Accuracy in Media

With the election on Tuesday, one thing seems certain. If it ends up being close, neither side is going to easily accept it. Many Democrats believe that the Republicans are attempting to, and in some cases succeeding in voter suppression through the use of voter ID laws, and by purging voting rolls. On the other hand, many Republicans are convinced that the Democrats are determined to steal the election through suppression of the military vote, and through groups like the ACORN affiliated Project Vote registering fictitious and dead people. Early and absentee voting complicates the entire process.

Here is some reading on the issue that we recommend:

  • John Fund spoke at the AIM conference, “ObamaNation: A Day of Truth.” You can read or listen to his speech here.
  • Katie Pavlich, who also spoke at the AIM conference, wrote a story for over the weekend about the NAACP “taking over” a Houston, Texas early voting polling station and advocating for President Obama. “After handing out water and advocating for President Obama,” she wrote, “the NAACP members started handpicking and moving people to the front of a long voting line inside the polling place according to the incident report. After multiple complaints from voters about the line cutting, Rockford received a phone call from downtown telling her to ‘stand down.’”
  • Devvy Kidd wrote a piece for NewsWithViews over the weekend, citing numerous examples with links to the stories, of where voter fraud is already occurring.
  • Jonathan Tobin of Commentary has written an excellent piece titled, Voter Fraud is Threat to Clear Outcome. Tobin writes, “Liberals have spent most of the last year endlessly telling us that there is no such thing as voter fraud in the United States and that Republicans who pushed for voter ID laws were racists. But the reality of election cheating is something to keep in mind next week when you hear about lawyers in Ohio petitioning courts to keep polls open late in Democratic districts after similarly pushing to allow those areas more early voting opportunities than other parts of the state.”

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