Skip to comments.Many convicted felons remain on voter rolls
Posted on 10/12/2008 1:12:34 PM PDT by CE2949BB
Thousands who should be ineligible are registered to vote
More than 30,000 Florida felons who by law should have been stripped of their right to vote remain registered to cast ballots in this presidential battleground state, a Sun Sentinel investigation has found.
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Gee. I wonder who those who have no respect for the laws of this country support?
If they can own a gun, they can vote, and vice-versa. NO DOUBLE STANDARDS!
Um. Why are their registrations being honored? They should be shredded and their names removed from any database. Right?
I have no idea how long it would take to edit voter rolls, but it is necessary to save the USA. And it must be sone before the election.
Between this and ACORN I’m not sure what can be done. The socialists are taking over this country and the people are buying it hook, line, and sinker. The groundwork has been laid through the MSM and the education system. We are baraged with bs propaganda from the media and we learn bs through the liberal education systems. I feel like the basic underpinning of the Country are unraveling.
Now back to the Connor Chronicles...
The Division of Elections has a backlog of more than 108,000 possible felons who have registered to vote since January 2006 that it hasn't had the time or staff to verify. Browning estimated that about 10 percent, once checked, would be ineligible.
Excuse me, but how did they get registered if they haven't been verified as eligible? Answer: The current system is that if you've filled out your Kleenex and given it to some stranger who delivers a mountain of Kleenex to the elections board, you're registered. Then there's a small chance that eventually someone at the elections board will check whether you're eligible to register, and de-register you if you're not. There's an even smaller chance that this will happen before the next election.
The whole process needs to be revised to a series of steps that ensure that only eligible voters get registered: 1) elections board receives the Kleenex, 2) elections board determines whether person who is described on the Kleenex is a real person and is eligible to vote, 3) if real and eligible, elections board registers that person.
Why isn't it this way now? Because with current elections board staffing levels and quality, most truly eligible voters would never get registered either, and they'd sue. A big part of the problem is the notion, enshrined in law, that eligible voters have the right to register at essentially the last minute (i.e. months later than would be a reasonable cut-off for enabling the elections board to verify registrants), and at no inconvenience whatsoever to themselves (hence any random person is free to register voters, by handing them a Kleenex to fill out and delivering the Kleenex to the elections board).
Actually a better system would be to require all registrations to be done directly through the elections board. 1) Provide the required information to the elections board on the equivalent of the current Kleenex, 2) Elections board determines whether the person is real and eligible, and IF so, 3) Elections board mails the person a registration form to sign and return in order to be registered. This would require at a minimum that someone actually be receiving mail at the address listed -- not the case with many registrations that currently get processed. And and registration forms that end up getting sent to vacant lots or obviously unoccupied homes, would get returned to the elections board by the postal service, and masses of such returned forms in a particular precinct or larger political subdivision would trigger a law enforcement inquiry.
How discriminatory of you! You will be visited soon by the "Thought Police" I am certain!!!
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“Many are faithful voters, with at least 4,900 turning out in past elections.
Of the felons who registered with a party, Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.”