That is why I am passing on this e-mail and petition for your consideration.
Republicans love to point to “voter fraud” to justify their efforts to restrict voting rights. To hear them tell it, there are hoards of walking dead “zombie voters” out there casting ballots as part of an elaborate Democratic voter fraud conspiracy.
So when South Carolina’s Republican governor Nikki Haley ordered her State Law Enforcement Division to turn up all the instances of voter fraud in her state guess what they found?
Zero cases of voter fraud. Nada. Zilch.
That’s right. After Governor Haley spent millions of taxpayer dollars trying to prove that voter fraud exists, her law enforcement division couldn’t find a single recent instance of fraud.
We didn’t need a multi-million dollar report to tell us that voter fraud was a myth perpetuated by Republicans for their own political gain, but these inconvenient facts aren’t going to change their cynical strategy.
According to the New York Times, “State officials across the South are aggressively moving ahead with new laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls after the Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act.”
We have to stop “photo ID” and other voter suppression laws from taking effect, before thousands of Democratic-leaning voters are effectively disenfranchised.
Add your name to demand that Governor Haley finally admit that "widespread voter fraud" is nothing more than a politically convenient myth.
It’s not just about requiring voters to obtain new government IDs that are difficult to obtain and cost money in many cases—Republican governors are also closing early voting windows, changing registration laws, and ramming through other barriers to voting.
The recent Supreme Court decision only makes it more urgent that we act now, before it’s too late.
Thank you for standing up for the truth and protecting one of the most fundamental rights in our democracy.
Mark GiangrecoDemocratic Governors Association