A Republican Secretary of State guilty of voter fraud?

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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.

Thom Hartmann Administrator's picture
Thom Hartmann A...
Dec. 29, 2009 9:59 am


Gambling at Rick's! I, for one, am shocked.

DRC's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

Republicans have looked long and hard for voter fraud and have not been able to find it. Possibly this is because they have focused on students and the poor (likely Democrats). Perhaps their search would have been more successful if they had concentrated their search among likely Republicans. There might be quite a few vote fraudsters among people who own multiple homes in different states, for example. Maybe Republican Secretaries of State are another place to look.

Seriously though, the real problem is not at the retail level where individual voters are cheating. The problem is with the voting machines, with voter caging and with mishandling of ballots after the voting is done.

PensiveLiberal's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

That is election fraud, not voter fraud. Diverting attention is their usual practice, so is accusing others of what they do or would do given the opportunity.

DRC's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm

He knew he was guilty but he made them prove it by dragging out the court case when he should have resigned long ago. It speaks volumes about the party of regressives in my state including the current lying governorturd. They will do anything to stay in power. Maybe the dumbasses that don't vote will wake up and throw them out.

Sprinklerfitter's picture
Sep. 1, 2011 5:49 am

Article coming out of Pennsylvania. Apparently this has been out, but it further supports the notion that there is a real Republican agenda to take away the rights of "certain" people:


Jul. 1, 2012 8:42 pm

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