Today’s New York Times has a look at a newly released report on voter fraud that is very interesting. It appears that a lot of politics may have gone into this report to change the outcome, and the final report was approved by the 2 Republicans and 1 Democrat on the commission.
A federal panel responsible for conducting election research played down the findings of experts who concluded last year that there was little voter fraud around the nation, according to a review of the original report obtained by The New York Times.
Instead, the panel, the Election Assistance Commission, issued a report that said the pervasiveness of fraud was open to debate.
The revised version echoes complaints made by Republican politicians, who have long suggested that voter fraud is widespread and justifies the voter identification laws that have been passed in at least two dozen states.
So there wasn’t fraud before there was. This is the Republican’s red herring – that the evil Democrats have colluded to keep Republicans from the polls. Remember – the attorneys were purged for not going after “voter fraud” cases, even though they couldn’t even get indictments on them.
Read the entire article. It shows you the great risk our democracy is at. Not because of this “voter fraud” stuff, but because the Republicans are trying to criminalize democracy to their benefit.