The Voter Fraud Fraud 1
Facing South analyzes cases of “voter fraud,” in which illegal voters are alleged to have cast improper votes, and finds not much of anything. Elections are stolen in the counting room (and in the Supreme Court), not in the voting room.
So why is this an issue: It’s all about the scary black folk (emphasis added):
The modern crusade against voter fraud started in the civil rights era of the 1960s, with growing anxieties among white politicians and voters over the growing power of black and urban voters.
. . . Republicans tapped into — and inflamed — these fears with outrageous claims of black voter fraud, which not only riled up the conservative base, but also laid the groundwork for “anti-fraud” campaigns that could depress Democratic turnout.
In 1964, the Republican National Committee launched “Operation Eagle Eye,” which appointed a “ballot security” official in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The odious Republican Southern Strategy lives on. As Dennis G is fond of pointing out, the Republican Party has become the Confederate Party.
November 4, 2010 at 8:43 am
Mississippi has more registered voters than residents is that not a problem?
If I am concerned about voter fraud in Vermont does that mean I’m afraid of scary white people?
I believe voter roles should be purged every two years and people should have to re-register and show photo ID to do so. They should also be required to show ID when voting. Lastly, we should use paper ballots or emachines should produce a receipt to show voters how their votes were registered. None of those things have anything to do with race, sex or anything else. I’d rather have my guy lose fairly than win unfairly.