Finally, somebody has asked the hard questions about voter fraud to the right-wing lawmakers who continue to whine about all the fraud taking place in Wisconsin elections, and, predictably, the sponsors of such legislation can offer absolutely no evidence of any voter fraud anywhere in the state at any time.
I’ve beaten this mule before, more than once. It’s a topic I keep thinking will finally die, but just as it disappears from the radar, it pops up again – and again. Just this week an otherwise apparently sane person of my acquaintance said Barack Obama was re-elected only – ONLY – because of massive voter fraud.
The outfit that pinned the tail on the donkey of voter fraud was not a “journalistic” organization, but, a hard-core lefty outfit called “One Wisconsin Now”. All its leader, Scot Ross, did, was what any “journalistic” organization might have done months ago: Ross simply went to four key legislators who’ve pushed the hardest for Voter ID in Wisconsin, and said “show me your evidence”.
Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zero.
Not one piece of evidence – much less “proof” – was advanced by Senator Joe Leibham, Senator Alberta Darling, Senator Glenn Grothman (who actually admitted they have absolutely no evidence to back up the public allegations they’ve made about massive voter fraud in the state), and Representative Robin Vos, who didn’t even bother to respond to Ross.
At least the others did him the courtesy of saying “we got nuthin’.”
The Voter ID law the Republicans got passed last year was immediately slapped down as unconstitutional. It threatened to do irreparable harm to the rights of 300,000 Wisconsin voters. Now, the legislature doesn’t need to have evidence of anything to pass any damn law it sees fit. The Voter ID law was a textbook example of a “solution in search of a problem”.
Yet all one need do to hear allegations of massive voter fraud in Wisconsin is to tune in Miss Vicky in the afternoon in Madison (when she’s not busy warning us that Barack Obama’s Secret Muslim Army is going to come to our homes at night, take all our guns, force us to marry gay people and have abortions, and other important topics), or Charlie in the morning in Milwaukee, or Jerry in the morning in Green Bay, yada yada yada.
I know a bit about voter fraud and election fraud. As President of my graduating class at Hortonville High School, I presided over the referendum to decide what the Senior Class Gift should be: a whirlpool for the athletic department, or a sign-board for the front of the high school. The whirlpool won, with 108 votes. There were 88 members of my graduating class. It was fair to say that a few of my fellow Polar Bears stuffed the ballot box.
You’d think that an admission to the hard-core lefties from the lunatic fringe right that they have NO evidence of voter fraud would bring an end to the constant yammering about it.
Apparently, voter fraud is like the Loch Ness monster. No one has ever actually seen it, but by God, it just MUST be there.
Everybody says so.