by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Democrats, in response, are foaming at their mouths, although one wonders if they have any foam left. How odd. They should welcome this examination. If voter fraud really is a fevered, baseless, Right-wing fantasy, as they reliably insist, this investigation will vindicate them and make Trump look like a cranky, paranoid conspiracist. Liberals should smile and egg Trump on.
Instead, Rep. Adam Schiff (D–CA) warns, “Our new president is doing deep damage to himself and to our country.” Regarding Trump’s plan, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) insists: “Fight it NOW!”
Democrats and their sentinels in the Old Guard media unconvincingly argue that Trump offers “no evidence” of voter fraud, so don’t investigate. This total non-sequitur is akin to a doctor looking into a patient’s eyes and saying, “I see no evidence of lung cancer, so let’s skip that chest x-ray.”
In their hearts, the Left knows Trump is right, at least on the existence of voter fraud. And that’s what terrifies them. His investigation will highlight the fraud that exists and, furthermore, show whether these problems are as pervasive as Trump believes.
Indeed, registration irregularities are disturbingly routine. According to a 2012 Pew Center for the States report, 1.8 million dead Americans were registered to vote. Also, 2.75 million Americans were enrolled in two states each, while 68,725 were enrolled in three. Indeed, Pew found, “24 million — one of every eight — active voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate.”
And, yes, Virginia. Voter fraud happens.