Post Note: “Voter fraud is fake, but ‘Voter ID’ is popular. Here’s my proposal for Democrats”

In Post Notes, I add some additional thoughts or context to a blog post I’ve previously written. The original post can be found here.

  • This is the second article on voter fraud I’ve written. The first, which can be found here, focused on Donald Trump’s dishonest claims about undocumented immigrants voting.

  • Politicians making absurd, unhinged claims about immigrants are rarely held to any sort of accountability.  I’ve written about it here.
  • There are actually some places where non-citizens can legally vote on local matters. Here’s one example.
  • It has been brought to my attention that the number I quoted about Wisconsin voters might be inaccurate. A Government Accountability Office report pins a decline in voter numbers to 61,000 to 94,000 disenfranchised voters. Upon a second look, the matter is certainly far from settled, but I ultimately decided to leave it in the piece (with an asterisk). Even the more conservative estimates still point to more people being disenfranchised than were in the margin between Trump and Hillary voters. My overall point still stands.