Fresh on the heels of Monday’s report detailing alleged illegal vote harvesting in Minnesota, comes news of explosive affidavits filed about even worse vote harvesting in Texas.

Combined with new reports about significant illegal voter registration, also in Texas, and another huge foul-up in a postal voting system in New York, these stories all highlight some of the dangers to democracy posed by widespread use of voting by mail and other insecure practices.

They join other stories of huge voting screw-ups in recent months, ranging from the 223,000 undeliverable ballots mailed out in this year’s primary election in Las Vegas, to the judicial race in Atlanta that may need to be voided because of double-voting and other irregularities. Meanwhile, liberal judges across the country are risking tremendous confusion and fraud by unilaterally rewriting state laws in order to force the counting of ballots that arrive after Election Day.

For all of President Trump’s over-the-top trash talking about whether he’ll abide by election results, the truth is that it’s the political Left that actually is doing things nationwide that could create conditions for reasonable people to question the legitimacy of some of this fall’s contests. Sometimes paranoia can be well rooted in elements of truth.


Let’s take today’s three new stories as examples, saving the most apparently corrupt one for last. The first Texas story involved records going back three decades showing that, on average, more than 100 illegal immigrants per year were allowed to register to vote in Harris County. If they voted in close elections, they could improperly tip the scales to the wrong winner.

That’s small potatoes, though, compared to the voluminous foul-ups experienced in New York City’s attempts this year to expand use of vote-by-mail. In spring primary elections, more than 20% of all ballots had to be thrown out, and it took weeks to determine official results in some races. Some people still question whether those results were accurate. Just today comes news of continuing goofs….

[The full column is here.]


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