Baseball Crank
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May 17, 2007
LAW/POLITICS: Shenanigans

Patterico responds again to the idea (see here, h/t here) that voter fraud is a non-existent problem simply because it is hard to get criminal convictions for voter fraud. More background in this post, and that's before we even get to some of the voter-turnout figures for cities like Philadelphia and Milwaukee (I've never heard a legitimate explanation as to how a large city can have voter turnout in excess of 100%).

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:51 AM | Law 2006-08 • | Politics 2007 | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

It is a documented fact that in the 2000 election enough dead people voted in St. Louis to elect a Democrat governor fo the state of Missouri.

Posted by: maddirishman at May 17, 2007 10:29 AM

I thought that was the election where enough Democrats voted to elect a dead man Senator. (a patently ridiculous situation - allowing them to pledge that the dead mans wife will fill his seat? How do you campaign against a corpse and a widow? More importantly why should you have to? Any one ignorant or stubborn enough to vote for the deceased should have their vote rejected out of hand - the candidate is ineligable for office being that he cannot fullfill the duties thereof. If corpse politics is permissable why dont we run Reagan again, or Roosevelt even, and promis to replace them on inauguration day with a suitable grave and unassailable relative?)

apologies for the off topic tirade

Posted by: bensdad00 at May 17, 2007 12:23 PM

That happened the same year and was decided by a very small margin, less than the number of dead voters again. Ashcroft and Talent were the losers in the races and both decided not to dispute the outcome. It made no sense to me. I thought they both needed to get some sack and take it on.

Posted by: maddirishman at May 17, 2007 2:32 PM

It is about respect for the process. Liberals have no respect for the process so it doesn't bother them to commit fraud or to make unfounded claims of fraud by their opponent. In 1960 (like the Missouri stuff in 2000) Nixon "knew" there was rampant fraud. However, Nixon (unlike Gore) understood the damage that challenged election could do. We are still paying for the BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) caused by Gore's challenge.

Posted by: largebill at May 19, 2007 9:33 PM
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