Why does anyone take these people even remotely seriously?
John Fund, Wall Street Journal columnist and long time voter fraud fearmongerer, is already crying foul in the election that’s become a proxy fight over Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) assault on collective bargaining rights — and increasingly looks like a win for progressives…. “Apparently there were up 10,000 ballots in Dane [county] that just voted on the Supreme Court race,” Fund said, “which is bizarre because there was an extremely close race for mayor of Madison an extremely close race for Dane County Executive.” … “It’s passing strange that you would have perhaps thousands of voters going to the polling place and just voting in this one election,” he said today.
Well, gosh, John, did it not occur to you that the Supreme Court race turned into a national cause célèbre? That it virtually overnight turned into a proxy for one of the most contentious political debates we’ve seen in years? Nobody outside Dane County cares who won those local races – and a lot of people inside Dane County don’t care either. Everybody cares about the Supreme Court race. It seems perfectly sensible to me that someone who perhaps doesn’t pay close attention to local politics – and believe it or not, such people do exist – might nonetheless have decided to vote in the Supreme Court election because they thought it might actually matter.
I’ve said it before and I’ll said it again: “voter fraud” is right-wing paranoia, nothing more. Nobody has ever shown satisfactory evidence that it actually happens, and that’s most likely because it doesn’t.