Thursday, March 29, 2007

voter fraud is an overblown myth

In fired-US-attorney-gate one reason given for firing the 8 is their failure to prosecute voter fraud cases. Remember, when a Republican says we need to do more to combat voter fraud, they really mean they want to suppress the vote in Democratic-leaning areas.

Two New York University law professors explain that, in fact, allegations of voter fraud by individual voters -- the type of fraud Republicans say they want to catch with voter ID cards, proof-of-citizenship, and other restrictions on the franchise -- are vanishingly rare.

Remember -- "combating voter fraud" = "suppressing the vote." Those attorneys were fired, in part, for refusing to restrict the franchise of legitimate voters.



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