Voter fraud: Why do we treat our most precious right with so little concern?

March 03, 2012

Your recent editorial stated that there is little reason to require a photo ID to vote ("The phantom menace," Feb. 27). But there is another way to look at this.

Two of my children have been away from home for several years, yet they still show up as active voters on the rolls at our precinct, despite my telling officials there that my children have left home.

The elections judge writes this down at every election. But when that information gets back to election headquarters, anyone with access could copy those names and use them to cast ballots elsewhere during early voting. And if they did, no one would be the wiser.

No matter how insignificant it may seem, that would still be voter fraud. It really is amazing that of all of the freedoms granted us by the Constitution, we as a society seem to treat the one that is most sacred with such little concern.

C.D. Wilmer, Baltimore

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