Thursday, June 23, 2005

Voter fraud in Ohio

The DNC-commissioned investigation of possible vote fraud in Ohio in the 2004 Presidential election found irregularities, but had to concede there was neither a smoking gun, nor any credible evidence to conclude that if things had gone "smoothly" in Ohio, that Kerry would have won the state:

Democratic officials said they could not conclude that Mr. Bush's Democratic challenger, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, would have won in Ohio even if voting had gone smoothly . . .

So much for the Ohio-fraud meme . . . but wait! There WAS vote fraud in Ohio. But the perpetrators were anti-Bush organizations:

In March, a group of Ohio election law attorneys conducted a review of the state's election for the House Committee on Administration. It found, among other things, that "thousands of false and fraudulent voter-registration cards had been discovered and became the subject of numerous investigations by boards of elections, actions by local law enforcement and many media reports."

"Overwhelmingly," this report said, "these problems were reportedly traced primarily" to four Democratic political allies who supported Mr. Kerry: ACORN, America Coming Together, the AFL-CIO and the NAACP National Voter Fund.

The Captain wonders why that info wasn't in the NYT or WaPo reports. So do I.

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