The Lie of Voter Fraud Hits Minnesota, Joanne Boyer PDF Print E-mail



joanne-boyer-at-madison-booksigning-150x150Joanne Boyer writes that "there are few issues that tear at the basic fabric of democracy as much as the current assault by Republican-controlled state houses to enact voter photo ID laws."  She notes that the Republican Party could find no evidence of fraud in any state, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned over the scandel surrounding the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys because they refused to prosecute non existent voter fraud. No fraud was found in the two recent recounts for the Governor and Senate races. 

In fact there have been no studies comparing all states on voter fraud.  A study of voter fraud over ten years in twelve states with half of the electorate, including Minnesota, concluded that "Voter fraud appears to be very rare in the twelve states examined. . .  More permissive absentee balloting rules, all mail-in voting in Oregon, and the enactment of Election Day Registration in several more states—have not facilitated voter fraud."  Claims of widespread voter fraud, in other words, have no basis in fact.


The Voting Amendment facing Minnesota, which leads the nation in voter turnout, limits voter rights and may prevent 500,000 eligible voters from casting their vote if this initiative passes in the November election.  Read Joanne Boyer's article:  " The Lie of Voter Fraud Hits Minnesota ."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016

 


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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