The New Jersey state legislature advanced a bill to Governor Chris Christie’s desk that would have automatically registered voters when they apply any form of permit or license, but Christie vetoed the bill over non-existent “fraud.”
“I’ve got some bills sitting on my desk now that would automatically register people when they went to renew their driver’s license unless they said affirmatively ‘I don’t want to be registered to vote,'” Christie said on Wednesday.
“This is just like a cocktail of fraud,” he said. “I don’t think a lot to ask someone if you want to exercise your right and the privilege to vote to actually register.”
Neither Christie or his colleagues in other states can provide a wealth of evidence proving that fraud exists. There’s no there, there.
Ironically, most cases of alleged “fraud” actually turn out to be benign cases where voters have changed addresses without updating their voter registration. The bill sent to Christie’s desk would make that process automatic and reduce cases of alleged “fraud.”
But it’s not about that.
The bottom line is Republicans don’t want you to vote and they will do anything within their power to limit voting. This is all the more reason why everyone must vote in November even if you live in a “safe” state.