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Holder wants to Auto register 200+ million voters

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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Dec 11, 2012
Holder's office can't keep track of 1000 guns, but wants to auto register voters.......
U.S. should automatically register voters: attorney general
By Scott Malone and David Ingram | Reuters 1 hr 59 mins ago...
BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that U.S. election officials should register eligible voters automatically and take steps to reduce the long lines Americans encountered in national elections on November 6.
In a speech in Boston, Holder became the highest-ranking official to call for voting changes since President Barack Obama expressed exasperation with the hours-long lines during his re-election victory speech last night.
"Modern technology provides ways to address many of the problems that impede the efficient administration of elections," Holder said.
The United States has a patchwork election system, relying on local officials in 50 states and the District of Columbia to process the paperwork needed to register - without the use of a national ID card that some other democracies use.
Registering to vote is a necessary step to be eligible to cast a ballot in almost every U.S. state, and some jurisdictions require the paperwork weeks before Election Day.
All the paperwork is handled at the local or state level, and new paperwork is needed when someone moves.
The safeguards are in place to prevent a problem that rarely, if ever occurs, largely because few people are willing to risk felony charges to influence an election, Holder said.
"You can't get groups of sufficient numbers of people that are willing to face that possibility and try to influence an election, which is why in-person voter fraud simply doesn't exist to the extent that some on the right have said that it does," Holder told a crowd of several hundred at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
REACHING 'EVERY ELIGIBLE VOTER'
Holder said the current system was needlessly complex and riddled with mistakes, resulting in 60 million adult U.S. citizens not being eligible to cast a ballot in the 2008 presidential election because they had not filed the right paperwork.
By coordinating existing databases, the government could register "every eligible voter in America" and ensure that registration did not lapse during a move, Holder said.
An overhaul would likely require approval from Congress, a significant obstacle because of the view by many Republicans that easing registration requirements could increase voter fraud.
Obama spotlighted the subject hours after winning a second four-year term. In his victory speech, he told those who waited in long lines to vote, "By the way, we have to fix that."
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on "the state of the right to vote" on December 19.
Holder, as the chief U.S. law enforcement official, has limited powers to enforce voting protections.
The first black attorney general, he has called improving the system a natural extension of the civil rights movement that in the 1960s eliminated many barricades for black voters.
"The arc of American history has bent towards expanding the franchise," he said. "This generation must be true to that more inclusive history.... it is not a time to restrict the franchise."
Holder, also recommended that polling places should have an adequate number of voting machines and be open for additional days - a challenge because thousands of local officials make those decisions independently.
"We should rethink this whole notion that voting only occurs on Tuesday, which is an agricultural notion from way back," Holder said. "Why not have voting on weekends?"
Holder declined to say how much longer he would remain in the role that he has held since 2009, though he ruled out staying for the whole of Obama's second term.
"I am not going to be the Lou Gehrig, the Cal Ripken of the Justice Department, the Janet Reno of the Justice Department, who served two full four-year terms," Holder said.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Dec 11, 2012
Why does Holder think he has anything to do with voter registration? It's an issue for the various states, not he federal government. The founding fathers are rolling over in their graves.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#3 Dec 11, 2012
Heard of federal elections ?? Yeah, still a dip wad. LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Dec 11, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Heard of federal elections ?? Yeah, still a dip wad. LMAOROTFU~!
Yeah, the attorney general's office can't track 1000 guns, but they can keep track of 200+ million voters..........unlikely.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#5 Dec 12, 2012
I like made up numbers, they "look" impotent.....
gerald

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 12, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
I like made up numbers, they "look" impotent.....
No one cares what you like or don't like..
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#7 Dec 12, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
I like made up numbers, they "look" impotent.....
Here ya go Slewsie, I will tell them who they are dealing with, and why YOU are the Champion!

(Share this with the "Folk" on your floor at the Asylum)

"Formidable Seattle Slewsie"

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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Dec 12, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
I like made up numbers, they "look" impotent.....
23.7% of the US population is under 18(2010 Census). The population of the US was 311 million in 2011. Holder wants to auto register everyone of voting age. You do the math, genius.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#9 Dec 12, 2012
Wade Gustafson wrote:
Why does Holder think he has anything to do with voter registration? It's an issue for the various states, not he federal government. The founding fathers are rolling over in their graves.
Yet another power grab by the Obamabots. Good thing he has managed to put and end to all the drug smuggling, sex trafficking, money laundering, illegal border crossings and gang warfare so he has time to take care of things like voter registration.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#10 Dec 12, 2012
The lease people can do is get off their asses and register to vote. It's not that difficult and it's not the governments job to do it for them.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#11 Dec 12, 2012
The Federal Government has NO ROLE in Voting in America, other that the Race Based selection process that Holder uses to decide whether or not to make a claim of a Civil Rights Violation.

Who votes, how they vote and 99% of the rules of Elections are decided by Individual States.

Fauching Collectivists want the Federal Government to be the Big Teat that all come to for Manna From the Messiah!

IMPEACH these Basturds!

Since: Oct 08

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#12 Dec 12, 2012
Billions in tax and spending cut ramifications are pending and the Administration is worried about voter registration? Where the hell is the leadership?? What a losing proposition and we have 4 more stinking years of the crap!
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Dec 12, 2012
Excellent job Attorney General Holder You made a fool our of Issa,you squash the voter suppresion effort by the GOP and you had the rigged voter chip on the electronic voter machines put out of service.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Dec 12, 2012
redeemer wrote:
Excellent job Attorney General Holder You made a fool our of Issa,you squash the voter suppresion effort by the GOP and you had the rigged voter chip on the electronic voter machines put out of service.
The rigged voter chip is another urban myth from your side, much like many of the myths on the right. There won't be checks and balances in place on a national voter registration, and it will be a disaster. Can you say "Fast and Furious?" They only had to keep track of 1000 guns there, not 230 million potential voters......
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#15 Dec 12, 2012
non-starter wrote:
The safeguards are in place to prevent a problem that rarely, if ever occurs, largely because few people are willing to risk felony charges to influence an election, Holder said.
Does he want to elaborate on what those safeguards are?
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#16 Dec 12, 2012
So he wants everyone auto registered, but then how do the states know what district they are in or when they move?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#17 Dec 12, 2012
Why are you scrutinizing, when you're ALWAYS CLUELESS, TOM ???? LMAOROTFU~!
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Dec 12, 2012
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>The rigged voter chip is another urban myth from your side, much like many of the myths on the right. There won't be checks and balances in place on a national voter registration, and it will be a disaster. Can you say "Fast and Furious?" They only had to keep track of 1000 guns there, not 230 million potential voters......
An urban myth,I seen several examples of voter machines in OH.and PA when voter's would choose obama and it would default to Rommey
it was all over MSNBC on a live camera man,are you telling me not to believe my on eyes? hmmm that is not a myth and as far as registering 200 million voters is concern,all you need is a large automated file,that can hold millions of records like the IRS,FBI,Homeland security,you're under estimating techology in the information age.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Dec 12, 2012
redeemer wrote:
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An urban myth,I seen several examples of voter machines in OH.and PA when voter's would choose obama and it would default to Rommey
it was all over MSNBC on a live camera man,are you telling me not to believe my on eyes? hmmm that is not a myth and as far as registering 200 million voters is concern,all you need is a large automated file,that can hold millions of records like the IRS,FBI,Homeland security,you're under estimating techology in the information age.
And you are underestimating the ability of the government to screw things up. MSNBC is as reliable a source as FOX, so if you will accept all things on FOX as fact, I will accept the things on MSNBC. If not, get me a reliable source showing chip malfunction and actual votes that switched, not a rigged explosion like the NBC Dateline bottle rockets on the pickup fuel tank to make it "blow up".
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#20 Dec 12, 2012
Consistent wrote:
<quoted text>
Here ya go Slewsie, I will tell them who they are dealing with, and why YOU are the Champion!
(Share this with the "Folk" on your floor at the Asylum)
"Formidable Seattle Slewsie"
Our Champ is a World Class Stock Trader, A Brain Surgeon, A DOJO in the Sky Martial Artist, The Perfect Daughter, A Horse Whisperer, A Nobel Prize Winning Spell Checker, The Best Cellmate in the history of the Seattle West Insane Asylum, An Underwear Model with perfect legs, An Adviser to Kings, a Confidant of Presidents, and...... an all around well balanced person in spite of her superior talents.
You said, it's early to drink delicious PhillipKs VodKa, but anytime is good for a stupid, loser drunk ! LMAOROTFU~!
Ps- You understanding A POST =IMPOSSIBLE ~! You dumb as a post= ALWAYS ~!!!

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