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Bill introduced in Tennessee to allow election day registration!
Tennessee State website ^ | 2/17/03 | Self

Posted on 02/17/2003 6:44:26 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants

Rep. Mike Turner of Tennessee, has introduced a bill into the General Assembly that would allow election day registration of voters. Two years ago, Mike Turner introduced a bill that was later passed that allowed illegal aliens to get driver's licenses in Tennessee.

Critics at the time complained that the law would give illegal aliens the ability to get government services to which they are not entitled and to illegally register to vote. They were assured that this would not be the case as the Tennessee driver's licenses would not have a social security number on them.

However, in an effort to further garner support from the Hispanic community in Nashville, Mike Turner has introduced a bill to allow election day voter registration in Tennessee where the only ID required is a Tennessee driver's license and a document verifing your address.

The Rats are not going down easily. It appears that they are willing to destroy the entire election system in an effort to retain power.

Text of bill in pdf format

HB0018
00079018
-1-
Filed for intro on 01/14/2003
HOUSE BILL 18
By Turner (Dav)
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 2, Chapter 2 and Title 2, Chapter 7, to enact the "Tennessee Election Day Registration Act".
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Tennessee Election Day Registration Act".
SECTION 2.
(a) The legislature finds that:
(1) Many individuals are unable to vote on election day because of inefficiencies and mistakes in the voter registration system.
(2) Precincts with predominantly minority populations are most affected by inaccurate voting rolls.
(3) Election day registration would increase voter participation in elections, which strengthens our democratic institutions.
(4) Election day registration has been successfully tested in a number of states.
(b) This act is enacted to improve the state’s election process, enfranchise voters, and increase the participation of Tennessee citizens in its government.

- 2 - 00079018

SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-2-109, is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated subsection:
(c)


(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) and (b), an individual who is eligible to vote may register and vote on election day by:
(A) Appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which the individual maintains residence.
(B) Completing a registration form, making an oath in the prescribed form.
(C) Providing proof of residence.
(2) An individual may prove residence for purposes of registering by showing any of the following items listing a valid address in the precinct:
(A) A Tennessee driver’s license or identification card issued by the department of safety.
(B) A lease or utility bill together with a government issued photo identification card.
(C) A student identification card from a postsecondary educational institution in Tennessee accompanied by a current student fee statement.
(3) Election day registration provided in this subsection shall apply to all elections conducted in this state, including national, state, municipal, and school district elections.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2003, the public welfare requiring it.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: electionfraud; gerrymander; illegalaliens; rats; votebuying

1 posted on 02/17/2003 6:44:26 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Turner is scum. The 'Rat-controlled junta in this state is racket rule by the minority. 45%, never forget ! Tennessee 'Rats - perpetrating fraud for 130 years and counting.
2 posted on 02/17/2003 6:47:03 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~All our ZOT are belong to us~)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Turner's a Democrat. Imagine my surprise.
3 posted on 02/17/2003 6:47:59 AM PST by martin_fierro (oh, did I say that out loud?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I ahve always been against these types of scams(and that is what they are). It has nothing to do with the voting process being "fair".

Generally, there are two years between elections. If a person can not find time in over 725 days to register to vote then that person is obviously not interested in the issue or in voting and does not deserve to be a part of a decision making process that affects all(and especially those who keep up with the issues and register). I also think all voting roles should be purged after each election. Then, only the serious people will be voting.

4 posted on 02/17/2003 6:51:33 AM PST by FreeTally
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To: FreeTally
I also think all voting roles should be purged after each election. Then, only the serious people will be voting.

In addition to that, there ought to be an intelligence/current events test at the voting booth. It doesn't have to by a hard one either. If you are too stupid to pass it or you can't name your rperesentatives, you don't vote!

5 posted on 02/17/2003 6:54:41 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Well, I'm from Tennessee and now my blood is boiling. The first mistake on allowing drivers licenses was a travesty - what an opening for fraud.

But now - we can allow voting on the day of elections? Pack the polls, double vote, don't have to be a citizen?

How stupid can we get? I cannot believe this. I am absolutely unable to clearly "converse".
6 posted on 02/17/2003 7:02:53 AM PST by turbocat
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; AntiGuv; dubyaismypresident; Grani; ...
Vote early & vote often Alert!

"Hold muh beer 'n watch this!" PING....

If you want on or off this list, please let me know!

7 posted on 02/17/2003 7:05:19 AM PST by mhking ("The answer is no. I am therefore going anyway..." --Admiral J.T. Kirk)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
What's the big deal? In Chicago the dead have been voting for years.
8 posted on 02/17/2003 7:07:53 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Hey mike, I'll go you one better. How about DAY AFTER ELECTION registration. It'd be sooo much easier that way. You'd know exactly how many rats to register from mental hospitals and cemetaries. It would be strange how the rats would win by one vote all of the time.
9 posted on 02/17/2003 7:21:51 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The smart money is investing in bus companies from nearby states.
10 posted on 02/17/2003 7:26:42 AM PST by P.O.E. (Liberate Iraq!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
What a better way to get all of Al Gores dead relatives to vote!
11 posted on 02/17/2003 7:37:41 AM PST by samuel_adams_us
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To: Blood of Tyrants; GailA
I might have overlooked this, but I did not see it in the Commercial Appeal (Memphis) this morning. I will call this to the attention of my representative (who happens to be the minority leader) Tre Hargett. I am sure he will like it no better than I do, but he ought to hear it from me.

I hope any other Tennessee Freepers will also take time to write their own reps.
12 posted on 02/17/2003 8:22:56 AM PST by MainFrame65
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Subject: RE: election day registration

Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 10:36:23 -0600

From: Tre Hargett

To: (removed)

I will adamantly oppose this bill.

Tre

-----Original Message-----

From: (removed)

To: Rep. Tre Hargett

Sent: 2/17/2003 10:37 AM

Subject: election day registration

Dear Tre,

I just learned that Rep. Mike Turner has introduced a bill (HB0018) to allow voting registration on election day. I believe that we already have opened the door to far too many opportunities for voter fraud, and this would just blow the door off its hinges. I urge your opposition to this and any similar measures.

Thank you.

--

(Name/address deleted)

Memphis TN 38134

13 posted on 02/17/2003 9:14:07 AM PST by MainFrame65
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To: MainFrame65
You won't find it published in any newspaper as the liberal media supports the Rats no matter what. I wrote that article.
14 posted on 02/17/2003 9:56:07 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I'm against this bill completely, and it just infruiates me that above & beyond the stupidity of same day registration they blatently left out a requirement for proof of citizenship! Any non-citizen, legal or not can get a driver's license and have proof of residence. We all know that people working at elections are often not trained to perform simple election procedures - now they pile this on top of it!

Write, FAX or Email Mike Turner and your representative right away. This bill is NUTS! He's my Representative (the Republican that ran against him didn't do much to try to beat him). Mike voted against the income tax, but now he's lost his mind. There are a lot of Hispanics that have moved into the Old Hickory / Lakewood area, so I guess he's pandering to them.

Mike Turner
District Address
1408 Hadley Avenue
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Phone (615) 847-0002

Nashville Address
108 War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37243-0151
Phone (615) 741-3229
Fax (615) 532-8221
Staff Contact: Carol Roberts
Internet E-Mail Address
rep.mike.turner@legislature.state.tn.us

Biographical Information
Public Office
House member of 102nd and 103rd General Assemblies
Member of the Consumer and Employee Affairs Committee
Member of Government Operations Committee


15 posted on 02/17/2003 10:55:56 AM PST by OrangeDaisy
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To: The Great RJ
Same in Memphis. BOT I sent this on to Eagle Forum, Bobbie will get it out to the rest of Eagle Forum members to work on.
16 posted on 02/17/2003 11:22:22 AM PST by GailA (stop PAROLING killers Throw Away the Keys http://keasl5227.tripod.com/)
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To: MainFrame65
I hocked your letter added a few words and sent it to my I Like MORE taxes rep bubba pleasant and to Rep Curry Todd, with a CC to Sen Mark Norris. My NEW sen is john ford thanks to redistricting.
17 posted on 02/17/2003 11:28:00 AM PST by GailA (stop PAROLING killers Throw Away the Keys http://keasl5227.tripod.com/)
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To: GailA
My condolences on your representation. My state senator is John Kyle, who was the chief schemer and perpetrator in the senate of the attempt to foist an income tax on us using the Connecticut strategy. He proposed the "DOGS" horrible example budget and fought off all the attempts to amend it, in order to try to force acceptance of the new tax scheme.

He was thwarted, but not by much.

On the other hand, my rep is Tre Hargett, who is clearly conservative, and highly responsive to his constituents. The note I posted above came back in about a minute. That's extreme, but I always get a response within a few days.
18 posted on 02/17/2003 11:45:55 AM PST by MainFrame65
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To: MainFrame65
Durn it! Jim Kyle, not John. I re-read your note and got the name "John" stuck in my head....
19 posted on 02/17/2003 11:51:08 AM PST by MainFrame65
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To: GailA
My letter to Mr. Turner

Dear Mr. Turner,

I just learned that you introduced a bill (HB0018) to allow voter registration on election day. We already have far too many opportunities for voter fraud in our state, and this measure would add insult to injury. We know from the last election cycle that our poll workers are so inadequately trained that they cannot even follow the simple procedures to count ballots, put them into a locked ballot box, and send them to the correct place.

Your bill offers no requirements for proof of citizenship other than, I assume, the SSN that must be provided on the application. Our once-a-year poll workers will not have adequate information available to determine if a person is a legal citizen of the U.S. and Tennessee as the laws of Tennessee require. This state cannot afford the technology that would be needed to give our poll workers information to determine if a person can legally vote. Each SSN should be checked to verify that it is valid. Each person registering to vote should be compared against rolls of persons who have committed felonies. Same day registration would allow all these requirements to be overlooked, and we would have people illegally voting in elections. This dilutes my vote as a citizen and legal voter.

I know that the Hispanic population is growing in our district, but there are many other ways to get legal citizens registered to vote. When I turned 18 in the fine community of Hermitage, I registered via a voter registration campaign at Kroger. These types of campaigns can just as easily be done in the Hispanic community.

I urge that you withdraw this bill and oppose any similar measures.

Thank you.

--name snipped--
--address snipped--
Old Hickory, TN 37138
--phone# snipped--
20 posted on 02/17/2003 12:15:49 PM PST by OrangeDaisy
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To: OrangeDaisy
Great letter bump.

Tennessee: you don't have to be crazy to live there, but it helps.
21 posted on 02/17/2003 6:05:25 PM PST by ChemistCat (We should have had newer, safer, better, more efficient ships by now, damn it.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Bump.
22 posted on 02/17/2003 6:09:24 PM PST by scott7278 (Peace had it's chance, now it's bombs away!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; fieldmarshaldj
Hopefully honest TN folks will create as much public outrage on same day election registration as you guys did on the state income tax issue. Perhaps TN Freepers ought send this article to Nashville talk show host Phil Valentine. If the insane bill passes, could it be repealed through a voter referendum like the lottery? Same day voter registration was soundly defeated last year by the voters in liberal CA. Thus, opposition to same day voter registration is a position that is maintstream, and not racist.
23 posted on 02/17/2003 9:37:50 PM PST by Kuksool (Help Wanted : Minority GOP Politicians)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; fieldmarshaldj; GailA; OrangeDaisy
MN has same day voter registration for many years. Below is a link to an article that shows the loopholes that the 'RATS will use to steal elections.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/771434/posts
24 posted on 02/17/2003 10:00:35 PM PST by Kuksool (Help Wanted : Minority GOP Politicians)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
and.......they should have to physically show up, no more absentees. Count the military on the spot, and send them in as a whole.
25 posted on 02/17/2003 10:23:02 PM PST by jeremiah (Sunshine scares all of them, for they all are cockaroaches)
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To: Kuksool
I sent it to Phil yesterday and his show was all about it. This morning Steve Gill (morning conservative talk show host) is ranting about it. Word is getting out.
26 posted on 02/18/2003 5:29:10 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
sounds like algore stuff to me.......lie, cheat and steal
27 posted on 02/18/2003 5:31:51 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: jeremiah
With electronic data transfer, there is no reason that the military could not have their own voting booths with the results being sent back to the individual members' home states as soon as the election is over. (It may not be practical for every local election but there is no reason that it can't be done for national elections.)
28 posted on 02/18/2003 5:32:05 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Mike Turner's response to my protest of his bill:

THE BILL AS FILED IS NOT THE BILL WE SHALL END UP WITH, WE ARE STILL
DRAFTING THE LANGUAGE FOR IT AND WILL AMEND IT IN THE COMMITTEE. OUR
INTENTION IS TO ENCOURAGE AN INCREASE VOTER PARTICIPATION THE BILL WILL ALSO
HAVE EXTREME PENALTIES FOR VOTER FRAUD, SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION BUT WITH THE
BILL FILING DEADLINE WE HAD TO GET SOMETHING IN THE SYSTEM. THANKS FOR THE
E-MAIL, MIKE.

I-emailed this to Phil Valentine. If you want to read my original letter to Mike, it's post #20 above: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/845165/posts/#20
29 posted on 02/18/2003 1:25:59 PM PST by OrangeDaisy
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To: OrangeDaisy
Voter fraud laws are a joke and Turner knows it. Ask Mike Turner when the last time ANYONE in Tennessee was prosecuted for voter fraud.

The DL bill for illegal aliens was passed with ways to increase voter fraud in mind.
30 posted on 02/18/2003 1:59:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I expected to read that the legislator who introduced this was a member of the Ford family, and resided in Memphis.
31 posted on 02/20/2003 7:04:36 AM PST by Redbob
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