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Subject: Re: 'Dead Voter' found alive Date: 9/20/2012 8:59 PM
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But things do happen

Yes. I think I recall seeing the statistic that there have been a few dozen confirmed cases of voter fraud in the US in the past 20 years or so.

Of course none of the known cases had any impact on who won the elections. The current voter suppression efforts in many red states are, in fact, designed to change the outcome of elections . . . not to reduce the handful of voter fraud cases known to occur.

Take the example you just cited. Not one of the pending voter suppression laws would address that problem. Registration in multiple states may be the most significant form of actual voter fraud in the nation, but that kind of vote involves using an absentee or early-ballot in at least one location. Voter ID laws have no impact on that.

Looking at all the data and all the proposed red state laws carefully leads one to conclude that those who favor the new red state voter suppression laws are either ignorant of actual voter procedures and fraud data, or they really do favor undemocratic laws that favor their political bias.

When you prefer to use the spin from one or two anecdotal cases of voter fraud to rationalize laws that would not even impact your cited cases, we have to question your motives and your relevance to honest discussion.
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