Now coming to an election near you. Robyn Blumner considers the most recent attempts to disenfranchise voters. A nugget:
Funny that this is being done by immigrant-heavy swing states with Republican secretaries of state. Both Colorado and New Mexico made a media splash with dire claims that noncitizens were registered and likely voting in large numbers. But a closer look by the nonprofit Brennan Center for Justice found that those states had drawn indefensible conclusions about noncitizen voting and had refused to release evidence that backed up their claims. The allegations of voter fraud, the center suggests, were smoke and mirrors and couldn’t be trusted.
The same can be said for all the dead people voting in South Carolina. That state’s attorney general, Republican Alan Wilson, claimed recently that more than 900 votes had been cast by dead people. But after the South Carolina Election Commission looked into the claim, it didn’t hold up. There was no evidence that anyone had fraudulently voted in the name of someone dead.