• Matt B

    This author clearly is a Johnny come lately to this debate and has no understanding of the difficulty in obtaining a conviction for voter fraud. You essentially need to catch an individual red handed despite the fact that police stay away from the polls on Election Day for important historical reasons. I personally have identified and had removed from voter rolls dozens of registrations to nonexistant addresses so that the individuals using those names could no longer vote.

  • Kathleen Sanders

    Good article! I would also like to point out that in Minnesota (maybe other states as well), they are trying to make it much more difficult for people with disabilities under guardianship to vote. If a person is under guardianship, they would need to go in front of a judge EVERY YEAR to prove they are competent to vote. I have a daughter with Down syndrome and she has been voting (and excited to do so) since she turned 18. She is an informed voter as we talk about the upcoming elections beforehand. I am her guardian and it was NEVER my idea that her civil and human rights would be taken away from her!

  • L Hruska

    I live in Cook County Illinois and am close to Chicago where voter fraud is rampant. I have to show a photo ID for so many things that are less important such as going to the gym, seeing a moviie, writing a check, etc. I think bringing a photo ID to vote is reasonable.

  • Concerned

    From just this week in the small town of Uniontown, Alabama – the next county over from where I live.

    More people are registered to vote than live in the town of roughly 1,775 people. The 2010 U.S. Census found there were 1,140 residents 18 years or older in Uniontown. But on Tuesday, 1,431 people voted for mayor and just under that figure cast votes in the council races.

    In another potential irregularity, a total of 570 absentee ballots were cast, or nearly 40 percent of the vote. The statewide average for absentee ballots in Alabama is about 5 percent.