THE LEFT denies that election fraud is a serious issue. It's true that few cases are investigated and prosecuted. Election fraud is difficult to investigate and prosecute to conviction. Law officers and prosecutors see no upside to doing so. Democrat officials don't want to go after their own party. Republican officials risk being charged with using the law inappropriately to bully political adversaries.
Regardless of whether it is investigated or prosecuted, however, election fraud is out there. Why wouldn't it be, given the passions of politics and the low probability of being held to account?
How, besides common sense, do we know election fraud is a serious issue? Because of anecdotal evidence. That sounds iffy, but it's not. Much of what we know about the world is based on anecdotal evidence. The front page of every newspaper is a collection of stories that, taken alone, may mean little. In context, however, these small collections of facts are evidence of larger truths.
It is the job of an honest press -- or a partisan press, for that matter -- to chase stories of election fraud. Many do, though not nearly enough. One story about election fraud is one story. A plethora of stories is evidence of a pattern.
Every election cycle, careful readers see reports from around the nation about illegal voter registration, ballot stuffing, voting by felons, voting multiple times, and other wrongdoing. Some of these may be accidental. Others may be misreported. But there's always too much smoke around this issue not to have a fire.
Voter fraud is a read problem and, I believe, a big problems.
I'll keep the list in a page on the right side of this blog under the headline, ELECTION FRAUD. Check back occasionally for new material. I'm confident it will grow fat with reports of fraud and potential fraud.