1 in 2.3 million. Those are the infinitesimal chances voter fraud will occur in a federal election. That’s less likely than being struck by lightning or attacked by a swarm of bees. Right now, 33 states have proposed laws making it harder to vote. That means 23 million Americans will have a much more difficult time voting, and communities of color will by hit hardest by these new laws. Get the facts about voter suppression from our video, and text “VOTE” to 62227 to join the NAACP mobile list.
This is a HUGE issue and could change the entire election. Romney could pull off a win in what should be a landslide for President Obama. Everyone knows Willard is an embarrassment, unpopular with his own party, and an inferior candidate; but by stopping mostly Democrats from voting, that wouldn’t matter, because between all that super PAC money and disenfranchising voters, the GOP’s dirty tricks could have a terrible impact.
That’s all they have this election season: Cheating, stealing, and lying. They know they’d lose if they were to run an honest campaign, but as you can see, that’s not their game plan.
As I’ve posted a million times, Republican Voter I.D. laws and efforts to make early registration more difficult for Democratic districts (but not GOP ones) are thinly veiled attempts to restrict Democratic voters and hand elections to the Republicans.
Here is Pennsylvania’s legal stipulation that there is no voter fraud, yet the judge is allowing the law to stay in effect.
You can read a good recap of the voter suppression problem here. Remember: Voter fraud is, indeed, rarer than getting struck by lightning. And finally, there’s nothing wrong with having a picture I.D…. as long as anyone can get one at no cost, as long as they are easily accessible, and as long as there is no hardship physically or financially, whatsoever, involved in acquiring one, including having to produce documents that may not have ever been available to many citizens.