Voter fraud is a serious issue and one that, in the form of allegations, rumors and investigations but no convictions, has become a matter of concern in the Imperial Valley in recent months.
We hope the issue has not tainted any recent elections, but regardless, it has become a topic of discussion for the county Board of Supervisors and others.
The board has even gone as far as to create an exploratory committee toward forming a county voter fraud committee. The board is trying to determine the duties and functions of a committee that would target voter fraud to try to assure it does not occur in the Valley.
We support the board in its effort. We are quite convinced there has been voter fraud in Imperial County, even in recent years, and the fact that it generally goes unpunished should concern us all. If bad guys know they can get away with something, they will continue until they are punished.