Cutting Through Vote Fraud Claims, Hypocrisy
By Andrew Kreig
Michael ConnellRecent events show why election theft deserves much more scrutiny than it receives from either government officials or news reporters. Most dramatically, a federal judge has released the 2008 testimony of GOP IT guru Michael Connell, right, as shown on a campaign website. The Ohio resident died in a mysterious plane crash that year after anonymous warnings he would be killed if he testified about his work with Karl Rove and others helping the Bush-Cheney ticket win in 2000 and 2004.
Other recent news includes claims by both major parties of irregularities in last week’s Wisconsin state senate recall elections. In a pattern familiar nationally, Democrats suspect vote hiding by a partisan GOP elections supervisor and Republicans allege illegal inducements to vote. Elsewhere, Fox News played up a report about how a county judge in Nevada called the community-organizing group ACORN “reprehensible” on Aug. 10 and ordered a $5,000 fine for the defunct group because it paid a bonus to workers who registered voters.
To cut through the confusion on such disputes, the non-partisan Justice Integrity Project provides below a research guide to important recent allegations and landmark research. It is weighted to materials provided by critics since they face the burden of challenging authority and ar typically ignored by corporate-owned media. But the materials include also commentaries by Fox News (whose analyst Rove is at left) and author John Fund, who Karl Rove have been successful in fostering fears that election fraud largely involves ineligible and largely Democratic voters distorting results.