Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Think Dem Voter Fraud is a Minor Issue?

Think again.  Steven Hayward, reporting at Powerline, examines a recent political science journal publication showing how millions of non-citizens vote in US elections every cycle, and often influence the final outcome substantially.  Here's an excerpt from this excellent article:
There’s a bombshell academic study out on this issue right now that the media is mostly ignoring (the only exception being the Washington Post’s very fine wonky MonkeyCage blog), in part because it appears in an obscure academic journal, Electoral Studies, that is behind an expensive subscription paywall, and in part because any reporter who does a story about it will be called a racist. Since I’m an academic these days, I’ve got access to the article, “Do Non-Citizens Vote in U.S. Elections?”, by Jesse T. Richman and Gulshan A. Chattha of Old Dominion University and David C. Earnest of George Mason University.
The conclusion of the abstract alone ought to set off alarm bells:
We find that some non-citizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and Congressional elections. Non-citizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.
And how do we know for sure that non-citizens vote Democratic rather than Republican? Ask yourself which party wants to enforce voter ID laws, and which party doesn't.  [ht: instapundit]