For the past few months, Democrats have been feeding their lap dog media friends information about "voter suppression." The number of lap dog journalist articles written on this subject in the past few months has been staggering. Many claim that voter fraud simply does not exist, or is so minuscule that the outcome of races would not be affected. Thus the integrity of the ballot box is assured, according to them, and requirements for a photo ID are overkill.
According to Democrats, Republican demands for tougher voter registration laws and showing photo ID's in polling places suppresses the ability of citizens to vote in elections. They claim showing a photo ID is similar to literacy tests and other despicable means used in the past to suppress the votes of minorities. As a consequence, voter registration laws passed by Republican State legislatures with such provisions are attacked by Democrats.
A new book called "Who's Counting" written by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky is pretty enlightening on the issue of voter fraud. Von Spakovsky is a former Bush Justice Department official. It makes for worthwhile reading. What is fascinating is the chapter on Minnesota and the 2008 race for United States Senator, pitting Republican incumbent Norm Coleman against comedian Al Franken. Franken ultimately won that race by a mere 312 votes out of 2.9 million votes cast. Franken was declared the winner several months after the election.
Fortunately for Franken, 1,099 felons, all ineligible to vote, voted in that election. Can we assume that a very strong majority of them voted for Franken?
So what? 1,099 ineligible votes represents a mere 0.0004% of the total votes cast, using the logic of Democrats. No biggie, right?
The end result was the election of Democrat Franken, who has been serving in the United States Senate since that time. His election was important because it gave Senate Democrats the 60th vote necessary to break a Senate filibuster and enact the "Obamacare" Health Bill.
Since the Obamacare vote, 177 people have been convicted of voter fraud in Minnesota stemming from that election. Another 69 await trial.
In April, the Minnesota Star Tribune reported that "Minnesota Majority," the group probing election fraud from 2008 election, claimed a $1,000 prize offered by the ACLU. The ACLU offered $1,000 to anyone who could show a voter impersonation conviction. A mother voted on election day and filled out an absentee ballot on behalf of her daughter who was away at college. She then voted for her daughter by mailing the ballot. Turns out the daughter also voted on election day in a different precinct in Minnesota. When prosecutors contacted the daughter with the charge that she voted twice, she denied voting by absentee ballot. Mom eventually admitted her actions to a judge. I'm still trying to find out if the ACLU paid the prize.
Attorney General Eric Holder has been busy filing suits against states who have beefed up voter fraud laws and demand photo ID cards. Mr. Holder, who took an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States, has been extremely selective over which laws he enforces the past four years.
Does it matter? When you get the bill for Obamacare, ask yourselves that question again!