Jeff Quinton at Backcountry Conservative
has pointed me to this ridiculous AP
article. It seems, according to their computers, that over 60,000 people have registered in both North Carolina and South Carolina. The list includes underage people and illegal immigrants.
As many as 60,000 people may be registered to vote in both North and South Carolina, according to an investigation by The Charlotte Observer and WCNC-TV.
A computer comparison by the news organizations found more than 60,000 people who appear to be registered to vote in both states, one of several instances of possible voter fraud cited in an Observer story on Sunday.
Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson and other critics also said illegal immigrants are registering to vote using false documents at driver's license offices. And North Carolina is investigating two groups that may have falsely registered new voters, including a 15-year-old Wake County boy.
South Carolina Elections Commission Director Marci Andino said officials in her state sometimes turn irregularities over to law enforcement, but the system basically relies on trust. "People are taking an oath that they haven't voted anyplace else when they sign that registry," Andino said.
OK, I'm all for civil liberties and the like, but that's taking it too far. The state should trust
that someone won't go vote somewhere else as well?
The Observer and WCNC compared computer records for about 7 million registered voters in both states. They found 60,000 or so people who appear to be registered in both, and up to 180 who were listed as having voted in two places in either the 2000 or 2002 general elections.
There surely needs to be reform in this area. I'm not sure how to do it. There needs to be an identifier in addition to name and address.
Be sure to check out Backcountry Conservative, there are some related stories at the bottom of his entry on voter fraud and other issues currently going on.