As they see it, “election protection” groups are trying to steal elections, while they themselves–the real election thieves–are out there fighting for American democracy.
Tired as it is, the word “Orwellian” is all too fitting for the worldview of these zealots (and that of their paymasters).
Inside the Wisconsin Right’s Voter-Suppression Scheme
The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute provided support for this article.
From familiar stories about “illegal” electioneering by ACORN and the Black Panthers  to Sharron Angle’s recent claim that Harry Reid is trying to steal the election by offering prospective voters free food-the myth of widespread voter fraud is now commonplace among Republicans. In just one example, an unconfirmed assertion  that Nevada voting machines already had Reid’s name checked off became a national story, with Rush Limbaugh claiming that the “New Black Panther Party,” with the “imprimatur of the Justice Department,” was “running fraudulent elections” across the country.