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Vote Fraud Is Real

Recorded on December 29, 2011

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

President Obama's U.S. Justice Department wants to invalidate South Carolina's new voter ID law, but is ignoring Supreme Court decisions that support such laws.

Liberals often claim that voter ID is unfair to minorities and that voting fraud isn't a real problem anyway.

Sadly, they use phony math when they claim that it's discriminatory to expect minorities to have an ID. Would they undo the security checkpoints at airports because of that? They also should know that for people who don't drive, states commonly issue other ID cards, often for free.

Voter fraud is real. The infamous ACORN group in 2008 turned in over 400,000 phony or invalid voter registrations. And 55 ACORN workers in eleven states have been convicted of voter registration fraud.

We need common-sense security at the polls with voter ID.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.