The phenomenon known as "Senator Al Franken" may be more explainable than we had originally thought. Writing at the Washington Examiner, Jeff Davis describes the results of research into Minnesota's 2008 election. It would appear that there is overwhelming evidence of vote fraud in volumes previously thought unimaginable.
• Double registration: thousands of voters are double-registered and at least a hundred or more are thought to have voted twice in 2008.
• Invalid registrations: at least 30,000 registrations were invalid based upon the required address verification process. It is unknown how many of those illegitimate registrations turned into votes. Also unknown is the percentage of those registrations that turned into Democrat votes (care to hazard a guess?).
• Invalid voter addresses: Nearly 100,000 voter addresses were listed by the USPS as "vacant" or "undeliverable"; the investigation revealed empty lots and non-existent addresses in a spot-check.
• Dead voters: thousands of deceased voters are still on the active voter rolls -- a spot-check showed some had voted after dying. Quite a feat, eh?
• Felons voting: the investigation showed 1,400 felon voters in two counties alone.
• Missing ballots: research shows that 40,000 ballots from the 2008 election are "unaccounted for" as of September 2009.
• More votes than voters: a check of Ramsey County found that multiple precincts had more ballots cast than registered voters.
• Illegal aliens voting: despite multiple warnings, Minnesota's A.G. had not taken steps in 2008 to ensure that illegal aliens could not cast ballots. After the election, it was discovered that some, in fact, had.
• Bogus voters: thousands of 2008 voters were listed as over 108 years of age or under 18.
• Illegal destruction of records: at least two counties have destroyed voter verification records though they are legally required to retain them.
Despite this overwhelming evidence, Minnesota officials -- starting with the Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (D) -- claim there is no voter fraud in Minnesota and thus no need for an investigation.
If you want to register your displeasure, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's contact number is 651-215-1440.
Minnesota's Democrat Attorney General Lori Swanson could also be encouraged to take action. Her number is 651-296-3353.
Be polite but firm: you can tell them that if they do not feel like maintaining the integrity of the ballot box, they are contributing to the destruction of America. Without a legitimate vote, they are helping turn the United States into a third-world country.
But, if that's their aim, tell them they're doing a damn fine job.