6.9 million registered to vote in two or more states
Before this slips into the abyss of news ignored by the establishment media – One of the things we’ve talked about persistently in the past is the integrity of the voting system. If there is no integrity, if people believe the vote is manipulated or doesn’t reflect the true will of the people, they’re likely to not participate and certainly won’t trust any results from such a system.
We’ve talked about voter I.D. and how easy it is to get and how the left’s arguments amount to “much ado about nothing” when they try to claim it is an onerous requirement that disenfranchises the poor and minorities. Nonsense.
They’ve also tried to pretend there is no such thing as voter fraud as well. And, of course, we’ve pointed out any number of instances where there were people who committed voter fraud. Like double voting. Being registered in two different states and voting in each (one by going to the polls and one by absentee ballot). Again, the left claims that even if that does happen the numbers just aren’t that significant.
Some 6.9 million Americans are registered to vote in two or more states, according to a report obtained by Watchdog.org.
“Our nation’s voter rolls are a mess,” says Catherine Engelbrecht, president of the election-watch group True The Vote.
“Sensible approaches to roll maintenance are fought tooth and nail by radical special interests who can use the duplicity in the system to their advantage,” she said.
The latest interstate voter cross check tallied 6,951,484 overlapping voter registrations, and they’re just the tip of the iceberg.
The cross-check program involves only 28 states and does not include the three largest: California, Texas and Florida.
Like everything else government does, it’s managed to make an unholy mess of the voting system. No potential for fraud in those numbers is there? And, of course, even though the technology exists, it requires an outside organization to bring this to light, because apparently, like the IRS, the IT capability of government in this arena resides somewhere in the era of the 1980s.
How do you stop double voting with voter ID, when one is absentee? You require the voter to produce a copy of the voter ID and mail it with the ballot or the ballot is invalid. The voter ID, of course, will have the state of residence on it. That will stop all but the most hardcore double voters out there. Once you make them put a name and a pic, etc., with an official ballot, even if they have two IDs, you have evidence of willful fraud if they vote twice. Then you prosecute. Yeah, you have to enforce the law (something that seems to be beyond this administration’s abilities). But actually enforcing it as well as setting up a system that catches double registrations, etc. tied in with voter ID would actually give confidence to voters that the vote they cast did indeed have some significance and that the government actually was concerned with insuring the integrity of the system.
Which brings us back to the left who view moves such as this (even with many states already requiring voter ID for many past elections and doing just fine with it) as an attempt at disenfranchisement. As you consider the merits of the two arguments you realize that the argument against voter ID has very little “merit”. In fact, you could certainly conceive of a reason the left doesn’t want this to come about. Kind a reminds me of the joke that goes, “my grandfather voted Republican in every election until he died. Now he votes Democrat”.
Hopefully, when sanity and common sense prevail, we’ll see a voting system that you can rely on to be reflective of the real will of the people, not the manipulated nonsense the left prefers.