Fox News peddles blatant falsehood about so-called voter fraud

Fox News Channel has long been the ratings leader among cable news outlets — mainly because it knows how to rile its core audience, which consists mostly of viewers who are at least 69 years old. The formula is simple: Give the gullible geezers a steady of diet of stuff that will anger them even more than the kids who are always playing in their yards. A perfect example was afforded the other day by Fox anchor Megyn Kelly (above),  who told her viewers that Democratic officials in Colorado have come up with a dastardly scheme that allows voters to do away with “traditional polling places” by printing their own ballots on their home computers — an invitation to voter fraud. Kelly’s version of the situation was utterly false. But, of course, her viewers won’t likely ever hear the truth of the matter. The story is...

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A phonus balonus news report on so-called voter fraud

Fox News, ever eager to support the Republican Party agenda, aired a report the other day in which host Eric Shawn attempted to show that voter fraud is “rampant” and that the voter ID laws promulgated by the GOP are the solution to the problem. The report, however, was mostly bunkum, as we see HERE: Shawn finds only one supposed claim of in-person voter fraud that could have been prevented by such [voter ID] statutes:  the allegation that nearly 1,000 “dead” people voted in South Carolina… The state’s Election Commission director didn’t just “dispute those findings” [as Shawn had put it]; the commission investigated and debunked them. Reviewing the 207 contested votes from the 2010 election, the commission found that 106 were clerical errors by poll workers, 56 were errors by the DMV, 32 were cases of people being credited as voting when they hadn’t, and three were absentee ballots cast by voters who died before Election Day. The commission said they had “insufficient information” regarding the final ten contested votes, but found no evidence of fraud… The remainder of the hour-long program was devoted to allegations of election fraud that did not involve the sort of efforts to steal elections through in-person voter fraud that Fox regularly claims voter ID is needed to stop. This is not surprising, as in-person voter fraud is incredibly rare. There’s more on this matter HERE.  ...

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The true face of voter fraud in America

The man in the police mug shots above is the poster boy for voter fraud in more ways than one. His name is Charlie White. He’s one of those Republican politicians who have tried to justify their voter-suppression efforts with phony arguments that voter fraud is rampant in this country. It’s not. It’s actually as rare as hen’s teeth, as we see HERE. So, Charlie White’s bogus claims about voter fraud actually constitute a form of voter fraud themselves. They’re lies, and lies, by definition, are fraudulent. But Charlie’s penchant for voter fraud goes well beyond mere political rhetoric. It’s actually felonious. He’s the secretary of state in Indiana, and he was convicted earlier this month of six felony counts of voter fraud. The one glaring injustice in his case is that he won’t be going to prison, which likely would have been the penalty if he were a black person. The story is HERE....

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