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Possible fraud involving 24,000 Minnesota driverís licenses
Free Beacon ^ | 7/16/12 | Staff

Posted on 07/16/2012 11:08:52 AM PDT by ruralvoter

The state of Minnesota has found nearly 24,000 possible cases of fraud involving driver’s licenses issued in the state, Fox Minneapolis reports. A facial recognition scan of the state’s 11 million photo database found nearly 1.3 million duplicates.

“There was about 23,000 records that we think are a good chance of being fraud,” (Doug Neville, communications director for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety) said.

23,705 cases of possible fraud to be exact.

People like Pedro Chavez, aka Jose Cisneros, or Carlos Santiago, or Antonia Ledesma — four separate Minnesota driver’s licenses.

Detectives say the Albert Lea man was illegally collecting welfare for a decade, using real Minnesota driver’s licenses obtained with phony documents. He was convicted of forgery, and deported.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fraud; identitytheft; welfare
For a direct link to the local Fox News video, click here:

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/19033837/drivers-license-and-id-fraud-in-minnesota

1 posted on 07/16/2012 11:08:54 AM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter
So the illegal was convicted of forgery and deported. He was probably back the next week with another set of IDs.
2 posted on 07/16/2012 11:12:36 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: ruralvoter

Isn’t getting a ID an impossible hurdle? People will be disenfranchised when they are turned away at the voting booth if we pass voter ID laws.

Because it’s so hard to get a drivers license or state ID


3 posted on 07/16/2012 11:16:08 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: ruralvoter

See, this is why complaining about voter ID laws is preposterous — it’s so easy to get a photo ID, some people have more than one!


4 posted on 07/16/2012 11:17:13 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Truth29

There are many people with duplicate licenses in Minnesota who are not illegal immigrants. Remain positive that we can clean up that problem! Fraud is so rampant that each state has to start somewhere. This is a good start. Every state should do this.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 11:18:14 AM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: kevkrom

State ID issues like this are all related. If a state cleans up the ID process at the initial point, then over time it will help to clean up the voter fraud.


6 posted on 07/16/2012 11:22:22 AM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

24 thousand fake IDs ?
What was the spread in Minnesota’s last senatorial campaign ?


7 posted on 07/16/2012 11:25:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: ruralvoter; listenhillary

I think the point we’re trying to make is how the fraud-enablers always claim that voter ID is a “hurdle” or “barrier” too high to overcome for people. So, tongue-in-cheek, we’re pointing out hat it can’t be that big of an obstacle, seeing the people who can get more than one.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 11:27:17 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

and VOILA - we ended up with Obamacare.

They have stolen our country.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 11:28:30 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: kevkrom

I think we said the same thing. I thought the sarcasm tag wasn’t needed. ;)


10 posted on 07/16/2012 11:41:16 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That is a very good question.


11 posted on 07/16/2012 11:42:08 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

that was 24000 for-sure frauds!

1.3 MILLION DUPLICATES!!!!!

The rats do not want voter ID’s


12 posted on 07/16/2012 11:43:38 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

DFL Al Franken 1,212,629
GOP Norm Coleman 1,212,317

312 votes difference. With as many as 24,000 fraudulent votes.


13 posted on 07/16/2012 11:45:29 AM PDT by kidd
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To: ruralvoter

These were probably obtained to commit identity theft or financial fraud not for multiple voting.

A birth-certificate (easy to fake, and it if’s out of state not going to be verified) and a utility bill to prove residence (also easy to fake) are all that are needed to get a driver’s license in many states.


14 posted on 07/16/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama Admits He Can't Fix What Bush Broke, So Why Reelect Obama?)
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To: ruralvoter

Wonder how many duplicate social security numbers Mexicans are using?


15 posted on 07/16/2012 11:48:25 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (¬ďCivilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: ruralvoter

Minnesota Gov. Dayton says that requiring a photo ID like a drivers license would stop minorities from voting. However, it would seem that getting a Minnesota drivers license isn’t that tough and even an illegal alien using an assumed name with phoney papers can have a photo ID.


16 posted on 07/16/2012 12:26:37 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Aria
And if we play by the rules and follow the letter of the law, we can win our Country back...

Do I really need a sarcasm tag?

17 posted on 07/16/2012 12:48:34 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: ruralvoter
Maybe I suffer from"Fuzzy Math" but 1.3 million duplicates but ONLY 24,000 fraudulent licenses?????
18 posted on 07/16/2012 12:59:27 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Pawlenty bragged about Minnesota Nice’s squeaky clean vote counting system that likely stripped the Senate seat from Coleman and gave it to Franken. For me, that disqualifies Pawlenty from VP.

I just had to fight autofill to keep it from saying Frankenstein.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 1:15:18 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ruralvoter
What's wrong with this picture?

1.3 million duplicates, and only 23,000 suspected cases of fraud?

20 posted on 07/16/2012 1:35:34 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: ruralvoter

How does your facial recognition system work? IN has started taking picture ID on license using no glasses etc. Do you do the same? For how long?


21 posted on 07/17/2012 5:36:04 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: MplsSteve; ruralvoter

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22 posted on 07/17/2012 6:04:09 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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23 posted on 07/17/2012 6:50:44 AM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

couple hundred votes.. you don’t think.....


24 posted on 07/17/2012 9:47:28 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: cableguymn
No doubt about it.
For the same reason, we got Claire McCackel.
25 posted on 07/17/2012 10:22:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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