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One of the arguments Democrats use in their opposition to photo ID requirements for voting is that there is no proof voter fraud is a problem in Iowa. Secretary of State Matt Schultz says that proof is on the way. Investigations into voter fraud are ongoing. “We will be showing that there are cases of voter fraud in Iowa,” Schultz told TheIowaRepublican.com. The Secretary of State was one of 25 attendees Wednesday evening at a panel discussion about Voter ID organized by the Iowa Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. Hans von Spakovsky, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and former FEC commissioner, advocated for Voter ID. Ben Stone, executive director of the ACLU of Iowa, gave the opposing viewpoint. Von Spakovsky provided evidence that voter turnout actually increased in states that passed Voter ID laws. “The idea it will suppress the vote has been disproven in two very important places: the courtroom and the polling place,” he said. Following passage of a Voter ID law in Georgia, a record number of voters turned out for the 2008 election. The number of Democrat voters increased by 6.1 percent, and the share of the vote from blacks increased 25-30 percent from 2004. Additionally, the turnout of black voters in Georgia in the 2010 elections rose over 2006, when there was no Voter ID law. Indiana also experienced increases in voters following passage of a similar law. Ben Stone argued that the record turnout in 2008 and increased totals in 2010 in Georgia and Indiana are meaningless. “Unless you can isolate all the other factors, statistics don’t mean a thing,” Stone said. “You can’t say that those statistics prove anything.” Georgia’s Voter ID bill overcame extensive court battles, including a challenge from the state’s Democratic party. “After two years, they could not come up with a single witness, not one person, who could not come up with a photo ID,” Von Spakovsky said. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s Voter ID law in a 2008 ruling, with a 6-3 decision. Liberal Justice John Paul Stevens penned the lead opinion. He stated, “Not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.” Stephens added that states have a “valid interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process” and disputed claims that photo ID requirements place an undue burden on voters.
Home Members Only Press RNLA Logo Vote Fraud: The Evidence Vote Fraud Is All Over the Map 46 states have had vote fraud convictions or prosecutions in the last decade.* Face to Face with Vote Fraud Click a mugshot to read more. AL | AK | AR | CA | CO | CT | FL | GA | IA | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | MS | NC | ND | NE | NH | NJ | NM | NV | NY OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | VA | WA | WI | WV | WY *Please note that the convictions or prosecutions listed here are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all instances of vote fraud. The RNLA conducted a limited survey to indicate whether vote fraud charges have been filed in states across the country since 2000. We looked for at least one example in each state. For examples of vote fraud on an almost daily basis, read the RNLA blog. Alabama Clifford Don Twilley: vote buying (2011) Karen Tipton Berry: absentee ballot fraud (2010) Gay Nell Tinker: absentee ballot fraud (2010) Alaska Rogelio Mejorada-Lopez: non-citizen voting (2005). See United States v. Rogelio Mejorada-Lopez, No. 05-CR-074 (2005) Arkansas Robert T. Rogers: Illegally cast ballots (2006). See Baker v. Rogers, 243 SW. 3d 911 (Ark. 2006) Jack Crumbly: Illegal signatures on ballots, double voting, and non-resident voting (2006). See Willis v. Crumbly, 268 S.W. 3d 288 (Ark. 2006) Sherry Tate-Smith: absentee ballot fraud, double voting, non-resident voting (2003). See Tate-Smith v. Cupples, 134 S.W. 3d 535 (Ark. 2003) Arizona Gina Thi Canova: voter registration fraud and illegal voting (2011) Peter Canova: voter registration fraud and illegal voting (2011) Rodney Paul Jones: double voting (2011) Margarito Blancas: non-citizen voting (2005) Carlos Magallanes: non-citizen voting (2005) California Nativo Lopez: voter registration fraud (2011) Eloise Garcia-Mohsin: falsely filing election documents (2010) Mark Jacoby: voter registration fraud (2009) Domenica Malburg: fraudulent voting and voter registration fraud (2009) Leonis Malburg: aiding illegal votes and voter registration fraud (2009) Don Cornell Williams: voter registration fraud (2008) Colorado Shah: non-citizen voter registration (2005). See United States v. Shah, No. 04-CR-00458 (2005) Connecticut Barnaby Horton: absentee ballot fraud (2003)
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
You all may have seen this on the news this morning:
SOURCE NEWS STORY
The Justice Department is objecting to a new photo ID law in Texas for voters, saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters.
The department's head of the civil rights division, Tom Perez, wrote a a six-page letter to Texas' director of elections saying that Texas has not "sustained its burden" under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to show that the new law will not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification.
I have one question. How would requiring a Photo ID discriminate against ANYONE who is a legal resident and has the ability to get a photo ID??
Clearly the government sees this as a preventive measure against ILLEGAL ALIENS who don't have photo IDs being able to vote. I truly believe that without the illegal immigrant vote, Democrats wouldn't win a damn thing in the border states.
edit on 12-3-2012 by AwakeinNM because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Carseller4
Is anyone else tired of the government lumping people into certain groups then telling them they are too stupid to take care of themselves?
Originally posted by Dustytoad
You get to vote once...
Prove you voted once...
I have democrat leanings.
I do not like voter fraud.
Give me some reason why you want someone to vote without positive ID?
Originally posted by Nucleardiver
Your headline should read " Federal Government says Texas voter ID law prevents Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Spongbob Squarepants, Acorn plants, and illegals from voting and will therefore cost Obama millions of illegal votes" because that's the truth of it.
Obama doesn't give 2 craps about equality, discrimination, or legality. All he cares about is having 4 more years to complete the elitists agenda of destroyin our nation.
He sure didn't care about discrimination when the Black Pussycats were preventing people from voting in Philidelphia.
I swear that everyday my contempt for our government grows exponentially and I will welcome the day that enough Americans grow tired enough of this BS that we can actually force a change.