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Between 2000 and 2010, there were:

649 million votes cast in general elections

47,000 UFO sightings

441 Americans killed by lightning

13 credible cases of in-person voter impersonation

To hear Republicans tell it, they are waging a virtuous campaign to crack down on rampant voter fraud – a curious position for a party that managed to seize control of the White House in 2000 despite having lost the popular vote. After taking power, the Bush administration declared war on voter fraud, making it a "top priority" for federal prosecutors.

In 2006, the Justice Department fired two U.S. attorneys who refused to pursue trumped-up cases of voter fraud in New Mexico and Washington, and Karl Rove called illegal voting "an enormous and growing problem." In parts of America, he told the Republican National Lawyers Association, "we are beginning to look like we have elections like those run in countries where the guys in charge are colonels in mirrored sunglasses." According to the GOP, community organizers like ACORN were actively recruiting armies of fake voters to misrepresent themselves at the polls and cast illegal ballots for the Democrats.

Even at the time, there was no evidence to back up such outlandish claims. A major probe by the Justice Department between 2002 and 2007 failed to prosecute a single person for going to the polls and impersonating an eligible voter, which the anti-fraud laws are supposedly designed to stop. Out of the 300 million votes cast in that period, federal prosecutors convicted only 86 people for voter fraud – and many of the cases involved immigrants and former felons who were simply unaware of their ineligibility.

A much-hyped investigation in Wisconsin, meanwhile, led to the prosecution of only .0007 percent of the local electorate for alleged voter fraud. "Our democracy is under siege from an enemy so small it could be hiding anywhere," joked Stephen Colbert. A 2007 report by the Brennan Center for Justice, a leading advocate for voting rights at the New York University School of Law, quantified the problem in stark terms. "It is more likely that an individual will be struck by lightning," the report calculated, "than that he will impersonate another voter at the polls."

GOP outcries over the phantom menace of voter fraud escalated after 2008, when Obama's candidacy attracted historic numbers of first-time voters. In the 29 states that record party affiliation, roughly two-thirds of new voters registered as Democrats in 2007 and 2008 – and Obama won nearly 70 percent of their votes. In Florida alone, Democrats added more than 600,000 new voters in the run-up to the 2008 election, and those who went to the polls favored Obama over John McCain by 19 points. "This latest flood of attacks on voting rights is a direct shot at the communities that came out in historic numbers for the first time in 2008 and put Obama over the top," says Tova Wang, an elections-reform expert at Demos, a progressive think tank.

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sebekm commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 13:39 PM

ONE instance of voter fraud is one too many. We changed an entire health care system designed to take care of more than three hundred MILLION people at an estimated cost of nearly a TRILLION DOLLARS (and counting) just to "help" 7 million pepople or less. (It's turning out to be SIGNICANTLY less.)

We can afford to make sure all votes cast are LEGAL.

Sheran commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 21:46 PM

Have you "NOTICED" all voter fraud is Democrates! "Not" Republicans...☺

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 08:33 AM

@Sheran, my Conservative girlfriend.

Did you notice perhaps in the 2000 Election how the Republicans STOPPED COUNTING THE VOTES IS FLORIDA??!!! The Republican Sec. of State, Katherine Harris, shut down the vote in Districts heavily Democratic and thus allowed the Boy King to assume his crown. Even while Harris shut down the lower half of Florida, Al Gore WON the national popular vote over Bush the Younger.

A total subversion of Democracy committed by Republicans. An odious affront to a National Election as Tot labeling Liberals as Accessories to murder in the Sandy Hook killings.

I will NEVER forget the exploitation of these tragedies.

sebekm commented on Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I will be posting a blog soon which will lift the shroud from the Democrat's disinformation program on voter fraud. Stay tuned.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 13:40 PM

Sounds serious Sebe. Like one of them hurricane warnings on the emergency broadcast channel. Them things I take seriously and even get a little frightened when the wind starts to blowing.

So...I have made the decision to go get under my bed with my dog, wife, battery powered TV for the B-Ball, some pillers, a little tequila and....just ride out what your bringing here till it's over.

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 16:54 PM

Hi Sebe. I bet ya a dime to a nickel that PN will have you on KP with her counter missiles should she so desire to launch them.

You got any ice water in your ice box I could borrow? I'll pay you back double.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 at 12:58 PM

"Hi Sebe. I bet ya a dime to a nickel that PN will have you on KP with her counter missiles should she so desire to launch them."

Bring them on. As you know, I have a fully-implemented "Star Wars" missile defense shield called the TRUTH. My truth equals hard numbers, historical facts, and conclusions based on the hard numbers and the historical facts that only the Kool Aid drinkers deny.

And when it comes to voter fraud, I have my own personal experience as a union member in Chicago, where the Democrats' "get out the vote" techniques included a blackjack and brass knuckles. I have no doubt that they are using similar techniques today.

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