"If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends on It" is a book Hugh Hewitt wrote a few months prior to the 2004 Presidential election. He wrote it in response to the Democrat shenanigans that went on in various areas during the previous two campaigns in 2000 and 2002.
Six years later Hewitt's point seems more relevant than ever. In an election which many are calling historically important -- the complete direction and role of government is at stake -- Democrats have managed to find ways around rules, ways that are breathtakingly arrogant and audacious.
In Nevada, some early voters who intended to vote for Republican Sharon Angle found that after they submitted their vote, Democrat Harry Reid's name was already checked. This happened not once, but several times. Election officials deny any fraud was committed, and made excuses.
In related news, it turns out that, interestingly enough, voting machine technicians in Nevada are members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The SEIU has been a major Democrat supporter and donor, donating millions of dollars to Democrat candidates and causes. Former SEIU head Andy Stern was Obama's most frequent White House guest in 2009, and White House political Director Patrick Gaspard is a former SEIU lobbyist.
In North Carolina, a man tried to vote a straight Republican ticket, but got the opposite result. He tried four times, and every time his vote showed a straight Democrat ticket.
Then of course, there's the case of First Lady Michelle Obama violating Illinois state law by electioneering in a polling place. While not an earth-shaking action in itself, it's an indication of what people on the Democrat side perceive as permissible. The Democrat-controlled Chicago Board of Elections refused to investigate the matter.
In the "not-quite-cheating but it might as well be" department:
A week before election day, a federal appeals court voted 2-1 to strike down an Arizona law requiring people to provide proof of citizenship before they can vote. Arizona, of course, has a huge illegal immigrant problem. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett disagreed with the decision (and plans to appeal.) He compared the ruling to allowing passengers to pass through airport security unchecked as long as they sign a paper saying they're not terrorists.
As it turns out, Democrats have catered to the illegal population, so it's not a stretch to say that the federal court (of which former Supreme Court Justice and infamous Liberal Sandra Day O'Connor is a member) added significantly to the Democrat voter roles.
Incidentally, you have to show a photo ID to buy some cold medicines.
It looks like it's time for another edition of Hewitt's book.