The Margin of Theft

Hans von Spakovsky has a piece over at WSJ on election fraud.

Voting by noncitizens alone could swing such races. A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, found that 6.4% of all noncitizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2% voted in the 2010 midterms.

Since 80% of noncitizens vote Democratic, according to the survey, the authors concluded that these illegal votes were “large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.”

Read the whole thing.

12 thoughts on “The Margin of Theft

  1. Why is it that every place they are having “calibration” errors with voting machines, the machines only change Republican votes into Democrat votes. Not the other way around. Why is that? What are the odds?

    Why is it the only people convicted of voter fraud have been democrats? At least that’s what I found with my poor search skills.

    Why is it that the majority of voter fraud slants to democrat candidates?

  2. What I find interesting is that so many folks are fighting voter ID laws because they “might” disenfranchise” some voters. Yet, they never get excited about the possibility of voter fraud that is corrupting the process and disenfranchising other voters… Actually, they seem to always downplay the possibility of any voter fraud.

    Why is that?

      • In North Carolina, there have been protests surrounding new laws established by the General Assembly (legislature) which is now controlled in both houses by Republicans. The changes are being called an attempt to disenfranchise voters. Which is silly. The voter ID law only disenfranchises illegal voters.

        • The voter ID law is not the problem, the problem is getting the ID’s in order to vote. Many poor people do not have an ID. They can not afford a car so they don’t drive they take the bus. If the state is requiring ID’s than it (the state) should give out ID’s to all it’s citizens, but then the state would cry “fraud” at those ID centers. The states have to come up with a fair method of voting where all the voters can show some form of ID but if they don’t have an ID then there should be some other way of letting them vote. Maybe the states have to hire more competent voter clerks and get competent voter volunteers so that they will stop their “supposedly voter fraud”.

          • Are there many states that don’t have free or nominally priced IDs? I know MD charges $20 for the first one, and renewals are free (this was in early 2000’s). The $20 fee was waived if you were ‘handicapped’ and had the right form filled out by a doctor.

      • Sadly there is a very heavy overlap in the Venn diagram of “Democrat Voter” and “Illegal Voter”. I suspect the former circle completely encompasses the latter one. I would hope that the removal of the latter circle wouldn’t remove too large a percentage of the former, but my cynical side says it has to be pretty large or the Dems wouldn’t be as worried about it.

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