Presidential candidate Donald Trump in a FOX News interview said, “People are going to walk in and vote ten times maybe — who knows?”
Trump couldn’t be more right. Without safeguards in our election process, “who knows?” That’s the point: Without rules and laws to protect our vote, our elections are left wide-open to any kind of fraud and even worse it becomes harder or impossible to detect fraud.
What’s left is chaos.
Trump was also right to point the finger at the federal courts, which seem to be on a mission to override many states’ voting laws. Though Trump didn’t mention North Carolina, the uber-liberal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned VIVA (Voter Information Verification Act), North Carolina’s 2013 law that updated North Carolina’s election code for the first time in decades and included a voter identification requirement. The old election laws, written by Democrats, who were in control of the legislature for over 100 years, favored Democrats and led to confusion both by voters and in the administration of the law. VIVA evened the playing field, in many ways not favoring either party.
Trump said he was very concerned and hoped the people and the authorities are going to be very watchful.