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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

Posted in Politics

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  1. I hope so, too, Jay – thanks! It is of particular irony to me that the Religious Right seems so unaware of the intentional, strategic lying that has been a part of Republican strategy since Lee Atwater, and sees those who pursue it as the most righteous candidates of their races.

    The RR votes for the most egregious liars, insisting that they “support Biblical principles.”


    November 12, 2008 at 11:33 am

  2. It looks like ACORN’s greatest sin was registering poor black and Hispanic voters, most of whom were D’s. That was enough to get them in the gunsights of the Rove-Republicans who screamed and hollered and rolled out the Republican massive smear machine trying to influence the election OF course the Republican talking points about fraud were picked up by the Right-Wingnut echo chambers of Fox News and a good part of the national media and repeated as if true.

    I hope the American people are finally beginning to see through this Republican style of influencing elections. They were successful with their Swift Boat attacks on Kerry on 04, but it just isn’t working any more. Unfortunately when the Republicans can’t stand on their record, and their candidates are second-raters like Gov. Palin, they turn on the slime machine.

    I’m getting a little sick of it and I hope the rest of us are too.


    November 11, 2008 at 5:48 pm

  3. […] So where’s the massive ACORN voting fraud? about supposed voter fraud before elections when lots of poor people are getting registered. You’ll recall that in the last debate: McCain claimed the liberal group ACORN “is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest … […]

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