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Need to prove Home Ownership to vote?

Over the weekend, Kansas voters received mysterious phone calls claiming to be informing them of the proper way to vote. The calls, which appear to be exclusive to voters within the state of Kansas, tell voters that they need to “bring their voter registration card and proof of home-ownership to the polls” when they open on Wednesday, November 3 — one day after the actual election.

Following the revelation of these robo-calls, the Kansas Democratic Party called upon the state’s attorney general to open an investigation into the group running them. On Monday, Attorney General Steve Six (D) agreed to an investigation, pointing out that in his state “misleading individuals about their vote is a felony“:

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 3:35 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I saw that on the news last night. The was a big fanfare about it. They were doing it to us on the Missouri side of the border too. All in an effort to prevent votes. Lame...
    Hollea

    Answer by Hollea at 10:50 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Some place had also been telling people if their house was in foreclosure they couldn't vote. I don't know where this took place. I hope everyone knows not to listen to phone calls when it comes to voting.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:39 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • I just LOVE that Republicans MUST be behind this charade! LOL  Because, it couldn;t POSSIBLY be a prank by just a handful of people, now could it?!


    Remember THIS?!


    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/10/phony-flier-says-virginians-vote-different-days And the follow up?!


    And the follow up?


    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/11/officials-find-source-fake-election-flier-wont-press-charges


    Seriously, if you are a registered voter and you don't know where or when to vote--when there are newspaper articles, there are billboards, their are endless commercials, people talkin about it, etc.,--then life is just something you have failed at.

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:47 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • What RyansMom001 said is what I heard before, but don't know if it is true or not.
    itsallabtthem84

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 3:43 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Wow....I can't believe the crap people are doing this election to try and get their party elected.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 3:57 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • I found this article about homeowners that ran into foreclosure.


    Facing foreclosure? Don't worry. You can still vote

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 4:43 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • If potential voters are that dumb...then maybe they should stay home!
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 6:05 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Need to prove Home Ownership to vote?


    Is this the only question?  It appears according to the Kansas AG that this isn't the case.  He opened an investigation.  You posted it all yourself. 


    I hope they are able to find the people responsible for the phone calls and prosecute them for whatever crimes they can charge them with.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:40 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Kansas Attorney General Steve Six, a Democrat, opened an investigation today after reports of false and misleading election phone calls. Some Democrats have complained of receiving phone calls telling voters to go to the polls Nov. 3 — although the election is Tuesday — and giving false information about the documents voters need to cast a ballot. In Kansas, first-time voters need to only show ID.


    The Attorney General’s office wouldn’t disclose details about the calls they’ve heard about. “We opened an investigation into potential voter intimidation,” said spokesman Gavin Young. “In Kansas, misleading individuals about their vote is a felony.”

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 3:36 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 3:44 PM on Nov. 2, 2010