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There’s plenty of evidence of voter fraud. We hear about dead people voting in Illinois every year. My friend went to vote in Anne Arundel County a few years back and noticed his mother, father and wife were still on the voter books. All had been dead for years. When he asked how many times his family had voted, they threatened to call the sheriff.
Remember when Ellen Sauerbray lost the election for governor? Didn’t the recount show that 5,000 dead people had voted? But the judge said it was too late to do anything about it.
Another friend was in a nursing home in Waldorf after a major stroke, leaving him unable to use his left side. He could not see well enough to watch TV. His mental ability was severely impaired. He could no longer write his name. Someone came in and changed his voter registration from Prince George’s County to Charles County. I assume someone was going to “help” him vote.
I was in Texas a few years back and the locals wanted me to vote in the local county administrator elections. They said it would be OK. I said no, I have only one legal residence.
On the Internet I just stumbled across a mention of Lessadolla Sowers of Tunica, Miss., who was sentenced to prison for 10 counts of illegally using absentee ballots. If I were dishonest, I could have easily “helped” my friend and my mother when they were no longer mentally competent to make a choice.
When my son moved to Waldorf he changed his voter registration to Waldorf, but when he went to vote he wasn’t on their books. So he went back to Brandywine, but he was no longer on their books either. He did not get to vote that year.
Stuff happens. It was not because he belonged to the wrong group. However, if we had voter ID perhaps his polling place would have given him a provisional ballot.
How about all of the college students voting where they go to school. I think some vote at school and at their home. Voter ID would only allow them to vote at the address the driver’s license shows.
When you go to the doctor or a hospital, you need ID. When you buy beer, a fishing license or cash a check or take a commercial flight you need ID. I want every American to vote and voter ID is a safeguard to prevent our votes being diluted by people who don't have the right to vote.
Jean Tierney, Newburg