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"Press Cracks Up When Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) Claims 'We'd Never, Ever Engage in Voter Suppression'"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 10/16/2008 @ 3:49 pm PT...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kate Folmar
September 30, 2008 (916) 653-6575
Secretary of State Debra Bowen Welcomes
Creation of Online Voter Registration System
SACRAMENTO – Soon registering to vote will be as easy as a few keystrokes, thanks to Senate Bill 381 (Calderon), which the Governor signed today. The measure will usher in the era of online voter registration in California.
“Californians can pay bills and file their taxes online. Being able to register to vote online is the next logical step in making it easier for Californians to participate fully in their democracy,” said Secretary of State Debra Bowen, California’s chief elections officer. “This measure prevents fraud by limiting online voter registration to people who confirm their identity in a secure manner.”
The online registration system will require registrants to provide their birth dates, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, and the numbers from either a valid California driver’s license or identification card. The Secretary of State may require additional information if it’s necessary to establish a registrant’s identity.
Registrants will be able to complete voter registration online using their digitized signatures that are already on file with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Currently in California, all voter registrations use paper affidavits. It is now possible for voters to complete federal voter registration cards online, but they must still be printed and signed before being mailed to elections officials. Elections officials need to have copies of voters’ signatures in order to verify vote-by-mail ballots and petitions for initiatives, recalls, and referenda.
SB 381 will take effect once the state’s new voter registration database, VoteCal, is up and running, likely in 2010. Since 2002, the state of Arizona has allowed most eligible residents to register to vote online. Washington state began offering online voter registration in January.
The last day for eligible Californians to register to vote in the November 4, 2008, General
Election is October 20. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is October 28.
"Yesterday California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 381, authored by State Senator Ron Calderon (D-Los Angeles), which will allow the Secretary of State to implement an online voter registration system."
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 10/16/2008 @ 7:22 pm PT...
I'm quite confused that my last comment was deleted . . .
Now is not a time to lose our sense of Humor!
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 10/17/2008 @ 1:53 am PT...
This shows that the media knows full well about the Republican voter suppression efforts. They laugh into their sleeves as they give coverage to the anti-ACORN propaganda effort of democracy-hating RNC fascists, then jokingly banter back and forth over coffee about voting machines invisibly changing vote results.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 10/17/2008 @ 5:59 am PT...
That's my reaction too. It's nauseating to think that the media are so hip to the fact that voter suppression is a reality, yet they refuse to cover it, while giving massive coverage to the bogus ACORN flap.
But even Dems have been known to use stolen election issues as a laugh line.
Everyone in the political/media establishment seems to know it's happening, and everyone seems content to ignore it.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 10/17/2008 @ 5:05 pm PT...
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 10/17/2008 @ 5:07 pm PT...
One of the most disgusting videos I have ever seen. Makes me ashamed of my white brothers and sisters./*