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-- a brand new Fox News report is raising serious concerns about the potential for voter fraud just months before.
The presidential election while this issue of course is not new.
A number of states have recently passed voter ID laws in hopes of preventing fraud the Department of Justice shot -- down arguing the laws discriminate against minorities.
Fox News Eric Shawn recently spoke to one governor at the center of the storm.
This protects the elderly does protects.
People who may do their absentee ballots this protects everybody we want to make sure that we're just saying that they are who they say they are without photo ID what do you fear could happen.
Photo ID I mean let's be clear I want dead people voting in the state of South Carolina I've said that from the very beginning.
And authorities say there is evidence that dead people voting is a real problem according to a statewide investigation by south Carolina's Department of Motor Vehicles.
In January it found that 953.
Ballots were cast by voters who were deceased.
But the state elections commission director of disputes those findings the report came out after -- -- the voter ID law but hasn't stopped the criticism -- We surprised at the reaction -- that from this very surprised protecting the integrity of the voting process is one of the most important things we can do as a governor and a state.
And the will of the people listen they want to see that integrity protected.
John fund joins a senior editor at American spectator and has a new book.
About to come out on voter fraud comes out later this summer John good to see you thank you I mean people who oppose voter ID say a lot voter fraud is a canard it's a -- what say you.
Well I think if you look around the country you see a lot of close elections that could have been influenced and changed by voter fraud there are currently election officials in New York.
And Florida who themselves are accused -- been indicted of trying to commit voter fraud.
And this is something that people are concerned about 64%.
In the latest Rasmussen poll say voter fraud is a serious or somewhat serious problem in fact.
A higher percentage of African American think the serious problem than whites.
Our governor Haley was asked buyer direction on whether or not.
For political purposes the white -- house may try to gin up.
This issue before the election here's a clip.
Do you think the administration has been trying to gin this up.
For political purposes and it's just.
Oddly ironic that we have an election coming up.
And it's oddly ironic that we're trying to get this passed before that election and that they are stopping us and saying we can't.
The Department of Justice says look this is just -- a rampant discrimination against minorities that's what what is behind.
These laws to try to help Republicans.
Any evidence of that well they're relying on some very suspect studies that claim that 25% of African Americans lack a photo ID.
I don't believe that that's ridiculous.
When you actually have court -- look into this a very small number of people don't lack ID.
And since the idea is free in the states that have passed photo ideologue.
I think we're doing people a favor by helping them get a voter ID because you can't travel we can't cash -- check the -- -- federal building without a voter ID.
You can't do anything -- -- without some form of identification.
John -- we got to cut it should.
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