H/T One Old Vet
I see that RedState has also returned to an interest in the issue of Voter Fraud: Data Suggests That Deliberate Voter Fraud Is 97% Likely To Succeed In New York City By Repair_Man_Jack January 14th, 2012
A voter fraud success rate of 97% is not a positive development. In order to prevent this continued negative outcome, the Congress of the United States of America needs to pass a national Voter ID Law…If we have no clear way to safeguard American elections, we will eventually reach a point where maybe 5-10% of votes in any close contest are fraudulent.
…So what do we do? I’d suggest asking what’s correct with Kansas. You see, under Governor Brownback’s wise stewardship, the Kansas State Legislature passed legislation that accomplishes the following:
Voters would be required to provide an ID when they cast ballots starting Jan. 1, 2012. The ID could include a driver’s license, a state ID card, a passport, a military ID, or a license for carrying a concealed handgun…
Congress should have no problem passing that as it reads in a stand-alone legislative act.
Repair_Man_Jack notes the irrational absurdity in Police State America to the objections to proper Voter ID
RS Community Member Rickbull made a very astute observation on one of my prior threads about Voter ID Laws. He gave us a list of things that you need ID to do, participate in or buy.
write a check, buy beer, buy cigarettes, buy other tobacco**, fill a prescription, drive a car, register your car, buy an over the counter antihistamine, buy Nyquil, buy mouthwash, buy liquor, get into a bar, buy spray paint, buy BB’s, buy a gun, buy ammunition, see a doctor, check into an emergency room, check into a hotel (except the ones that rent by the hour), post bail for someone, buy rubbing alcohol.
This follows John Fund’s reactivation which I reported last night in NRO`s John Fund Raises Voter Fraud Again: GOP Establishment Must Approve
Now RedState is now longer the GOP poodle it was in 2008 as I most recently observed in REDSTATE`s Erickson Savages NATIONAL REVIEW: VDARE.com Applauds. So unlike with John Fund and NRO this cannot be taken as an indication that the GOP Establishment is getting over its cowardice on the issue. Nevertheless it is encouraging to see thinking men returning to the matter.
Just how sensitive the Democrats are to threats to their ability to cheat can be seen by a curious event at NRO. The comment thread to Fund’s piece has been overrun by leftwing trolls, some making completely irrelevant remarks about his personal history and others parroting that voter impersonation is “vanishingly rare”, all trying to Mau Mau discussion on the subject. This is very unusual: normally NRO’s comment threads are considerably to the right of the magazine, with little leftist interest.
The GOP needs to wake up.