- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 22, 2012) — The Associated Press is reporting that Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has announced that three foreign nationals have been charged with “election fraud” after they registered and voted in the November 6 general election.
Schulz is reviewing “more than 1,200 people” suspected of having voted illegally in Iowa, which reportedly cast a majority of votes for Obama. It has not yet been explained how the three were able to register, as Iowa requires proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote. Schultz is seeking a stricter law in the state, having claimed at a panel discussion of the issue in September that “People all over have been cheating.”
An editorial published in July from an Iowan and member of the League of Women Voters who claimed that voter identification laws disenfranchise millions of voters also stated that “The supporters of restrictive voting laws claim ‘voter fraud,’ but this has not been shown to exist. The League was a sponsor of the panel discussion afer which Schultz said that “he was ‘the only one for (his) side of the issue.’”