Vote fraud is no big deal, right? It hardly ever happens. It’s so rare that it’s not even worth discussing. Anyone who claims to take the integrity of our ballots seriously is cynically exploiting phantom fears for the purpose of suppressing the Democrat-loving minority vote.
To keep that silly narrative alive, it’s important not to read the Sunday edition of the Columbus Dispatch, in which readers were informed that “more than one out of every five registered Ohio voters is probably ineligible to vote.”
Furthermore, “in two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting age population: Northwestern Ohio’s Wood County shows 109 registered voters for every 100 eligible, while in Lawrence County along the Ohio River it’s a mere 104 registered per 100 eligible.”
31 more counties report over 90 percent voter registration, which is a good 20 percent higher than the national average. The Buckeye State sure is civic-minded! Well, except that 1.6 million of the 7.8 million registered voters in the state haven’t voted in at least four years. So I guess they were civic minded, once upon a time. Never fear – I’m sure plenty of those “inactive” voters will reactivate themselves just in time for Barack Obama’s re-election.
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The web is awash with articles claiming that voter fraud is so rare as to be negligible. Yet these articles appear almost exclusively in leftwing publications like Mother Jones, and the main argument is that there have only been about 10 cases tried and found guilty of it.
However, as the Examiner article and many others show, the stats on voting numbers do not support the number of eligible voters who supposedly show up at the polls. In fact they occasionally exceed the population of the precincts.
So why aren’t they prosecuted?
Judging by the fact that it is Democrat publications that do all the denying, it should be clear that the fraud is happening in Democrat-controlled areas, where the notion of requiring voter ID is fought tooth and nail — even though these areas require documentation to apply for licenses of all kinds or for government jobs.
Clearly, the Dems are covering something up.
The only question is how extensive is the fraud and is it enough to sway an election?
If the extent were known, we might find Romney having garnered more votes than Barack this last election.
Election Day voter fraud and the 2012 Presidential Election
Election Day voter fraud places at risk the 2012 Presidential Election, and it costs taxpayers money and wastes election board employees' time. And Sarah Palin is telling her Facebook fans to be sure to record and report it.
The Clarion Ledger says in-person voter fraud can include someone voting as someone else, whom they may look like, and have an ID belonging to, or it can include other forms of fraud.
The voting crime also includes those who cast their legitimate vote in more than one polling location in the same state, giving them two or more votes for the candidate of their choice.
It can also include casting an illegitimate ballot in an out-of-state voting poll location that doesn't have a strict voter ID law, in addition to casting their legitimate vote in their own state.
Other in-person voter fraud on Election Day can include showing up at a poll location without proper voter ID--if the state requires one, such as the state of Georgia--and asking for a provisional ballot.
Provisional ballot voting allows someone without an ID on them to cast their vote in the state of their residence on Nov. 6 (or other election days in the state) with the understanding that the person will show up in three day's time at their local election office to show ID evidence to support their right to vote.