Republican State Senate Candidate from the 14th District, Mike DeGrego was shocked today to learn that the Governor signed into law new Voter Registration Laws. Under the new law, anyone with a utility bill in hand can show up on election day and then register and vote on the spot. No photo Id, Drivers License, or any other form of official Government Identification is necessary.
“In almost every election cycle there are always instances of suspected voter fraud.” said DeGrego, “ As a 26 year retired Forensic Detective, I have seen all sorts of deception and the mis-use of well intentioned laws to commit fraud. This is a blatant example of a well intentioned law that certainly contains unintended consequences. We don’t need any more opportunities created that could easily corrupt our right to vote in a fair election.”
For several months now, controversial questions on the new law have circulated through out the state at local voter registrar offices. Local voting officials are still not quite sure how the process will work, how they can be sure the new voters are in fact who they say they are, and what system the state will eventually have in place. Also, there is no way of knowing whether the new voter is even a citizen of this country. ”So far”, said DeGrego, “ the few legislators I talked to immediately said they did not vote for this law, yet somehow it was enacted”
DeGrego warned, “ Everyone should be vigilant to protect their identity by always using a paper shredder. Don’t allow any correspondence with your name, address, or any other personal information to wind up in a garbage dump. It would be quite easy for someone to get access and use that information for fraudulent purposes. And now, thanks to this new law, voter fraud will probably be added to that list.”
Mike DeGrego will be on the ballot this fall running for the State Senate. His 14th District includes all of Milford, Orange and parts of West Haven and Woodbridge.
Contact: Dan Rindos, Campaign Manager