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November 24, 2008

Voter Fraud

-- by Dave Johnson

Do you remember the pre-election Republican hissy-fit about the threat of "voter fraud?" it got to the point where John McCain said during one of the debates,

"ACORN ... is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy."
Just in Ohio Republicans tried to purge more than 650,000 registered voters from the registration rolls to prevent "voter fraud." This was just in Ohio! Other massive-scale efforts were tried in Colorado, Georgia, Florida and other states.

So ... what was the result of all that hysteria about "voter fraud"? How many voter fraud cases turned up? Let's look at Ohio again.

Vote fraud worries called overblown | Cincinnati Enquirer,

Despite widespread concerns about voter fraud before the Nov. 4 election, Hamilton County elections officials declared today there were only two problem votes out of more than 400,000 votes cast.

. . . The two situations causing the concern are:

-- A man voted absentee in Hamilton County, then called the board later to withdraw his ballot because he actually lives in Connecticut.

-- An inmate voted twice from jail.

TWO problem votes, one of them called to say he had made a mistake.

That was the sum total of this massive effort to "destroy the fabric of Democracy."

They just lie. It's what they do.

Posted by Dave Johnson at November 24, 2008 3:57 PM


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