Friday, December 27, 2013

Iowa Voter Fraud Investigation = Epic Fail

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has been asked to repay $140K in federal funds he used to investigate cases of voter fraud. The fact that only 16 cases were found out of 1.2 million votes cast isn't even the most embarrassing part. Schultz has been accused of using those funds improperly. The Iowa state auditor wrote a letter to Schultz requesting that he pay back the funds because he used them for criminal investigation--something that he's not legally allowed to do with these kinds of funds.

The best part about this whole ordeal? Schultz was using the investigation (and the whopping 16 cases of voter fraud) to justify the passing of a Voter ID law. Not a single one of those cases involved voter impersonation, the only thing a Voter ID law would have any effect in eliminating. Fiscally responsible small government at its finest.

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