For John, BLUF: In a really close election it could make a difference. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This was yesterday, in The Wash Post, by Reporter Laura Vozzella.
Here is the spin from Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds.
NONSENSE: VOTER FRAUD IS A MYTH. He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va. “The FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state. One case came to light after relatives of a deceased man received a note congratulating him for registering, Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst said Thursday.”So, on the one hand we tell people each vote counts. A single vote, or maybe a small cluster of votes—for example, you parents, your siblings and your children—could make a difference, if they voted. But, we aren't worried about 19 dead Virginians.
I blame Putin.
Let us give the Virginia House Minority Leader the next to last word:
House Minority Leader David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville) said the case was not proof of voter fraud because no one had actually managed to cast a vote in the names of the dead.That is an interesting view on what we know. Apparently attempts at voter fraud are OK, as long as they are not turned into actual fraud. Fraud that we notice.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff