Our favorite conservative clown with hidden money propping him up has struck again:
In a new video, a member of James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas” manages to enter a D.C. polling station and receive a ballot for none other than Attorney General Eric Holder, simply by providing Holder’s address.
Oh noez! This means there’s an epidemic of this sort of thing going on! Or so O’Keefe and his sugar daddies would have us believe. What they don’t tell you is that the penalties for doing this sort of voter fraud are so severe that no sane human, much less a group of sane humans, is going to attempt it very often. As the Brennan Center for Justice explains:
Because voter fraud is essentially irrational, it is not surprising that no credible evidence suggests a voter fraud epidemic. There is no documented wave or trend of individuals voting multiple times, voting as someone else, or voting despite knowing that they are ineligible. Indeed, evidence from the microscopically scrutinized 2004 gubernatorial election in Washington State actually reveals just the opposite: though voter fraud does happen, it happens approximately 0.0009% of the time. The similarly closely-analyzed 2004 election in Ohio revealed a voter fraud rate of 0.00004%. National Weather Service data shows that Americans are struck and killed by lightning about as often.
That’s right, folks: Even with all the silly stunts financed by right-wing fellow travelers of the ALEC geniuses who gave us the “Voter ID” model bills in the first place, your chances of seeing voter fraud are right down there with your chances of being struck by lightning. There’s a far greater chance in my opinion that these stunts are being done in violation of O’Keefe’s parole, but since DoJ is unwilling to risk making him a pseudomartyr, he gets to skate. For now.