What if Voter Fraud Existed?

What if Voter Fraud Existed?

Here’s a recent story from Think Progress

OHIO’S HUGE VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION TURNS UP NEARLY NOTHING 

Forty-four non-citizens may have voted illegally in Ohio at some point since 2000... Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has been on a mission to weed out purported voter fraud in the state since he took office in 2011. After launching an investigation into what he called an “expanding loophole” allowing non-citizens to vote in Ohio and potentially decide elections, he announced Thursday that 145 non-citizens were registered to vote illegally in 2014, amounting to just .0002 percent of the 7.7 million registered voters in the state. Husted’s office would not provide any information about the 27 people it referred to the Attorney General’s office for further review. But in 2013, his office sent 17 potential cases — .0003 percent of total ballots cast in the state — to the AG who eventually referred them to county prosecutors. Most reports of voting irregularities were dropped by the county prosecutors because the “voter fraud” problems were determined to have been caused by simple mistakes and confused senior citizens, according to a Cleveland Plain Dealer investigation.

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Correction

By Bill Maher

On the March 6th episode of Real Time, I quoted Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as saying, “Under Obama, the word is going to come down that there won’t be any prosecutions of black criminals.”

Kris Kobach did not say this. A caller into his radio show did. Kobach’s response was lame – “Well, it’s already happening, more or less, in the case of civil rights laws. So I guess it’s not a huge jump. I think it’s unlikely but, you know, I’ve learned to say with this president never say never” – but he’s not responsible for the original quote, which is worse.

There’s enough misinformation on TV – it sickens me to ever be its source. I sincerely apologize to Kobach and my viewers for getting it wrong.