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|User Info||You Can't Fix Stupid, But You Can Move; entered at 2012-11-16 23:02:58|
California, like most states i guess, does not require ID to vote. The last time I voted in my local precinct I was almost arrested, since then I vote by mail (absentee ballot). When you come in to vote, they ask you your address before your name. Then they look at their log entry for your address, and ask your name. If you're properly registered to vote, you then sign the ledger next to your name, and they hand you your ballot, or send you to the DIEbold machine nowadays. The problem is, when I glanced at the register, there were OTHER PEOPLE REGISTERED TO VOTE AT MY ADDRESS WHO DO NOT EXIST. When I saw that, I snapped a pic of the register- hilarity ensued. (It's illegal to photograph anything in a polling place apparently....)
I was reading an article about the Wisconsin Demmies busing in people from Chicago to vote in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin (near the WI-IL border, south of Milwaukee County), and decided to look at the Wisconsin vote numbers.
I compared the 2008 turnout with the 2012 turnout, and then compared the 2012 turnout with the Scott Walker recall election turnout (June 2012).
As Spock would say - "Fascinating":
Remember - the Walker recall voters were "broken glass Democrats".