Sunday, January 16, 2005

Loophole lets foreigners illegally vote - Loophole lets foreigners illegally vote

It gets so tiring to read these stories. But this story from Houston pinpoints the aggregious behavior of some non-citizens. Minnesota has motor voting which encourages cheating and the core cities want to keep it that way. I have no problem what so ever showing my passport or birth certificate to register to vote and any law abiding citizen should feel the same way. All a person needs in MN to register to vote is someone vouching that the person lives in that precinct and there is no limitation to the number of people one person can vouch for. Stupid, stupid, stupid!

The process recently uncovered the case of a 73-year-old Brazilian woman whose registration was canceled in 1996 after she acknowledged on her jury summons that she was not a citizen. The woman reapplied in 1997, again claiming to be a U.S. citizen, and was again given a voter card, which was recently discovered after she filled out a change-of-address form with Bettencourt's office. Records show that the woman has voted at least four times in general and Democratic primary elections since 1997, most recently in November.

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