A pragmatic optimalist who has never belonged to any political party because, not in spite of, having strongly held political views.
Let's see if I understand Webster's point. If the GOP loses when they were running slightly ahead in the polls the answer MUST be fraud by hundreds of students voting illegally and perhaps more than once rather than an error in the pre-election polling, right? When the GOP wins, say in certain districts in Ohio, by a margin that defies all the polls, not mention simple mathematics, that can't be fraud. That would be credited to the excellent organizational expertise of the GOP.
When it comes to election day fraud the Dems had their day back in Chicago during the Daley era. The GOP has more than caught up in the last 20 years. Here in Maine the only major voting fraud scandals in recent decades have been perpetrated by the GOP.
And, regardless of which, if any, party might have fraud committed by someone on their behalf, this is NOT about "fraud". This is about suppressing the vote from any demographic group some right wing think tank assumes is more likely to vote D than R. There are no facts, no indictments, no proof of any fraud, only innuendo, anecdotes, and suppositions. Given that we have a Governor who was elected by a scant plurality in a 5 way race in which more liberal candidates took roughly 60% of the vote he and his Tea Party backers are expending every effort they can to distorting our voting system to help assure that the will of the majority continues to be thwarted in favor of their own ability to game the election system.