(AMERICAN SPECTATOR) -- In my recent article on the excellent book Who's Counting?, by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky, I noted specifically their reference to the measures taken in Mexico to verify the identity of voters at the polls. Mexico is not unusual in this regard. Strict requirements that voters identify themselves adequately are the rule, and not the exception, throughout the developed world.
Consider Greece. Like Mexico, Greece has a generally unhappy reputation for corruption in government at all levels. But for all its problems with patronage, bribery, poor tax compliance, and even illegal immigration, Greece holds elections that are far less susceptible to vote fraud than our own.