Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News
More than 1,000 union members and supporters re-enact the famous 1965 Selma to Montgomery march to protest voter ID laws. Larry Cohen, president of CWA, is at center. (photo: Newspaper Guild)
(August 9, 2012) Fact: There are two things that occur more often than the right-wing myth of "voter fraud": UFO sightings, and election-rigging. Statistically, you're 3,615 times more likely to report seeing an alien than you are of seeing voter fraud. And we watched the right wing nakedly steal three elections in recent memory.
The entire reason we invaded Iraq, lost thousands of American troops and massacred hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens, was because machines in Volusia County, Florida tallied negative 16,022 votes for Al Gore when his name was checked at the ballot box in 2000. Despite the clear controversy, Bush won Florida, where his brother was governor and a presidential election was ultimately decided with a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court.
How Republicans are rigging the next election, Harold Meyerson, Washington (DC) Post