WHY REGISTER PHONY VOTERS?
In my car yesterday, I was thinking about the (tens of? hundreds of?) thousands of fraudulent voter registrations, and why ACORN would do that, and why the Democratic machine would fund it. What's the point? And what does it mean that it has been dismissed as "only" voter *registration* fraud, not actual vote fraud? What would be the point of massive voter registration fraud?
Applying Occam's Razor, I look at the Democrats' campaign strategy, a major part of which has been to control the media narrative, thereby forming expectations of an Obama victory. What does the media report every day that forms the narrative? The latest poll results. What drives the poll results? The pollsters' models that reflect trends in party registration. So if you register hundreds of thousands of phony Democratic voters, the poll models shift to adjust to massive registration of new Democratic voters. If the registrations are 60-40, for example, Democrat to Republican (just to make the point, ignoring Independents and Other), then the pollsters adjust their actual results to reflect what the results would have been if their sample had been 60-40, and they report the adjusted results, not the actual results. The models assume higher Democratic turnout than will actually occur, because the groundswell of phantom voters won't actually vote. The narrative, though, keeps Republican voters from voting because their guy already lost, the media told them so. You will remember lots of stories in the media early this year about all the new Democratic registrations. That began the narrative and continues to drive it. It is an elegantly simple strategy that may yet work.
I have wanted to blog on the Clever Hans Effect and the Asch Experiments, partly because of their impact on the election and partly because they are things that smart guys should know about, and maybe you already do, particularly the good doctor, but if you don't, I encourage you to read this.