It is very important that Republicans do these investigations and turn up these examples of fraud.
Democrats are waging a full scale war to oppose voter ID laws, not only in the courts but in the court of public opinion (this part is key). The narrative they are pushing is that there is NO evidence of fraud and that voter ID laws are simply another poll tax to keep minorities from executing their voting rights.
What gives Democrats the advantage is that voting laws are designed in a way to make fraud difficult and costly to prove, so Dems will aways said that it's only a few cases that have been shown compared to huge masses of voters with no IDs(???? do they ever buy cough medicine or cigarettes or alcohol or fly??).
The GWB Republican congress last year 2006 reauthorized the voting rights act that makes it very difficult to change voting rules (purge rolls or add voter ID laws) in many states like FLA, they must get Holders permission to do it. At the time I was warning that this was a BAD idea but those smart/foolish Republicans were looking towards minority voters, ie Obama voters.
A Hialeah woman was arrested and charged with absentee-ballot fraud Thursday morning after police say she fraudulently obtained a ballot from a terminally ill woman in a nursing home.
The arrest ended more than a week of speculation in a case that has roiled Hialeah and the races for Miami-Dades state attorney and mayor.
.......Police detectives followed Cabrera over two days last week. On July 24, according to an arrest affidavit unsealed Thursday, she dropped off 19 absentee ballots at a Hialeah post office.
The next day, detectives followed Cabrera into a nursing home, where she went into the room of a woman identified by police as Z.G. The officers overheard Cabrera telling Z.G. that she was sent there by the womans sister to get her signature. A few minutes later, Cabrera left.
When the detectives went into the room to speak to Z.G., they found she was unresponsive. The detective said hello and waved to Z.G., whose eyes were open, the warrant says, but she [stared] off into space and did not respond to the greeting.
Cabrera then visited five more assistant-living facilities before police stopped her and found 12 absentee ballots in her possession......