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When 1,099 Felons Vote In A Race Won By 312 Ballots

dwsmokin Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 12:36 AM
Wow-really twisted aren't you? Where did this belief that Republicans don't want people to vote come from? Are really thick enough to believe that? Oh sure, there are some right wing nuts-but more or less than left wing whackos. The vast majority are actually quite informed, normal, and don't like the idea that their vote is being cancelled by someone who is dead, or in prison, or otherwise should NOT be voting. And that simple belief makes us all thugs and brownshirts? You have no idea of that which you speak.
In the eyes of the Obama administration, most Democratic lawmakers and left-leaning editorial pages across the country, voter fraud is a problem that doesn't exist. Allegations of fraud, they say, are little more than pretexts conjured up by Republicans to justify voter ID laws designed to suppress Democratic turnout.

That argument becomes much harder to make after reading a discussion of the 2008 Minnesota Senate race in "Who's Counting?", a new book by conservative journalist John Fund and former Bush Justice Department official Hans von Spakovsky. Although the authors cover the whole range of voter fraud issues, their chapter on Minnesota...