At the National Action Network convention in New York City Friday, President Obama cracked a lame joke about the theory surrounding his birth certificate saying, “Just to be clear, I know where my birth certificate is.”
“You remember that? That was crazy,” he added.
Obama went on to bash Republicans who pass voter integrity laws that require a valid ID to vote and said the “right to vote is threatened today in a way it has not been since the Voting Rights Act was passed five decades ago.”
“Not only is it ultimately bad politics, I believe it ultimately harms the entire country,” Obama added.
Once again, Obama couldn’t be more wrong on an issue. Voter fraud is a real problem in America. In fact, The North Carolina Board of Elections recently found nearly 35,000 possible cases of voter fraud in the state.
ABC News WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, NC reported on the results of the study:
Initial from the Board presented to the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee Wednesday showed:
765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, date of birth, and last four digits of the social security number were registered in N.C. and another state, and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election.
35,750 voters with the same first and last name and date of birth were registered in N.C. and another state, and voted in both states in the 2012 general election.
What’s more, several cases of voter fraud have been reported in recent years.
In July 2011, a Mississippi NAACP leader was sentenced for 10 counts of voter fraud. In November 2011, Georgia authorities charged 12 people with using absentee ballots to skew an election in Georgia. And in December 2011, four Democratic officials plead guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in a scheme to steal a New York election.
Indeed, a little-reported Washington Post poll taken in August 2012 indicated that 74% of American adults support laws requiring voters to show official identification before casting a ballot.
Obama can joke all he wants. A majority of Americans aren’t as stupid as he thinks they are. And the fact still remains that voter fraud is a real problem in America.
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