Wednesday, April 11, 2007

EAC altered findings on voter fraud

the election assistance commission funded a study on voter fraud, and in a storyline that's become typical with the bush administration, when the study didn't match up with what republicans wanted it to say, the EAC simply changed the findings. from the new york times:

A federal panel responsible for conducting election research played down the findings of experts who concluded last year that there was little voter fraud around the nation, according to a review of the original report obtained by The New York Times.

Instead, the panel, the Election Assistance Commission, issued a report that said the pervasiveness of fraud was open to debate.

Though the original report said that among experts "there is widespread but not unanimous agreement that there is little polling place fraud," the final version of the report released to the public concluded in its executive summary that "there is a great deal of debate on the pervasiveness of fraud."

The original report on fraud cites "evidence of some continued outright intimidation and suppression" of voters by local officials, especially in some American Indian communities, while the final report says only that voter "intimidation is also a topic of some debate because there is little agreement concerning what constitutes actionable voter intimidation."

The original report said most experts believe that "false registration forms have not resulted in polling place fraud," but the final report cites "registration drives by nongovernmental groups as a source of fraud."

1 comment:

Wilson46201 said...

In Indianapolis, the Republicans seem to rely on the many fabricated anecdotes from that paranoid and obsessive perennial-candidate Jocelyn Tandy. Her new party laps up the lurid tales she spins about "The Ghetto Mafia".

The local GOP seems to be as deluded as she is!