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

packband Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 2:16 PM
That's not proof for the need for photo ID. Obviously, there is a system in place to identify felons who are registered to vote. Perhaps it would work better and keep them from voting if they identified them BEFORE the election and purged them from the rolls.
John in Gwinnett,Ga Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 2:42 PM
This is part of the problem. Democrats scream when anyone says a state needs to purge voter rolls.
packband Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 10:58 PM
With Florida actively purging eligible voters, you can see why it can be a problem. Measures to prevent fraud need to do so without disenfranchising actual voters.
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...