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Monday, November 5, 2012
Newsmax Already Pushing Voter Fraud Meme
Topic: Newsmax

It's not even election day, but Newsmax is already screaming about "voter fraud."

A Nov. 4 article by Stephen Feller declares, "Possible fraudulent voter registrations are being discovered in Ohio and officials fear that this may be a groundswell of thousands more to come." Of course, made-up names on voter registrations -- it's extremely unlikely that the person who registered as "John Adolf Hitler," the fraudulent name Feller cited, would actually have shown up to vote -- is not voter fraud since obviously fake names would be weeded out by election officials. before they become logged into the system.

Feller highlights "FieldWorks, a Washington, D.C., based third-party registration firm," as being the source of "many -- if not all" of the suspect voter registrations, but third-party firms are typically required to turn in all filled-out registration forms even though they are obviously fake.

In short, Feller has proved no "voter fraud," it's dealt with under the existing system, and it's nothing that wouldn't have been prevented by new voter ID laws.

This is a regular ritual by Newsmax -- elections in 2004, 2008, and 2010 were similarly preceded by pre-emptive allegations of voter fraud, presumably designed to undermine a Democratic victory.

Posted by Terry K. at 8:27 AM EST

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