For all their complaining about how Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, liberals don’t seem to be too interested in learning about the numerous cases of voter fraud that may have artificially swelled her numbers.
According to Fox News, Trump is cracking down on these long time, tacitly approved Democrat tactics. This includes one particular case where a Virginia college student was convicted of submitting fraudulent voter registration forms with the names of dead people for the Democrat Party. This young fraudster is now spending time behind bars.
A Virginia college student has been sentenced to 100 days incarceration for voter fraud. Convicted for knowingly transferring false registration forms in the 2016 election, Andrew J. Spieles was paid by Harrisonburg Votes–a Democrat affiliated group–to register as many votes as possible in the then upcoming election.
Spieles admitted that he prepared the false voter registration forms by obtaining the names, ages, and addresses of individuals from “walk sheets” provided to him by the Virginia Democrat Party. He pulled the scheme off by fabricating birth dates based on the ages listed on the sheet, as well as making up their Social Security numbers.
His original sentence was to spend one year behind bars, but a plea deal with the prosecutor’s office instead limited his sentence to around 100 days.
This isn’t the first case of voter fraud to emerge from the Democrat’s side in the last election. Two months ago, 12 employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters in Indiana were accused of submitting fake voter registration applications to meet their quotas.
Trump’s recent efforts to combat voter fraud are all part of a larger project in the form of a bipartisan Election Integrity Commission–an initiative that aims to investigate voter fraud and irregularities. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, Democrats have been frightened about the idea of an impartial body overseeing the investigation.
“The American people should demand that elected officials and election administrators not participate in this phony commission,” said Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. Top Democrat Tom Perez, chair of the Democrat National Committee, said it’s “a Trump propaganda factory.” The sheer unwillingness of Democrats to see if there is any voter fraud going on is suspicious in and of itself.
“There’s never actually been a nationwide effort to look at the scope of voter fraud,” said Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is heading up the commission, “why wouldn’t we want to collect as much data as possible?”
Kobach’s sentiments are more valid than ever. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center survey, at least one in eight American voter registrations are inaccurate, out of date, or a duplicate. With 2.8 million people registered in two or more states and 1.8 million voters already deceased, this area is ripe for investigation.
With the cornucopia of scandals that have erupted over the past months from the Democrats’ camp, it would be no surprise if this commission turns up even more dirt on the party’s misconduct.
One thing is for certain. Democrats are getting scared by Trump’s actions, which is a great indicator that our President is doing the right thing.