Friday, November 09, 2007

A License to Commit Fraud?

In response to John Fund's column last week in the Wall Street Journal, I've got a short piece in the Huffington Post's "Off the Bus" section refuting the claim that illegal immigrants will be flocking to the polls to vote if Governor Spitzer's driver's license plan is adopted.

Here's a snippet: "The Wall Street Journal is known for its economic news and commentary, so let's talk cost versus benefit: by deliberately registering and voting, a non-citizen risks five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, and deportation. Simply put, by trying to influence the outcome of an election in this country, a non-citizen can be kicked out of this country. No wonder the Brennan Center couldn't find a single documented case in which a non-citizen, knowing that he or she was ineligible, registered and cast a ballot."

To learn more about the myth of individual voter fraud, check out the Brennan Center's satellite website, The Truth About Fraud.

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