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« on: December 03, 2004, 05:51:14 pm »

In light of the controversy surrounding what IrishDemocrat has now admitted he did, and given that we don't seem to have any laws regarding voter fraud at all, I drafted a bill dealing with it in the hopes that, having done so, we can come to a resolution to this controversy without even more division between people than what has already occurred.  At the very least, I consider it a start.

I had considered waiting until the midterm elections were over, but given that the new senators won't be sworn in until January, I'll do it now.  Having received consultation from Peter Bell and Ernest, here's the bill in its finished form:

Voter Fraud Bill

1.  Voter fraud, defined as the act of creating identities other than one's primary identity in Atlasia and subsequently entering this identity into the tally of registered voters, is hereby declared to be a crime in Atlasia.

2.  Anyone found to have committed voter fraud shall have his or her voting rights suspended for no less than three months, but no greater than five months.

3.  Anyone found to have committed multiple voter fraud, defined as being found to have committed the actions in Section 1 two or more times, shall receive additional periods of suspension for each instance of voter fraud beyond the initial instance, each subject to the policies declared in Section 2.

4.  The Supreme Court shall be given the ability to enforce this bill by appropriate sentencing.


Further explanation can be found in the post that I linked to above.  If any senator who is okay with this bill could introduce it to the Senate, that would be great.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2004, 05:55:01 pm »

Voter Fraud Bill

1. Voter fraud, defined as the act of creating identities other than one's primary identity in Atlasia and subsequently entering this identity into the tally of registered voters, is hereby declared to be a crime in Atlasia.

2. Anyone found to have committed voter fraud shall have his or her voting rights suspended for no less than three months, but no greater than five months.

3. Anyone found to have committed multiple voter fraud, defined as being found to have committed the actions in Section 1 two or more times, shall receive additional periods of suspension for each instance of voter fraud beyond the initial instance, each subject to the policies declared in Section 2.

4. The Supreme Court shall be given the ability to enforce this bill by appropriate sentencing.

Sure. consider it introduced.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2004, 06:04:03 pm »

Thank you, Senator. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2004, 09:31:41 pm »

What would be the specifics used to determine what is fraud and what is not? Would they have to confess?
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2004, 09:39:21 pm »

What would be the specifics used to determine what is fraud and what is not? Would they have to confess?

I would imagine that the usual standard of reasonable doubt would apply. Unless there is some pretty heavy circumstancial evidence used through tracking backing Yahoo profiles as we did in the Shapeshifter controversy, I imagine that confession is the only manner of proof possible.

I would like to ask that a "conspiracy" clause gets added to this: Basically anybody who knowingly aids a fraudsters or is complicit in trying to cover it up, is also guilty of a crime.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2004, 04:06:14 pm »

In light of the recent situation with IrishDem I think this is a needed piece of legislation and would hereby lead to some punishment for this heinous act. I think the amounts of time dictated are a severe enough punishment and I push for all Senators to support this bill and make this horrible practice illegal.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2004, 05:38:48 pm »

*crickets chirp*

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2004, 05:42:40 pm »

This is a great bill! If I'm elected and I get to vote on it I will certainly vote Aye!
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2004, 05:44:39 pm »

Thank you for your support. Smiley

Now if we can only get the other senators to notice that Texasgurl has introduced this bill...
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2004, 06:50:13 pm »

PPT needs to open it for debate.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2004, 07:28:06 pm »

There's not a whole lot to say here.  I support the bill.  I don't think there's really a whole lot to debate so as soon as JFK or Phil opens this for debate I'll probably move to bring the bill to a vote.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2004, 10:37:08 pm »

Yeah, I doubt anyone's gonna be arguing against this...
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2004, 10:42:41 pm »

Debate on this bill is now open.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2004, 10:43:39 pm »

I move to suspend debate and take a vote.
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2004, 10:50:42 pm »

Voting will begin at 12 midnight Wednesday Decemeber 8th and close at 11:59 Friday Decemeber 10th.
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2004, 06:23:31 am »

I abstain.
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2004, 06:38:32 am »

Aye.
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2004, 08:58:28 am »

Presant.
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2004, 10:01:14 pm »

Aye
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2004, 05:03:44 pm »

Yea.
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2004, 09:09:41 pm »

Yea.
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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2004, 09:57:45 pm »

Yes.

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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2004, 06:38:40 pm »

Yea.

With six yeas and one abstention this bill has passed.
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2004, 05:37:47 pm »

I sign this into law:

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