It was merely a comment, a reply, not even a full throated post on Twitter.
Shannon Bream of FoxNews’ ratings’ dominant prime time line-up had linked a post about a headline of an election related story in Ohio.
@ShannonBream: “Well, that’s an interesting headline: 170 Voters in Ohio Race ‘Over 116 Years Old,” World’s Oldest Person is 115.
Generating, as you can imagine it would, thousands of replies, I decided to add a simple one.
@KMCRadio: “If you oppose voter ID you’re unAmerican.”
Simple and to the point.
Twitter didn’t seem to think so. The arguments they made in response ran the gamut but the gist of them had to do with me being racist, elitist, and in some way attempting to throttle the possibility of a free electorate from participating in our grand republic.
They also seem to repeat the old meme about the lack of any need for Voter ID because there could not possibly be any attempt at voter fraud in 2018.
Now mind you if you checked out even a fourth of those commenting’s twitter feeds you’d find people wholesale buying into the idea that President Trump could commit fraud in the election cycle. They firmly believe that somehow Russia could sway exclusively rust belt democrats to vote against a woman who didn’t even campaign for their votes. And they—to a person—believed that the high dollar, one sided, special council investigation should continue through to its conclusion.
But could “voter fraud” occur in places like Ohio in 2018?
“Absolutely not,” their consensus.
Amanda Prestigiacomo reported this week that a northeastern Georgia precinct had nearly twice as many ballots cast in their primary elections in May, as there were total registered voters. The source on the Ohio numbers in that state’s 12th Congressional District was Eric Eggers, research director for the Government Accountability Institute—a good government outside group seeking to (as odd as it may sound) hold government accountable.
Evidently there is still an open investigation into voter fraud hanging over the Atlanta mayoral runoff from last December. And last may Ohio election officials cited voter fraud cases numbering more than 50 incidents from the 2016 elections.