Letter to the editor: Voter fraud

Before the last presidential election, candidate Trump made wild and unproven claims about voter fraud and the system being “rigged.” Many of his claims were about voters voting 5, 10, or 15 times by impersonating other voters.

After the election, president Trump shifted his unproven fraud talk from rumors about voter impersonation to claims of massive noncitizen voting. He said repeatedly that 3 to 5 million illegal voters had cast ballots, a claim so bizarre it is hard to comprehend except that it is true that Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million more votes than Trump’s popular votes. By the way, he also claimed that NONE of the 3 to 5 million fraudulent votes where for him. Trump’s shift away from people voting multiple times to 3 to 5 million noncitizens voting fits with his anti-immigrant orders.

Because Trump promised “I will never lie to you” we now have the federal government demanding your voter registration and other private personal information from all 50 states so your information can be compared to government records of people who are not allowed to vote. If there is a match then the government must determine if the person who registered to vote actually did vote and in particular if they voted for Clinton or anybody else other than Trump. But wait, why are they asking for information back to 1906? Maybe it’s to prove that while they’re at it that Obama was not a legitimate president.

Do you really think this process will find 3 to 5 million actual fraudulent votes cast in the 2016 election and that none of them were for Trump? Nearly half the states in the country have already refused to provide the information about their voters and if they did the government might find 30 more bad votes than the ones we already know about. Tell governor Hickenlooper not to waste his time and our money by participating in this federal government overreach. How long will it take to get answers and how much will it cost taxpayers and what will we do with the results?

James Bird



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