Well, well, well.  We finally have a possibility of voter fraud that Democrats, and the Washington Post (sorry for my redundancy) agree on.

Excerpted from Amy Gardner and Kirk Ross’s article for the Washington Post, via msn.com:

Mounting evidence of voter fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District could indefinitely delay the certification of a winner, as state election officials investigate whether hundreds of absentee ballots were illegally cast or destroyed.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has no plans to certify Republican Mark Harris’s 905-vote victory over Democrat Dan McCready, according to an agenda of a board meeting scheduled for Friday morning.

The board is collecting sworn statements from voters in rural Bladen and Robeson counties, near the South Carolina border, who described people coming to their doors and urging them to hand over their absentee ballots, sometimes without filling them out. Others described receiving absentee ballots by mail that they had not requested. It is illegal to take someone else’s ballot and turn it in.

Investigators are also scrutinizing unusually high numbers of absentee ballots cast in Bladen County, in both the general election and the May 8 primary, in which Harris defeated incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger (R) by 828 votes. In the primary, Harris won 96 percent of all absentee ballots in Bladen, a far higher percentage than his win in the county overall — a statistic that this week is prompting fresh accusations of fraud

Was there voter fraud here?  If so, I hope they find it and that whoever perpetrated it suffers the consequences.

Just as I hope it happens everywhere else.

How come the possibility of voter fraud suddenly is so real to Democrats and the Washington Post?  Aren’t these the people who never tire of assuring us such fraud is virtually non-existent.

Funny how when – this one time – an odoriferous election might have swung to the Republican instead of the Democrat, that non-existent voter fraud suddenly exists.

Gee, y’know, if it happens here, it…wait, I’m having a major epiphany….it could happen elsewhere too?

Boy, if there only were serious, strictly-enforced Voter ID laws, this might not have happened.  So why aren’t there any in North Carolina?

For this, let’s go to this first paragraph from Reid Wilson’s article, published Wednesday by thehill.com:

North Carolina state legislators are meeting this week to finalize new requirements that voters show identification at the polls, following years of contentious legislative and court fights and ongoing protests by civil rights groups.


When do we wise up and stop pretending voter fraud does not exist?  When do we insist -as virtually every other country on earth does – that people prove they are who they say they are before being able to vote?  And when do we seriously tighten up early-voting and absentee ballot procedures, to insure that double-voting is minimized?

Don’t count on it happening any time soon.

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  • IIRC, the United States is the world’s only country that does NOT require Voter ID – i.e. a government issued photo ID.

    In addition, purging of voter rolls is haphazard — death or moving out of state does not end your voting privileges.

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