From time to time, we have reported on how James O’Keefe and the citizen journalists of Project Veritas have used hidden cameras to document that, in the absence of strong voter ID laws, poll workers are giving out ballots in the name of dead voters or those who are otherwise ineligible to vote.
Now comes a story from Bedford County, Virginia that should, once and for all, confirm the need for the strong voter identification laws that Democrats oppose, but O’Keefe and Project Veritas have documented so well.
It seems a liberal organization called “The Voter Participation Center” recently mailed a voter registration form to one Mozart “Mo” Morris of Bedford County.
It turns out that, not only is Mo Morris a cute small or toy poodle, he has also been dead for two years. At age 19, he would have been eligible to vote, if he had been alive and human.
Naturally, the staff at “The Voter Participation Center” -- many of whose bios read like a directory of liberal political campaigns and activist groups -- howled in protest and said it was all an understandable mistake because they just bought a mailing list, and Mo’s name was on the list.
It seems strange to us that a dog would receive mail, let alone not be purged from the list if he had not responded to a mailing for two years. But then again, Democrats and liberals are opposing the efforts of Florida election officials to purge their lists of non-citizen voters -- so keeping a dead dog named Mo Morris on the list fits.
Of course, had someone returned Mo’s voter registration form, even as a prank, in the absence of a strong voter identification law, just by returning that form a new “voter” would have been created on the roll of Bedford County. With no voter ID requirement, some human could have impersonated Mo Morris and voted.
Obama’s legal hitman, Attorney General Eric Holder, has gone after the State of Texas for implementing a new voter ID law and threatened Florida over its plan to purge its lists. The basis of Holder’s attacks is that there is no evidence the present system allows voter fraud and ID laws disproportionately burden minorities, the elderly, Hispanic surnamed voters, etc.
Then again, as a dog, Mo Morris probably had a license, so perhaps that would have been enough to satisfy Eric Holder’s idea of a voter ID law.
Democrats – schooled in the Chicago way – have an aversion to anything remotely resembling ballot security and Democrats’ harvesting of votes from the cemetery long ago became a humorous cliché, although this is the first time we have heard of them looking for votes in the pet cemetery.
Just in case there was any doubt remaining, James O’Keefe and his colleagues at Project Veritas, along with the case of Mozart “Mo” Morris, the dead dog who received a voter registration form from liberal advocacy group “The Voter Participation Center,” should put to rest once and for all the idea that voter ID laws are unnecessary.