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Subject:  Re: Question for TMFPMarti Date:  7/12/2013  7:11 AM
Author:  lowstudent Number:  688649 of 749316

Absentee ballots are a major source of fraud. Probably there'd be no real need for >99% of them if you could vote at any polling place.
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Once you have absentee ballots, requiring the same effort as voting to get, with a caveat for delivery to shut ins(as voting IS that important) I simply do not see how they are any more a source for fraud than anything else.

Playing make believe that absentee ballots are any easier to abuse than a system with no way to stop it from being used for fraud as we have now is a lot like the Zimmerman trial

It is simply something to be used to divert attention from the real stuff that is very dirty and actually important.
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