Mendte: Voter ID

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NEW YORK, NY. (KPLR) - Voting is a staple of our democracy.  Larry Mendte has a warning for those who try and mess with the process.

In the 2012 election, early voting has already started in several states.

In even more states, the cheating has already started.

You`ve heard that this is going to be one of the most bitter contentious elections in history; it will also be the most corrupt.

In North Carolina, in one county when people tried to vote for Romney, the machine counted the vote for Obama.

And while we are on North Carolina, did you see this undercover video?  The son of a congressman was telling an undercover camera how to cast a vote under someone else`s name and get around the new voter id law.

A utility bill is easy to fake.

In Florida the FBI is investigating a bogus letter sent out informing people they could not vote and could be arrested if they tried.

In Philadelphia, a letter was sent out telling people not to go to the polls if they don`t have proper id, even though the Voted ID id law has been struck down for this election.

If all this is happening now, just imagine what it is going to be like on Election Day.

There is a group of military special ops veterans who have volunteered to stand guard at polling places across the country, where fraud and voter intimidation has been reported in the past.

They are also looking for veterans to be poll watchers.  You can find out more at http://www.getoutthevet.com.

And most importantly; you need to know you’re right, if any one attempts to keep you from voting, call police.

A lot of good men and women fought and died for your right to vote, those who try to stop you dishonor them and this country.