Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Friday, September 28, 2012

We Pray for an Honest Election

We are approaching a tremendously important election on November 6, and we hope and pray it will be a peaceful and an honest election. Many of us live in precincts where we don't see any voter fraud and tend to think that it doesn't exist. But the evidence is clear that vote fraud is actually committed in a lot of different ways. One problem is with voting machines. We all remember the presidential election of 2000 in Florida when we heard about hanging chads and dubious recounts, and we didn't know for several weeks who was elected President.

Then there is the problem of voting by noncitizens. Many millions of noncitizens live in the United States, some legal and some illegal. They have no right to vote, and it may be difficult to stop them if you live in a state that doesn't require each one to present a picture ID to verify his proper registration.

To assure an honest election, we need Voter ID, and this was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008. A voter ID law requires showing a photo identification, such as a driver’s license, before being allowed to vote. This good law helps reduce voter fraud that is rampant in many areas of the country. Has your state passed this type of law yet?

I suggest that those who are worried about groups of people not being able to vote, or not having their votes counted, should look into the matter of guaranteeing that U.S. military personnel serving overseas will have their ballots counted. In the 2000 presidential vote election, an untold number of military ballots were never counted in Florida. Thousands of our servicemen are in Iraq or Afghanistan today, and they above all deserve to have their right to vote assured and their ballots counted.

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