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Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Vote early, vote often

Voting fraud issues seem to be a hot topic over the past few days. Drudge is linking to a story out of Detroit reporting that the Mayor's office is saying that the voter rolls are too high by at least 150,000 people. The city's total number of registered voters is listed at 600,000 people, putting the potential margin for error at 25 percent. "With the 2000 U.S. Census recording the city as having a population of 655,561 people of voting age, Williams' count would mean that 93 percent of the city's residents who can vote are registered. Nationwide, 70 percent of eligible citizens have signed up to cast ballots."

Juan Non-Volokh posted on alleged voting fraud in South Dakota, over which TAPped and John Lauck on National Review Online disagree. As close as this election seems to be, I would only be surprised if I did not hear any allegations of voter fraud, impropriety, etc. from both parties.

UPDATE: I forgot to post that President Bush signed a bill today which will try to reform some voting systems (I think the WaPost's headline is a little ambitious, even if the bill allocates $3.9 billion)...

posted by John Branch @ 6:44 PM

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