Sunday, October 29, 2006

I See Dead People Voting Again

And how is it that there are nearly 80,000 dead people still on the voter rolls in New York? Will anyone bother to check to make sure that they're not voting next Tuesday or is that optional? After all, it would require someone checking identification to make sure that someone isn't voting who shouldn't. Who benefits the most from this? Democrats in New York outnumber Republicans by a 4-1 margin.

Meanwhile, it wasn't so long ago that the New York Times was busy saying that they were opposed to checking photo identification in voting because it could result in disenfranchisement, despite the fact that voter fraud was prevalent in the paper's own backyard (a study in New Jersey found a similar problem). This is yet another example of the Times failing to provide the kind of reporting that its readers deserve. Actually, I take it back. Its readers are getting exactly what they want. They're getting only the news that fits their editorial page's view and everything that doesn't fit the worldview is cast aside.

In close elections, this kind of election fraud can mean the difference in who wins the elections. That should be at least as important a concern as claims of voter disenfranchisement because one would have to show identification to vote. Indeed, I would argue that the showing of photo identification is a far more important issue because it protects the rights of those who are casting votes that others are not cancelling out their ballots because they voted illegally. It would ensure the integrity of the vote - as does the culling of the voter rolls for dead voters so that they cannot show up and vote anyhow.

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