Everything except power is a means to an end from the progressive point of view, and any means justifies that end. For the Founding Fathers, the purpose of elections was to restrain government and force it to abide by the Constitution. For progressives, elections have the opposite purpose, so it is not necessary that elections be conducted with fairness and integrity but only that the progressive candidates are declared the winners afterward. Given enough Third World welfare colonists, this will be easy to achieve. But the fundamental transformation of America hasn’t been completed, and those who don’t want their country to die are putting up some resistance. Consequently, Democrats have been relying ever more heavily on fraud.
Many states run a rickety election process, lacking rules to deter people who are looking to take advantage of the system’s porous security. And too many groups and individuals—including the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder —are doing everything they can to prevent states from improving the integrity of the election process.
This election, fraud is likely to have more impact than ever, given the number of close races.
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.” Those that might have been skewed by noncitizen votes included Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the Minnesota race for the U.S. Senate. As a senator, Mr. Franken would cast the 60th vote needed to make ObamaCare law.
Preserving the integrity of our borders and our electoral system could have saved the health insurance industry from de facto nationalization, which in turned would have saved Americans hundreds of $billions over the coming years.
Steps have been taken at the state level to reduce fraud, but these steps have been fought tooth and nail by the openly corrupt Injustice Department, which has unlimited resources. As for federal laws to clean up the mess,
[T]he Justice Department refuses to enforce the federal law requiring states to keep accurate voter rolls—even though a 2012 Pew study found that the rolls are riddled with errors and ineligible voters.
In the past, this problem was manageable. But no longer.
For too long, America has basically used the honor system in the voter-registration and election process. That approach is increasingly being revealed as indefensible in a vibrant democracy, where we should make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.
More to the point, an honor system is indefensible when one side no longer has any honor. Our elections will degenerate into a banana republic farce unless the opposition grows a spine and insists on higher standards.
Closing in on banana republic status.
On tips from Varla and Petterssonp.