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Voting Procedural Nonsense

November 1st, 2008

In Michigan, as I presume in many States, you can vote without a photo ID. According to Michigan.gov,

If you do not have photo ID, you can still cast a ballot simply by signing an affidavit. The affidavit can be used by:

  • Voters who do not have acceptable photo ID
  • Voters who have photo ID but didn’t bring it to the polls

Once you sign the affidavit, you may cast your ballot. It will be counted with all other ballots on Election Day.

Now, that’s pretty strange, isn’t it? You need to present a piece of identification, preferably with a photo, in order to establish your youness, that is to say, in order to establish that you are in fact the person you’re claiming to be. But, if you forgot your ID, or if you just happened to want to take someone else’s vote, there’s really nothing stopping you.

All you’d need to do is fraudulently sign an affidavit proclaiming to be someone else. What could anyone do about it?

If I have time, I am going to the polls on Tuesday, but I’m not voting for anybody. I’m considering casting a ballot with “nobody” written-in for President.

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