How Many Elections Will Democrats Steal Next Week?

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How extensive is voter-fraud, especially among non-citizens? Just bring up the question, or suggest we need to have voter-ID at the polls like every other advanced democracy, and the answer will be instantly supplied: You’re a racist. But as Dan McLaughlin points out over at The Federalist, Democrats seem to win a suspiciously high number of close elections, well beyond what a random statistical trial would suggest.

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:

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Oh, by the way, the House GOP still hasn’t filed that lawsuit challenging Obama’s executive overreach

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Anyone want to float a theory as to why? We all understand that they don’t much care about the suit and talked it up only for the benefit of suckers like you and me, who are outraged at Obama’s continued power grabs. Boehner needed a way to placate his base, if only to channel the anger so that it doesn’t veer towards impeachment demands. He doesn’t want to go down that road, especially with Republicans now set to control both chambers of Congress.

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So the lawsuit was a political move, “boob bait” to get us excited before the election. But none of that explains why they’ve held off on filing it. What do they have to lose by following through?

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Democrats Target Online Political Speech

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The desire to kill political speech on the internet is nothing new, when it comes to the liberal left progressive Democrats.  Their goal is not to win in the arena of ideas, but to eliminate any voice that dares to speak out against them in the arena of ideas.  In the battle to silence dissent online, an attack is being launched by the FEC (Federal Elections Commission).

Regardless of Congress, regardless of the First Amendment which tells the Federal Government to keep its hands off of the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom of association, and regardless of State election laws and authorities, the agency under Barack Obama is targeting the way campaigns are presented online – whether you like it, or not.

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