jdc1244 - 10/24/2004 1:51 AM
If one is not registered, one may not vote. Very simple.
Lets try a closer shave.
1. Is it possible to incorrectly or illegally register?
ans. : Yes.
2. Is it possible to incorrectly or illegally vote?
3. Is it possible to legally or illegally depress voter registration?
4. Is it possible to legally or illegally depress voter turn-out?
5. Is it possible to legally or illegally count the vote by different measures?
How would you rank these various problems? I mean, is #1 a greater or lesser problem than #3, etc.
Here's how I weight them: 5>1>3>2>4
In other words,bad counting is more important to me than all the others. Bad registration is next worst, and so forth.
Now rank the probability of actual problems occuring, whether legal or illegal. Here's my rank: 1>2>5>3>4
Thus, if I were a lawyer looking for problems, I would look for 1 and 5 as the most likely problem areas. I think that's actually in agreement with both parties, with Repos suspicious as heck about #1 and Demos suspicious of #5. I'll bet that's where the legal action is going to be.
What do you think?