The New York Times Circular Voting Fraud Logic

“In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code for suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people. By resisting pressure to crack down on “fraud,” the fired United States attorneys actually appear to have been standing up for the integrity of the election system…

There is no evidence of rampant voter fraud in this country. Rather, Republicans under Mr. Bush have used such allegations as an excuse to suppress the votes of Democratic-leaning groups.” — The New York Times

Let’s follow the New York Times Orwellian logic here…

According to the Times, making any sort of attempt to crack down on voter fraud is, in effect, “suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people.” So, by refusing to look into charges of voter fraud, a US Attorney, whose job includes looking into voter fraud, is “standing up for the integrity of the election system.” Then they go on to say next that there is no evidence of fraud.

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Do you see the circular logic here?

People see evidence of fraud and ask the US Attorneys to investigate it. The US Attorneys refuse to do their job. Then the Times comes along, lauds them for not doing their jobs, and points to the very fact that no evidence of fraud was found as justification for their stance.

The most nauseating part of this is that the New York Times, like many other liberals, constantly complain about irregularities in the voting system, so much so that they undermine people’s confidence in the system, while simultaneously fighting tooth and nail to prevent any sort of crackdown on fraud that they believe might benefit Democrats. This is why liberals scream about voting machines in any close race that Democrats lose while opposing photo ID at the polls, investigations of Democratic fraud, and cleaning off the voter rolls of people who have died or moved. It’s the worst sort of hypocrisy: trying to leave the door open for fraud that may benefit Democrats while claiming that conservatives are the ones who don’t want to secure the vote.

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