Forgive me if I have already told you of this incident, but when my son attended the UW Madison, one of his roommates from out of state wanted to vote in the presidential election. He was told that since he didn’t have an ID that indicated his Madison residence, he could bring one of his roommates and a rent receipt to the polling site and vote.
Another roommate who had already voted went with this young man and candidly mentioned to the poll worker that he could probably vote again and no one would know the difference. The poll worker didn’t express any emotion when he said that he was probably correct.
I think a huge amount of fraud is taking place as a result of the relaxation of standards for absentee voting. When I was in the military and stationed 10,000 miles from Madison, I had a very difficult time obtaining an absentee ballot. Today, you don’t even need a valid reason for requesting one.
Absolutely! And Wisconsin has been on the “list” for years as being one of the worst states in the US for getting ballots to the miltary and counting them afterward. This year (as part of that voter id law) county clerks are required to hold the final count open for at least a week (maybe longer) for all the military ballots to come back and to be counted. It will be interesting to see if it makes a difference.