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Letter: We need to guard election integrity, not voter fraud

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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 am

The latest surveys indicate that more than 80 percent of the voters have lost their approval of our country’s leadership and are frustrated because elected leaders are unwilling to honestly face our problems.

A good example is voter fraud. Just Google “Voter Fraud 2012” to get some appreciation of how the system is out of control.

An easy fix might be for President Obama to sign an Executive Order requiring the legal identification of all voters. Two of our states already have this requirement. Check out North Carolina and Texas. Many on the far left are sure to oppose such an outrageous idea, claiming it to be racist, elitist or even Bush-like — nothing like protecting your voters. When you have the departed loved ones still voting or voter turnout over 100 percent in some areas, you do have a problem.

As with most solutions, there is one rather serious roadblock to this ID plan. The country would need to have an attorney general willing and motivated to follow such a directive. Yes, that would be yet another obvious hurdle to overcome along the perilous road to relieving taxpayer angst.

The bigger question: How the heck did we get where we are today? Why and how did it happen? Congress people have long known and adhered to the adage, “To get along you need to go along.” And “go along” they have! To break ranks, such as Sen. Cruz has, is to risk the scorn of your own party and the ridicule of your opponents.

Almost a parting thought: Less than two hours ago my wife left to take care of some chores. Less than an hour ago I called up my bank statement to enter an item and found an ATM debit posted to our account reflecting a use during her short trip. And the Feds cant, or won’t, give us a number that have actually signed up for Obamacare. Some crazy computer!

My opinion as to the voter ID is a good one — certainly not new, but good. As to how to change the “go along” system, I don’t have a clue. But it remains a major problem.

Richard Viall


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