In fact, one could make the argument that regular citizen Janes and Joes who want their government goodies or voted on blinding anger over the Iraq War (2008) made the difference in 2008 and 2012, not illegals.
While voter fraud is a big problem and probably has been since at least Kennedy/Nixon, let me assure you it is dwarfed by the American entitlement mentality.
In terms of the Franken race, no one’s really paying attention to it this time. Sure, Camp Franken might not be happy with the money sink into neighboring South Dakota and there is some unease. Though the Franken candidacy would normally be a liability, his Hollywood and NYC connections bring him lots of campaign money. That’s also probably kept Democrat leaders from asking him to step down.
While it would undoubtedly be better for Mike McFadden to win, there’s fatter prizes elsewhere.
However, neither the RNC nor the DNC is very much in tune with America. The RNC was surprised to have a race on their hands in Kansas and a tougher sell in SD----they’ve seen this before and should have seen it coming.
As for the Democrats----are they really going to tell me they never expected Iowa, Michigan, Colorado or New Hampshire to be competitive when everyone and their dog called them purple state for at least what—10 years maybe and in the middle of midterm with a president whose policies are unpopular?