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And the massive ACORN voting fraud?

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You’ll recall that in the final presidential debate, Sen. McCain said that ACORN—the poor-voter-registering, community organizing group— was “on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history … maybe destroying the fabric of democracy. Wow!

Let’s see how it turned out:

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Despite last minute legal wrangling on Election Day eve, Florida’s election came off without a hitch, with no reports of voter fraud and few problems.
Statewide, voting went so smoothly that Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning called Election Day ”almost eerily quiet,” despite an unofficial record turnout.
”It’s been a great day for Florida,” he said.
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“Compared to 2006, Colorado is doing fabulously,” said Jenny Flanagan, executive director of Common Cause.
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“Voter Fraud” Van Hollen: Wisconsin Voting Goes Smoothly

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PA: No Voter Fraud Issues, Despite GOP Suit

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NV: GOP Voting Fears Unfounded

“We’ve been preparing for virtually every possibility we could imagine. But to this point, none of those scenarios have come to pass.
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IN: Despite GOP Warnings of Voter Fraud, “It Was a Good Clean Election.”

had called on law enforcement authorities to investigate ACORN, claiming
evidence of widespread registration fraud
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Ah, glorious hyperbole.

It’s worth remembering, though. This issue will come ’round again in four years, unless I miss my guess.


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Written by Monte

November 11, 2008 at 2:23 pm

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