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scholar

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 22:26
More information has come out about Mr. Cohen.

During his divorce, his wife said he had forced her to have sex with him, he used illegal steroids, and he was prone to rages.

He spent about $2 million on his campaign. However, he is $54,000 behind on his child support payments. One might wonder why he didn't give his children priority over his political advertizing.

His family owned the first pawn shop in America, and has been in the business ever since. He is a millionaire.
giron

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 13:40
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
I think that giron is actually correct


I'm always correct Leigh, apart from the occasions when I'm wrong. ;)
LSemmens

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 12:30
I think that giron is actually correct. In Oz, they mark you off on the electoral roll and ask if you've voted anywhere else that day, but there is no onus of proof upon the voter. It does rely upon honesty, and, it seems that it is something sadly lacking in the American psyche, if what Scholar says is true.
giron

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 12:06
Quote:
Originally posted by Mary2


If you're being serious giron you should report what has been happening in your area as the system is not working.


They've been doing it like that for as long as I can remember.
I always take my ballot card and some other form of ID, but they've never asked to see it.
Quaver

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 11:20
Quote:
Originally posted by Mary2
I've always been asked for my ballot card or some other form of identification.
confused2

If you're being serious giron you should report what has been happening in your area as the system is not working.

Perhaps Giron was mistaken for someone really old and forgetful:D
Mary2

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 11:04
I've always been asked for my ballot card or some other form of identification.
confused2

If you're being serious giron you should report what has been happening in your area as the system is not working.
giron

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 08:38
Actually, you don't need to take it, all you do is give your name and address and they hand you a ballot paper.

That's why the system is open to abuse.
Daz

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 00:26
You need to take your ballot card don't you...? confused2
giron

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 00:23
Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
So, anyone in England can vote as many times as he wishes?

He doesn't have to be British?




In principle that is certainly possible.

There seems little to prevent disreputable individuals voting, using a false name.

They could turn up at a polling station, claim that they're someone else and be handed a ballot paper.

All they need to know are details from the electoral register.
scholar

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 00:15
So, anyone in England can vote as many times as he wishes?

He doesn't have to be British?


I remember there was once a debate in Georgia when they tried to pass a law prohibiting dead people from voting. There were actually people who were against that law. Their reasoning was, they knew how Grandpa always voted, and he had supported the state his whole life (literally, his whole life) with the taxes he paid, etc. It only seemed fair that a surviving friend or relative should be able to cast a vote on his behalf.
giron

[*] posted on 5-2-2010 at 00:07
Quote:
Originally posted by scholar

In Illinois, anyone can vote just by showing up and signing in, using a name on the list of registered voters. So, if you know a cousin and a brother who have died, you can vote once for yourself, and once for each of them. No identification is required.



The same applies in England, no identification is asked for.
scholar

[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 23:45
Leading up to our election last Tuesday, one of the commercials for a candidate had one of his supporters say, "If I lived in Chicago, I'd vote for him twice."

One of the Chicago radio hosts mentioned the Chicago voting slogan, "Vote early. Vote often."shocked_yellow

One newsman recalled a newspaper headline he read, the day after a Chicago election: "Voting Fraud Moderate in Yesterday's Election."

In Illinois, anyone can vote just by showing up and signing in, using a name on the list of registered voters. So, if you know a cousin and a brother who have died, you can vote once for yourself, and once for each of them. No identification is required.

One of the radio hosts said that the morning after an election with paper ballots, the Chicago River rises two feet, because of all the ballots dumped into the river by election officials who do not want the votes of opposing candidates to be included in the count.lips_sealed
giron

[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 23:01
Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Illinois, in particular, has had many of its politicians arrested for criminal activity.


Is that because criminals voted them in? lips_sealed
scholar

[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 22:57
I don't believe Obama has any connection to Cohen.

As far as I know, Obama has been entirely faithful to his wife and a good father to his daughters.:)


For the record, I certainly believe that a man who has done bad things can be renewed and transformed.


But, it is unfortunate that, in a country as large as the US, there are not more people with an excellent record who are glad to engage in public service. Illinois, in particular, has had many of its politicians arrested for criminal activity.
giron

[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 21:36
Exactly, he's pointing at me and saying that I'm totally innocent of any wrongdoings. ;)

He's a wise bloke, that Obama, I can't understand why anyone would dislike him.

waveysmiley
victor

[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 21:12
He might be but I see he is pointing at you.
giron

[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 20:52

Daz

[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 20:05
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scholar

[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 15:34
The winner of the Democrat primary for the office of Lt. Governor was arrested in 2005 for holding a knife to the throat of his live-in prostitute girlfriend, while he was still married to someone else with whom he had four children.

According to the officers, she had knife-wounds on her at the time.

Scott Lee Cohen explains that the woman was drunk at the time.

Of course! That explains it! She was drunk, which caused him to hold a knife to her throat.

He says he didn't know she was a convicted prostitute (even though they were living together, and she was giving men "massages").

The Democrat voters of Illinois have voted him to be their best candidate for the job.

Article here.

This account takes a dim view of Cohen.