A legal scholar and former commissioner on the Federal Election
Commission is warning that voter fraud could be a real problem in
the 2012 presidential election.
Hans von Spakovsky is senior legal fellow and manager of the
Civil Justice Reform Initiative at The Heritage Foundation. He and
National Review columnist John Fund have co-authored a
newly published book titled Who's Counting? How Fraudsters and
Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk.
Von Spakovsky explains that there have been several
cases of fraud that have changed outcomes of elections -- including
the 2008 Senate race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican
"A court after eight months declared Al Franken the winner by
312 votes," the spokesman recalls. "We now know that almost 1,100
felons voted illegally in that election. That's three times the
margin of victory. Was that an important race? Well, Al Franken
provided the 60th vote that got ObamaCare passed."
Von Spakovsky points out that the Obama Justice Department has
gone out of its way to challenge the voter ID laws in states like
Texas and South Carolina.
"That tells you a lot about this administration -- frankly in a
negative light -- and how they seem to be interested in doing
everything they can to make sure the president gets reelected
rather than carrying out their job of ensuring fair and impartial
elections," he concludes.
The legal fellow believes the 2012 election will be close, and
he fears the occurrence of another debacle like the Bush-Gore
Florida recount of 2000 that required the intervention of courts