An Interesting Voting Integrity Editorial

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00179.htm

Flint, Michigan, Approves No Excuse Absentees

Michael Moore, “Call your film crew!” Flint, Michigan, has approved “no-reason absentee voting,” and some members of the Michigan legislature are pushing  No Excuse Absentee voting as well: 

http://www.mlive.com/news/flintjournal/index.ssf?/base/news-50/121069740631100.xml&coll=5

No-reason absentee voting also has been introduced to Michigan legislators as Senate Bill 12, along with Senate Bills 13 and 10, that would allow for same-day registration and require that statewide elections be conducted by mail only. No action has been taken on the bills yet.

Sen. John Gleason, D-Flushing, approved of the township’s resolution.

“That’s one of the best things we can do as representatives of the people,” Gleason said.

In Michigan, 20 other states and the District of Columbia, only the elderly, individuals with disabilities or an illness, those who serve in the military or those who are out of their communities on Election Day are eligible to cast their ballots by mail.

Reasons such as having to work, a lack of child care or jury service don’t make a voter eligible for an absentee ballot.

Vote by Mail systems use proprietary voting machines

Vote-by mail proponents continually site the idea that vote-by mail systems cure the “Touchscreen problem.” Well that’s just a blatant falsehood. Vote-by mail systems typically use optical scan machines that utilize the very same software base from companies like Diebold, Sequioa, ES & S. The Diebold Optical Scanners that were famously hacked for the HBO Documentary, “Hacking Democracy” are the same used in many Vote-By Mail systems.

Anyway, if you want to read a truly confused editorial, try this… it summarizes the very falsehoods that almost every Vote-By Mail proponent utilizes to peddle liberalized absentee voting.