High-tech cards to the rescue

  • Article by: ROBERT A. PASTOR
  • Updated: February 1, 2013 - 7:28 PM

National biometric IDs could help solve voter fraud and illegal immigration.

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jimjimjimjimFeb. 1, 13 7:58 PM

Remember, there is not voter fraud. We are chasing a problem that does not exist. We should of course, ban law abiding citizens from having guns. Sometimes chasing a problem that doesn't exist makes sense in the liberal mind.

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nkuhlmanFeb. 2, 13 2:00 AM

For extra convenience, your SKU, er, SSN can be encoded on an RFID chip and implanted in your forehead or the palm of your hand.

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rms316Feb. 2, 13 7:49 AM

I guess we should remember that all of this is going to be paid for by taxpayers. Republicans ought to be reminded that includes them too.

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elmore1Feb. 2, 13 8:07 AM

This is a great idea. I recently saw that the state of Minnesota identified 25,000 duplicate drivers licenses through photo matching. This means people can be committing welfare fraud, credit fraud, and other ID related things. IF we had some controls around the voting process they could also be committing voter fraud. We need to embrace new technology like this to take our state and country out of the stone age. Let's protect the majority of us who are "good guys".

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ctifferFeb. 2, 13 8:14 AM

rms316 - we republicans are well aware that this would need to be funded by taxpayers. In most cases, taxpayers are republicans.

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pitythefoolsFeb. 2, 13 9:02 AM

“When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere." - Robert A Heinlein

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dvsdan123Feb. 2, 13 9:14 AM

The cards could also be used to verify gun purchases,

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mylittleidFeb. 2, 13 9:40 AM

So you put a fingerprint or an iris scan on your ID card. But it doesn't do any good unless everywhere you need to use that card there is a way of verifying that fingerprint or iris scan. So you need a national database to store the verification data. All this means HUGE expense to implement this. And in this high-tech age you don't think there will be ways of forging such a card? This would be a very expensive solution for voter fraud considering that fraud is virtually nonexistent. And illegal immigrants will continue to come here as long as there are jobs. How many employers already hire people they know are probably illegals? Are they going to be diligent about verifying ID cards? This whole idea strikes me as a big waste of taxpayer dollars that won't accomplish much.

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mondaveauFeb. 2, 13 9:52 AM

If a poor country like Mexico can do this, we can as well. This will save more than it costs. Why are liberals so dead set against preventing various forms of ID fraud? Hmmm...?

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