Cape Gazette

Same-day registration will promote fraud

By Linda Shinn | Apr 25, 2014

HB 105 will allow same day voter registration in Delaware. I fail to see the benefits behind this legislation but see a lot of problems that will occur and fraudulent voting practices that this legislation will promote.

In order to insure that multi-voting or other fraudulent practices do not occur, we need a real-time computer system that allows a poll worker to record when each person votes (and where) and immediately flags second attempts or identification anomalies and alerts the poll worker. There is nothing in this bill that stipulates these necessities.

Pre-registration was established so that the voter's address could be verified. If the voter's address is found to be inaccurate the vote is not removed from the tally, which makes it a false vote.

There is enough voter fraud in this country already. New investigations are turning up more voter fraud all the time. The recent voter fraud that was uncovered in North Carolina should convince all of us that legislation like this is nonsense. The last thing we need is a bill that will invite more voter fraud.

Please contact your senator and ask them to vote no on House Bill 105.

Linda Shinn

Comments (1)
Posted by: Tim McCollum | Apr 25, 2014 15:43

Let's not disenfranchise all eligible voters. The fraud you noted in NC has not been confirmed Ms Shinn.  Let the investigation continue.  Once the final report is recorded then comment on fraud in NC. Your comment regarding software safeguards to preserve the integrity of the voting process is well taken. The absence of such requirements in HB105 should not defeat same day registration.

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