I just posted this on Facebook. After spending the last 45 minutes researching some numbers, I found this to be very interesting:
- From 2000-2012 there had been a bit over 2,000 cases of voter fraud investigated in a nation with over 130 million registered voters. That comes out to 0.00001%
- From 2000-2012 there were 357,772 gun deaths in a nation of 300 million people. That comes out to 0.00119%
The GOP has been on a rampage since President Obama was elected, going state to state and restricting access to our right to vote. They claim they are doing so because of the problem of voter fraud and as a way to protect that right. But look at gun violence. These are only deaths I counted and there are 119 times as many cases of that as there are allegations of voter fraud. So why isn't the GOP restricting access to the right to bear arms as a way to protect the second amendment? And while on the subject, how many people have died from voter fraud? My guess is 0. Compare that to how many have died from fire arm related deaths in my numbers above. I'm not a math whiz, but I would have to say that would be, hold on let me calculate this........carry the 2.......ok.... 100%!
When you look at it in numbers like this, then you really see just how pathetic the GOP is. I just wish more in the media would call them out like this, using these very basic numbers.