As Republicans across the nation use the phony rubric of "voter fraud" to wage a war against millions of poor and minority voters, knocking them off the voting rolls – one of their own was just convicted of… voter fraud. Voter fraud is extremely rare – more people are struck by lightning every year than commit voter fraud. But on Friday – a jury found Indiana Republican Secretary of State Charlie White guilty of six counts of voter fraud, perjury, and theft. Ironically – White was one of the leading proponents of an Indiana voter ID law claiming it was needed “to ensure our elections are fair and protect the most basic and precious right and responsibility of our democracy-voting.”
Based on their actions – it’s pretty clear Republicans don’t care about voter fraud, they care about winning elections by knocking as many Democratic voters off the voter roles as they can. It’s not a Republican war against fraud – it’s a Republican war against democracy.