Keeping elections fair and honest should be the desired goal of every freedom loving American but there are those who would circumvent the process in order to gain an unfair advantage.
It is for those people that voter ID laws have been implemented to, hopefully, prevent the elections from being stolen by unscrupulous, criminal special interests.
The argument coming from the left is that voter ID laws are used by racists to deny minorities the right to vote.
But in spite of the fact that Liberals have been claiming that voter fraud doesn’t exist, the evidence is showing that nothing could be further from the truth.
From the Federalist:
[As] the election approaches, more and more cases of voter fraud are beginning to surface. In Colorado, multiple instances were found of dead people attempting to vote. Stunningly, “a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.” In Virginia, it was found that nearly 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people.
In Texas, authorities are investigating criminals who are using the technique of “vote harvesting” to illegally procure votes for their candidates. “Harvesting” is the practice of illegally obtaining the signatures of valid voters in order to vote in their name without their consent for the candidate(s) the criminal supports.
[A] Pew Research report from February 2012, one in eight voter registrations are “significantly inaccurate or no longer valid.” Since there are 146 million Americans registered to vote, this translates to a stunning 18 million invalid voter registrations on the books. Further, “More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters, and approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.” Numbers of this scale obviously provide ripe opportunity for fraud.
Although there are reports that say voter fraud is a myth, when the claims are weighed against the statistics we see a different conclusion.
The argument is that North Carolina, which passed comprehensive measures to prevent voter fraud, “failed to identify even a single individual who has ever been charged with committing in-person voter fraud in North Carolina.” However, this faulty reasoning does not point to the lack of in-person voter fraud, but rather to lack of enforcement mechanisms to identify and prosecute in-person voter fraud.
An example of faulty reasoning, given by the detractors, is the instances of voter fraud discovered aren’t enough to cause a problem but that doesn’t take into account the number of times voter fraud is committed but isn’t discovered. Those numbers could likely be significantly higher!
Does the fact that 109 people were cited for jaywalking in Seattle in 2009 mean that only 109 people jaywalked in Seattle that year? Does the fact that 103,733 people were cited for driving without a seatbelt in Tennessee in 2015 mean that only that many people were driving without seatbelts in Tennessee in 2015?
Absolutely not. This can be proven easily because in 2014, the previous year, only 29,470 people were cited. The disparity is largely due to increased enforcement efforts in 2015. In other words, increasing enforcement of the crime revealed a much larger number of people committing the crime.
So we see that the instances of voter fraud are likely much higher than the Liberals are willing to admit because that’s how they win elections.
They have voter ID laws in every other democratic country on the planet and they don’t seem to think it’s racist. Why should America be the only one that doesn’t have them?
The Liberals know they’ve got a good scam going and aren’t going to give it up, willingly. It’s time we had honest elections in America again and Voter ID laws will accomplish that.
Source: The Federalist