If you watch FOX News you’ve probably heard the news. Watch out, ACORN is going to steal the election and give it to Barack Obama! Mickey and Minnie Mouse is registered to vote in all 50 states! Dead people are showing up in droves to vote in Chicago! Only they aren’t. This is a scare tactic designed to throw the election of Barack Obama into chaos and to cast doubt. And voter fraud itself is a myth. Out of hundreds of millions of votes cast over a 4 year period, only two dozen voters wereter founf guilty of vo fraud–and none of them were names Mickey or Minnie Mouse.
via Huffington Post:
According to a recent analysis by Lorraine Minnite, an expert on voting crime at Barnard College, (as quoted in Rolling Stone by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast), federal courts found only 24 voters guilty of fraud from 2002 to 2005, out of hundreds of millions of votes cast. “The claim of widespread voter fraud,” Minnite says, “is itself a fraud.”
And what about ACORN? Aren’t they guilty of voter fraud. Actually, no. Of the millions of voters they have registered, only asmall percentage of registrations have been found to be fraudulent, and most of those were identified and flagged by ACORN iteself. By law ACORN and all other groups have to examine the registrations and look for bad registrations–but even this is besides the point. Every state has a system to validate new registrations (just as they do with other documents such as drivers licenses, business permits etc) and states have extensive systems designed not to prevent voter fraud.
So if you think you see Mickey Mouse on line on election day, please contact your therapist, it’s only a delusion.