A somewhat ranting question
Keith E. Whittington
kewhitt at Princeton.EDU
Tue Oct 26 17:29:54 PDT 2004
A search in the Google news site for "voter registration fraud" turns up a lot of stories in both the national and local media. There are accusations of registration fraud against groups associated with both sides, including specific complaints of registering non-existent or dead people, registering non-citizens and illegal aliens, registering felons, changing the party affiliation of registered voters, and registering voters under pretenses of collecting petition signatures. There are also broader complaints of inflated registration lists and of individuals being registered in more than one state, which may be a function of fraud or may simply be a function of outdated registration rolls. Looks like a lot of these accusations stem from a combination of overly aggressive for-profit firms trying to hit their quota and rather inefficient government record keeping. The Nader ballot petitions are a separate problem.
From: conlawprof-bounces at lists.ucla.edu on behalf of Kermit Roosevelt
Sent: Tue 10/26/2004 7:45 PM
To: Sisk, Gregory C.
Cc: 'conlawprof at lists.ucla.edu'
Subject: Re: A somewhat ranting question
I'm curious about the allegations of voter registration fraud by liberal
activist groups. This is something I've heard in various places but
it's never been fully explained to me. What exactly is the fraud that's
supposedly going on? I know that there has been blatant fraud in the
collection of signatures to put Nader on the ballot, but surely we can
all agree that it's the conservatives and not the liberals who are
supporting Nader in that particular venture.
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