Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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RE: Umm...
by zima on Thu 15th Nov 2012 23:11 UTC in reply to "Umm..."
zima
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>The U.S. doesn't even have a national ID.
And we damn sure don't need one. That's a giant step towards an oppressive government [...]
And besides, each one of us already has a nationally assigned ID card: Our social security card. The huge amount of fraud and misuse surrounding that particular identifier alone should be enough to tell the people that we don't need yet another layer of redundant ID.

In a properly set up national ID card, there's really barely any fraud, that's the whole point of it; the info can be quickly verified when that matters.

And I'm not sure if there's any correlation between existence of national ID in a given place, and how oppressive given government is; many past and present oppressors don't really need national ID.

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