Secretary of state Jon Husted(R) closed the investigation into possible voter fraud in the 2012 election, declaring "voter fraud does exist, but it is NOT AN EPIDEMIC".<quoted text>
Certainly. In my opinion, we in Ohio opened the door to voter fraud with mail in voting and this same day registration. Eliminating these two practices would reduce the possibility of voter fraud in our state.
Voting is not that difficult. You go to the polls, wait in line, and then cast your ballot. How could it be any simpler? And of course, we have always had provisions for people that absolutely could not make it to the polls.
While I am a partisan voter, I want to see fair elections and fair outcomes. I think voting is a serious thing and it should take some effort to do so. As I see it, the problem in our country is we have way too many people voting that don't know a thing about the candidates or a thing about the issues. Making it more convenient for these people to vote only does harm to our election process.
If it were up to me, only taxpayers would be allowed to vote. You would have to take a short and simple test before being able to cast your ballot. Nothing too hard, just some basic questions that any voter should be able to answer like who is our Vice President, what party does he represent? Who holds leadership of Congress and Senate? Things like that.
Huston noted that the 135 cases of 'possible' voter fraud referred for further investigation are a TINY percentage of more than 5.6 MILLION votes cast in the presidential election.
MOST of these cases involved people who tried to double vote in two different precincts or sending an absentee and then showing up at the polls. Most of these voters were not trying to swing the election ILLEGALLY, but were worried that there ballots got lost in the mail or followed incorrect instructions from poll workers.
Husted EMPHASIZED the fact that the safeguards in the voting system prevented these people from ACTUALLY getting both of their votes counted. Provisional are used if there is some question of eligibility, and are OFTEN DISCARDED even if the voter is LEGITIMATE.
After the investigation, however, Husted observed that "A PHOTO ID WOULDN'T HAVE MATTERED in most of these cases.
A teabaggers dream law was passed in Virginia in early 2013 that just makes them drool.
Virginia's legislature passed a new voter-identification law that ELIMINATES the use of SOCIAL SECURITY cards or utility bills as proof of identity, but ACCEPTS GUN PERMITS.