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Jeff: Here's the big problem in the case of voting: the Constitution. Every state gets to decide how to conduct its elections. We need a Constitutional Amendment to have one uniform system of voting that puts appropriate safeguards in place. We also should have a national voter picture ID taken right then and there issued to everyone who registers. All the national registry offices would have a camera. Everyone would have to sign an affidavit under penalty of perjury, regardless of other ID they have or don't have. A National Voter Registry would solve 2 problems. The first is to get Conservatives to agree to a Constitutional Amendment, because A) States' Rights are supreme to them, and B) a closed, shady, unverifiable election is the only way Republicans can win in competitive states. So they need an enticement: National Voter ID. Those Conservatives that are actually genuine about state voter IDs will love the concept. Naturally, most Cons aren't genuine in their motives, and it's really about restricting minority and poor voting. But it's still best to try for a National system if we want true Democracy.