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Maggi Announces 'Let Larry Vote' Petition Drive

The congressional contender said he may not be able to vote because of the new Voter ID law.

Washington County Commissioner —said he may not be able to vote this November because of 

Maggi’s name was released by the Department of State as having a different name on his voter registration than he does on his driver’s license. 

His voter registration is listed as “Larry Maggi” while his driver’s license reads “Lawrence Owen Maggi.” 

To raise awareness of how unprepared the state is to implement this law less than 90 days from today, Maggi created www.letlarryvote.com to encourage others to sign his petition and demonstrate support for an injunction to delay the law’s implementation. 

According to the new law, the name on the ID must “substantially conform” to the name on the voter registration. 

Because the law does not define “substantially conform,” Maggi said the election judge at each polling location will decide if the ID meets that standard when a ballot is challenged. 

In the event that Maggi’s ballot is challenged, he will have to fill out an affidavit, submit a provisional ballot, and produce proof of residency within five days.

"Even though the Department of State has verified that Maggi meets the qualifications to run for federal office, the same department may deny him his right to vote," his campaign office said in a statement.

“As a Marine, I served our country to protect freedom and democracy for every American. The most basic freedom in a democracy is the right to vote," Maggi said. "Now, I am not even certain my vote will count this November. The state is not ready to implement this law if over 700,000 people do not have the proper ID to be eligible to vote—including veterans and lifelong residents.”

Anthony Brown August 10, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Stop with the pandering, please. "700,00 people"- what a crock If your attempt to vote is unsuccessful- relay that story. WORST case scenario- a provisional ballot that will EASILY succeed.
Kathi Belajac McGrath August 10, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Seems to me that when I registered to vote they asked me to use my full birth name. Isn't that how it is with all important registrations such as SS and driver's license. I'm sure there is a way around it and he could supply other identification or fix the problem somehow. Maybe he isn't bright enough to be running for office.
Roger August 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Mr. Maggi's inconsistency in his choice of names does not make any case for delaying implementation. Stop already with these stupid tactics. They are so transparent, than even a fly could pass through.
Anthony Brown August 15, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Voter fraud does exist and I cannot fathom all of these folks fighting so hard against efforts to safeguard the integrity of the vote, http://townhall.com/columnists/byronyork/2012/08/13/when_1099_felons_vote_in_a_race_won_by_312_ballots/page/full/ My favorite quote from the article: Wasserman Schultz and her fellow Democrats are doing everything they can to stop reasonable anti-fraud measures, like removing ineligible voters from the rolls and voter ID. Through it all, they maintain they are simply defending our most fundamental right, the right to vote. But voter fraud involves that right, too. "When voters are disenfranchised by the counting of improperly cast ballots or outright fraud, their civil rights are violated just as surely as if they were prevented from voting," write Fund and von Spakovsky. "The integrity of the ballot box is just as important to the credibility of elections as access to it."
Kathy August 31, 2012 at 12:46 AM
“The moment somebody uses someone's identity to gain money, influence or to destroy someone's reputation, then it crosses the line.” This is a direct quote from Mr. Maggi during a news story today on Channel 4 about online impersonation. If he truly believes what he has said, he should back the Voter ID law 110% as it protects a person's identity and "influence." Furthermore, I personally witnessed him publically speak of his support of the Voter ID law before his decision to run for Congress. Could this just be another way of bowing to the Democrats for their support? In addition, on a simpler note, couldn't Mr. Maggi just go down a few floors from his office to correct the situation in time for the election? More pandering.

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