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12/06/2018 6:18 am  #1

From the Department of Irony

“In many places, like California, the same person votes many times … Millions and millions of people,”
Donald Trump

Even before Donald Trump, Republicans have been warning us about the danger of voter fraud for ages.
The fictional version of voter fraud involves sinister characters — possibly illegal immigrants! — showing up at the polls repeatedly, perhaps disguising their nefarious intent by wearing different hats or an occasional false mustache.

And now it does appear that a major congressional race was impacted by that very type of evil-doing. Feel free to chortle/snort/howl at the moon when I tell you the accused fraudsters are Republicans.

We finally found election fraud

President Trump and his kangaroo court — the Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity — never found evidence of widespread voter fraud, the sort of fraud by impersonation that the Republican Party’s voter-ID laws are supposed to combat. That’s not for lack of trying, but as we’ve seen in study after study, voter-ID laws are a solution in search of a problem — and a means of deterring traditionally Democratic constituencies from voting.

Republicans cried foul when they thought they might lose races for the Senate and the governor’s office in Florida (which they did not), as well as the Senate race in Arizona (which they did), but again, no evidence of intentional wrongdoing was found.
Now, however, we have a big, ugly and blatant example of what is very likely election fraud. And strangely, Trump and the rest of the Republicans are silent, which is hardly surprising given that the alleged fraud may have put Republican Mark Harris in the House to represent North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.

The Post reported on a GOP operative, Leslie McCrae Dowless, who allegedly ran an operation to collect absentee ballots (which they are not permitted to do) and discard them.

Investigators with the bipartisan state elections board — which last week voted unanimously to delay certifying the race — have identified hundreds of potential witnesses to interview, many of them voters whose absentee ballots were never turned in, according to the people familiar with the probe. That raises the possibility of a weeks-long investigation and an uncertain start date for the next congressman from the 9th District.

The absentee ballots, wouldn’t you know, are disproportionately from African American neighborhoods.

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

12/06/2018 11:20 am  #2

Re: From the Department of Irony

I KNEW IF they looked long enough they would find the fraud. 

Reminds me of Pogo ... "We have met the enemy and he is us" !!  

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

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