No, It Is Not OK To Vote In Two States In One Presidential Election
Project Veritas is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is “. . . to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.” One of the issues the organization covers is voter fraud, and this week the group released a troubling hidden camera video that appears to show a campaign worker helping a “voter” — in reality, a Project Veritas representative —vote twice: in person in one state, and by absentee in another state. It is illegal to vote in two (or more) states in a single presidential election, but as the video shows, the barriers to this kind of fraud are extraordinarily low.
Voter fraud is real. Yes, sometimes campaign workers are truly mistaken about what the law is when it comes to voting in this country. But whether the staffer in Texas was unaware that what the camerawoman was “attempting” is illegal, or the staffer was in fact willing to turn a blind eye to the fraud she knew she might be assisting, the takeaway from the situation is the same — that not only is voter fraud a genuine problem, but that it is far too easy to perpetrate. This is unacceptable.
RELATED: The Show-Me Institute and the Federalist Society have partnered to put on a debate about voter ID and voter fraud later this month. It is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton and features John Fund of The Weekly Standard and Denise Lieberman of Advancement Project. The event is open to the public.