The vast majority of what has been reported as “voter fraud” has actually been voter registration fraud. For example, the supposed “voter fraud” cases that were used to destroy ACORN were actually cases where people who were paid to register voters submitted extra registrations in order to get paid more, and almost certainly resulted in no actual voting fraud.
So it is interesting to see an actual, bona fide case of voter fraud. In this case a Democratic state representative from Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to casting absentee ballots for voters who were either ineligible or were not aware that ballots were being submitted in their names.
As a result, the guilty party will resign and will not be allowed to run for office for five years.
It is also interesting to note that none of the current voter ID laws that claim to be fighting voter fraud (but are really thinly veiled attempts to suppress the vote) would have prevented this actual voter fraud.