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When 1,099 Felons Vote In A Race Won By 312 Ballots

dwsmokin Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 12:28 AM
Actually, most states that require ID will gladly-and at no charge-provide one. The case here seems to be those that do not want to get a government issued ID-which is curious, since the basic argument is that most of those depend on that same government for certain services or benefits. The double edged sword cuts both ways it seems.
In the eyes of the Obama administration, most Democratic lawmakers and left-leaning editorial pages across the country, voter fraud is a problem that doesn't exist. Allegations of fraud, they say, are little more than pretexts conjured up by Republicans to justify voter ID laws designed to suppress Democratic turnout.

That argument becomes much harder to make after reading a discussion of the 2008 Minnesota Senate race in "Who's Counting?", a new book by conservative journalist John Fund and former Bush Justice Department official Hans von Spakovsky. Although the authors cover the whole range of voter fraud issues, their chapter on Minnesota...