August 06, 2015

But remember -- voter ID is 'racist' blah blah blah ...

... but such measures may actually be ineffective in preventing illegal voting.

Jim Geraghty reports:

How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

If they mean 6.4 percent of 11 million illegal immigrants … we’re talking about roughly 700,000 votes being cast by non-citizens in 2008. Stunning.

BUT:

We also find that one of the favorite policies advocated by conservatives to prevent voter fraud appears strikingly ineffective. Nearly three quarters of the non-citizens who indicated they were asked to provide photo identification at the polls claimed to have subsequently voted.

So, not only is the "progressive" claim that voter fraud not being a problem false, the main effort to combat is actually not very effective.

Just imagine if someone comes up with a better method to combat the fraud.

Posted by Hube at August 6, 2015 09:37 AM | TrackBack

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So what is the solution? Personally, I think the numbers are bogus, but the idea that tens of thousands and maybe low hundreds of thousands of votes are cast illegally is worthy of investigation. Our elections are too close to allow this.

What is the solution if not voter ID? It is obviously effective in keeping millions of illegals out of the system. 98% is not something to dismiss.

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