Friday, January 27, 2017

Contrasting Views: Obama and Trump on Voter Fraud

Update to original blog: Trump argument bolstered: Clinton could have received 800,000 votes from noncitizens, study finds:

Original blog continues:

At his very last news conference, President Obama said this: "This whole notion of voting fraud — this is something that has constantly been disproved."  In addition he remarked this is the only advanced democracy that makes it harder, rather than easier, to vote.  Both those claims are false.  There are plenty of stories where the dead vote and vote multiple times.  Note this report from CBS2 in Los Angeles:

In addition, PEW Research Center found that 24 million voter registrations were significantly inaccurate or no longer valid.  That 1.8 million dead people were still on voter rolls, and that 2.75 million people are registered to vote in 2 or more states.

As far as it being harder to vote in the U.S.; many "advanced" countries require photo I.D.'s.  For example, photo I.D.'s are  required in Canada, in the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Germany.

Now there is an uproar over Trump's claim that 3 to 5 million votes in 2016 were cast fraudulently.  We don't know if he is right or wrong.  There has never been a study to determine the extent that voter fraud may exist nationwide.  Mostly because we, as a country, don't require voter I.D.'s along with a photo I.D.  Maybe, as Trump suggests, an investigation should be done, and perhaps we should institute photo voter I.D.'s .  Why are the Democrats so adamantly against photo I.D.'s for voting?  Could it be that they know voter fraud does exist, and that it benefits Democratic candidates.


Obama: Reports of voter fraud are 'fake news':

How do I vote in the UK general election? What you need to know:

Election Requirements in Canada:

Sid Miller says voters in Mexico must have a tamper-proof photo ID with hologram, thumbprint: True:

Voting in Germany:

Trump Vows 'Major Investigation' of His Claim of Voting Fraud:

Ballots cast by dead voters in Colorado: report | TheHill:

Pew Center: Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade:

Democrats, stop fighting voter ID laws - The Washington Post:

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