By James Stansbury:
A letter to the editor in the Richmond Times-Dispatch last week chastised the GOP for “bounty-hunting” blackface photos of Virginia’s attorney general, Mark Herring. The author immediately lapsed into name-calling, typecasting Republican delegates as racist who lack any moral high ground for their opposition to eliminating voter ID laws and other safeguards when there is little evidence of voter fraud.
Most people know that voter fraud has existed since the founding, but few get caught and fewer prosecuted. My late father shared his Depression-era story of when he and his brother earned some pocket money by participating in a Dem vote-buying scheme in his rural Florida district. Dad said the scheme worked, and no one got caught, but the experience forever soured him on politics.
The Heritage Foundation records over a thousand successfully prosecuted cases of voter fraud in the U.S. Not included in their records is a recent example near me. It was a vote-harvesting scheme using absentee ballots perpetrated by the previous mayor of Waverly, a small town about an hour from the Va. capitol. It was not listed because Richmond’s infamous attorney, Joe Morrissey, traveled to the sticks to get a fellow Democrat acquitted.
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