Trouble in paradise: Protestants charge Catholics with voter fraud to help Santorum

Accusations of voter fraud fly among Christian conservatives after Rick Santorum endorsement
by Laura Clawson

Did Catholic activists take a “one person, more than one vote” approach to supporting Rick Santorum?

The gathering of Christian conservative leaders intended to choose a not-Romney to unify behind (a little late in the game to have much effect) has dissolved into recriminations:

But in back-and-forth emails, Protestant fundamentalist leaders who attended – most of them backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to be the anti-Romney candidate — are accusing Catholic participants of conniving to rig the vote.

They said they were conned into leaving after the second ballot on Saturday. They said pro-Santorum participants held a third ballot which Mr. Santorum won with more than 70 percent of the vote — far higher than the nine-vote margin he won on the first ballot. […]

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