Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Voter Fraud

Not so much.

So on Friday afternoon, the Obama campaign hit back, calling on U.S. Atty. Gen. Michael Mukasey to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the Republicans’ apparent attempt to use the Justice Dept., once again, to accomplish its political aims.

Special Prosecutor Nora Dannehy is already investigating charges that the DOJ engaged in a partisan witch-hunt in the mass firing of U.S. attorneys. Obama’s lawyer asked Mukasey to expand that investigation to see if the problem is continuing.

As MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann pointed out on Friday night, the same New Mexico GOP chairman who called for the criminal investigation of ACORN had previously sought the dismissal of New Mexico U.S. Atty. David Iglesias for not initiating prosecutions based on bogus allegations of voter fraud.

Republicans have been charging for months now that ACORN is trying to steal the vote for Sen Barack Obama by submitting thousands of fake voter registrations, from “people” like, well, Mickey Mouse. Meanwhile, ACORN itself had been notifying authorities of all these false registrations, which in most states it’s required by law to turn in anyway.

Though Mickey Mouse isn’t likely to show up and vote on election day, ACORN’s annoyed because some workers it paid to sign up new voters apparently signed up a list of Disney characters, or names chosen randomly, instead. Despite the misleading media reports on this, the only real fraud perpetrated appears to have been on ACORN itself.

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