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Some logic in the voter ID debate

In case you missed it, Scott Mooneyham in his latest column provides a dose of reality amid all the paranoid right-wing rantings about voter fraud and the need for voter ID suppression laws.

Ironically, a group desperate to make the case that voter fraud is a problem is doing just the opposite.

An outfit that calls itself the Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina may indeed be proving a point. That point is that there is little evidence to support the occurrence of widespread, organized voter fraud in North Carolina.

8 Comments


  1. david esmay

    August 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  2. Frank Burns

    August 10, 2012 at 6:18 am

    What’s alarming about this article is the author implies that a certain amount of voter fraud is acceptable. With the close elections we’ve had, Democrats have no reservations in the use of fraud to get their guy elected, just look at Al Franken in Minnesota. One fraudulent vote is too many and nobody actually knows the extend of voter fraud and it could be easily fixed very simply by requiring voters to show a photo ID.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    August 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

    There are three counties in North Carolina Chris needs to spend some time during the election cycle. If he could then write the same articles and bull about elections I MIGHT think he has a lick of sense. Saying he has an ounce of fairness or pursuit of truth about him would be further than I could go.

  4. david esmay

    August 10, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Funny how it’s suddenly a hot button issue in red states, states that admittedly have uncovered zero evidence of voter fraud. What it is, is a piece of ALEC inspired legislation that the GOP is adopting in desperation as a means to suppress the votes of people who historically do not vote for their candidates. Voter ID laws are the greatest example of conservative/corporate efforts to defraud Americans and co-opt a system that has served us well. The GOP, fabricating another crisis that suddenly needs to be “fixed”, for five years the DOJ under gov. bush investigated voter fraud and found zilch.

  5. david esmay

    August 10, 2012 at 8:32 am

    You want to know what voter fraud is Frank? It’s when five white guys in black robes decide a Presidential election. That’s the only significant example of fraud in recent history.

  6. david esmay

    August 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

  7. JeffS

    August 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Another smokescreen to keep conservative voters angry about something.

    Corporations buying elections? Ok
    Courts stealing elections? Ok
    One illegal voter (who we have to assume is a minority, in the country illegally, and voted Democrat)? A national crisis.

    Whatever. It’s not a big deal to me either way. What REALLY worries me are the people who think it is. This much concern over what is clearly a minor issue is highly indicative of hidden agendas…. or ignorance, depending on who it’s coming from.

  8. Bill W

    August 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    If they really want to address voter fraud, why do they ignore absentee ballots where voter fraud is much more likely?

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