When Democrats want to slander the president or accuse Republicans of trying to suppress the minority vote, they argue that for as much as people like to talk about voter fraud, it’s largely a myth. It doesn’t happen. We don’t need voter I.D. laws because no one ever tries to vote illegally. They say that the only reason President Trump is concerned about it is because he is embarrassed at having lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. They say the only reason Republicans are concerned about it is because they know that blacks are less likely to have I.D., so this helps them make sure they stay home on election day.
These arguments – astoundingly – have not only managed to convince a wide swath of the American electorate, but have actually won them a few court cases. You wouldn’t think anyone would be convinced by ANY argument that reduces the security and sanctity of our democratic voting process, but you can never underestimate the left. They’ll throw open the borders, sentence millions of unborn babies to die, and release every last criminal from prison if they get to hide behind some politically-correct nonsense along the way. It’s really remarkable.
But that’s why stories like this one find very little traction in the Democrat-run media. They don’t want anyone to peek behind the curtain and find out – whoops – that voter fraud DOES actually occur. They don’t want anyone to realize that if there are cases like these where the fraudster was caught, there could easily be many, many more cases where the fraud went completely undetected.
So what’s the story?
On Monday, a Virginia judge sentenced Andrew Spieles to at least 100 days in lockup for registering at least 18 dead people to vote Democrat in the 2016 election. According to a local CBS affiliate, Spiels – who is a student at James Madison University – was working for a Democrat-affiliated group called Harrisonburg Votes when he went off the rails.
“In July 2016 Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg,” said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped. After filling out a registration form for a voter, Spieles entered the information into a computer system used by the Virginia Democratic Party to track information such as name, age, address and political affiliation. Every Thursday an employee/volunteer hand-delivered the paper copies of the registration forms to the Registrar’s Office in Harrisonburg.”
An employee just happened to recognize one of the names on Spieles’ registration forms. It was the father of a local county judge.
He had passed away.
Once staffers realized that Spieles had made such a “mistake,” they double-checked his work and found that this was not the only instance where the young man had falsified his records.
“Some were in the names of deceased individuals while others bore incorrect middle names, birth dates, and social security numbers,” the spokesperson said. “The Registrar’s Office learned that the individuals named in these forms had not in fact submitted the new voter registrations. The assistant registrar’s personal knowledge of the names of some of the individuals named in the falsified documents facilitated the detection of the crime. Spieles admitted that he created all 18 fraudulent forms himself and that no one else participated in the crime.”
How fascinating. We’ll leave the last word to Donald Trump Jr., who put it perfectly on Twitter:
“I thought this never happens?” he wrote. “Also, I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess he’s a Democrat.”
That’s a bingo, Don.