Voter Fraud

Dems at work

Featured image Democrats protect illegal voters as though they are a core constituency of the party, and they promote arrangements that facilitate voter fraud as though fraud is a strategic electoral weapon in their armory. In his latest video (below), James O’Keefe makes the rounds among Democrats and their friends at work on behalf of their causes in Colorado. O’Keefe has posted a partial transcript here. In the video O’Keefe and his »

There Is Method to the Democrats’ Madness Over “Voting Rights”

Featured image Donna Brazile, who wants to get rid of the Constitution, sent out an email to Democrats a little while ago: John – Last week, the Supreme Court voted to leave the Ohio GOP’s early voting restrictions in place for this election and made it harder and more confusing for people in Ohio to vote. It’s shameful — a victory for the underhanded tactics Republicans are using to keep Democrats away »

Cracks Appearing In Democratic Coalition

Featured image The population of Mogadishu is moving to Minneapolis, through the miracle of chain immigration. I don’t know whether there is any limiting principle to this or whether all of Mogadishu will one day reside along the Mississippi, but in any event, the Somali influx is already impacting Minnesota politics. Despite being “natural conservatives”–imagine what they must think of abortion and gay marriage!–the Somalis have so far been reliable Democratic voters. »

O’Keefe Catches Texas Democrats In Illegal Activity

Featured image Battleground Texas, the “new ACORN,” purports to be a voter registration organization, but in fact is an arm of the Wendy Davis campaign for governor. Project Veritas infiltrated Battleground Texas and caught the Democratic Party activists red-handed, violating Texas law by retaining telephone numbers of voters they register, so they can call them during the campaign to turn them out for Davis. The Democrats’ illegal conduct couldn’t be clearer in »

Judge Posner’s mea culpa was a recantation

Featured image I wrote here about Judge Richard Posner’s “weak and inappropriate mea culpa,” wherein he declared that he made a mistake in upholding Indiana’s voter-ID law. But now, Judge Posner denies that he is recanting that opinion. In a post on the New Republic’s website called “I Did Not ‘Recant’ on Voter ID laws,” he asserts: I did not say [in Reflections on Judging] that my decision, and the Supreme Court’s »

Judge Posner’s weak and inappropriate mea culpa

Featured image Judge Richard Posner, in his latest book Reflections on Judging, has declared that he made a mistake in upholding Indiana’s voter-ID law. Posner wrote the majority opinion in the case. The decision was affirmed by the Supreme Court, by a vote of 6-3 with the lead opinion by Justice Stevens. Judge Posner blames the lawyers for his mistake — always a good ploy. In an interview, he claimed that the »

Long day’s journey, cont’d

Featured image Byron York reports that President Obama will return his attention to unemployment in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday. I can’t wait. He seems to have wandered far from the subject over the last four years, but it’s probably for the best. His ideas for reducing unemployment — best represented in the trillion-dollar stimulus bill of 2009 — retard the kind of economic growth that fosters the creation »

Ballot Integrity In the State of Washington

Featured image A reader emailed earlier today to say that he and his wife recently moved to Washington State. His wife is a Canadian citizen who has a green card. Much to their surprise, she received in the mail a voter registration card issued by the county in which they live, informing her that “You are registered to vote.” Our reader writes: My wife is a Canadian citizen, has her green card, »

Are the Democrats Trying to Steal Pennsylvania? [Updated]

Featured image It is being reported that Democratic Party operatives are evicting court-appointed Republican poll watchers from polling places in Philadelphia. Specifically, this reportedly has happened in Ward 32, Div 13; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward 56, Div 1; Ward 56, Div 22; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 12, Div 17; Ward 39, Div 1; Ward 24, Div 9; Ward 18, Div 25; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward »

What If They Ran Banks Like Minnesota Elections?

Featured image Here in Minnesota, we have initiatives relating to voter ID and marriage on the ballot next month. The key organization supporting the voter ID amendment is ProtectMyVote.com. Protect My Vote has done some cute ads, illustrating how silly it is to oppose a requirement of photo identification for voting when we rely on it for practically everything else. This is the most recent TV ad, titled “What If Banks Operated »

What If Liquor Stores Were Run Like Elections?

Featured image Here in Minnesota, there is a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November to require photo identification to vote. No doubt you are aware of the farcical history of recent Minnesota elections, which forms the backdrop for the voter ID proposal. The Democrats, of course, are trying their hardest to keep their voter fraud option alive. One of the peculiarities of Minnesota election law, of which the Democrats have taken »

No Voter Fraud, Eh?

Featured image A while back I beat down on Bill Galston, otherwise a thinking man’s liberal, for dismissing the thought that voter fraud was an issue worthy of discussion or prophylactic remedy.  Well how about Maryland’s first congressional district, where the Democratic candidate, Wendy Rosen, has withdrawn because she committed vote fraud herself, having voted in both Maryland and Florida in at two recent elections: Wendy Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican »

Live from Minneapolis with Mary Kiffmeyer

Featured image I caught up with former Minnesota Secretary of State and current state Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer before the Federalist Society debate featuring National Review columnist John Fund and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. I mentioned Rep. Kiffmeyer yesterday in “Photo ID: Women, minorities hardest hit.” She was the sole voice of reason quoted in Jim Ragsdale’s pathetic Sunday Star Tribune story on the proposed Minnesota photo identification constitutional amendment. Rep. Kiffmeyer »

Live from Minneapolis with John Fund

Featured image After his lunch appearance that John Hinderaker writes about in the adjacent post, National Review columnist John Fund debated Hennenpin County Attorney Mike Freeman on the subject of voter fraud and the proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment that I have been writing about in the “Ritchie ratchet” series of posts. When I caught up with him a few minutes before the event got started, John Fund graciously asked me: “Aren’t you »

Photo ID: Women, minorities hardest hit

Featured image Today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune features a page-one story by Jim Ragsdale opposing the proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment requiring photo identification for voting. The story’s genre is a familiar one. It’s the genre mocked by the parodic New York Times headline: “World to end tomorrow: Women, minorities hardest hit.” The story is illustrative of the Star Tribune’s pathetic coverage of the photo identification amendment. The Star Tribune has served as the »

The Ritchie ratchet, part 4

Featured image Thanks to the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota voters will be allowed to vote on two proposed Minnesota constitutional amendments when they go to the polls in November. Despite the best efforts of the League of Women Voters and Democratic officials, proposed amendments protecting traditional marriage and requiring photo identification for voting will be on the ballot as the Legislature directed. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie — forgive me for »

The Ritchie ratchet, part 3

Featured image Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie — the Man from SOROS — has done himself and his office no honor with his high-handed attempt to undermine the proposed Minnesota constitutional amendments protecting traditional marriage and requiring photo identification for voting. Ritchie sought to undermine the proposed amendments’ chances of passage by toying with the ballot titles prescribed by the legislature. Today the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that, in doing so, »