Voter Fraud Virtually Nonexistent
A new nationwide analysis of more than 2,000 cases of alleged election fraud over the past dozen years shows that in-person voter impersonation on Election Day, which has prompted 37 state legislatures to enact or consider tougher voter ID laws, was virtually nonexistent.
The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000. With 146 million registered voters in the United States, those represent about one for every 15 million prospective voters.
Supposing there was another study which showed the opposite. Where do you think you'd read it? Is that paranoia I feel?
So an MSM "investigative reporting project" funded by an NGO and allied to the Democrats, can't find voter fraud. And I'm supposed to be reassured? You can bet this 'study' will be quoted ad nauseum over the next few years in every legislature that takes up voter ID...
On the other hand ...
The analysis found that there is more alleged fraud in absentee ballots and voter registration than in any of the other categories. The analysis shows 491 cases of alleged absentee ballot fraud and 400 cases involving registration fraud.
But then again ...
Requiring voters to show identification at the polls -- the crux of most of the new legislation -- would not have prevented those cases.
The analysis also found that more than 46 percent of the reported election fraud allegations resulted in acquittals, dropped charges or decisions not to bring charges.
Yeah, like the Black Panthers in Philadelphia, 2008!
In many cases, people simply made mistakes. Felons or non-citizens sometimes registered to vote or cast votes because they were confused about their eligibility. Some voters accidentally
on purpose cast their ballots twice or more or went to the wrong precinct. And election officials made mistakes, such as clerical errors -- giving voters ballots when they have already voted -- and errors due to confusion about eligibility.
Whether intentional or not, I'd like to see fewer errors.
Posted by: Bobby 2012-08-12