Just as important is how this flawed system highlights the need for tougher voter ID laws. After all, if 2 million dead people are on the active voter rolls, how difficult would it be to use those registrations to illicitly tip a close election?
Yet Democrats are pummeling states trying to impose picture ID laws to protect against this kind of fraud. They vetoed such laws in Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire and North Carolina.
The Justice Department blocked South Carolina’s new photo ID law. And NAACP President Benjamin Jealous attacked the reforms as “the greatest assault on voting rights … since the dawn of Jim Crow.”
Democrats make two bogus arguments. First, that ballot fraud isn’t “widespread” enough to merit the new requirement, as though there’s such a thing as a tolerable level of fraud. Second, that picture ID laws would suppress voter turnout among minorities.