Air Date: October 15, 2012
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Robert Knight
Robert H. Knight is a Senior Fellow and Policy Expert with the ACRU (American Civil Rights Union). He has been a journalist for 15 years, including 7 as editor/writer at the Los Angeles Times. He holds various higher education degrees and has also held senior positions with the Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, Media Research Center, and Coral Ridge Ministries. He has authored three books and hundreds of reports, papers and articles.
Some Crosstalk listeners may remember the voter debacle that took place in Minnesota that resulted in the election of Senator Al Franken in 2008. Robert reported that there were numerous recounts and ballots were even found in car trunks. The result was the additional 312 votes that allowed Franken to defeat incumbent Senator Norm Coleman. Robert expressed regret over the fact that Coleman conceded the election to Franken in spite of the fact that over 1,000 felons voted who weren’t eligible to vote. This particular election was critical because it was the 60th vote for Obamacare.
This is just the first example mentioned as Robert and Jim discussed voter fraud and the apparent need for some kind of voter identification system.