It’s a crime to fraudulently register to vote. Registering twice, in two different states, would definitely fit that bill. Apparently, Obama for America staffers are totally cool with that, if the goal is to defeat Mitt Romney.
But, hey, there’s more.
Kenric Ward, of Watchdog.org, details all of the ways that this is wrong. The Obama campaign’s response so far? Crickets.
States should have authority to purge their voter rolls of fraudulent registrations. But I’d go further than that. Driver’s licenses expire. Why not expire voter registrations at the same time? You can have the option of renewing your license and registration at the same time. Or, how about automatically removing people who haven’t voted in a certain number of elections, say, 4 years worth? If your name is no longer on the rolls, that would make it harder to fraudulently vote either by double voting or by stealing someone’s identity.
This sort of criminal behavior should be absolutely beyond the pale. And we should make it harder to commit this kind of fraud, not easier.