Vote early and often? Someone may have taken that old saying to heart.
A North Carolina retiree bragged on Facebook in a now-deleted post that he’s already voted for President Barack Obama in four different precincts.
The man’s Facebook posting stated as follows:
“I have voted once in Beaufort, once in Henderson, twice in Emerald Isle and will vote in my precinct in PKS. I will do whatever it takes to save our country from the world envisioned by Mitt and his fear mongering followers.”
According to the Examiner, the man is allegedly identified as Jim Turner.
A subsequent Facebook posting attributed to Turner asserts in part the following:
“I made a bold comment on the future of my grandchildren under a Romney presidency and now it is gone. I think my comments were deleted as part of a conspiracy inspired by some who see our national glass as half empty.”
The alleged vote fraud in apparently now under investigation by North Carolina election authorities.
According to the Examiner, “Turner’s wife confirmed that he posted the message but claimed that he really didn’t vote multiple times.”
This particular incident may indeed turn out to be a hoax or a joke. Given the primitive nature of US voting procedures, however, especially in those states where no photo ID is required and absentee ballot requests are often handed out like Halloween candy, the Facebook posting boasting about voting multiple times garnered a lot of attention in the blogosphere. North Carolina does not require photo ID to vote.
Are you concerned about vote fraud in tomorrow’s presidential election?