“America The Vulnerable: The Problem of Duplicate Voting”

"Elections are sometimes decided by small margins, making voter roll accuracy of paramount importance.  Consider the 2000 presidential election between Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. More than 105 million votes were cast nationwide, and the outcome was determined by only 537 votes. The election, and the course of history to follow, hinged on the state of Florida where the margin of victory for Bush amounted to only .009 percent of the state’s total votes. In 2008, a U.S. Senate election in Minnesota pitted incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman against Al Franken. The election was initially too close to call. After an eight month legal battle, Franken emerged victorious by only  312 votes and officially joined a 60 senator filibuster proof supermajority that passed the Affordable Care Act. Countless other federal, state, and local elections have been decided by narrow vote margins, and all of them are consequential." 
Well, well.  So, a few here, a few there …  After a while they add up.  pl 


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