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Actual Voter Fraud

Republicans have repeatedly made a big deal out of voter registration fraud, but actual voter fraud (illegal votes rather than just registration) is relatively rare. But it seems like Republicans are working to change that too.

The top elections official in Indiana, Secretary of State Charlie White, was convicted of six felony charges related to voter fraud on Saturday.

And lest there are any accusations of a politically motivated witch hunt, special prosecutor John Dowd is also a Republican.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    AND more:

    Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink
  2. Right-wingers do a lot of projecting in order to deflect their own trespasses. Like gay preachers who rant against homosexuality. I often imagine that the Republican party says it’s fighting against voter fraud so that they can just commit more of it.

    That’s the real irony in politics, in that it’s all very much like advertising. If your product makes people fat, call it “diet.”

    Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  3. Jeff wrote:

    James O’Keefe and his posse were recently kicked out of New Hampshire (I think) for deliberately trying to defraud the voting system. This was done to prove that tougher restrictions were needed, and the whole thing was videotaped for a documentary. Apparently several members of Project Veritas went to various voting places and checked in as either recently deceased or completely fictitious people. In one of these places, the woman checking them in recognized the name they used and refused to let them in.

    So, in order to prove that voter fraud is a problem, the conservatives will engage in voter fraud, thereby making it a problem. Gotta love circular logic…

    Monday, February 6, 2012 at 6:47 am | Permalink
  4. Jeff wrote:

    Sorry, forgot the link to the story. Here you go.

    Monday, February 6, 2012 at 6:48 am | Permalink
  5. starluna wrote:

    I find his explanation for the mismatch in addresses very interesting. He asserts that he had a “complicated” living situation. He was on the road campaigning for statewide office, and when he wasn’t he was staying at his ex-wife’s house (no indication whether she was called to the stand), but was not living in the condo in a completely different place with his fiancee.

    I am curious what his position on the less complicated situation of two people, living at the same address, supporting each other, raising children, participating in local activities, and voting at the same address for many years who just happen to be the same sex and would like to have the same legal protections that he is privileged to have.

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 9:24 am | Permalink