Monday, January 13, 2014

Dragon Bones?

Jon Stewart did a very funny routine denouncing Republican efforts to prevent vote fraud by arguing that in person vote fraud was as rare as "dragon bones." Now evidence comes from New York that if it is it is not because it is hard to do.
DOI undercover agents showed up at 63 polling places last fall and pretended to be voters who should have been turned away by election officials; the agents assumed the names of individuals who had died or moved out of town, or who were sitting in jail. In 61 instances, or 97 percent of the time, the testers were allowed to vote. Those who did vote cast only a write-in vote for a “John Test” so as to not affect the outcome of any contest. DOI published its findings two weeks ago in a searing 70-page report accusing the city’s Board of Elections of incompetence, waste, nepotism, and lax procedures.

Here is John Fund discussing the case. Voter Fraud: We’ve Got Proof It’s Easy | National Review Online.

So how does NYC's Board of Elections react when the city's Department of Investigations shows that 97% of the attempts of their investigators to vote illegally were successful? Try to put the investigators in jail, of course! The most dangerous interest group in our society is the government itself.

Somebody tell Jon Stewart.

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