Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Why does Nic Horton keep writing about voter fraud? Doesn’t he know what voter fraud does not exist? What an idiot.” But let me just tell you a story about something that looks like voter fraud, even though we all know it’s just a fig newton of our imaginations. Deal?
Back in December, Massachusetts state Representative Stephen Smith admitted to a voter fraud scheme and announced he would resign from office. As part of the scheme, Smith and friends submitted ballots in the names of voters who were ineligible or “otherwise unaware of ballots being cast in their names.”
And before you get yourself in a tizzy about how “voter ID wouldn’t stop this,” let me remind you: the current bill that is up before the legislature would prevent this type of fraud because it requires those voting by absentee ballot to provide a photocopy of their ID.
One more interesting note from the article: the FBI, in a statement about their investigation into Smith, said voter have a right to fair elections.
But thank God we don’t have to worry about this type of fraud here in Arkansas.
For some reason, the House State Agencies Committee is taking up the voter ID bill this morning. But not to fear: AAI’s Dan Greenberg will be there to testify. Tune in live at the House website to hear what he has to say about the massive right-wing conspiracy known as “voter fraud fraud.”