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The registration application was developed by the state of Washington, Facebook and Microsoft

The state of Washington will be the first to offer a voter registration option on Facebook as soon as next week.
Washington state citizens will soon have the option to register to vote on Facebook via an application on the Secretary of State's Facebook page. The application was developed by the state of Washington, Facebook and Microsoft. 
"In this age of social media and more people going online for services, this is a natural way to introduce people to online registration and leverage the power of friends on Facebook to get more people registered," said Shane Hamlin, co-director of elections. 
Here's how it works: Washington residents go to the secretary of state's Facebook page and click on the registration application. They will agree to let Facebook access their information, and their name and date of birth will be added automatically to their registration form. Then, residents will have to provide a driver's license or state ID number. 
In addition to registering to vote, Washington state citizens can obtain information on candidates to help them make voting-related decisions. 
"We are excited that citizens in Washington state will be able to register to vote and review useful voting information on Facebook," said Andrew Noyes, Facebook spokesman. 
For those worried about Facebook accessing private information for the voter registration form, it's been noted that Facebook doesn't have access to the state's database. The only information Facebook uses is your name and date of birth. 
The Washington state voter registration form on Facebook is expected to launch next week. 

Source: The Orange County Register

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By EricMartello on 7/19/2012 5:15:11 PM , Rating: 2
Are you f'ing kidding? It is a documented fact that Rupert Murdoch leverages his control of media to influence elections and government affairs both in the US and in the UK. This is common knowledge. If you're ignorant of that fact then you are willfully so. FFS the man isn't even discreet about it. And he doesn't have to be, because most people, like you, won't ever give thought as to his motivations. Most people watching Fox News probably couldn't even tell you who owned the network if asked.

Rupert Murdoch, like anyone living in the USA and UK, is allowed to voice his opinions on current events. It just so happens that people pay more attention to a guy like Murdoch than they do some schmuck camping out on Wall St complaining about income inequities.

Does that count as political influence? Maybe...but at least he's playing by the rules.

How are commiecrats staying in power? They are relying on decidedly illegal methods:

- Voter fraud

- Selective non-enforcement of Federal laws to bolster voting pool (aka not deporting illegals and allowing them to vote).

- Allowing people who are not legally authorized to vote to cast ballots.

- Endorsement of welfare programs that do not encourage self-reliance, and then implying that if the people do not keep them in power they will lose their livelihood (welfare checks).

They also tell blatant lies, which is not necessarily illegal but should be considered fraud. For example, Obama was really going at Romney with the Bain Capital angle when at the very same time he is accepting donations from employees and executives at Bain.

He makes it seem like Bain outsourced everything and is the only US company doing that, but does not mention the fact that Bain Capital helped many well-known American companies stay in business and not become more victims of the obamaconomy.

So yeah, if you want to rag on Murdoch for legally being vocal about his views and using is own money and property to make his views known, I guess you are right...but at least he's not paying people to vote.

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