What’s With All This Voter Registration Fraud?on September 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm
Here’s the thing about voter registration fraud: it doesn’t really do anything. If I falsify 100,000 registrations it doesn’t really matter much since those people won’t be showing up to vote. I made them up. This is a recurring problem when people are paid to go out and get people to sign up; if you pay them per name, you are guaranteeing that they’ll be making up a few (or more if they’re greedy and stupid). This is what the company Strategic Allied Consulting, hired by the RNC is several states is accused of. This is also what ACORN, that nefarious “stealer of elections” was accused of. In the latter case, the GOP and its right wing media arm, Fox News, used the government to shut it down. I wonder if they’ll put that much effort into shutting down SAC?
Part of the reason the left is making such a big deal out of it is because the right set the precedent and now it has to face its own standards. This is something the right NEVER likes to do and they will spare no effort to make this seem like the non-event it is. They will do this without a hint of irony over their previous hand-wringing over ACORN.
The other part of the controversy is that SAC is dirty as hell. Via KOAA.com:
It’s not the first time Nathan Sproul, owner of Strategic Allied Consulting, has been accused of shady dealings. In 2004 and 2008 his firms– formerly known as Sproul & Associates, Lincoln Strategy, and Strategic Allied Consultants–were accused of throwing out Democratic registration forms and manipulating ballots. Democratic Senators Leahy and Kennedy sent a letter to then Attorney General John Ashcroft requesting he “launch an immediate investigation into the activities of Mr. Sproul and his firm”, according to an NBC report. The request did not lead to any criminal charges against Sproul.
Gee, Bush’s DOJ didn’t investigate actual election fraud that benefited Republicans? You don’t say…
You can bet if it benefited Democrats, though, the right would be threatening civil war.
This will be one of the dirtiest elections ever run in this country and that’s saying a lot. It tells you something very fundamental about Republicans and conservatives in that, for a group that screams about their love of democracy and the Constitution, they are eager to piss on both. They don’t care about the rule of law; they care about power and control. They would gladly turn the United States into a third world banana republic with rigged elections if they could.
If you live in a swing state or a state with a close Congressional race, keep an eye out for people trying to chase voters away and keep a VERY close eye on electronic voting machines if possible. This is possibly their last chance to steal a major election and they’ll be going whole hog to do it.