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The Spirit of '76
Brand-new book from author interviewed on "Fresh Air"
T he New York Times today printed an important article entitled, "The Voter Fraud Lie," on the first page of the Sunday Review section. This article by Carol Anderson, professor at Methodist-affiliated Emory University in Atlanta, details in significant detail what the Republicans learned from the 2000 election fiasco.
As long-time readers of this blog know, Republicans have raised the false flag of alarm against so-called voter fraud. This supposed pervasive problem exists on a miniscule scale with most offenses being the result of malfeasance rather than turpitude. What long-time readers may also recall is that the lie of wide-spread voter fraud is one of only nine methods of vote manipulation used by the now-corrupted Republican Party.
My only criticism of the article is ending it with two sentences which leave us as voters in a most precarious position. For voters are fighting back all across the country, legislatively, in courts, and even door to door.