Letter: Logue's voter claims are phantom
I read with interest Assemblyman Dan Logue's articles, "Democrats push for more voter fraud." I was alarmed that my party, the Democratic Party, might be pushing for "more" voter fraud, as I was unaware of any voter fraud that we had pushed for in the past. As I read the column, I became aware that we shouldn't ask for too much logical consistency in Mr. Logue's views.
The legislation that Mr. Logue is writing about is, AB 1436, same-day voter registration. Mr. Logue complains that California's bill would allow voters to register and vote on the same day without identification for the registration.
Would Mr. Logue be in favor of that bill if it did ask for proper identification for the registration?
Mr. Logue then discusses AB 216, which evidently removes inactive voters from the voter lists.
I couldn't follow Mr. Logue's objection to this, something to the effect that absentee ballots could be mailed to "these phantom voters" and then lead to illegal voting. I couldn't follow the logic in that paragraph.
In support of his concern for voter fraud, Mr. Logue cites the North Carolina figures that found 30,000 deceased voters on the voter rolls.
Unless there is evidence that any of these dear departed souls are still voting, that is not evidence of voter fraud, though it does remind us to periodically clean up the voter rolls.
I am generally in favor of logic, which is little in evidence in Mr. Logue's article.
3rd Assembly District candidate