Real Voter Fraud

If you want to see some actual voter fraud, perhaps you should forget about Mississippi and look at a documented case in Wisconsin, via this report from Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (h/t Crooks & Liars):

A Shorewood man has been charged with more than a dozen counts of illegal voting, accused of casting multiple ballots in four elections in 2011 and 2012, including five in the 2012 gubernatorial recall.

Robert D. Monroe, 50, used addresses in Shorewood, Milwaukee and Indiana, according to the complaint, and cast some votes in the names of his son and his girlfriend’s son.

Was Monroe perhaps an Alinsky disciple operating under secret instructions from ACORN? No.

Monroe was considered by investigators to be the most prolific multiple voter in memory. He was a supporter of Gov. Scott Walker and state Sen. Alberta Darling, both Republicans, and allegedly cast five ballots in the June 2012 election in which Walker survived a recall challenge.

Now that’s some “voter enthusiasm.” And for those willing to break the law, then I’m wrong in saying “enthusiasm” doesn’t get you any additional votes unless it’s contagious.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.