Thursday, February 12, 2015

GOP Voter Fraud Menu: Red Herring, Fake Fondue, Shot of Jim Crow

As they Say: There Ain't No There, There!!!

Original Post Follows this Update (February 12, 2015):

Basic story comes from here with the stark headlines:

GOP secretaries of state raise alarm about non-citizen voting: Experts Agree Its Bogus Issue

Introduction: WASHINGTON – A group of Republican state election officials took their campaign to raise the alarm about an alleged epidemic of non-citizen voting to Washington this week.

At a Beltway conference and in testimony on Capitol Hill, several GOP secretaries of state called for added safeguards to prevent voting by non-citizens, and said President Obama’s executive order on immigration will increase the threat.
“I’m concerned about it,” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in an interview while attending a conference held by the National Association of Secretaries of State and he concluded: “It’s a very real problem of aliens registering to vote.”

Actually, Mr. Kobach, it is not a problem except perhaps in your narrow mind.

Voting by non-citizens is extremely rare, e.g., a 2013 investigation conducted by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s own office found that just 17 non-citizens voted in Ohio in 2012. That’s even though nearly 200,000 non-citizens in the state already have driver’s licenses, and that according to the state’s DMV. This is related to the Jon Husted: Obama immigration order will lead to illegal voting part.

Continue at the main page. The most-pressing and timely and critical issue of our generation: the right to vote.

Original Post Starts Here: 

FACT: From 2000, a detailed study and analysis of voting in the U.S. found that out of 1 billion votes cast in all elections in all states only 31 cases of documented voter ID fraud (impersonation of another person) were actually found. 

Conversely, and flying in the face of the #1 stated GOP standard for all the voter ID laws: "The prevention of voter fraud in very election all across the country all the time." 

Voter ID laws across the country, and mostly in RED states run by the GOP, are designed to stop and prevent voter fraud. Go figure!!!  

Here is a great analysis on this precise subject in short segment by the Loyola Law School professor who conducted the study (about 6 minutes):

So, Mr. and Mrs. Gee Old Poops: How about dessert? Today's special: Fresh Crow.

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