Voter Fraud

President Trump wants to launch an investigation into voter fraud. I’m down with investigating this, but at the same time I feel like it’s a wild goose chase. How many millions of dollars will need to be dedicated to this? If something turns up great. The people at fault can be brought to justice otherwise the American tax payer will just have to shoulder another useless endeavor of the federal government.

Among the list of allegations is that dead people are still miraculously voting. I know this was a problem in the past, but most voting districts have rectified that problem with upgrading to electronic ballot collections and double redundancy voter check in by polling officials. I’m sure there are ways to compromise the computerized systems but when you have multiple voting officials checking over each entry I tend to think it makes it very difficult for the so called “ghost ballots” to be cast.

President Trump is also pointing to people being registered in more than one state. I’ll give some credence to this. If I had to guess when a person moves their place of residence from one county or state to another they only remember to register themselves in their new voting district and not unrolling themselves in the other. I only see this as a failure of our own registration system to not have a central processing information storage server that automatically eliminates the registrants previous info. Additionally, does President Trump really think that people have the time and resources to vote in one district and get themselves to another? I personally don’t have the time as I always choose to vote early in the morning even if it makes me late for work because it’s normally very busy at the end of the day.

The accusation that somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 to 5 million illegal immigrants are fraudulently registered to vote and have done so baffles me. I know that there are a great number of people of currently reside in our country illegally. I also know that they don’t want to be found out by ICE. I sincerely doubt that these people who although they would very much like to enjoy the freedoms, privileges, and obligations that come with being a US citizen would put themselves at risk by trying to vote.

Let me point out that President Trumps own attorneys have stated and to a certain extent proven that there is no voter Fraud. Granted it was in defense of accusations from 3rd party candidate Jill Stein, but when you have your own people saying, “No, everything’s cool”. Shut up.

As is the law of the land you do not need to win the popular vote in order to become president of the United States. It is through the Electoral College that the president is chosen. I think President Trump needs to take a moment to reflect on this and then let it go. If your ego is that damaged by the fact that you didn’t win the popular and the Electoral College then resign. Otherwise, drop the butt hurt act, roll up the sleeves, and get to work. Win the hearts and minds of the American people so that in 4 years you can win both no problem. We’re all watching Mr. President.

 

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