Those who question the necessity of voter ID laws should consider the developing case of a Florida woman dubbed a “ballot broker” by The Miami Herald.You can read the story here.
She’s Hialeah resident Daisy Cabrera, and she’s being investigated by Miami-Dade detectives and state prosecutors after she was found in possession of at least a dozen absentee ballots belonging to other voters.
Scaife's braintrust ends it's piece with this:
Whether it’s large-scale, ACORN-style, or small-scale, Cabrera-style, vote fraud is real — a real threat to the voting rights of all. And voter ID laws are necessary to counter that threat.But take even a cursory look at the details coming out of Miami. Cabrera is alleged to have, among other things, filled out and signed at least one absentee ballot for someone else.
The braintrust, you'll note, never explains how a showing a photo ID before voting would "counter the threat" to our democracy that Cabrera's 31 absentee ballots pose.
Oh, and again ACORN was playing with voter registrations. Voter registration fraud is not the same as voter fraud.
No matter how many times you tell the lie, it's still a lie folks.
Then there's this, from a few days ago:
Without question, Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law undermines the Democrats’ long-standing strategy of using voter fraud to secure electoral victory.Now I am sure that the author of that sentence, Kathleen Jones Goldman, chair of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association, is a fine attorney.
But even she has to recognize the dishonesty of that sentence. Given this, from the New York Times:
Five years after the Bush administration began a crackdown on voter fraud, the Justice Department has turned up virtually no evidence of any organized effort to skew federal elections, according to court records and interviews.Can she explain how this "long standing strategy" failed detection by the Bush administration DOJ?
Either the Bush DOJ was completely incompetent or the Voter fraud that Goldman sees just doesn't exist.
So which is it?