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Released on Tuesday, Pew’s report, titled Inaccu rate, Costly, and Inefficient: Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade, arrived at these nostril-searing statistics:
• Approximately 24 million—one of every eight—active voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate.
• More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as active voters.
• Approximately 2.75 million people have active registrations in more than one state.
A possible contributor to the problem is the fact that only six states currently require voters to present photo ID at the polling place. In addition to those six, South Carolina and Texas have passed laws requiring photo ID from voters, but their petitions are being stonewalled by Eric Holder’s sleazy mustache. In South Carolina’s case, Holder’s goons have alleged that requiring photo ID would place an unfair and discriminatory burden upon the state’s black voters, who are presumably too lazy or stupid to learn how to acquire photo ID.
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who’s apparently dumber than a plastic lawn flamingo, said that requiring voter ID really means that Republicans “wa nt to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws.” Bill Clinton and his allegedly coke-perforated septum have also raised Jim Crow from the dead for this occasion.
It’s not as if a recent investigation found that 232 Californians had miraculously voted after they died. It’s not as if a study in Missouri uncovered “281 potential ‘dead voters.’” This never happened in Houston, either. Nor in Tennessee.
It’s not as if absentee-voter fraud has ever been verified in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, or Texas, either.
But even if we stop citizens from committing voter fraud, what is going to stop officials from engaging in it?