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          The issue of vote fraud is getting some necessary attention both here in images-3Vermont and nationally.  The president launched a task force to investigate the possibility of wide scale activity impacting elections, and our own Secretary of State, Jim Condos, and Attorney General, T.J. Donovan, are pursing every possible avenue within the law to obstruct that investigation.

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Is vote fraud a big deal, or just a myth? Should we have to present ID at the polls, or is that suppression? Are the Vermont Secretary of State and Attorney General right or wrong to oppose the Commission on Election Integrity?

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Diane Lanpher August 3, 2017 at 12:34 am

No I do not believe, non have been shown any evidence of voter fraud by citizens. However it appears America has reason to believe foreign governments have and will continue to be problemic to our American election and our democracy. That is our real worry and concern.

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Rob August 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm

If that’s the case, Rep. Lanpher, what steps do you propose to bring to the legislature to safeguard against such attacks?

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Joe Chagnon August 3, 2017 at 4:09 am

Nobody votes democrat like the dead and illegal immigrants.

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Bob DePino August 3, 2017 at 4:31 am

The voter roster is a shambles.
People can be registered to vote that haven’t voted in decades, moved away, don’t live in our country, even people living in one district voting in others, and some who have died. All of which, CAN be registered to vote.
92,000 absentee ballots?
And 68% of the voters decided to vote last year? Really?
Yet, 47,241 voters haven’t voted since 2002…
37 voters voted AFTER the 11/8/16 election date, 59 people voted on 11/8/16, yet they are marked as NOT voting in the 2016 General Election.
34 people with NO LEGAL address AND NO MAILING address VOTED on 11/8/16!
But Vermont has no possibility of voter fraud…
Really?

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John Toscano August 3, 2017 at 9:58 am

I served as an election supervisor for 5 years, in my role as city clerk running elections on the local, state and federal levels. Not once did I come across or hear of ‘voter fraud’. I found many examples of candidate chicanery in getting absentee voters enrolled and voting but as to individual voters casting ‘illegal’ votes – never!

It’s been clear to me all along this ‘voter fraud claim’ is a pre-planned and Republican controlled voter suppression effort, long in the making and short on the truth.

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Rob August 3, 2017 at 11:04 am

“I found many examples of candidate chicanery in getting absentee voters enrolled and voting…” John, isn’t this vote fraud? And if you, as an election supervisor, found “many examples” of this occurring, isn’t a a problem that needs to be rooted out and addressed?

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Mary F Daly August 3, 2017 at 11:40 am

Just think the Town of Victory, VT. Nuff said!

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John Odum August 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

You should be ashamed of yourself. I sure as hell am. Your “math” is as bad with this as it is with climate change. The implicit willful maligning of hard working town clerks for political mileage is revolting. Exploitative crap designed to raise money from people who probably cant even afford it… whatever it takes to leave the world in a worse state than you found it, eh?

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Rob August 4, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Thanks, John Odum, Town Clerk for Montpelier, for your comment. Perhaps you would like to contribute something civil and meaningful to this debate. As a town clerk, could you explain how you know the person you send an absentee ballot to is actually the person who fills it out, and that a rightful voter does so privately (secret ballot) with no one looking over their shoulder and improperly influencing their vote?

What are the mechanisms in place for detecting this kind of fraud? And, what are the procedures in place catching perpetrators? If you can’t do that (for your constituents who trust you if not for me) then it is you who should be ashamed of yourself.

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