Eric Holder distinguishes "in person" voter fraud from other kinds:
1/24/14, "Holder: Voter ID Laws Used To "Depress The Vote" For "Partisan Advantage"," Real Clear Politics
"ARI MELBER, MSNBC: When some Republicans say that voter identification
is for election integrity and thus is different than the history of
racial discrimination we have seen in this country, they may be of good
faith but you think they are wrong.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: Yes. There are some, I think, who are
coming from a good-faith perspective, but I think many are using it for
partisan advantage. The reality is that all of the studies show that
this whole question of ballot integrity, in-person voter fraud, simply
does not exist to the extent that would warrant these kinds of measures.
We had the commission that the president appointed just yesterday and
they indicated this was not a significant -- not a significant problem.
So I think this they have come up with a remedy in search of a problem
and I think it is being used in too many instances to depress the vote
of particular groups of people who are not supportive of the party that
is advancing these photo I.D. measures.
PolitiFact said it was "False" to claim that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas. 'Ballots not their own' may include absentee ballots:
""Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas." Eddie Bernice Johnson on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 in an opinion column in Fort Worth Star-Telegram"
9/13/13, "Voter fraud occurs in Texas, though convictions and guilty pleas are rare," PolitiFact
"Trimble’s sources mostly referred to voter fraud -- deception committed
by individual voters, such as voting more than once, impersonating a
voter or voting despite ineligibility -- rather than overall election
fraud, which encompasses actions by others, such as
election officials or campaign workers, who break election laws in ways
that could include intimidating voters, publishing misinformation about
polling places or possessing ballots not their own."...
Comment: Holder's statements don't bother the GOP because they long ago merged with democrats. Both "sides" on occasion pretend they're still adversaries.