During Friday night’s Almanac Roundtable, Walter Hudson made a fantastic point about voter fraud. I don’t have Walter’s exact wording but the point Walter made was that people don’t wait until they’re robbed before putting a lock on their doors.

This conversation was made in the context of news that Steve Simon told the Trump administration that they wouldn’t supply them with voter lists. While Democrats insisted that this was important symbolically, it really isn’t. The truth is that anyone can buy those lists. The DFL’s resistance is just an example of how far they’re willing to go to please their special interest activists.

Despite the DFL’s protests that voter fraud doesn’t exist, they’re lying. In the past, Phyllis Kahn has accused her DFL primary opponents of committing voter fraud. Regardless, there are lots of people who are registered in multiple states. President Trump’s commission will identify those people and, hopefully, eliminate them from voter rolls.

Mark Ritchie refused to eliminate these people, saying he didn’t have the authority to update Statewide Voter Registration Systems, aka SVRS. Actually, the Help America Vote Act, passed by Congress in 2002, not only gives secretaries of state this authority. It requires them to “perform list maintenance on their SVRS with respect to the computerized list on a regular basis.”

It’s time to clean up each state’s SVRS and each state’s voting system. It’s time to start incorporating more common sense and accountability into our voting system. It isn’t just implementing photo ID, though. It’s about implementing a system that’s hack-proof, too.

Walter’s points are important and sensible. It’s time to start.

3 Responses to “Walter Hudson’s common sense”

  • JerryE9 says:

    Voter fraud is a proven fact in Minnesota, and there is reasonable suspicion of much more. Not only that, but the ability to do it is actually written into state law, the SOS violates the law to protect it, in multiple ways, and then turns a blind eye to the legal ways in which it could be prevented (partially) under current law.

  • Chad Q says:

    Mitch Berg brought up that very point on Saturday that anyone can get the voter information if they want it. What exactly is the DFL trying to hide?

    How does Mr. Simon explain the 30,000 + returned voter registration cards a few years ago due to no such or wrong address? How does he explain the Franken win in 2008?

  • JerryE9 says:

    Even I got a copy of the list a few years back. I used it to discover over 100,000 duplicate voter names.

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