Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Voter Fraud

It boggles the mind that requiring proof of your identity is not required to vote in elections. Here in Northern Ireland you not only have register to vote and provide proof of who you are then but you also have to to produce photographic ID to vote on the day- and if you don't have one of the required items, you can obtain a voter ID card.

Surprisingly there are no claims that anyone is being disenfranchised. It makes me wonder what's going through the minds of those in the USA who are opposed to this- Mark Steyn, another outsider looking in, seems equally bemused.

There is something ridiculous about this country's approach to elections. If a Swedish businessman flies in for a one-day meeting in New York, he'll undergo a retinal scan at JFK. But, if that same businessman decides to stay on a day or two, he can wander into half the polling stations in America and cast an illegal vote more or less with impunity.

It's a ridiculous situation, especially when one considers this-

In Lake County, Indiana, ACORN turned in 5,000 new registrations. The authorities there started reviewing them, and quit after they found that the first 2,100 were all fraudulent. The mind boggles: ACORN turns in thousands of new registrations, and not a single one represents a legitimate voter.

Astonishing. And they do it all on the dime of the US taxpayer!

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