Voter registration fraud is no laughing matter. That is, unless you're registering a dog.
Thomas Tolbert, an Albuquerque man, received the registration card for his dog when he passed a voter registration booth on the University of New Mexico campus a few weeks ago, according to KOB.com. Upon seeing the booth, he decided to see how easy it might be to register Buddy to vote.
It wasn't very hard to pull off. Tolbert, a Republican, was able to register the dog as a Democrat.
"They should verify," he told KOB. "Somebody should have verified this information and somebody should have come out and took a look at exactly who it was. But I made up a birth date, and I made up a social security number and I had a voter registration card in my hand for Buddy two weeks later."
Beyond having a laugh, Tolbert had hoped to expose how easy it may be to falsely register to vote.
oops. you'd think they'd have at least ran the SSN to verify the name and birth date given matched up.