The potential for fraud is so great that almost any state could have the outcome of its elections thwarted with a large-scale effort. Voter ID laws make sense to prevent this.
Henderson, Nevada (PRWEB) May 23, 2012
The Beat Obama Committee is launching a fax campaign telling Congress to pass a much-needed National Voter ID Law. Florida recently purged 53,000 deceased voters from its rolls, but many states are not going through the effort required to prevent the potential vote fraud that arises from this problem. According to the Pew Center Study on the States released on February 14, 2012, there are currently an estimated 1.8 million dead people registered to vote in the United States. The issues are compounded by the fact that states have to get permission from the U.S. Justice Department before they can implement Voter ID laws.
“Voter ID laws have been extremely popular in every state that’s tried to implement them,” said Randy Goodwin, Treasurer of the Beat Obama Committee.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Texas and South Carolina were both blocked by the Justice Department when they tried to implement Voter ID laws. Mississippi is the latest state to try to implement Voter ID. The application asking for permission to change its own laws has been sent to the Justice Department, but critics of Eric Holder are not hopeful.
“Eric Holder has played the race card every time a state tries to implement something that limits vote fraud by the Democrat Party,” said Goodwin. “We’re not very optimistic about Mississippi’s chances. It looks like it will take an act of Congress before these popular fraud-preventing laws can be passed.”
The Beat Obama Committee has been highlighting examples of voter fraud that have taken place across the country. These frauds could be prevented if voters were required to present a photo ID before they’re allowed to cast a ballot. In a report aired by Breitbart News on April 3, 2012, a Caucasian man was successfully able to convince a poll worker in a Washington, D.C. election that he was Attorney General Eric Holder.
“It’s clear that vote fraud is a serious problem in the U.S.,” said Goodwin. “The potential for fraud is so great that almost any state could have the outcome of its elections thwarted with a large-scale effort. Voter ID laws make sense to prevent this.”
The Beat Obama Committee is urging its members to fax Congress and tell lawmakers to pass a National Voter ID law. This could bypass the need for states to ask permission from a Justice Department that is seen as increasingly partisan by many conservatives.
“It’s time to restore integrity to our elections in the United States,” said Goodwin. “We think that a National Voter ID law is a big step toward correcting these issues of fraud.”