By Daniel Greenfield
Voter fraud and immigration are the third rails of Democrat politics. You can touch anything, but not those. We have a pretty good idea about the latter, but the effect of the former on our politics remains a mystery. Our system of elections is filled with irregularities. Fraud is routine, especially in political machines, and comes in many forms. There is little in the way of real enforcement.
So we’re in a political twilight zone and we can only grope about for the truth.
As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.
Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote…
For 2012, Just Facts said, 3.2 million to 5.6 million noncitizens were registered to vote and 1.2 million to 3.6 million of them voted.
Mr. Agresti lays out his reasoning in a series of complicated calculations, which he compares to U.S. Census Bureau figures for noncitizen residents. Polls show noncitizens vote overwhelmingly Democratic.
The bottom line is that we can speculate and estimate, but we can’t really know. And until we actually have Voter ID, voter fraud will remain a twilight zone.
Still Republicans in certain parts of the country know, as Rudy Giuliani had reportedly said, that they must win by a much larger margin just to compensate for the voter fraud. That is also true for the president of the United States.