While lately the Democrats’ latest major mantra is “Bush Lied,” this post (Hat tip: Roger Simon) reminded me that a past Democratic mantra was, “Bush Cheated.” Kerry would have won in 2004 had Bush and his cronies, led by the evil genius Karl Rove, not suppressed the Democratic vote in the Buckeye State and rigged electronic voting machines there and in the Sunshine State.
Well, the American Center for Voting Rights Legislative Fund found that while “neither party has a clean record” on voter intimidation and suppression, “paid Democrat operatives were far more involved in voter intimidation and suppression activities than were their Republican counterparts during the 2004 presidential election.” Emphasis added.
The report found that paid Democratic operatives slashed the tires of GOP get-out-the vote vans in Milwaukee while Democratic operatives in Ohio were “calling voters telling them the wrong date for the election and faulty polling place information.” There was also “clear evidence of fraud in the Nov. 2 election in Milwaukee,” where “thousands more ballots [were] cast than voters recorded as having voted in the city.” Maybe W did win the Badger State after all.
Just look what happens when you follow Barbara Boxer’s advice and “focus the light of truth on these terrible problems in the electoral system.” You find that Democrats are far more responsible for these problems than Republicans. Mrs. Boxer could not be reached for comment at press time.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com
UPDATE: Captain Ed has more on this, including an update where he suggests that it’s “worth maintaining some skepticism on this report until more is known about the organization.”
UPDATE #2: Well, while I was busy running errands and getting stuck in LA traffic, then attending to some volunteer responsibilities back here, Cap’n Ed was busy learning more about the American Center for Voting Rights. (Click here, then scroll down to UPDATE II.) He finds that while Mark F. “Thor” Hearne, one of the signatories of the aforementioned report, did indeed work on the Bush/Cheney campaign in ’04, the other signatory to the report, Brian Lunde, worked for Jimmy Carter’s 1976 presidential campaign and has since served as executive director of both the Kentucky Democratic party and the Democratic National Committee. So, as the good captain puts it, the report does indeed have “some bipartisan credentials.”