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...
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Indiana, enacted a voter ID law which was declared Constitutional by the US Supreme Court. In the 2010 Election 8% of the votes cast were determined to have been cast by convicted felons still on parole which violates state law. In addition they were found to have registered to vote prior to the 2008 Supreme Court Decision. However upon doing a cross check of the Voter Registration Lists with the Indiana Department of Pardons and Parole, the fraud was detected and their votes were thrown out, in that it was still a violation for felons to vote. In the runup to the 2010 election the various county boards of elections were given access to those self same felon records and were able to block over 2500 fraudulent registrations.
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.
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