Obama calls for special prosecutor in “voter fraud” fraud

Dannehy in charge of US Attorney firing scandal

The Obama campaign announced Friday that it is asking Attorney General Michael Mukasey to turn over any investigations of voter fraud or voter suppression to Special Prosecutor Nora Dannehy.

“What they’re actually about is the unprecedented effort to essentially sap the American people of confidence in the voting process,” Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign’s general counsel, said Friday on a conference call.

What it’s actually about – what it’s always about during any major national election – is the Republican Party trying to intimidate Black, Hispanic and poor white voters.

“We need to have these matters removed from the day-to-day department’s direct control and put into the special prosecutor’s independent hands,” Bauer told reporters Friday. “She should have responsibility for reviewing any and all matters involving allegations of fraud and suppression in this election.”

McCain personally called for an investigation into ACORN last week during a campaign event. At the final presidential debate, he also said ACORN “is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy.”

McCain has been hanging with nutball neocons long enough that he’s starting to sound like one. Why is he so afraid of someone with less than a six-figure income having the right to vote?

Voter registration fraud is not the same as voter fraud, in which individuals attempt to fraudulently cast ballots. Voter registration fraud leads to inflated voter rolls, but has little effect on voter fraud.

But that means little to the average American who doesn’t perceive the distinction. It means even less to the creeps working for McCain and Bush who do know the difference – but, prefer to use the accusation of fraud to diminish efforts to register voters.

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