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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Vote fraud investigation costs $700,000 of our tax money per fraudulent vote uncovered

by folkbum

Outsourcing the story to Josh Marshall:
Two years ago Texas' Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott declared war on what he claimed was rampant vote fraud in Texas. He set up a special vote fraud unit and got a $1.4 million grant from the feds for the work.

Now, two years on, courtesy of the Dallas Morning News, we have a run-down of what Abbot came up with--26 cases.

The details tell the story: All 26 cases involved Democrats, and almost [all] were either blacks or Hispanics.

Of the 26, 8 appear to have been genuine cases of fraud, two of which were cases of people actually casting fraudulent ballots, as opposed to bogus registrations.
Republican Attorney General in a Republican state with stricter voting laws than Wisconsin using $1.4m in federal tax money found, of the millions of ballots cast in the last two years, two--two!--that were bogus. TWO. And yet I am willing to bet that the comments thread below fills up with conservatives from across Badgerland averring with no evidence whatsoever that vote fraud is The Most Serious Issue Ever and that We Must Have Voter ID Laws NOW.

It makes my head hurt just thinking about it.

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