mouse: you said, "As for "voter fraud", that is something that didn't used to be a problem so why is it suddenly a problem now? I don't believe that people generally do "vote a dozen or more times" (if they do, this is very rare) and if someone wants to spend the day going to different polling stations voting using different names, then sobeit. Maybe the people who names they are would have voted for that person anyway."
Voter fraud has been going on throught written history. In some places it is known to have been the norm http://bloggingforliberty.info/blogging-for-liberty-voter-fraud-lbj-the-duke-of-duval-and-the-big-o/
snip...Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) earned the nickname “Landslide Lyndon” or “Ballot box Johnson” in 1948 when he became a U.S. Senator from Texas on the strength of 87 questionable votes.
The setting for the saga of LBJ was South Texas. The key player was George Parr, “The Duke of Duval,” the boss of the South Texas political machine, and the man called patrón by the Chicano people.
Through a powerful network of alliances, George Parr controlled politics in 15 South Texas counties and wielded influence at the state capital and in Washington. He also exercised considerable power over economic development in his realm, controlling banks and exacting high tax levies.
Six days after the polls had closed, the winner for Texas Senator was still not decided, but miraculously, in the district of Alice, Texas, 202 additional votes suddenly appeared in the Precinct 13 voting box. All but 2 of these were cast for Lyndon Johnson. To make matters worse, these 202 names appeared to be added to the list, were in alphabetical order, were in the same handwriting and written with the same ink.
Fast forward 12 years. During the Presidential election of 1960, Kennedy benefited from voter fraud, especially in Texas and Illinois, as well as in nine other states. These two states are particularly important because if Nixon had carried both, he would have won the election. By-the-way, Kennedy was both the last Northern Democrat and sitting United States senator to win the presidency until Obama. Make no mistake about it, Illinois or not, Johnson, with help from Parr, delivered Texas to Kennedy. ...snip
It is said that most of the votes, in 1948, came from the local graveyards. I lived in South Texas in the late 60's and most of the 70's. George Parr was the real deal and very well known even after his death. This is just one example of voter fraud from those days and in just one small area of the US. This stuff goes on in countless places across the country. It happens in many types of variations. Nowadays it happens through the voting machines themselves. It happens with the blessings of those same politicians who are now pushing for voter ID laws. It is a purposeful rigged game designed to make the people feel good about losing.