Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Voter Fraud is the New Global Warming

Or rather, "voter fraud exists" is the new "global warming doesn't exist." This article in the NYT is about how this federal panel, the Election Assistance Commission, "revised" a report on voter fraud and voter intimidation, like so:

  • Out: "There is widespread but not unanimous agreement that there is little polling place fraud."
  • In: "There is a great deal of debate on the pervasiveness of fraud."

  • Out: Found "evidence of some continued outright intimidation and suppression" of voters by local officials, especially in some American Indian communities.
  • In: "Intimidation is also a topic of some debate because there is little agreement concerning what constitutes actionable voter intimidation."
It would be amusingly meta if it weren't so straight-up undemocratic.

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