Voter ID practices are a hot-button issue and always break on party lines.
Noting that you have to show a driver’s license to get past the TSA or buy allergy medicine, Republicans favor tighter practices. Democrats say requiring an ID to vote infringes on the rights of the elderly, the poor and minorities. Never mind that anybody can get a free ID card from any state whether or not they are licensed to drive.
Media outlets ignore the facts and parrot the talking points of the party they favor.
But an inconvenient fact has emerged: 141 counties have more registered voters than people alive. The Public Interest Legal Foundation has put officials in those counties on notice that it intends to file a lawsuit under Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act.
Michigan has the most counties on the list, 24. There are two in Georgia – McIntosh on the coast north of St. Simons Island and Marion near the Alabama line.
McIntosh is among the bigger offenders in the country, with 142% of the population on the voter rolls. Marion is at 129%. The numbers are worse than they look, because the “people alive” figure presumably includes the unregistered, convicted felons ineligible to vote and minor children.
For the record, those two counties voted solidly Republican in the 2014 race that sent David Perdue to the Senate.
The PILF’s Christian Adams told the P.J. Tatler blog: “Close elections tainted by voter fraud turned control of the United States Senate in 2009. Too much is at stake in 2016 to allow that to happen again.”
Even confronted with evidence, progressives insist that vote fraud is so rare as to not merit a discussion. Such a discussion is against the teachings of the Democratic Party.