Faced with multiple reports of early-voting irregularities and election shenanigans across the country, left-wing groups are playing dumb, deaf and blind.
More cunningly, these organizations are seeking to marginalize complaints about election integrity by casting citizen-watchdog efforts as racist “scare tactics.” Echoing President Obama’s message to the Democratic faithful on the campaign trail, they are accusing political opponents of suppressing the votes of minorities and the poor. Yesterday, The New York Times quoted a liberal voting-rights advocate, Wendy R. Weiser, wringing her hands over individual Americans taking clean elections seriously:
“Private efforts to police the polls create a real risk of vote suppression, regardless of their intent,” said Weiser.Weiser also turned up in a similar story minimizing voter fraud that was published yesterday by National Public Radio. The NPR report asserted that “most election experts” believe that fears of voter fraud are “overblown.” Overblown?
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* In North Carolina and Nevada, early voters have encountered ballot-machine glitches that favor Democrats in hotly contested races.
* In Troy, NY, and Daytona Beach, Fla., police investigations into suspected absentee-ballot fraud by elected government officials are underway.
* In Harris County, Texas, the voter registrar admitted that 20 percent of voter-registration forms submitted by liberal activist Houston Votes had problems. Election whistleblowers there are now being investigated by the Obama Justice Department and have been slapped with an ethics complaint by the Texas Democratic Party and a left-wing group called Texans for Public Justice.
Read More: By Michelle Malkin, NY Post