is that on Election Day, voters who have been removed from the rolls could show up and be challenged by political party officials or election workers.

    akhlass

    Answer by akhlass at 2:27 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • if they keep doing that then if that dumb a$$ obama wins it will be because they let him
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • I registered for the first time this year in NV, that was like 2 months ago, i never got a registration card in the mail does that mean mine couldv'e gotten thrown out? or am i just not getting this right.
    BabyGsMaMa13

    Answer by BabyGsMaMa13 at 3:20 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • There is no such thing as an "honest" mistake in the world of politics.
    njmommy2boys

    Answer by njmommy2boys at 9:21 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • BabyGsMaMa13 ~ Google "Am I registered to vote, NV" It will bring you to your state's website where you can enter in your info and see if you are registered. I did it last week with NJ of course to see if they updated me to my new address.
    njmommy2boys

    Answer by njmommy2boys at 9:22 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • A honest mistake would have been if a person was registered twice, maybe three times. But some are registered 20+ times (including one guy who registered 72 times!! That is not an "honest mistake"). They also registered the starting line up for the Dallas Cowboys in Las Vegas! And someone in Ohio registered their cat!! Like I said an "honest mistake" would forgive two maybe three registrations, this is obvious fraud! I hope whoever is behind it is thrown in jail!
    cait030507

    Answer by cait030507 at 9:27 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

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