New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran said earlier this year that her state had a “culture of corruption” and referred 64,000 voter registration records to police that she thought were possible cases of voter fraud. Now a new report from her office proves she was completely right, 0.0296875 percent of the time.
Duran’s interim report now alleges that 104 voters — about one for every 10,577 on the rolls — were illegally registered to vote. Of that group, just 19 — or approximately one for every 57,894 registered voters — actually allegedly cast a ballot they shouldn’t have.
The real voter fraud happens in the counting room (and, occasionally, in the Supreme Court).
The underlying Republican definition of voter fraud is a catch-22: Republicans have decided that no legitimate voter could possibly disagree with them, thus persons who might disagree with Republicans must be kept from voting, thus the Republican keep-out-the-vote effort.