Susan Stamper Brown

True the Vote, an organization which claims to be in the IRS' crosshairs says that back in 2012 more than 24 million voter registrations were invalid; more than 2.75 million people were registered to vote in more than one state; various counties in Indiana and Ohio had more registered voters than residents; 160 counties in 19 states had over 100 percent voter registration; and the Democrat Party of Florida and the National Council of La Raza were under investigation for alleged voter registration fraud.

Recent news from the Philadelphia Inquirer potentially exposes a much darker side to the voter ID issue. The March 17 investigative report, "Kane Shut Down Sting That Snared Philadelphia Officials," stated that four area Democrat legislators allegedly took "multiple bribes ranging from a few hundred dollars to thousands in cash and Tiffany exchange for votes or contracts, including opposition to Pennsylvania's proposed voter ID law." Republicans were also offered bribes, but did not bite. Despite what the Inquirer described as solid evidence, the state's new Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, "secretly dropped the case in 2013" - without as much as a peep from AG Eric Holder.

Given those who are dead, incarcerated or non-citizens aren't likely to complain if someone fraudulently casts a vote in their name, wouldn't you say voter IDs are a great idea? Otherwise, the wolves will circle the last bastions of democracy and voting will become as worthless as casting a ballot in Pyongyang.

Susan Stamper Brown

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