A different type of election day question

How accurate are election day results? I’m hoping someone can explain to me how my mother (a registered Republican btw) who lives in Texas and has lived there for the past 3 years is still receiving absentee ballots from the state of California. Had she wanted to, she could have voted in both states. It makes me wonder how many other people this has happened to and how often it happens, not to mention why it happens. It also makes me wonder how many people can cast votes twice in 2 different tates and how many dead people and illegal aliens are voting in this country?

Reports are already pouring in about all the difficulties going on with the election. Florida (imagine that), Indiana, Ohio to name a few states, are having problems with electronic voting equipment. Accusations of voter intimidation in Virginia are being investigated by the FBI.

People aren’t perfect and we all make mistakes. But with something as detrimental as a nationwide election, every state should have a system in place to make sure that the person voting is alive, and living in the state they’re voting in. There is already lots of debate about the authenticity of electronic voting machines. That debate will be ongoing for quite a while.

You would think after all the election problems over the past 6 years now that there would be some sort of nationwide check and balance system to alleviate these problems. It’s way past time to correct them.

A Google search for election day result miscounts produced 15,700 hits as of 9:00 a.m. 11/07/06. A Google search for electronic voting machine issues produced 4,470,000 hits as of 9:00 a.m. 11/07/06. And the reports on the KCBS radio station keep mentioning more problems in more states.

On another note, I received an email from Jack Abramoff urging me not to vote on a proposition as “he prepares for prison”. Jack Abramoff! Helloooo! We just can’t seem to leave well enough alone.

This morning at 5:50 a.m. pacific standard time my employer received a phone call urging her to vote a certain way on a proposition. Not even 6 a.m. They should be very thankful it wassn’t me on the receiving end of that phone call. Ridiculous. It’s long past time to put an end to the stupidity.

If someone can explain to me why people are receiving ballots to vote in 2 completely seperate states, please let me know so I can get some clarification and let everyone else know. Thank you.

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