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Michigan Secretary of State keeping citizen check-off box ['Rats incensed]
mLive ^ | Sept 8, 2012 | The Associated Press

Posted on 09/08/2012 3:11:34 PM PDT by fwdude

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson vows that a check-off box asking voters to confirm their U.S. citizenship will once again appear on November ballot applications, raising concerns among voting rights advocates who argue it's unnecessary, intimidating and could suppress voting.

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"Johnson added the citizenship checkbox to ensure that only U.S. citizens participate in Michigan elections," [Sec. of State Department spokesman Fred] Woodhams said. "It also helps noncitizens who have inadvertently registered to vote by letting them know that it is not proper for them to vote."

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: ballotintegrity; elections
A wholly reasonable and rational requirement for increasing election integrity, which, of course, has the 'rats screaming bloody murder.
1 posted on 09/08/2012 3:11:39 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude

The only voting it could suppress are non-citizens. The democrat party that is always whining and complaining about the unfairness of people actually being rich have no problem with non-citizens taking their jobs and milking the system that could provide the free loading systems of free stuff.

They really are that stupid.


2 posted on 09/08/2012 3:15:21 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: fwdude

as if it would be hard for an illegal to check a box


3 posted on 09/08/2012 3:18:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
If Ruth Johnson wee to run for governor, she'd have my vote. Hers clank when she walks.

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4 posted on 09/08/2012 3:18:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GeronL
as if it would be hard for an illegal to check a box

True, but it sets up a whole chain of guilt admissions.
5 posted on 09/08/2012 3:20:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fwdude
But its so confusing. /s

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6 posted on 09/08/2012 3:22:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

lol.

We wouldn’t offend their guilty conciousness just as they are about to comit a felony, that is so rude.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 3:23:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: fwdude
...raising concerns among voting rights advocates who argue it's unnecessary, intimidating and could suppress voting.

I don't do recreational drugs so I wish they would have explained this better. Being asked if you are a U.S. citizen is "intimidating" and could "suppress" your desire to vote? What the...

8 posted on 09/08/2012 3:25:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I didn’t promise that the arguments of the demonicrats would make any sense, did I?


9 posted on 09/08/2012 3:27:48 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: GeronL

You have to understand. The check box isn’t on the ballot. Its on the registry with your name and address. If you illegally vote, you’ve basically reported yourself to the state. The poll worker is on the hook too if you check that you aren’t a citizen and they still allow you to vote.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 3:30:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
After the Obama regime came to power, that question became one of those "gray areas".

sarc/

11 posted on 09/08/2012 3:35:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ruth Johnson knew what she was up against when she ran for the office and this ad was very effective. In fact it should be a model for other republican SOS candidates.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOdt3gU1NAs&feature=relmfu


12 posted on 09/08/2012 3:38:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

You might want to put that in Spanish.. Just sayin’

CC


13 posted on 09/08/2012 3:40:13 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: fwdude

Well butter my butt and call me a muffin!!! We are going to have a check box to verify citizenship??? What a concept! This will definitely suppress the non-citizens from voting. Weren’t their non-citizens that voted in Florida and the excuse they used was, ‘I didn’t know I couldn’t vote’?


14 posted on 09/08/2012 3:44:30 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: cripplecreek

If you illegally vote, you’ve basically reported yourself to the state.

FWIW - For an alien knowingly to make a false declaration of US citizenship makes him/her deportable - no matter what mitigating circumstances are - and that person may not be admitted back into the US. No exceptions. (That’s the law - I don’t know whether and how efficiently the law is enforced).


15 posted on 09/08/2012 3:46:14 PM PDT by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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To: fwdude

We in Michigan are also asked to show a photo ID before being allowed to vote. A practice deemed by the Obama Justice Department as discrimatory in the Voter’s Rights Act of 1965 supervised state of Texas.


16 posted on 09/08/2012 3:47:30 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: eddiespaghetti

Bingo. That’s what neither side is saying. If an illegal alien checks the box that says they are a citizen, they have committed criminal fraud.

If they don’t check the box, their ballot could be considered incomplete, and thus, void. So don’t even try to boycott it.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 3:49:45 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Yo-Yo

In just a few years, we’re going from some of the dirtiest elections in the nation to the cleanest.

Ruth Johnson has been leading this charge for quite a while. She was the one who raised the alarm about some 30,000 fraudulent voter registrations in Oakland county when she was a county commissioner back in 08. Then there was the fake tea party scam in 2010.


18 posted on 09/08/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fwdude
"helps noncitizens who have inadvertently registered to vote"

Inadvertently registered to vote??

I have written a few crazy/weird humor short stories, but I would never have thought of anything THAT nonsensical!

19 posted on 09/08/2012 3:52:41 PM PDT by Aarchaeus (V)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The poll worker is also required to inform the voter to check the citizenship status box so they also have legal responsibility. Obviously if the voter lies, you can’t nail the poll worker for it but if they check non citizen and are still allowed to vote the poll worker is admitting guilt.

Johnson checkmated the left.


20 posted on 09/08/2012 3:58:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GeronL
as if it would be hard for an illegal to check a box

I suspect it is an enforcement thing, indicating mens rea, the guilty mind necessary for it to be a crime. You could claim "hey, I was registered by mistake through motor voter and being registered, receiving sample ballots, etc., thought I could vote." No guilty mind, no crime. But checking the citizenship box, busted!

21 posted on 09/08/2012 5:02:56 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: GeronL

“as if it would be hard for an illegal to check a box”

If it was meaningless, the Dems wouldn’t now be in a panic to block it.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 5:36:36 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: fwdude

They can just lie like they always do.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 5:42:59 PM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Captain Compassion

>>You might want to put that in Spanish.. Just sayin’<<

Actually, here in MI I would say Arabic too.


24 posted on 09/08/2012 6:07:37 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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