Stephen Michael Kellat

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I'm going to quibble on one point. Securing the back-end is one thing. As to the front-end, we disarm ourselves pretty easily by not registering voters properly or striking down voter ID laws. If we have no way to authenticate who presents themselves to vote at a single precinct, making sure things are fine on the back-end kinda doesn't matter. As a former precinct elections official, these quite insane judicial rulings over the past few days striking down photo ID have been hilarious as they tear down any hope of security on the front-end in terms of ensuring that one qualified and eligible person gets one vote in the correct precinct. As to the inability to gain photo ID due to the lack of required underlying documents being touted as the reason for voiding these are these people surviving in a society that requires positive photo ID for an awfully large number of transactions beyond just voting these days?