What’s real and what’s fictional? Is there any way to tell anymore? On the one hand, every Democrat in the country is telling us that there is essentially no such thing as voter fraud. That every attempt to ensure the integrity of the ballot box is just a Republican charade meant to keep blacks from voting. That requiring ID is akin to the poll taxes of the Jim Crow era. That these are discriminatory policies aimed at a non-existent crime.
On the other hand…dead people are voting in Colorado.
A CBS4 investigation has found multiple cases of dead men and women voting in Colorado months and in some cases years after their deaths, a revelation that calls into question safeguards designed to prevent such occurrences.
“We do believe there were several instances of potential vote fraud that occurred,” said Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams after reviewing the CBS4 findings. “It shows there is the potential for fraud.”
Colorado officials quickly ruled out the possibility of a zombie outbreak and determined that some voters were using fraudulent identities to cast illegal ballots, triggering criminal investigations at both the state and local level.
According to the CBS outlet, one example of fraud was almost too outrageous to believe:
One of the most glaring cases was that of Sara Sosa in Colorado Springs. She died on Oct. 14, 2009. However, CBS4 uncovered voting records that showed ballots cast for Sosa in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Her husband, Miguel, died on Sept. 26, 2008. But CBS4 unearthed records showing that a vote was cast in his name the next year, 2009.
“It is impossible to vote from the grave legally,” said Williams, giving us one of the year’s best quotes. “It’s not a perfect system.”
The article questions why dead voters remain on the registration lists, but the author doesn’t ask the more pertinent question: Why aren’t election officials catching these people? Colorado has a voter ID requirement. Is it just for show? What’s going wrong? They don’t address that question, strangely enough. Maybe they’re Democrats, and they don’t understand how voter fraud could be happening when all of their favorite politicians have said it’s a hoax. Maybe they’re having an internal political crisis. How can they resolve this conflict?
It remains to be seen, but if you see a liberal professor at Harvard or UCLA arguing for the voting rights of dead Americans in the next year or so, you’ll know why.