Friday, July 12, 2013

Voter fraud claims in SC proven bogus

We know that the regressive effort to disenfranchise minority, elderly and college voters is based on the myth of widespread voter fraud. NC Governor Nikki Haley recently used it to support her State's new voter ID laws. In that regard see this story, excerpted below. Here is the referenced SC Law Enforcement Division report.

"For years, South Carolina Republicans have complained about the names of dead voters being used to cast ballots in a broad voter fraud scheme. Now that a recent report by the State Law Enforcement Division has blown up those claims. [...] For months, state Republicans highlighted a report from DMV director and Haley appointee Kevin Shwedo that claimed a review of state records had determined around 950 dead people might have voted in the 2010 election. While Shwedo admitted that reporting errors could have led to the discrepancy, the GOP suggested that the identities had been assumed to commit voter fraud, a possibility that was used to bolster controversial voter ID legislation in the state.After SLED's report, it turns out that non-malicious errors were ultimately to blame for the DMV numbers."

See this Salon article on how the regressive plan to disenfranchise people has been long in the making at the behest of ALEC.

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