Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Voter Fraud and the Frauds Who Say It Doesn't Exist

For those who say voter fraud doesn't happen, read this...

In the '08 campaign, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman was running for re-election against Democrat Al Franken. It was impossibly close; on the morning after the election, after 2.9 million people had voted, Coleman led Franken by 725 votes.

Franken and his Democratic allies dispatched an army of lawyers to challenge the results. After the first canvass, Coleman's lead was down to 206 votes. That was followed by months of wrangling and litigation. In the end, Franken was declared the winner by 312 votes. He was sworn into office in July 2009, eight months after the election.

During the controversy a conservative group called Minnesota Majority began to look into claims of voter fraud. Comparing criminal records with voting rolls, the group identified 1,099 felons -- all ineligible to vote -- who had voted in the Franken-Coleman race.

7 Comments:

Blogger MediaMike said...

This accusation seems very serious, until analyzed and properly vetted.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2010/07/13/conservative-media-hype-not-accurate-report-to/185985

August 7, 2012 at 3:40 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Does the left-wing, David Brook-run Media Matters properly vet anything?

August 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

Media Matters is vetting??? ROFLMAO!!

A simple way to assure voting rights is to ask people for proper ID to assure they are in the right place.

August 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM 
Blogger MediaMike said...

That is a fair question. It seems thorough. Although I'm getting somewhat annoyed at google trying to to sort out fact on this situation vs. attributing falseness to the media sources researching it.

August 7, 2012 at 5:25 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

I don't remember any announcement that the Obama/Holder Department of Justice is looking into the situation. What did I miss? Maybe they were too busy with covering up the Black Panther voter intimidation in Philadelphia? Just askin'...

August 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was four years ago! Get over it. None of the "facts" mentioned indicate that Al Franken stole the election.

August 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Not so, Anonymous. The facts are that Franken's machine stole the election. Sorry you are in denial.

August 8, 2012 at 8:51 PM 

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