Monday, June 04, 2012

Chasing Voter Fraud a Fraud Itself

The whole "we're purging voter roles to prevent voter fraud" is in itself a fraud.  Recently when conservative think tank "expert", Brian Darling was asked to cite specific examples of this activity, he couldn't.  The truth is voter fraud is pretty rare and the "purge the roles" initiatives especially in Florida is a political dirty trick to disenfranchise potential Democrat voters. 

The urban myth that there are hundreds of dead people still voting is BS.  Conservative "gotcha" video producer James O'Keefe supposedly exposed voter fraud in North Carolina.  He "exposes" non-citizens like Zbigniew Gorzkowski who have voted in recent elections.  The problem: Gorzkowski is an American citizen.

This and other examples are canards being used by the GOP to fire up the base and demand stronger laws against voter fraud.  The problem is, voter fraud is not widespread and is very rare.  Odds are higher being struck by lightning!

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