[FoRK] Newsroom score: American Taliban

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Wed Aug 29 13:28:03 PDT 2012

She absolutely, positively had a right to vote.

She also could vote absentee as she's already registered and has an 
address of record.

So independent of voter id laws, according to the arguments put forth in 
this thread, given the diminutive number of people in her situation, 
it's okay to disenfranchise them?

I don't think so.  I think people that are eligible to vote should be 
afforded every right to do so.  I think people who vote who aren't 
eligible to do so are an affront to everyone who does and should be 
weeded out.

Let me ask a different question.  How many innocent people should go to 
prison to insure that guilty people pay for their crimes?


On 8/29/2012 1:13 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> My mom didn't have a driver's license or passport for the last ten
> years of her life. She didn't drive or travel, and going to the DMV
> was beyond her ability.
> When she moved out of home, right at the end of her life, she had to
> get on a plane, and that required a government ID that would also have
> qualified her to vote. To make it happen I flew from California to
> Maryland to take her to the DMV for a non-drivers license, rented a
> van and wheelchair, went to her house, escorted her to the desk at the
> DMV, brought her home again.
> With voter ID requirements that's what it would have taken for her to
> be able to vote.
> Before retirement she worked as an aide to a couple members of
> Congress, and her vote was well reasoned to an extreme.

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