The existence of significant voter fraud is indicated by the presence of its essential causes: motive and opportunity.
Yet everyone misses the strategic vision behind meaningful, systemic and lethal voter fraud. That’s because voter fraud is really a misnomer: it’s “election fraud” which is more accurate.
One-off miscreants hoping their frauds will remain undetected will be with us for as long as there are elections. Large elections, while tempting targets and click-generating “gets,” pose too great a legal risk for fraudsters, even if the absence of paper trails with electronic voting promises the opportunity.
The pernicious aim of the election fraudster is the lower level election. These are the municipal and even the intramural political party contests such as county committee. It is so often the down ballot contest where the outcome can be shifted by chicanery. Even better, these elections rarely attract the interest of investigative journalists, good government watchdogs or ambitious prosecutors, and best of all, complaining parties are easily dismissed as sore losers or cranks.
But these are the elections where the cultural Marxists have successfully infiltrated political parties and sometimes won public office.
From these ignored platforms, parties often choose friends of the party for bureaucratic appointed positions (like boards of elections or prosecutors’ offices) or candidates for special elections for public office when incumbents die, move or, not uncommonly, get indicted or convicted and resign.
The local elections are where ineligible voters make the difference. However, as with illegal immigration, the problem is failing to catch illegitimate voters when they enter the system. Such bad voters skew ballot access processes and sway lower level contests.
The cultural Marxists learned long ago to use these systemic weaknesses to infiltrate the process. It will take much more work now to undo their success.