Friday, October 24, 2014
New Study Proves That Voter Fraud Is No Myth - And Not A Marginal Factor
There's an interesting study out that shows that far from being a myth, voter fraud by non-citizens is a real factor, especially when it comes to close elections.
In a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies, we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections. Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.
Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted.
How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.
Lessee..the study doesn't mention ( and I think deliberately) if we're talking about people with green cards or actual illegal aliens.
Well, 2.2% of the estimated 11 million illegal aliens in America translated into about 250,000 votes..more than enough to make a difference in close senate races in places like Colorado or Minnesota. In Colorado, for instance, one study proved that in 2010 there were over 5,000 illegal aliens registered to vote. That senate seat went Democrat by only 28,000 votes.and we haven't even discussed 'votes' coming from the deceased or the suppression of the active duty military vote by the Obama Justice Department. In Minnesota, Al Franken won his senate seat by 340 votes.
In the 2008 election, a presidential year when turnout was higher, we're talking about over 700,000 illegal votes based on this study.
There's ample evidence that voter fraud is a fact, that it is mostly although not always practiced by Democrats and that they are fighting tooth and nail to keep it that way.
While the study opines that requiring voter IDs is 'ineffective', they neglect to mention that in states like California where the majority of illegal aliens live no voter ID at all is required, and illegal aliens can get a driver's license in a number of Blue states with a Mexican Matricular Consular card that can easily forged or obtained for about $50 in the right pocket at any consulate in any name you want.
Voter fraud is a cancer on our democracy and ought to be combated no matter which party does it. But unfortunately, the party that mostly profits by it values partisan political power over the country's good.
That needs to change. Now.