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Finally, documentation of voter impersonation fraud in Missouri. Zero. (August 12, 2012)


Here it is. The number of voter impersonation fraud cases documented in Missouri since 2000 is exactly zero:

Missouri has 17 cases of alleged election fraud since 2000. By category, Third Party Organizations had the highest percentage of accused at 88 percent (15 cases), followed by Voter at 12 percent (2 cases). The most prevalent fraud was Registration Fraud at 88 percent (15 cases). The status of most cases was Pleaded at 71 percent (12 cases). Responses to requests for public records varied from state to state. Some state and local officials were quick to respond by sending available records; others failed to provide a single document.


A bill, introduced today by Representative Mike Moon (r):


HOUSE BILL NO. 1108 [pdf]



2275L.02I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


To repeal section 115.230, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to electronic voter verification systems.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 115.230, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 115.230, to read as follows:

115.230. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any election authority may use an electronic voter identification system or an electronic signature pad to verify a voter’s address, registration status, and signature information at any polling place. Any such system or pad shall be able to read identifying information from an official Missouri driver’s license or nondriver’s license issued by the department of revenue, and shall be capable of allowing an election authority to manually enter the voter’s information from a valid form of personal identification containing the voter’s signature.

2. (1) Each election authority shall use an electronic device at each polling place that allows the election authority to capture a photograph or a digital image of each voter casting a vote. Any such device shall allow the election authority to enter the voter’s identifying information from a valid form of personal identification containing the voter’s signature into the device and to associate each voter’s photograph or digital image with the voter’s identifying information. Any such device shall also be compatible with any electronic voter identification system used by the election authority.

(2) In the event that an election authority does not have an electronic device at each polling place that complies with the requirements of this subsection, the election authority shall request funding for the fees and costs necessary for purchasing and using such electronic device. All such fees and costs shall be compensated by the secretary of state with funds appropriated by the general assembly for such purpose.

[emphasis in original]