The tweets weren’t exactly the “we’re working overtime to safeguard our elections” talk one might expect from a chief elections official.
Allowing an ineligible voter to cast a ballot cancels out the vote of a legal voter, effectually erasing that legal voter’s vote. The outcome is the same as if the legal voter had been physically blocked from entering the polling place. This is unacceptable.
The Heritage Foundation released a new edition of its voter fraud database. The database documents 1,071 instances of voter fraud spanning 47 states, including 938 criminal convictions.
Instead of arguing whether voter fraud was real, the commissioners focused on how to prevent voter fraud, verifying voter rolls to ensure only eligible voters are registered, increasing funding for new voting machines, and ways to increase voter participation.
One tool at the commission’s disposal is a database that compiles 1,071 cases of proven instances of voter fraud across the United States, the bulk of them prosecuted since 2000. Of those cases, 938 ended in a criminal conviction.
An elections commission set up by President Donald Trump has garnered opposition from states such as Vermont, but the Democrat founder of a national, nonpartisan elections watchdog group says voter fraud — especially regarding the use of absentee ballots — is a serious problem that needs to be investigated.
An odd assortment of states are taking varying positions on whether to cooperate with the Trump administration’s investigation into potential voter fraud.
Secretary of State Jim Condos on Monday said he is weighing all options to resist a bipartisan federal commission formed to investigate voter fraud.
Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea conducted an audit of the state’s voter registry and identified some 150,000 non-Rhode Islanders registered to vote in the state.