Voter Fraud

September 15, 2017

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And now for today’s commentary—

Do we have a problem with voter fraud in this country? President Trump thinks so and he is not alone. Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, and North Carolina have passed voter I.D. laws designed to stop voter fraud. Left leaning organizations and even the Democratic party is fighting against that legislation. Why would anyone be opposed to putting a stop to illegal voters?

Newly released state data from New Hampshire is shocking. 6,540 people registered to vote in New Hampshire on election day November 8, 2016. They used out-of-state drivers’ licenses and their votes were accepted. The State Attorney General Joe Foster issued an order that no one could be turned away. Their votes were accepted even though it was pretty obvious they had driven over from Massachusetts or some other state. Those 6,540 voters from other states may have said that they had moved to New Hampshire…not true. 5,526 of the voters never did get a New Hampshire driver’s license.

So, here is what happened.

Donald Trump lost to Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by 2,736 votes. Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte lost her Senate seat to a Democrat by 1,017 votes. It is pretty obvious that out-of-state fraudulent voters stole those two elections.

This is the United States of America. We are not some third world country where dictators buy and steal to maintain power. I am not suggesting that we have voter fraud in every state. In fact, I would not expect very much fraud in rural America. That’s not who we are.

However, big city liberals have not accepted controls to limit voter fraud. They are filing lawsuits. They argue that efforts to ensure election integrity suppresses votes. If it suppresses those illegal votes, that is fine with me.

Enough on that subject. I have harvest on my mind. I will be going back to the farm in Illinois next week. I think our corn will be dry enough to begin harvest. Soybeans are also starting to turn brown. Can’t be sure, but I expect a pretty good crop. With a lot of grain, we need to keep opening export markets.

Distillers dried grain is now starting to flow into Vietnam. China is accepting more GMO varieties. China’s imports of U.S. soybeans hit a record high in August.

Farming is a dangerous business. Be careful. Be safe.

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Until next week, I am John Block from Washington.