Saturday, February 4, 2012

Republicans validate their own concerns about voter fraud

As the saying goes, politicians are prone to say one thing and then do something else and then vote in another place altogether.

From Politico
Indiana's top elections official could lose his job and his freedom after jurors convicted him of multiple voter fraud-related charges on Saturday, leaving in flux the fate of one of the state's most powerful positions.

Republican Secretary of State Charlie White has held on to his office for more than a year despite being accused of lying about his address on voter registration forms.

A Hamilton County jury found White guilty of six of seven felony charges, including false registration, voting in another precinct, submitting a false ballot, theft and two counts of perjury. He was acquitted on one fraud charge.
Indiana was an early adopter of Voter ID requirements. The state passed its law in 2005. That law, however, did nothing to prevent this particular fraud.

Freeway & Jake can take us out...