Skip to comments.Kids Find Themselves Registered to Vote in Bernalillo County
Posted on 08/20/2004 3:30:11 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
Glen Stout was surprised when his son's first voter-registration card arrived in the mail a couple of weeks ago. After all, his son is only 13. What's more, the Postal Service delivered two more voter cards to Stout's Albuquerque residence for a 15-year-old who lives across the street. The puzzling cards are an example of the problems election workers are facing this election as they deal with thousands of voter-registration forms that are being filed each week with the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office. Some 3,000 of the cards have been found to be questionable because they lack signatures, have incorrect addresses or contain other discrepancies, said County Clerk Mary Herrera. Stout said he believes fraud may be involved. The Social Security number on the card isn't his son's; the date of birth makes his son appear old enough to vote; and the address is partly incorrect. "At 13 years of age, (my son) is a registered voter," Stout said. "What concerns me is the voter fraud here." Herrera said members of her staff have called some of the people whose names appear on suspicious forms. Some have said they didn't register raising the question of who is registering them and why. Sheriff Darren White has asked the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate. A spokesman for that office declined to comment. Herrera, White and Stout say the numerous voter-registration drives going on in New Mexico could be to blame. Critics say some groups pay their workers for each voter they register, giving them incentive to file improper forms. As for Stout, he said he called to have his son's name removed from voter rolls. Stout said he believes it would be useful to require proof of identification at the polls, as the Chaves County clerk has said he plans to do for some voters in November. State election officials say requiring IDs at the polls is illegal except for first-time voters who have registered by mail. Proposals to require identification have failed in the Legislature. Herrera said the clerk's staff will not allow underage voters on the rolls, but it's difficult to catch people who list false dates of birth. "I'm glad the father stepped in and stopped this," she said. Herrera said she has turned over numerous suspicious forms to county and federal law-enforcement authorities. More than a dozen groups are involved in registration efforts in Bernalillo County, she said.
Sorry this posted without paragraphs. I know it is hard to read.
Not only registered, but will find they have voted as well. . .and for the democRAT.
Fraud. . .it's the democRAT way.
If I'm not mistaken, during the last presidential election they attempted to bribe homeless people into pulling the lever for Gore by offering them free cartons of smokes.
-good times, G.J.P. (Jr.)
And just WHY is it "illegal" to check voter id's a the polls?
(Don't they check id's when we use a credit card?)
Gee .... Couldn't have anything to do with illegals voting? Several times?
You are not mistaken! That happened in Milwaukee--although it may have been packs, not cartons. :o|p.....
Compare tactics to the WI Governor race of '02. The dims went into NURSING HOMES to play BINGO with OLD FOLKS and give them CHEAP BAUBLES as prizes, and took them to vote for Diamond Jim Doyle.
Evil? Let's just say that's the first and last time Dims have economized anything having to do with operations....
I still remember the first time I voted. I walked into the school with my drivers license in hand. The lady at the table said "You don't need that. I just need to know your name."
She looked it up and I signed. I then went to the ballot. I could have walked right back in and signed my Fathers name and voted again.
(But my Father would have kicked my butt)
Picture ID should be required.
You're probably right about that.
It is frightening to think of the tactics they'll use to entice people into voting for them.
And this is the Democratic party?
The Democrats will steal this presidential election. They are ruthless and will not let anything stand in their way. They also learned many lessons from their first attempt in Florida. They will be much improved this time.
Nope, It was in Albuquerque, NM! I always check to see what sort of shape my former home is in.
-good times, G.J.P. (Jr.)
Which party has all the billionaires again? </otto voice>
And DO NOT ask me about picture ID in WI. I'll be forced to take my meds again.
New York is probably one of the worst states when it comes to authenticating voter identity.
Believe it or not, there was a very liberal state senator named Larry Seabrook, who was actually in favor of changing this situation.
Unfortunately, they haven't made much headway in this department since the last presidential election.
I agree. Every time and everywhere a law requiring Id's comes to a vote, the Dems defeat it. This happens at the same time Dems are screaming that something has to be done about voter fraud.
Let's get VISA or MasterCard to run the vote counting. We would have nationwide results in about 2 hours, and they would be accurate and verifiable.
And they would charge you interest. LOL!
Is that you Boss Tweed?
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