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Comments for: Oakland man who voted in place of his children pleads guilty to forgery

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  • Tom

    Nope. No voter fraud. No need to show an ID, ever.

    Move along folks…

    • Anonymous

      I started to think that IDs were a good idea the day I went to vote last November and had my name about to be crossed off as someone else.

      • Anonymous

        More proof that it happens………

  • Nothing to see here, move along…no such thing as voter fraud…

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone guess who we wont see posting here?

    • Tom

      Barack Obama?

      • Anonymous

        Hint-

        It is all the posters who were commenting in protest of the horrible, racist, and misguided voting regulations proposed by the Facist LePage and his evil Tea Party Thugs. If you spend any amount of time on these threads you will know who I am refering to.

        • Anonymous

          You hit the nail on the head..

  • Guest

    Why didn’t the BDN look into what political party this man belonged to,  or did they figure everyone already knew. (-;

    • Tom

      Fraud is fraud – it’s not party specific….

    • Anonymous

      republican

  • Anonymous

    shouldnt some of the responsibility also fall on the town clerk or who ever it was that gave the absentee ballots to this guy? Was it one ballot with all 3 names on it or did he actually go into the town office and request 3 ballots?

  • Anonymous

    Why are people opposed to showing ID to vote?  You have to prove who you are to do almost everything, most far less important.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not a Republican, but I think it’s a good idea to show who your are in order to vote.  How does that imply anyone is ‘afraid’?

  • Anonymous

    Two instances that have been discovered…how many more have gone undiscovered?  If you never look, you’re not going to find any. By your reasoning, we should look the other way when someone shoplifts something worth less than $10, but if it’s $50 worth it might be OK to prosecute the individual, right?

  • Anonymous

    I have been carrying my National ID number since I was born and Im guessing so have you. Its mandatory to have one and is one of the tools the US Government uses toconfirm my identity for every purpose. Its my Social Security Number and it was gift from Franklin Roosevelt, Democrat.

  • Anonymous

    Voter fraud never happens:

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/chuck-norris/2012/04/17/chuck-norris-column-video-proof-voter-fraud-dc

    The reasons liberals are so afraid voters with ID cards is because they know that they could never win an election fair and square.

    • Anonymous

      ID cards are pointless. Anyone intent of commiting voter fraud is going to come up with a fake ID. College kids do it all the time to buy beer, there was an article in the paper yesterday about fake ID’s turning up in Orono. If someone wants to circumvent the system their going to find a way.

      • Anonymous

        Really? Do you think that there will be a sharp increase in the amount of fake IDs if the State of Maine starts to require a photo ID to vote?

  • Anonymous

    College students – it’s their fault, I tell ye! 
    Or – is it something in the water down Oakland way?

    • Anonymous

      While I was in the military I was not allowed to vote in the places I was stationed as I was not a legal resident of that location. How is that any different than a college student’s residential status?

  • Anonymous

    I thought there was no voter fraud?????

  • Maine, you gotta love it.  I know I do.  So we have this rampant voter fraud issue which has to be dealt with by the stalwart defenders of democracy and in a state of high dudgeon.  So now we caught one.  And it turns out to be some guy who wants to get his 71 year-old father re-elected to the town council.  Then of course there was a guy who moved from Dixmont to Newburgh and voted in each town!  Just three short years ago!  That makes two of them.  We’re under attack!

  • “Wrigley’s reason for voting on his children’s behalf was to cast ballots
    for his father, Byron L. Wrigley Sr., 71, who was running for
    re-election to the Oakland Town Council”  — oh, he feels bad about it now.  That makes it better.  

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