Having said that, the actual stories of "supposed" rampant fraud has become a source of entertainment for me. Seriously, what will they come up with next?
Here's something that mustered a chuckle that I just had to pass along, from Brad Blog:
The Rightwing, (not) "non-partisan",Republican-allied "election integrity" group calling themselves "True the Vote" knows first-hand what fraud actually is.
On Election Day this year, their own observers were barred from monitoring the polls in Franklin County, OH, after the county's bipartisan Board of Elections had determined that the group had "forged" and photocopied the signatures of candidates needed to allow the group's poll monitors access to precincts in the county during the Nov. 6 Presidential Election.
I mean you can’t make this stuff up, no one would believe it. Just as bad:
That's the same True the Vote who also used a fraudulent photo of an African-American woman holding up a (Photoshopped) sign reading "I ONLY GOT TO VOTE ONCE!" in a well-polished video used to announce their national launch back in 2010. (The real photo, before it was faked, reveals the woman holding up a sign at a Florida protest during that state's Presidential Election debacle in 2000. The sign actually read, ironically enough, "DON'T MESS WITH OUR VOTES".)
A "non-partisan" "charity" too...well, maybe not:
It's also the same True the Vote which claimed 501(c)3 non-profit status as a "non-partisan" charity, only to be found to be quite partisan indeed by a Texas court. Their lie about their non-partisan, not-for-profit status resulted in the group having to return a $35,000 charitable grant from a foundation which also backs the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity.If ACORN committed all three of these offenses, what do you think right wing world would have done? From what I can tell, conservative voters s*** don't stink.
The Rightwing group enjoys dishonestly scamming their supporters by pretending that all "voter fraud" --- even absentee ballot fraud or voter registration fraud that doesn't even result in a vote --- is evidence that polling place Photo ID restriction laws are needed to combat a scourge of nationwide "voter fraud" being committed on a systemic basis by, of course, Democrats.According to Brad Friedman:
The Daily Caller, in an article related to the battle over polling place Photo ID restriction laws cited a list of supposed "voter fraud convictions in 46 states" at True the Vote's website.
You'll be shocked --- SHOCKED! --- to learn that True the Vote's list not only doesn'tinclude "convictions in 46 states", it doesn't even include one single conviction, prosecution or even allegation of the type of "voter fraud" that the polling place Photo ID restriction laws both The Daily Caller and True the Vote are advocating for are supposedly designed to prevent.