Monday, October 17, 2016

A point of pride: America's clean election system

For those concerned about voter fraud, this article by a law professor who has looked for fraud in every US election since 2000, should assuage your concerns. The prof teaches at the Loyola College of Law in L.A., known as a conservative institution.

Here are the money paragraphs from the piece he wrote for The Washington Post:
"I’ve been tracking allegations of fraud for years now, including the fraud ID laws are designed to stop. In 2008, when the Supreme Court weighed in on voter ID, I looked at every single allegation put before the Court. And since then, I’ve been following reports wherever they crop up. 
"To be clear, I’m not just talking about prosecutions. I track any specific, credible allegation that someone may have pretended to be someone else at the polls, in any way that an ID law could fix. 
"So far, I’ve found about 31 different incidents (some of which involve multiple ballots) since 2000, anywhere in the country."
In pointing this out, I am not making a political statement.

But I do think it's alarming when major political figures allege that we have a fraudulent election system. The United States has the cleanest election system in the world. That's a fact. It's one of the blessings we enjoy as citizens of this country. America isn't perfect, but we can be proud and grateful that our votes are counted and reported accurately.

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