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Democrats Block Thompson Amendment to Prevent Voter Fraud

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An effort by Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) to increase penalties for voter fraud was blocked by Senate Democrats today.

An effort by Sen. Sam Thompson to increase penalties for voter fraud was blocked by Senate Democrats. (

“We know that most voter fraud is now related to mail-in ballots,” said Thompson. “If we’re going to increase the number of mail-in ballots as Democrats have proposed, we need stronger penalties to deter people from using these ballots as a vehicle to rig elections. I’m disappointed Senate Democrats blocked my proposed amendment to offer those protections.”

Thompson’s proposed amendment to S-647 would have increased voter fraud to a second-degree crime.

His effort to protect the integrity of our election process was immediately blocked by Senate Democrats.

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