Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Vote Fraud Numbers: Zero for 475

John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky have a fascinating little story entitled “The Latest Evidence of Voter Fraud – and Discrimination.”  The story has a number of interesting tidbits of recent examples of fraud and discrimination.  All those are ignored by the mainstream media and the left. 

Which brings up some interesting points, fraud and discrimination in voting by the LEFT does exist and is real.  It is also ignored and mostly attacked.  (Emphasis mine.)

The Voter Integrity Project (VIP), a local citizens’ group concerned with election integrity, released a report on Wednesday that it finally obtained from the North Carolina Board of Elections “after repeated requests.” The report shows that there were 475 cases of election fraud that the Board “believed merited a referral” to prosecutors between 2008 and 2012. The fraud included double voting, impersonation and registration fraud, and illegal voting by noncitizens and felons. Not all of this fraud would have been stopped by voter ID, but there are certainly people willing to engage in fraud and we need to take a comprehensive approach to protect the security of the voting and election process.

As VIP also points out, the report raises the important question of why local district attorneys in North Carolina have been “so negligent in prosecuting” these referrals. That is no surprise to us – we detailed in our book Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk how reluctant local prosecutors often are to prosecute election-fraud cases because of the potential political costs (like, say, being accused of voter suppression).

As a political person working in DC I have to respect that the left has so turned on its head the truth that vote fraud crime instead becomes discussions of vote suppression.  However as a voter and American I am ashamed that bigotry, voter disenfranchisement, and crime in furtherance of an agenda are supported by part of the liberal political elite in our country. 

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