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An anonymous reader writes "Voting technology and fair elections have been topics of many discussion on Slashdot. Now the repercussion of voter fraud, often asserted to be mythical, despite previous sightings and more than one recent conviction, have cost a congressman's chief of staff his job: "Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff abruptly resigned Friday after being implicated in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate last year’s primary elections by submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests. . . Hours earlier, law enforcement investigators raided the homes of another of Joe Garcia’s employees . . .The raids marked a sign of significant progress in the probe that prosecutors reopened in February, after a Herald investigation found that hundreds of 2,552 fraudulent requests for the Aug. 14 primaries originated from Internet Protocol addresses in Miami. The bulk of the requests were masked by foreign IP addresses.""
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Congressman's Chief of Staff Implicated in Internet Voter Fraud

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  • This voter fraud is reprehensible.

    Unfortunately the post on an important topic has been turned into a Republican screed. First, the stories are about attempted absentee ballot fraud, but the articles use these cases to bolster the argument for in-person voter ID requirements. Generally Republicans favor these because of supposedly rampant voter fraud, and Democrats oppose them because of the supposed tendency to keep people from lawfully voting. It's an important issue, but is distinct from the issue of a

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