Thursday, December 13, 2007

Go to Iowa and be able to vote twice in the primary!

Despite all of the rhetoric about who is anti-student I've changed my mind on the idea of caucusing being such a great idea if you can go there, claim you live there, vote in a caucus then be able to go back to your real legal residence and vote in the primary there.

Here in Ohio we'd call that voter fraud...
Ohio election officials use rules set forth in law (R.C. 3503.02) to determine a person’s qualifying voting address. Under those rules, your voting residence is the place in which your habitation is fixed and to which, whenever you are absent, you intend to return. You must intend your residence in the county to be permanent, not temporary. You will not lose your voting residency in Ohio if you leave temporarily and intend to return, unless you are absent from the state for four consecutive years.

Should we really place this large of an importance on the Iowa results with as inconsistent as their rules are when you compare them to most other places?

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