Stacy McCain has a great post up about the “bizarre statistical improbabilities” of Obama winning over 99% of the vote in some districts that also have over 100% turnout.

We can complain about voter fraud and sound like a bunch of conspiracy theorists and/or sore losers, or we can prove voter fraud and thwart it in the future.

Let’s talk about thwarting voter fraud.  Indiana has one of those nifty photo-ID laws (which also helps the poor, in that the state gives free photo IDs to those who cannot afford them). Work to get one in your state.  Remember, we swept state legislatures and governorships in 2010, and continued to pick up governorships in 2012.  We have friendly legislatures and friendly executive offices.

If you aren’t able to get “show ID to vote” laws passed, why not try to lobby for the low-tech, tried-and-true purple finger approach?  Sure, it won’t eliminate absentee voter fraud, but people will have to work a lot harder to commit voter fraud if they can only vote once on Election Day.

Troops, those are your marching orders.  Get it done in your states.

Now, the tedium of proving voter fraud.  What you need to do is prove that people who voted do not actually exist, do not live in the district, or are otherwise ineligible to vote (e.g. are not citizens).  Given that over one hundred million people cast ballots in the last election, we need to narrow down a search and to get a, er, um, army of Davids to work through the data. Voter registration (name and address) is public information, as is the number of times a person has voted and in which elections.  Now, if I were trying to steal an election, I wouldn’t bother as much with non-swing states, nor with getting people to the polls for primaries and municipal elections.  I wouldn’t bother with small suburban areas where everyone knows everyone else.

So here’s how to do it: we (yes, dear commenters, want to join in the fun?)  get voter lists from counties, pick off people who are registered Democrats and only voted in the general election, not the primary election.  Then we look at their addresses: does each and every address actually exist?  Is it a residence, or did people register with the address of the local Kroger?  Do you have far too many people all registered at the same address, given the size of the residence? (With this thing called the internet, the USPS site, and Mapquest’s satellite function, we can make short work of this.)  Now for the voters themselves: did anyone dead vote?  If you’re feeling particularly ambitious and have the shoe leather to do so, you can mosey around the district, knock on doors, and ask if the voter lives there.

At the end of it all, you have a spreadsheet showing a lot of legitimate, low-turnout voters.  But you also have a whole pile of people who registered at non-existent addresses, at businesses, who died before the election, or who do not live where they claim they live. (Proving that non-citizens voted is a nightmare.)

Just a thought. Sounds more productive than sitting around and complaining.

Update: (DaTechGuy) I second Roxeanne’s post

A very strange thing happened in during Mass today.

Just after the Gospel reading the priest got up to tell us the second collection (for which there was no envelope) to help relieve the suffering of the people devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

While I was delighted to hear that 95%+ of money that goes to Catholic Relief Services goes to actual relief, pretty much neck and neck with the a strong Jewish Charity I was very confused.

I know I saw Barack Obama walking with Chris Christie

I KNOW I saw the president promise to eliminate red tape when it came to helping people.

And if you were following the news as I was you couldn’t HELP but see over and over every single media outlet absolutely gushing over the handling of Hurricane Sandy by President Barack Obama to the point where according to MSNBC 4-10 voters told them Hurricane Sandy was a factor in their voting.

Yeah I know there is a whole body of work that seems to suggest that this is Katrina on the Hudson but we KNOW that’s not the case.

I’m pretty broke but given this Gospel reading (Mark 12:38-44):

In the course of his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.

He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.

Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.

…I still kicked into the collection even though despite what my pastor said, it certainly can’t be true that the need is there I KNOW Obama’ll fix it…

After all, if the Government is doing such a poor job taking care of people suffering, without power,  food, or shelter, particularly in the biggest city in the country, the caring honorable mainstream media would NEVER have pushed a false narrative of relief and recovery.

Would they?