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Vote Early, Vote Often

It ain't just for Chicago anymore. This New York Daily News exclusive points out that:
Some 46,000 New Yorkers are registered to vote in both the city and Florida, a shocking finding that exposes both states to potential abuses that could alter the outcome of elections, a Daily News investigation shows.

Registering in two places is illegal in both states, but the massive snowbird scandal goes undetected because election officials don't check rolls across state lines.
The News' investigation also found:

Of the 46,000 registered in both states, 68% are Democrats, 12% are Republicans and 16% didn't claim a party.

Folks, that's a 5 to 1 margin.

Now, the article goes on and tracks down some of these snowbirds, and sure enough, they're voting twice.

Let's do some simple math. Start with this: the final margin in Florida was +537 for Bush.

If, conservatively, half of these dual-registered snowbirds from New York voted for president in Florida in 2000, based on the party breakdowns, that's 15640 illegal snowbird votes for Gore and 2760 illegal votes for Bush.

Pull those out, and what's left is a 13,417 vote victory for George Bush.

But only if we're talking about New York state. Says nothing of snowbirds from Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, all of New England and the Eastern seaboard.

As Hugh Hewitt says, If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat.