Sunday, August 18, 2013

Voter fraud

From Daily Kos:
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R), currently seen as a serious challenger to Gov. Hickenlooper, has been on a crusade to end the plague of fraudulent voting by noncitizens.

Today's Denver Post reports that Gessler had given Boulder County DA Stan Garnett a list of 17 noncitizens voting in Boulder County. But yesterday,
... Garnett's office found that all 17 people were citizens and were able to easily verify their status ...

So. Final results of Gessler's investigation for Boulder county? That would be ... ZERO.

This won't matter. Gessler's supporters are faith-based, not evidence-based, and it's an article of faith among Republicans that they're losing elections because of voter fraud. After all, it couldn't be because they've gone completely batshit crazy, could it?

The Bush Administration spent eight years desperately searching for voter fraud - even firing federal prosecutors who were more concerned with real crime - and they came up with nothing.

Of course, 'voter fraud' is also a convenient excuse for voter suppression. Not every state is like Texas, which freely admits to discriminating against Democrats. No, in most states, Republicans want to pretend to have noble motives for discrimination and voter suppression.

You'd have to be crazy to believe them, but 'crazy' is their target demographic.

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