Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Voter Fraud Report Altered To Suit Republicans

    Once again, it looks as if the Republicans can't deal with the facts. In this case it would be with voter fraud. Or, put simply, another report has been altered in an attempt to come to the conclusion which the GOP wanted to have before the public.

New York Times

WASHINGTON, April 10 — A federal panel responsible for conducting election research played down the findings of experts who concluded last year that there was little voter fraud around the nation, according to a review of the original report obtained by The New York Times.

Instead, the panel, the Election Assistance Commission, issued a report that said the pervasiveness of fraud was open to debate.

The revised version echoes complaints made by Republican politicians, who have long suggested that voter fraud is widespread and justifies the voter identification laws that have been passed in at least two dozen states.

And two weeks ago, the panel faced criticism for refusing to release another report it commissioned concerning voter identification laws. That report, which was released after intense pressure from Congress, found that voter identification laws designed to fight fraud can reduce turnout, particularly among members of minorities. In releasing that report, which was conducted by a different set of scholars, the commission declined to endorse its findings, citing methodological concerns.

      Even election law experts have come to the conclusion that accusations of widespread fraud are unfounded.

     This is where that little Congressional thing called oversight should come into play, once again. This is pretty sad when an administration has a new scandal or criminal activity come to the surface on an almost daily basis.

   Tell you one thing. After having to put up with the lies and deceit and the crookedness of this administration for the past six years, this is freaking great!  Nail their sorry asses to the wall! Investigate, investigate, and then investigate some more!




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