The news that a Cook County, Illinois election machine automatically transformed votes cast for Republicans into votes cast for Democrats this week should come as no surprise. It’s time America had a very candid conversation about the rapidly growing epidemic of election fraud.
At this point in most discussions about the crisis, it’s customary to say that both parties engage in balloting shenanigans. But in reality, it is the Democrat Party that is, by far, the greatest offender.
There are three pillars in the Democrats’ efforts to unlawfully alter results at the polls:
Election Day antics. From tampering with balloting machines and technologies, some of which were developed under questionable circumstances, to stuffing ballot boxes, to intimidating Republican voters, the Democrats have done it all. Examples are legion. In the 2008 election, Republican voters in one section of Philadelphia were openly intimidated, but Eric Holder’s Justice Department declined to take action.
Consider the Republican congressman from California who lost when numerous votes were cast by individuals ineligible to do so. According to a City Journal article written by John Fund, who has extensively studied the topic,
“…4,023 illegal voters possibly cast ballots in the disputed election between Republican Robert Dornan and Democrat Loretta Sanchez. Dornan lost by fewer than 1,000 votes. In 2002, Dean Gardner, a losing GOP candidate for California’s state legislature, sent out a survey to 14,000 first-time voters. A total of 1,691 surveys came back. The results were startling: 76 people admitted that they weren’t citizens but had voted, while 49 claimed not to have registered at their correct residence, as the law requires. Gardner lost by only 266 votes.”
In the 2012 presidential contest, President Obama somehow received 100% of the vote in 21 Cleveland districts.
Registration fraud. In a study, the Pew Center on the States found “millions of voter registration records nationwide that are either inaccurate or no longer valid…based on data [indicating] a voter died, moved, or had been inactive from 2004 to March 2011.” The study revealed that 2,758,578 individuals were registered to vote in more than one state. In addition, “12.7 million records nationwide…appear to be out of date and no longer reflect the voter’s current information, more than 1.8 million records for people who are no longer living, but have active registrations on voter rolls, and 12 million records with incorrect addresses…once duplicates among categories are eliminated, approximately 24 million registration records, or nearly 13% of the national total, are estimated to be inaccurate or no longer valid.”
Townhall reports that one out of every five registered voters in Ohio is ineligible to vote. In at least two counties in Ohio, the number of registered voters exceeded the number of eligible adults who are of voting age. In northwestern Ohio’s Wood County, there are 109 registered voters for every 100 people eligible to vote. An additional 31 of Ohio’s 88 counties have voter registration rates over 90%, which most voting experts regard as suspicious.
Voter Registration fraud is made far easier by practices such as motor voter, internet registration, and election day registration, all concepts vigorously supported by the Democrat Party.
Opposition to voter ID. The Democrats vehemently oppose voter identification, just as they oppose stricter border controls. There is a pragmatic motivation for that. According to the Pew Research Center these new illegal arrivals are overwhelmingly favorable to the Democrat party. “In 2012, the Pew Research Center’s National Survey of Latinos found that among Latino immigrants who are not U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (and therefore likely unauthorized immigrants), some 31% identify as Democrats and just 4% as Republicans…Democratic candidates have garnered a greater share of the Hispanic vote than Republican candidates in every election over the past three decades…”
Illegal immigrants, overwhelmingly supportive of Democrats, cast unlawful ballots with relative ease. Writing in the Huffington Post, Howard Foster notes that “Only two states actually require proof of citizenship in order to register (Arizona and Kansas). The others merely require the applicant to sign a sworn statement attesting to the fact that he or she is a citizen…It stands to reason that illegal immigrants who are illegally registered to vote would have a very real stake in seeing to it that Republicans do not come to power with their…ideas about requiring proof of citizenship to vote (which has been required since the founding of the Republic)… There is a huge problem with voter fraud…it is proven by the vehemence of the Democrats, the beneficiaries of the fraud, toward enforcement of our laws.”
The evidence concerning the Democrat Party’s culpability in voting fraud is clear and abundant.