Connecticut Newspaper Op-Ed Concerned of Voting Fraud and Lawsuits
November 2, 2008
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The Bristol Press-BRISTOL, CT-The Bristol Press has issed an editorial in their weekend edition raising the fear that voter fraud and voter suppression could lead to lawsuits and recounts in major battleground states like Ohio and Florida. .
Op-Ed Takes Both Sides of Issue
The Op-ed, written by one of Connecticut's largest newspapers, describes ACORN as an organization who pays “subcontractors,” often low-income people desperate for a job, to register others and meet thier quotas, resulting in piles of registration cards, some signed by Mickey Mouse . The op-ed said it’s meant more work for registrars trying to verify the names, but claims there are no fraudulent voters.
The article took in account a report by Common Cause which cited a Boston Globe editorial that described known voter suppression tactics in 10 key states, with the most frequent being aggressive use of “voter match” requirements that put thousands of voters at risk if small errors are made, such as the omition of a middle initial on a voter registration form.. These two assertions led the newspaper's editorial board to believe that these actions could trigger major lawsuits
John Fund Interview Used in Op-Ed, Describing there Could be Major Lawsuits
Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, author of Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy, told another Connecticut newspaper, "Obama and McCain have 14,000 lawyers between them spoiling for intervention. If the margin of victory is close, if it comes down to one or two or three states that are very close, we’re going to see lots of lawsuits, recriminations and recounts if the margin of victory is less than what I call the 'margin of litigation,' or in other words, the trigger for which you start filing a lawsuit to try to get enough votes thrown out or get enough votes added to your column to win the election.".