Yesterday, we posted a few vote fraud stories from June 2013. That is about as far from an election as you can get. An interesting tidbit in one of them got me thinking. Missouri Rep. John Rizzo was, now undisputed, fraudulently elected by knowing illegals votes. So what happened to him?
He was reelected.
That is the key. Rep. Rizzo pays no price for his actions or the fact his first election was based on a fraud. He now has all the advantages of incumbency. On the other hand, his opponent lost his appeal and was branded a sore loser.
One of the most important fraudulent elections of recent history was the election loss, but recount victory of Al Franken. Illegal felon votes, different standards for counting absentee ballots, mathematically unlikely mistakes only favoring one candidate, etc. were just a few of the issues that led to Franken’s recount victory. Franken then provided the key 60th vote that allowed Obamacare to pass over a filibuster.
But vote fraud doesn’t matter?
Now Franken, the incumbent, is a near lock for re-election. Looks like vote fraud is a crime that does pay, at least for the candidate.