Republican Roxanne Rubin is convinced we need Voter ID laws in order to prevent voter fraud.
This has always been an issue with me. I just feel the system is flawed. If we’re showing ID for everything else, why wouldn’t we show our ID in order to vote?
So she decided to prove how easy it is to commit fraud by — you guessed it — committing voter fraud herself. After voting once, she went to a polling place in another city and tried to vote again. The poll workers instead had her arrested. While voter fraud is a felony, Rubin pled guilty to a misdemeanor and was fined $2,481, has to perform 100 hours of community service, take an impulse control class, and is required to stay out of trouble.
GOP Secretary of State (who has called for a photo ID law) said: “If Ms. Rubin was trying to demonstrate how easy it is to commit voter fraud, she clearly failed and proved just the opposite.”
Bottom line: when supposedly pro-freedom, anti-government whack jobs tell you we need additional laws to protect us from virtually nonexistent voter fraud, just laugh at them.
Delicious. Just… delicious.
I’m reading this a few days late, but I noticed that the Huff Post article has been updated since you posted this. The Nevada Secretary of State is a Democrat, not a Republican as you say.
I don’t track on ALEC real closely, but isn’t the voter fraud campaign one of the arrows in their quiver?