Voter Fraud May Have Given Us Obamacare
Here is how:
In the ’08 campaign, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman was running for re-election against Democrat Al Franken. It was impossibly close; on the morning after the election, after 2.9 million people had voted, Coleman led Franken by 725 votes.
Franken and his Democratic allies dispatched an army of lawyers to challenge the results. After the first canvass, Coleman’s lead was down to 206 votes. That was followed by months of wrangling and litigation. In the end, Franken was declared the winner by 312 votes. He was sworn into office in July 2009, eight months after the election.
During the controversy a conservative group called Minnesota Majority began to look into claims of voter fraud. Comparing criminal records with voting rolls, the group identified 1,099 felons — all ineligible to vote — who had voted in the Franken-Coleman race.
The election was particularly important because Franken’s victory gave Senate Democrats a 60th vote in favor of President Obama’s national health care proposal — the deciding vote to overcome a Republican filibuster. If Coleman had kept his seat, there would have been no 60th vote, and no Obamacare.
John Fund and Hans vonSpakovsky have written a book that chronicles voter fraud called, “Who’s Counting?” Here is part of a review:
Authors John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky have presented hard evidence that voter fraud (some of it well-organized), combined with incompetence, alleged “reforms,” and bureaucratic indifference have undermined the popular trust in America’s most precious right: picking our leaders.
The metaphoric but iconic “Lady Liberty” would have to be in tears as this documented study cites example after example of such fraud as 1.8 million dead people are still registered to vote; illegal aliens have been voting, including one assassin of a Mexican presidential candidate who voted in California twice
So, the next time someone argues with you about voter fraud, remind them of the Franken race. Next time someone argues that showing an ID is somehow repressive, tell them that when voter fraud occurs, even a small amount, it makes ALL of our votes not count. That is wrong. That is anti-American.