Voter impersonation fraud has been under the magnifying glass for the passed couple years as Republicans have been urging that stricter voter ID laws are necessary however new findings show that this is not the case!
The Washington Post reports:
The case has been made repeatedly by the Republican National Lawyers Association. Part of the group’s mission is advancing “open, fair and honest elections,” and it has compiled a list of about 375 election fraud cases, based mostly on news reports.
News21 examined those cases and found that 77 were alleged fraud by voters. Of those, News21 could verify that 33 resulted in convictions or guilty pleas. The analysis shows no cases of voter impersonation fraud.
Many voter ID supporters claim the regulations are necessary to ensure the integrity of elections.
But Eddie Hales, managing director and general counsel of the Advancement Project, proposes this is just another hurdle for voters.
“It’s simply a new big burden on the backs of people who just want to have their voices heard during elections,”
So far nine states, Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin, have passed stricter voter ID laws. However only the Kansas, Pennsylvania and Tennessee measures are scheduled to be in effect by November.
Despite any regulation, hopefully voters will not face any hurdles when going to cast their vote.
SOURCE: Washington Post
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