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« on: October 28, 2008, 05:03:16 PM »

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Vote fraud is real and can affect elections. In 2001, the Palm Beach Post reported that more than 5,600 people who voted in Florida in the 2000 Presidential election had names and data that perfectly matched a statewide list of suspected felons who were barred from voting. Florida was decided by about 500 votes.

In 2003, the Indiana Supreme Court overturned the result of a mayor's race because of absentee ballot fraud -- a case that led to a stricter Indiana ID law recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. A 2005 Tennessee state Senate race was voided after evidence of voting by felons, nonresidents and the deceased. A Washington State Superior Court judge found that the state's 2004 gubernatorial race, which Democrat Christine Gregoire won by 133 votes, had included at least 1,678 illegal votes.

Voter access does need to be protected, but Democrats are using that principle as a political weapon, suggesting that any serious look at fraud is intended to "disenfranchise" voters. This is a naked attempt to protect their friends at Acorn, who have been registering thousands of phony voters. Congress put the voter fraud statutes on the books, and Justice is obliged to enforce them.



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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 05:34:51 PM »

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Voter ID law deserves consideration

By Fred Hartman

All this business about the ACORN community activists and multi-state voter fraud investigations debunk the arguments against requiring photo identification at the polls. Itís a problem thatís popping up across the fruited plain, not a wild-eyed conspiracy concocted by the Republican Party to suppress voter turnout.

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Opponents of voter ID claim fraud at the polls isnít a widespread problem, and wrongly discriminates against elderly and poor people who donít have driverís licenses. Thatís a weak argument, and the only way it would make sense is if everyone wasnít treated equally.

We shouldnít be taking a chance on voter fraud because voting is the most precious right we have in our democracy. Our government has a duty to do everything it can to protect the process and ensure its integrity.

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Itís difficult to function in our society without a photo ID. One is required to drive a car, cash a check, use a credit card and to fly on an airplane, among other things.

In Texas, the voter ID measure was approved 76-69 by the House in 2007, but was blocked from the Senate floor by Democrats. Two-thirds of the Senate must agree to bring a measure to the floor, but all 11 Democrats were against it.

Betty Brown, R-Terrell, the House sponsor in 2007, said sheíll be filing the bill again in November during the ďpre-filingĒ period. She made the point that every objection brought up by the billís opponents was dealt with such as having the state pay for IDs if people canít afford them.

Some of the critics of Brownís plan come up with some of the most ridiculous excuses youíve ever heard. I found where the editorial writers at the Texas ******* complained that some people are ďintimidated by signs that would be posted at polling places warning that voter fraud is a crime.Ē Thatís like someone saying a sign posted at an airport warning people they canít bring a gun past a security checkpoint would intimidate them from boarding their flight.

What we need more of in our state and federal government is common sense, and voter ID is a no-brainer. It could go a long way toward eliminating fraud and give people more confidence in the democratic process.

Itís a shame the Democrats continue to offer excuses and play politics.

Editorís note: Hartman is publisher of the Fort Bend Herald. He may be reached by e-mail at fbh@fbherald.com.


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