Make every vote count… at least once

From the Indianapolis Star:

Indiana’s top elections officer has asked the state attorney general’s office and federal prosecutors to investigate allegations that perhaps thousands of fraudulent voter registration forms have been submitted in Lake County by an advocacy group accused of fraud in other states.

In a letter to Attorney General Steve Carter, Secretary of State Todd Rokita said Friday he had received “credible evidence” of voter fraud involving the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, a group that works to recruit low-income voters, who tend to lean Democratic.

It seems that everywhere this group operates it is inevitably associated with voter fraud. Just as invariably it tends to have a reliable place at the public mammary.

One of the major failings of the Bush Administration is its failure to carry a Writ of Fire and Sword to these left wing groups who have no visible means of support beyond government grants for “community organizing.” After 2000 there was more than sufficient evidence apparent to if not shut these groups down to at least make their lives difficult and unprofitable.

Vote fraud is real and it is significant:

In 2001, the voter rolls in many American cities included more names than the U.S. Census listed as the total number of residents over age eighteen. Philadelphia’s voter rolls, for instance, have jumped 24 percent since 1995 at the same time that the city’s population has declined by 13 percent. CBS’s 60 Minutes created a stir in 1999 when it found people in California using mail-in forms to register fictitious people, or pets, and then obtaining absentee ballots in their names.

One would think this would be a core idea around which both parties could agree. The idea that our voting system would not only be committed to counting votes accurately but that both parties could agree that only legal voters should have the franchise.

That day does not seem to be in sight.






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