Sunday, January 26, 2014

US AG Holder distinguishes 'in person' voter fraud from other kinds of voter fraud. Politifact distinguishes 'individual' voter fraud from 'overall election fraud'

Eric Holder distinguishes "in person" voter fraud from other kinds:

1/24/14, "Holder: Voter ID Laws Used To "Depress The Vote" For "Partisan Advantage"," Real Clear Politics

"ARI MELBER, MSNBC: When some Republicans say that voter identification is for election integrity and thus is different than the history of racial discrimination we have seen in this country, they may be of good faith but you think they are wrong.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: Yes. There are some, I think, who are coming from a good-faith perspective, but I think many are using it for partisan advantage. The reality is that all of the studies show that this whole question of ballot integrity, in-person voter fraud, simply does not exist to the extent that would warrant these kinds of measures. We had the commission that the president appointed just yesterday and they indicated this was not a significant -- not a significant problem. So I think this they have come up with a remedy in search of a problem and I think it is being used in too many instances to depress the vote of particular groups of people who are not supportive of the party that is advancing these photo I.D. measures.

PolitiFact said it was "False" to claim that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas. 'Ballots not their own' may include absentee ballots:

""Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas." Eddie Bernice Johnson on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 in an opinion column in Fort Worth Star-Telegram"

9/13/13, "Voter fraud occurs in Texas, though convictions and guilty pleas are rare," PolitiFact

"Trimble’s sources mostly referred to voter fraud -- deception committed by individual voters, such as voting more than once, impersonating a voter or voting despite ineligibility -- rather than overall election fraud, which encompasses actions by others, such as election officials or campaign workers, who break election laws in ways that could include intimidating voters, publishing misinformation about polling places or possessing ballots not their own."...


Comment: Holder's statements don't bother the GOP because they long ago merged with democrats. Both "sides" on occasion pretend they're still adversaries.


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