Clearly I see Fed. elections and many state elections will still be won by voter fraud. Even though there is some good info in this, much is not and thinking our deployed troops votes are being counted is less than honest. Some are, most are not! So, the ballot box will not fix our country's problem.

Please, don't anyone start posting comments of hype talking about winning elections. Nothing is more discouraging than seeing folks ignore facts and prefer hype talking just because they don't like the fact before them.

Twana

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Dear Mrs. Blevins:

Thank you for your correspondence. As your voice in Washington, I appreciate knowing your views.

A number of steps need to be taken to ensure the integrity and security of our election process. Foremost would be requiring photo identification for voting. In 2002, I supported an amendment to the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) that would have mandated that states require individuals to show a photo ID in federal elections. However, the measure failed 42-54, mainly along party lines. Currently, HAVA only mandates that states require identification from first-time voters who registered by mail and did not include a photo ID with their forms.

As a result, states vary greatly in what identification they require voters to present, ranging from nothing beyond the federal requirement to photo identification for all voters. On November 10, 2010, Oklahoma passed a voter ID law through referendum, passing with 74% approval of Oklahoma voters. Voters must show a government-issued ID or cast a provisional ballot. Other states such as Georgia, Texas, Indiana, and Pennsylvania have recently implemented voter ID requirements. The Supreme Court upheld the validity of such voter ID requirements in the case Crawford v. Marion County Election Board. In the 112th Congress, the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2012 (H.R. 5971) was introduced in the House of Representatives and is pending in the Committee on House Administration. This bill, if passed, will require voters to present photo identification when voting in federal elections.

Proof of citizenship is another proposal that Congress has considered to help protect against voter fraud. HAVA only requires that individuals check a citizenship box on national registration forms affirming their citizenship. While the law requires that forms be rejected if the box is not checked, the law leaves the system open to abuse.

Another step is to ensure our overseas military voters are able to take full advantage of their right to vote. Data collected from the 2004 and 2006 elections showed that efforts made by our deployed troops to exercise their right to vote were hindered by inadequate processes, slow delivery methods, and countless other absentee voting procedures that are often confusing and vary with each state. Given these difficulties, I cosponsored an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 (P.L.111-84), that facilitates the absentee ballot process and ensures voted ballots are received in time for counting. Overall, this new law requires states to send out absentee ballots at least 45 days before an election, makes voting material available electronically, and uses expedited mail delivery service for completed ballots.

Again, thank you for your comments. Please do not hesitate to contact me again.

Sincerely,

James M. Inhofe
United States Senator

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  • NO, No, NO-
    Absentee ballots were sent to our MA troops the week before (by our clerk's own admission- the state was late in the printing).
    NO CHANCE for carrier troops to return them in time.
    All those who tried the new and wonderful online assistance for troops to vote were denied by some glitch or other.
    I knew someone on the GW- not that person or any of their buddies got a vote in to the states in 2012.

  • I met Mister Inhofe when he first ran for office in Oklahoma I was impressed with his views of America then and still find him a great example of what we need in politicians.

  • Back to comment more. After reading the comments regarding the voting, I have to ask what are you bloggers doing to prevent voter fraud? In Michigan the Republican party is training people about the law and how to use it to stop voter fraud. Plus, they will have lawyers roving around in designated areas so they can be called by the poll workers regarding any question about a person's right to vote. GET involved and get your local TP and Republicans to work together and stop the fraud NOW!!! DO NOT wait. Tomorrow comes to soon and then you will be too late.

  • If the federal government will not ensure honest elections, then it is up to each state. Each state can require photo ID for state elections. All ballots for federal elections have state candidates and issues on them, so to vote in state elections a photo ID is required thus the federal government has been end run for not doing what they should have been doing.

  • FORGET about the DC politicians and go after state legislatures--the GOP controls 30 state legislatures or governorships right now, PASS state legislation to REQUIRE photo ID to vote and include legislation to force the state government to use the Social Security death data base to eliminate DEAD PEOPLE from voting rolls--if you sit back and wait on the FEDS to do anything, IT WON'T HAPPEN!

  • >>>   W . T . F .  ?????    WHAT IS HAPPENING IN AMERICA  ?????   I FIRST VOTED IN TEXAS MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO .AND EVERY PERSON WHO VOTED WAS REQUIRED TO SHOW A VOTERS REGISTRATION CARD        AND PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION TO PROVE ELIGIBILITY . THIS MUST BE THE ABSOLUTE LAW IN EVERY PRECINCT IN AMERICA . " WE THE PEOPLE "  DEMAND THAT EVERY PERSON WHO GOES TO THE POLLS IN EVERY LOCATION MUST SHOW VALID , AUTHENTIC I . D . BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE      POLLING PLACES ----------------------------  AMERICAN  ADVOCATE  HAS  SPOKEN .  -----------------------------------

    • Colorado Allowed mail in votes until recently. Voter identification should be the law along with a finger print reader at every polling location.

  • in Texas, we are being sued by Eric Holder over us requiring photo ID to vote. Electronic voter machines is also a culprit. I heard today that California is going to issue driver's licenses to Illegals. So that is a common form of ID and they'll be voting. This country needs to clean out all the scumbags and start over. And for those who idolize the Republicans (I am not a Democrat), they are just as crooked. Many still have the mentality that one party is bad and the other good. THEY ARE BOTH BAD.  We need to clean house from top to bottom. But where is a LEADER among the people? All the talk show hosts are in it for the money and what Congressman has guts to speak up except for Rand Paul? Sad day in America.

  • Twana, Evidently Senator Inhofe is not aware of the military votes that were not counted in the last election!! 

     

    Voter ID and citizenship is a must in all elections!  It is just plain common sense....I couldn't go to any other country as an illegal and vote to influence their elections.  But, in the U.S., the Republicans are just as guilty as the Democrats in allowing voter fraud to exist in our elections. 

     

    I'm so tired of these politicians playing politics with our elections!!

  • This.all sounds.great but even if the bills.get passed.there still needs a.security program update on the Diebold.voting system as.testimony before.Congress several.years ago by computer experts
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