Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blind pigs

CNN follows up yesterday's Republican election felon story with a Democratic (or, more accurately, progressive) election felon story. Naturally, obeying the prime journalistic directive (find and report an equivalence even if it's a false one), CNN buries today's lead:

A report from the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University Law School supports his claim. Researchers reviewed voter fraud claims across the country and found that most were caused by technical glitches, clerical errors or mistakes made by voters. One other finding: A person is more likely to be struck by lightning than to impersonate another voter at the polls.
The report is here (PDF). See also

So, even if the GOP can find something, anything wrong with Democrats voting once in a great while, the fact that they're not cowering inside on sunny days shows that they are not really interested in lowering the risk of voter fraud. After all, getting struck by lightning is quite a bit worse than an occasional fraudulent vote.

Again, the liberals are right: The GOP only wants to suppress votes that, statistically, it won't get.

Click image for full R.J. Matson/Roll Call cartoon.

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