Monday, September 29, 2008

It's Already Happening - Defrauding Voters

From the HuffingtonPost article:

In Montgomery County, Virginia, the county registrar issued a press release warning out-of-state college students, falsely, that if they register to vote in Virginia, they won't be eligible for coverage under their parents' health and car insurance, and that "if you have a scholarship attached to your former residence, you could lose this funding."

In Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, Democratic voters received a mailing containing tear-out requests for absentee ballots addressed to the clerk in Caledonia -- the wrong location. In Middleton, Wisconsin, Democratic voters received absentee ballot requests addressed to the clerk in Madison -- the wrong address. Both mailers were sent by the McCain campaign. don't hear a lot about Republican voters being defrauded, do you?

UPDATE: Added recent (October 8th) ComputerWorld article about the current state of e-voting machines and full length HBO Special - Hacking Democracy.

NOTE: I have read that if you are worried about being defrauded that absentee ballots are the way to go...but nothing is really secure. You can register to vote or change your location at (this site makes the process as easy as possible, there are many others), just print out the form and mail it in. You can also choose to request an absentee ballot. Check the deadline to register date for you state here.

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