For John, BLUF: It is out there and we all know it. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is Messrs John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky, and the vehicle is Fox News.
President Trump has announced that his administration will be launching a major investigation of voter fraud, including those who are registered in more than one state, “those who are illegal” and those voters who are dead but still registered. This followed a media firestorm in which the New York Times and others called Trump’s assertion a “lie.”I think we should just say, out of respect, that then President Obama was befuddled. As for The Old Gray Lady (and Shep Smith), they are just overwrought and thus not thinking properly.
But just last week, President Obama told a whopper at his last news conference that went almost completely unnoticed, much less criticized.
He promised he would continue to fight voter-ID laws and other measures designed to improve voting integrity. The U.S. is “the only country among advanced democracies that makes it harder to vote,” he claimed.
This is demonstrably false. All industrialized democracies — and most that are not — require voters to prove their identity before voting.
Is there voter fraud? Yes, just look at Lawrence. Do the Democrats deny it exists? Yes, because they are afraid that some of their fellow Democrats are engaged in it.♠ Is it wide-spread? I am doubtful, but the Green Party Candidate Jill Stein seemed to think so and did find some problems in some states this last election.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ I would hope Republicans would wish to identify it and root it out. I would.