(Quin Hillyer, Liberty Headlines) As the political Left desperately tries to claim that the Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity is a waste of time, or worse, evidence continues to mount to the contrary – meaning that voting irregularities actually are significant, and the commission’s work is important.
Liberal critics claim that voter-ID laws, and the commission, are in place only to achieve “vote suppression” of black people – but even the liberal site Vox reports that the claim is unwarranted.
For just a taste from the massive volume of leftist bile aimed at the commission, consider a Sept. 13 Esquire piece by Charles R. Pierce. It is full of fulminations, like saying the commission lives in “a fantastical world so detached from actual reality that the Hubble couldn’t pick it up, a universe of non-fact and ideological incest so round and complete that it was like wandering into something from Gulliver’s Travels.” The commission itself, Pierce wrote, is “nearly as nauseating as it is ridiculous.”
This is the same Charles Pierce who will remain forever infamous for the largely hagiographic article on the late liberal Sen. Ted Kennedy in which he wrote, sickeningly and mind-bogglingly, of Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick victim that “if she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age.”
So Pierce is prone to bouts of wildness.
PREVIOUSLY: The Left Collectively Denies Obvious Vote Fraud
For example, more than 5,000 people who weren’t residents of New Hampshire appeared to vote in last fall’s election in that state – more than enough to provide Hillary Clinton’s small victory margin there, and easily more than enough to tip the Senate race away from incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte. (For an example of the difference that made: If Ayotte was still in office, the Senate likely would have passed, rather than killed by one vote, an Obamacare-replacement bill and sent it to a Conference Committee to keep that effort alive.)
For another example, at least 616 non-citizens were illegally registered to vote in recent years in New Jersey, and many of them actually voted. And the commission has compiled verifiable reports of other irregularities and outright vote fraud from across the country, including votes cast in the name of elderly people with advanced dementia who were utterly unable to actually cast a ballot.
All of this comes on top of a long list of validated cases of voter fraud compiled by the conservative Heritage Foundation; of the admission last month by a Democratic election official in Florida that plenty of non-citizens voted there; the June report on significant vote fraud by the Government Accountability Institute; and of other compilations of actual fraud.
Liberty Headlines has reported on these vote-fraud findings multiple times, and will continue to do so. Testimony keeps rolling in to the president’s commission, so the story will remain in the public eye for some time to come.