Robert Knight

All 32 states – including ultra-liberal Oregon and California – that have voted on marriage have strongly backed the real thing. In 2008, Mr. Obama insisted that he believed marriage was the union of a man and a woman. Now he says he can’t tell the difference. This won’t bother some people?

Other polls report double-digit leads for Mr. Obama in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Electoral College maps on some sites indicate that he needs only 15 more electoral votes to wrap up the election.

“Give up now, G.I.!” whispers the “Tokyo Rose” media. Don’t believe it. The presidential debates haven’t even commenced.

While busy trying to demoralize Republicans, the same media frequently air unexamined claims by liberals that voter ID laws “suppress” the minority vote. From Al Sharpton to Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., hustlers are playing this race card with wild abandon. They know that “Tokyo Rose” won’t question them.

In 2008 and 2010, with photo ID laws in place, minority participation increased in Indiana and Georgia. So what do the ID-phobic activists offer as contrary evidence?

In 2006, the leftwing Brennan Center at New York University published a junk science report, “Citizens Without Proof.” That’s the big gun. Based on a single phone survey of 987 people, the report claims that 21 million voting age Americans lack a photo ID, including 25 percent of African-Americans. Heritage Foundation scholars Hans von Spakovsky and Alex Ingram utterly demolish the report in their paper Without Proof: the Unpersuasive Case Against Voter Identification.

According to Brennan, one in every four adult black Americans cannot drive, cash a check, buy beer or do anything else requiring an ID. If you believe that, I have some choice land for sale in the Great Dismal Swamp. Just pull over here to my van and I’ll help with financing, too.

A new charge against voter ID laws is that they’ll cause chaos. “It’s a possibility of a complete meltdown for the election,” Daniel Smith, University of Florida political scientist, told the Associated Press. That’s because states allow provisional ballots for people without proper IDs who can return in a few days with proof. In a close election, this could be problematic.

Well, okay. One solution would be to dispense with provisional ballots, except for invalids. Is it too much to ask voters to bring an ID? If they can’t manage that, why would we want them choosing our law makers?

For a different reason – the possibility of fraud – we should all worry about delays in counting, so it would be good to vote early.

Noting that the 2000 election hinged for weeks on vote counts in Florida, John Fund, co-author with Mr. von Spakovsky of the book Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk, told C-Span’s “Book TV” that in 2012, “we could have five, six, or seven ‘Floridas.’”

In Michigan, the ACLU is suing to prevent Secretary of State Ruth Johnson from adding to the ballot application a yes/no question: “Are you a United States citizen?”

The ACLU says the question should be removed, partly because it could cause long lines in November. Why? How long could it take? If you’re not a citizen, why are you there – unless you want to vote illegally?

From hyping skewed polls to airing unfounded claims about voter ID laws, “Tokyo Rose” is alive and well, trying her best to suppress the “wrong” voters.

Pay no attention to that crazy lady, only to the one who doesn’t sing until the votes are counted.

Robert Knight

Robert Knight is an author, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a frequent contributor to Townhall.