One of my big fears about yesterday’s election was that fraud would play a big part in the results. I know that fraud was at work, but I don’t know how much of an impact it had. It is incomprehensible to me that so many things in this world require picture identification – – getting on an airplane, buying liquor, entering a bar, cashing a check… Yet a cornerstone of the democratic process in this great Republic – – voting – – requires no such identification. Any rational person admits that this opens the door to plenty of fraud.
And there was the whole debacle with a Wisconsin judge deciding that we’d ignore a federal election law. The federal law said that voter registrations had to be cross-checked with other records maintained by the state. And a judge said “no thank you.”