If you like Voter ID laws, You'll Love the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program
And what exactly is this innocuous-sounding sleep-inducing Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, you ask? Think of it as Voter ID on steroids. With those commie federal judges overturning one Voter Suppression law after another, this is the GOP's latest end-run in their relentless drive to crack down on “Voter Fraud” (i.e. Voting While Black).
GOP-controlled states — including some of the battleground/swing states — are using this program to prevent people from voting more than once. The program supposedly crosschecks registered voters by their full name (including all middle names or initials, Jr. or Sr. or a Roman numeral after the last name, etc.) and the last four digits of the person's Social Security number — in order to prevent people from voting multiple times in different states. But for some odd reason, middle names and Jr./Sr./III keep getting omitted accidentally, and the 4-digit Social Security numbers are surprisingly inaccurate. How conveeenient!
If your name is John Mortimer Smith III, and your middle name gets omitted — good luck trying to vote if you live in a red state. And it gets worse. These crosscheck lists are being targeted at certain ethnic groups (guess which ones). Here's how they do it.
From the article:
“If your name is Washington, there's an 89 percent chance you're African-American. If your last name is Hernandez, there's a 94 percent chance you're Hispanic. If your name is Kim, there's a 95 percent chance you're Asian...God forbid your name is Garcia, of which there are 858,000 in the U.S., and your first name is Joseph or Jose. You're probably suspected of voting in 27 states.”
Anyway, check out the article; it's a lot more detailed and more sinister than my brief summary.
Kris Kobach is the mastermind behind the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. Personally I think Kris Kobach should have every possible conspiracy charge and RICO violation thrown at him, but that's just me.
If voting twice is a felony, isn't it also illegal to deliberately cheat millions of legitimate voters out of their right to vote? [Just a rhetorical question]