One of the biggest threats to our republic is voter fraud, as it undermines the right of each American to have a voice in who runs our country.This is precisely why so many folks in our nation are big fans of voter ID laws that require people to prove their identity in order to ensure non-citizens aren’t being used to help sway elections.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that everyone is on board with the idea of making sure our elections are fair and balanced. Virginia and California are resisting a request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which went out to all 50 states.According to The Daily Caller, All 50 states received a request from Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, asking for a list of all registered voters in their respective states, the last four digits of these voters’ social security numbers, their addresses, date of birth, political affiliation and voting history from 2006 forward.
Additionally, Kobach’s letter also asked about election policies and laws of each state. The letter requests that all publicly available voter roll information be sent to the White House by July 14.
“I have no intention of honoring this request. Virginia conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections, and there is no evidence of significant voter fraud in Virginia. This entire commission is based on the specious and false notion that there was widespread voter fraud last November,” McAuliffe said in a statement Thursday night. “At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump’s alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression.”Other states with Democratic leadership at the helm, though, are either not handing information over or begrudgingly sharing what is already publicly available.
So the question here is, why, if there’s nothing wrong with voter integrity in these states are they so obstinate about the request, seeing as how its purpose is to make sure elections remain fair so all Americans have a voice?
Perhaps it’s all just another means of sticking it to President Trump, as we all know that’s par for the course these days.Without fair elections, the authority of the people from which the government gets their power is totally undermined.
One would think even Democrats would be concerned about this for the future, but it certainly doesn’t seem that way.
[This article was written by Michael Cantrell]