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Secretary Pate refers nine instances of suspected double voting to county prosecutors

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate referred nine voters to county attorneys for allegedly voting twice in the 2018 general election. They are suspected of voting in Iowa after casting a ballot for the 2018 general election in another state. There were an additional 27 suspected instances of voters casting ballots in Iowa first, then in another state during the same election.

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The information of the alleged crimes was discovered via Iowa’s partnership with multiple states through the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). The coalition shares data in order to improve the accuracy of voter rolls and enhance voter confidence.

“One fraudulent vote is too many. It nullifies a legally cast vote,” Secretary Pate said. “Iowans take the integrity of our elections very seriously and we will not stand for people trying to cheat the system.”

Four of the alleged instances of double voting where the second vote was cast in Iowa are believed to have taken place in Polk County. There is one suspected incident each in Johnson, Mitchell, Sioux, Story and Warren counties.

The 27 other instances of suspected double voting have been shared with the respective states’ commissioner/board of elections.

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Voter id maybe a good idea? But dems can not cheat as easy then.

The cheating is done by Republicans. Look at their gerrymandering or the fact that the trumps were found to be registered to vote in two or three states.

A 2012 report by the Pew Center on the States found that more than 1.8 million dead people were registered to vote and 2.75 million people were registered in more than one state.
PILF (Public Interest Legal Foundation) has also found thousands of non-citizens – many of whom have voted – on voter rolls in sanctuary cities.
The Pew report found that 24 million registrations were either invalid or inaccurate, making the registration systems vulnerable to fraud. Despite this abysmal record, the Justice Department under President Obama decided it wouldn’t take any action to enforce a federal law that requires states to maintain accurate voter rolls by regularly removing ineligible voters
A good read:

The Pew report does say that their findings did not suggest voter fraud or suppression. The Heritage post does not make any reference to the Pew report and is decidedly skewed to the right. The Pew report does call for improvement in voter registration throughout the US.

Damn Politicians!

Damn Democrats!

Damn Republicans.


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