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New study offers means to compare how states vote

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Clean, fair and credible elections underpin a functioning democracy, so improving the way ballots are cast and counted ought to be a broadly embraced, wholly non-partisan goal. The divisive 2000 presidential contest, with its drawn-out tally and infamous hanging chads, delivered a wake-up call both to the electorate and to election officials that improvements were needed, even in our mature form of representative government. Twelve years later, elections are unquestionably better administered, but there is ...

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March 11, 2013
8 p.m.

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Trey, how can you say "rancorous issue of voter identification, which too often obscures meaningful discussions about how simply to make elections work better"?
Exactly how can elections work better if voter fraud is a significant concern. Lefties love to say there is no voter fraud while anyone with an IQ above 10 knows that's simply untrue. From the Troy sham trial, where liberals were let off, to the many instances where Democrats simply whine and cry about election laws until they get their way. we have had a problem with the laws being obeyed. This is where you start. You simply enforce the laws on the books. There is no process you can conceive of where Democrats can vote without screwing it up. We pander to the left on this issue with the help of the media to ensure Democrats win elections. Until you recognize that voter id is integral to validating elections then you're just part of the problem.