When [Minnesota] voters woke up on Wednesday morning after the election, Senator Norm Coleman led Al Franken by what seemed like a relatively comfortable 725 votes. By Wednesday night, that lead had shrunk to 477. By Thursday night, it was down to 336. By Friday, it was 239. Late Sunday night, the difference had gone down to just 221 — a total change over 4 days of 504 votes. — John R. Lott, Jr., FoxNews.com
What is it with Democrats and vote fraud? Do they consider the electorate too stupid (or smart) to recognize their superiority? Are they so full of self-loathing that they doubt their own ability to attract sufficient votes? Are they constitutionally unable to resist the temptation to cheat?
It’s all so brazen, too. They steal elections in broad daylight now, on live television, right before our eyes. And the amazing thing is, they manage to convince half the populace that they’re really fighting against vote fraud — that it’s actually the victim, the candidate having the election stolen from him, who is trying to pull a fast one. To this day, we still hear snide remarks about George Bush stealing the 2000 election, as though the efforts of Al Gore’s minions to divine the implications of dimpled chads was not the most audacious attempt at bamboozlement in American history.
Just recently, when I lamented the likelihood of Obama benefitting from vote fraud in key localities around the country, a seemingly intelligent relative remarked that he imagined Republicans were just as guilty of such things. That’s some imagination, given that the vast majority of vote fraud is, and always has been, committed by Democrats. Perhaps they deserve credit for trying to extend the franchise to all the groups that now vote fraudulently on their behalf (felons, illegal aliens, etc.), so that they can win elections fairly.
Imbroglios like the one that followed the 2000 election are certainly to be avoided, if at all possible, but the consequences of ceding the election to a person with no moral character, a thief (e.g, JFK), are far more serious.
Here’s a series I did on the “election” of another thief:
Will the Senate Wink at Vote Fraud?
Bogus Balloting in the “Big Easy”
Voting’s A Sure Thing for Gamblers!