And while there’s plenty of rhetoric to read, we’re just like a dog with a bone when it comes to digging up good stories about voting and elections. Sure enough, we found a story we think will start tongues — and tails — wagging.
A New Mexico man wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to commit voter fraud so he registered his dog, Buddy, to vote. Watch the video below for the full scoop:
The man, whose name wasn’t used because he was granted anonymity by the local news station that sniffed this story out, admitted to making up a birth date and social security number. He submitted the paperwork and in two weeks he had a voter registration card in his hand for Buddy.
No word on whether the New Mexico clerk’s office is pursuing charges, but they sure aren’t barking up the wrong tree if they did.
“What is it we all seek for in an election? To answer its real purposes, you must first posses the means of knowing the fitness of your man; and then you must retain some hold upon him by personal obligation or dependence”
— Edmund Burke