Republicans Find a Legitimate Case of Voter Fraud

Republicans have been beating the ‘voter fraud’ drum for a long time, in an effort to justify voter suppression efforts against likely Democratic voters, including African-Americans and students (here‘s just one instance). However, they really haven’t been able to find very many cases of actual voter fraud. Until now (boldface mine):

Yesterday, a jury found Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White (R) guilty on six felony counts of voter fraud, theft, and perjury. The conviction cost White his job, though he plans to ask the judge to reduce the charges to misdemeanors and hopes to perhaps regain the position….

Ironically, White’s now-removed 2010 campaign website listed election integrity as among his top concerns, and promised he would “protect and defend Indiana’s Voter ID law to ensure our elections are fair and protect the most basic and precious right and responsibility of our democracy-voting.”

I guess this is protecting voting in the same way serial adulterer Newt Gingrich protects marriage.


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2 Responses to Republicans Find a Legitimate Case of Voter Fraud

  1. Leo says:

    The Charlie White case is getting even more interesting. Now he’s claiming Mitch Daniels has been voting illegally for a decade:

    But he did go on “Fox News Sunday” to level some serious accusations.

    He previously accused Republican Sen. Richard Lugar and former Democrat Sen. Evan Bayh of voter fraud.

    But now he says Daniels also is breaking the law by registering to vote at the governor’s residence, but having a homestead and living in a pricey home in Hamilton County.

    “He votes at the governor’s mansion where everybody knows he does not live,” White said.

    The Indiana Constitution requires the governor to reside at the seat of government – i.e. Marion County, where the official governor’s residence is. He has stayed at the residence occasionally but not regularly.

    Jane Jankowski, spokeswoman for Daniels declined to comment.

  2. Leo says:

    Oops, not sure why I typed “in a decade,” when I meant “all the time he’s been Governor.”

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