Did Obama Cheat? How to Answer the Question

There are 15 states with photo ID requirements for voting.  Mr. Obama lost in all of them.  In places with the weakest controls, specifically counties in Florida, Ohio, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, he generally drew turnouts in the 90% or greater range and won by better than 95% of the vote. Losers tend to look for external explanations, and a lot of conservatives looking at numbers like those from Florida's St. Lucie County (where Mr. Obama got 247,713 votes from only 175,554 registered voters) are starting to question the legitimacy of the electoral results as reported.  That's not good news for democracy, because the system works only if we trust it -- and having a majority in the GOP write off a minority who think the results were rigged serves nobody.  Not even Democrats. So what we need is an independent means of testing the electoral result. The traditional way of doing this is, of course, to assume legitimacy, then gather anecdotal evidence of vote-cheating,...(Read Full Article)