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Old 04-25-2016, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by aldiboronti View Post
Englishman here and I share the confusion of the OP. Certainly some of the replies have been helpful but surely polling can't be a matter of 'Come one, come all', 'Vote early, vote often'? In other words wouldn't there have to be some control over the business? ...
Nobody is saying the existing system (without ID requirement) is perfect and problem-free. The recent voter-ID laws are controversial because they are seen as part of a widespread effort to suppress voter turnout. Other measures include reducing the number of polling places, eliminating polling places at certain types of neighborhoods, eliminating early voting, making it harder to vote by mail, shortening polling hours, etc. Some politicians have seemingly admitted/claimed that these laws are designed to sway the election. This article is a few years old but still relevant.