Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mark Crispin Miller: Voter Fraud “First-Class Propaganda Drive” and Warns America

If you look at how the ACORN voter fraud story took off the way it did, then you’ve probably notice the Republican Party is front and center in the controversy, blaming Democrats for “taking peoples votes away.”

This is the same “take your ____ away” campaign that has worked so well with your hard earned money and big government taxes, only now its votes.

Conservatives eat this stuff up. I know, because my own personal former best friend and Republican calls me constantly, with the lastest sky is falling issue of the moment. It’s the end of democracy if the names of fake people don’t show up to vote, but malfunctioning electronic voting machines that lose or switch your vote with no paper trail, owned by private companies, is okay? Take for instance the latest flap.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Republican John McCain said in Wednesday's presidential campaign debate that the group is "on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history ... maybe destroying the fabric of democracy." Last year, a top elections official implicated the community group ACORN in what he called "the worst case of voter-registration fraud in the history of the state of Washington."

On Bill Moyers, Mark Crispin Miller clearly and plainly laid out the Republican plan, and made the following warning.

MARK CRISPIN MILLER: Well, I make of it what it is a first-class propaganda drive. The entities you've mentioned are all participating in it - Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, John McCain, the McCain campaign, despite the inconvenient fact that John McCain gave the keynote speech at ACORN's annual conference in 2006. We won't talk about that. The fact is that what we're hearing about ACORN is, without exception, false. It is false. ACORN itself flagged the suspicious voter registration forms that caused this whole thing to begin in Las Vegas about ten days ago. It brought those forms to the attention of the secretary of state who then turned around and said, "Ah-ha, evidence that you're conspiring to commit voter fraud." Well, filling out voter registration forms dishonestly to pick up a couple of bucks, which is what the ACORN volunteers had done, is not voter fraud.

MARK CRISPIN MILLER: The point I'm making to you here, Bill - and this is the most important thing I'm going to say to you tonight - is that this is a pretext being used by a party, okay, that is itself committing election fraud and vote suppression on an enormous scale. In other words, we have a party that is itself engaged in disenfranchising, actively disenfranchising millions of Americans. It is itself complaining about a group that is supposedly planning to do the same thing but that isn't doing that at all.

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