Interesting piece by Collin Levey in America’s Newspaper of Record. Levey says that
justices Rehnquist and Breyer are putting out signals that SCOTUS will not
tolerate an attempt to drown a Bush election victory in litigation.
That is good to know, if correct. However, it has a downside. Net-net,
Democrats benefit much more from election fraud than Republicans do. There
are all sorts of reasons: the main one, that most kinds of voter fraud –
e.g. letting illegal aliens vote, an issue highlighted by Michelle Malkin in
her Wednesday column –
usually requires the co-operation of public employees, and public employees
are majority Democrat.
Thus, a firm judicial quashing of attempts to litigate voting
irregularities, both real and imagined, will leave a lot of voting
irregularities un-litigated. Ceteris paribus, more of those left-standing
irregularities will favor the Dems than the Repubs.
If I’m right about this, it’s a price worth paying to avoid a constitutional
crisis. But who on earth would wish to bring on such a crisis, just for
electoral advantage? Where is the spirit of Richard Nixon, who, knowing
that John F. Kennedy had very likely won the 1960 election on crooked
polling figures, declined to make an issue of it, for the good of the