Virginia Considers Passing Voter I.D. Law As Fraud Discovered in 2008 Election
In the coming weeks, Virginia is considering passing a new voter I.D. law to help prevent voter fraud. Recently, dozens of people, including felons, have been charged with illegally registering to vote in the 2008 election. Senator Tom Garrett (R-VA) appeared on America’s News HQ to talk more about how rampant voter fraud is in Virginia.
He told Eric Shawn that in 2008, “What we have had are literally hundreds of cases investigated and confirmed by Virginia state police and in some instances local police, but we don’t know what the scale is ...”
Sen. Garrett said there are instances where individuals in third party groups exploited loopholes in the system because in the past they have been allowed commit voter registration fraud without consequence. Another problem is with college students who may live in another state but attend school somewhere else and then are registered to vote in both places.
Given close races in the past, what does this news mean for the election process? Sen. Garrett said, “This is about protecting the sanctity of our franchise and ensuring that one person, one vote is the law of the land.”