Originally posted by Bader
Once you start to disect society regards rights you introduce tyrany. Who cares if point 0006 of the population were not capable of voting and their spouses voted 'for' them. Perhaps we should have scaners in every dwelling to ensure no bulling goes on prior to voting or any talking that could amount to persuasion as to voting.
Now as to the disaster of having voted for Bush, DonQ do you really beleive it would have made any difference if Kerry got in????
Well, it may have made little difference in 2004, but it did make a difference in 2000, which gave us the president that gave us the war. I still believe Al Gore was the Last Great Hope...
Why is Florida's voting system so corrupt?
Buying ballots is another current problem. In 1998, an election volunteer was caught selling ballots to undercover agents. And just last week, the Cuban exile columnist Max Lesnik reported that absentee ballots were being sold on Miami's Calle Ocho for $25 apiece.
So, by doing away with the witness requirement, Hood, Gov. Bush, and the Florida Legislature have removed the only existing brake on absentee-voter fraud. It's now open season in the Sunshine State.
There is also the matter of Florida's large elderly population, which can be susceptible to manipulation. For example: For years, until he disappeared in 1982 after a drug-smuggling indictment, a Bay of Pigs veteran named Rafael Villaverde bused hundreds of Cuban exile ancianos [elderly] in Miami-Dade from old-age homes to the polls so they could deliver the vote for the Republican Party.