A Pew Research Center report this week reveals that America’s active voter rolls include 1.8 million dead people.
2.8 million people are registered in more than one state. And millions
more registrations carry so many errors as to raise serious doubts
whether mailings for scheduled elections reach the correct voter.
told, Pew’s study demonstrates that various types of vote fraud — one
person voting in different states, or voting as a deceased individual,
or intercepting another voter’s election materials — are far too easy.
All this would seem to underscore the necessity of cleaning up the books.
Alas, Democrats — and the Obama White House — seem adamantly opposed to the most common-sense option.
That would be strengthened voter-ID laws.
recent years, Republican state legislators have tried to address such
concerns with a straightforward solution: To cast a ballot, voters would
have to use a valid state-issued identification document, say a drivers
license, proving they’re who they say they are.
After all, photo
ID is required for most very basic transactions — opening a bank
account, taking a commercial flight and so on. Why not something as
important as ballot-box integrity? Read more