Thursday, August 9, 2012
John Stewart on the voter-fraud fraud
Stewart reports on the voter fraud issue, and how it is itself a fraud. He turns to Faux Snooze's voter fraud unit, which runs about like Chicken Little proclaiming there is a proven problem, "a serious threat to our democracy." The National Republican Lawyers Association, which supports the spate of voter suppression laws around the country, found only 340 cases of voter fraud over a 10 year period in the entire US. That comes to about 0.7 cases per State per year. Pennsylvania, which is one of the States with new voter suppression law, admitted that it is "not aware of any incidents of in-person voter fraud in PA." And that no fraud in likely to occur in the 2012 election without a voter ID law. Stewart: "It doesn't happen, this won't stop it, I think you can see why we have to do it now." He quips that next will be leash laws for unicorns.