Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It’s Time to Clean Up Our Elections

Despite the massive media attention given to the claim that Russia attempted to influence last year’s election, the greatest threat to American democracy is vote fraud at home.
Counties across the country have more people registered to vote than they have residents eligible to do so.  Some jurisdictions have on their rolls voters who’ve reached their 200th birthday and beyond.  Thousands of non-citizens have been found to be registered to vote and across the nation that number may well reach into the millions.
No wonder President Donald Trump established the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, on which I serve.  Liberals and conservatives may argue over which government roles are essential, but everyone should agree that protecting Americans’ right to choose their leaders is the most important one.

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