Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hey, don't look at me; that's what the Oshkosh Northwestern insinuates

Editorial: The voter fraud boogeyman is back. (Oshkosh Northwestern, 10/19/2011)

Score one for the Northwestern. Nothing wrong with this kind of thinking, although we doubt LeMahieu would be making the same pitch if Republican presidential candidates were routinely carrying Wisconsin.

And the closing zinger. LeMahieu conveniently ignores the fact that there is little evidence of voter fraud in Wisconsin, much less the kind of widespread fraud it would take to influence voting in a presidential election.

Republicans used the "voter fraud" cry to pass a vote-suppressing photo ID law and now apparently want to again shout "voter fraud" to get a change in how Electoral College votes are allocated.

Anyone see Chicken Little lately?

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