Ga. notifies 4,770 their votes are 'challenged'

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ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel's office has sent letters to 4,770 registered voters who are believed to be noncitizens.

Handel's office sent the letters on Wednesday to the voters whose citizenship has been questioned. They should receive the letters this week telling them they may have to vote with a "challenged" paper ballot on Election Day.

Handel's office verifies citizenship for people who want to vote.

A three-judge federal panel ruled Monday that Georgia should have sought U.S. Justice Department approval before implementing a new process of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check voters' immigration status.

The panel ordered Handel's office to come up with a way of notifying people whose status has been questioned and allowing them to vote in some way on Election Day.

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No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 10/30/08 - 09:24 am
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Regardless of what method was

Regardless of what method was used to identify them, I am very happy to see that these people have been notified that they might not be qualified voters. I am also pleased to see that even though they will be able to vote their ballots will not be counted until their Citizenship has been verified.

jack
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jack 10/30/08 - 09:29 am
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About damn time! Now arrest

About damn time! Now arrest those who illegally registered/voted.

roymccoy
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roymccoy 10/30/08 - 09:49 am
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arrest the trash that

arrest the trash that registered them.

whatever1
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whatever1 10/30/08 - 10:14 am
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why do some people want to

why do some people want to give illegal aliens the right to vote? and if you were illegal in a country would you want to vote???

justus4
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justus4 10/30/08 - 10:37 am
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The article may not be
Unpublished

The article may not be factual. Look at the racial makeup of those "noncitizens" and determine the intent of the (R) Sec. of State. The history is clear on this issue and a quick review would be in order.

roymccoy
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roymccoy 10/30/08 - 10:48 am
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justus4, i see no racial

justus4, i see no racial make-up in the article! what ia your point?

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 10/30/08 - 12:08 pm
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roymccoy: I agree with your

roymccoy: I agree with your comment. This article makes no mention of the race, creed, or color of the individuals who will receive these letters.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 10/30/08 - 12:40 pm
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justus4: The history is clear

justus4: The history is clear on this issue as the Citizenship requirement is in the Constitution, and the Georgia Law requiring proof of Citizenship and a picture ID was already on the books. I wonder why it waited for the first (R) Secretary of State to enforce the requirement?

stillamazed
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stillamazed 10/30/08 - 01:39 pm
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Everything is race with

Everything is race with justus4 what's new? There are plenty of illegals living here who should not vote, period.........if htey want the right to vote then they should do whats legal to start with. I am glad it is being challenged regardless of what their race is........it's about what is right.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/30/08 - 02:07 pm
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What if they have already

What if they have already voted using the voting machines? Their votes will be counted if they voted early.

disssman
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disssman 10/30/08 - 02:41 pm
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Probably some more of those

Probably some more of those D--- veterans who can't read the rules about not using their entire full name on a signature or some other very important voting rule. I don't know where these people get off. They know the rules and by god if they can't follow the rules we'll keep sending them back to the war in Iraq until they learn how civilized people are expected to follow the rules explicitly. Some of them think that just because they are veterans, they have a right to vote. Why I'll bet some of them are Mexicans veterans who haven't made their citizenship. I do know they aren't homeless veterans though, because they were advised of their dastardly deeds by mail.

roymccoy
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roymccoy 10/30/08 - 03:59 pm
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dissman, is this your first

dissman, is this your first time at the polls?

dani
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dani 10/30/08 - 04:44 pm
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diss..they are being given a

diss..they are being given a chance to prove it either way, so what is your problem?

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