Monday, October 30, 2006

Voter fraud

The article here notes that there is exactly as much evidence that dead New Yorkers have voted as there is that any 2000 Florida or 2004 Ohio voter/vote was disenfranchised/suppressed/intimidated - zero (the dead had more influence in Washington 2004, however). Unfortunately, he strays from this legitimate point to the canard that voter ID laws would disenfranchise people and then makes a faith-based assertion that Republicans are benefitting most from fraud currently. Which is possible, but the evidence from actual proven voter fraud in 2004 suggests the opposite, so I'd like some facts mixed in there if his argument is to be given any credibility.

But the reason I link is the high-quality discussion in the comments section. Some of the common issues in trying to make elections fair are covered, a good primer for those (like me) who have not yet read John Fund's book, which I've heard is terrific.

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