Same-day voter registration has been blocked repeatedly by Republican scaremongers in this country, who claim that it rolls out a red carpet for fraud and abuse. But in Iraq, oddly enough, it's simply another jewel in democracy's crown:
"We allowed the population of Mosul and Anbar province to register themselves the same day as polling," said Hareth Mohammad Hassan, the commission's energetic 33 year old deputy director. "A voter can just show his Iraqi documents and picture ID, get registered and vote."So which is it: Are we allowing the Iraqis to undermine democracy by setting up an inherently corrupt voting system, or is same-day registration a perfectly reasonable idea that could be implemented in every state in America?