Voter fraud never seemed to be much of a problem in America until the left pushed “Motor Voter,” its voter fraud-enabling legislation, through Congress with the help of President Clinton in 1993. Mail-in ballots, which don’t require the presentation of identification when a citizen is voting, are part of the problem.
Nowadays voter fraud is an epidemic. Every election cycle brings news of election fraud schemes. Recently in Paterson, New Jersey, more than a dozen people were arrested for allegedly tampering with “mail-in ballots and/or [voting] mail-in ballots on behalf of voters who did not receive the ballots or who did not authorize them to vote for them.”
It is no coincidence that the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, commonly known as the Motor Voter law, which makes fraud relatively easy to accomplish, is ACORN’s greatest legislative accomplishment. The law was promoted by Marxist academics and activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. They envisioned the law as a way to help make big government bigger. The law also requires that welfare recipients be allowed to register to vote in welfare offices.
Voter fraud also seems to have grown as left-wing activist groups such as ACORN have become increasingly involved in the voter registration business. In 2008 more than 400,000 of the registrations obtained by ACORN and Project Vote had to be tossed because they were bogus.
Although some claim voter fraud is a myth “as common as unicorns and Sasquatch” and others insist fraud routinely affects election outcomes, “the truth lies somewhere in between,” according to J. Christian Adams. “The truth is that voter fraud occurs frequently, and it determines who wins elections infrequently.” He says the “integrity of the electoral process is perhaps more important than who wins and loses an election. Lawlessness in elections corrodes the entire democratic process.”
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