This is your moment of clarity #164: It's considered a good turnout whenever more than 54% of Americans vote in a national election. I'm pretty sure more than that vote in American Idol. Maybe we could get people to show up if we added a vote on what the next Kardashian baby should be named. You know, as long as you're there, go ahead and choose a President too.
"People are 3,615 times more likely to report a UFO sighting than they are to commit in-person voter impersonation, according to national data."
Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur recently discussed just how common voter fraud is as Republicans across the nation pass "Voter ID" laws.
Though 37 state legislatures, many of them Republican-led, have passed tighter voter-ID laws to toughen up on perceived instances of fraud, a new analysis shows that the feared offense almost never occurs. A review of 2,068 cases of alleged fraud over the past 12 years showed that despite there being 146 million registered voters in the U.S., there were only 10 cases of voter impersonation at the polls since 2000—a finding that undercuts the case made by those who say IDs must be more tightly regulated to ensure fair elections.