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Keep our elections free from fraud

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Were it not a serious issue, I'd get a laugh out of the news from Florida this week that 53,000 deceased Floridians have been uncovered - no pun intended - on the current voter registration rolls in that all-important state.

Let me quickly point out that I don't hail from the conspiracy school of politics. This latest revelation from Florida is not some Democratic Party scheme to steal an election in the Sunshine State.

Yet it does illustrate how confusion and pressure on election day could potentially give rise to voter fraud.

Florida is just the tip of the massive potential for voter fraud iceberg that is often discussed but rarely solved.

And yet the Democratic Party remains firmly entrenched in their opposition to voter identification laws promoted in many states.


The well-worn arguments against voter IDs ring hollow in the face of announcements such as in Florida.

If someone or some party was intent on manipulating an election, a list of deceased voters might just be an excellent starting point.

In our national zeal to assure that every vote is counted, some states have adopted mail-in election ballots. Can you imagine just how easily those votes could be manipulated?

The argument centers on the ever-popular hot button issue of voter disenfranchisement. The Democrats continue to argue until their dying breath that large numbers of their party lack the ability to receive a photo ID to allow their vote to be counted.

But honestly, that argument is long on anecdotes and short on facts.

The so-called mainstream media will pay scant attention to the news from Florida because it simply does not fit their narrative. There's just no other way of saying it.

And then when the conservative media reports the issue of potential voter fraud, they are labeled as alarmists or conspiracy-theory quacks.

If it's easy to steal something from a store, chances are something will be stolen. If it's easy to cheat the taxpayers out of government benefits, chances are those benefits will be stolen.

And yes, if it's easy to defraud an election, chances are someone will take advantage of the issue.

My vote is precious and important. And for some odd reason, I'd like to keep it that way.

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