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Proof shows there isn’t a voter fraud problem

August 23, 2012
The Alpena News

Voter fraud a problem? Thousand of cases??

According to.....um.....Tea Party? Fox news?

According to The Republican National Lawyer's Association:

"Viewing the data for the period 2000-2010, the report by its own account shows there is no link between voter fraud in states and the need for stricter voter ID laws. The data shows that during the entire 10 year period, 21 states had only one or two convictions for some form of voter irregularity. And some of these 21 states have the strictest form of voter ID laws based on a finding of two or less convictions in 10 years. Five states had a total of three convictions over a 10 year period. Rhode Island had four convictions for the same 10 years. Taking a close look at the RNLA data shows 30 states, including the District of Columbia had three or less voter fraud convictions for a 10 year period."

The Brennan Center for Justice (NY University of Law) says:

"Fraud by individual voters is both irrational and extremely rare. Many vivid anecdotes of purported voter fraud have been proven false or do not demonstrate fraud. Voter fraud is often conflated with other forms of election misconduct. Raising the unsubstantiated specter of mass voter fraud suits a particular policy agenda. Claims of voter fraud should be carefully tested before they become the basis for action."

Voter fraud is not a problem in this country. Let's get on to some important business.

David Morey

Harrisville

 
 

 

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