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TPM is looking for evidence of the media buying into the bogus voter fraud meme.  Well, here's evidence from Ohio.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, on the day after the Cleveland Browns smacked down the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants, put on it's front page, above the fold, an ACORN story, which boils down to TWO voter registrations being cancelled, and ONE voter being told to vote with a provisional ballot.

Video after the jump.

The same guy who brought you the McCain Palin Mob (Part 1 and Part 2) got his PD today, and just lost it.  Front page, above the fold, the PD makes some 19-year-old kid a poster child for bogus ACORN vote fraud, over 73 registration forms he turned in, out of 65,000 total ACORN registrations in Cuyahoga County.  Check it out.

Here's what Tim notes in his post.

This is what David Iglesias was referring to on Terry Gross’ Fresh Air last week.  Iglesias said that a well-timed, however bogus, "voter fraud" investigation, in a place like Cleveland, where black voters can be easily scared away from registering, let alone voting, can shut down black votes.  Well, Terry Egger and his goon Joe Guillen are attempting to do just that, by putting a clueless 19-year-old on their front page.  

If I’m black, and I’m in Cleveland, I’m going to vote on November 4 with a packed lunch, a chair to sit in line, and some good gospel music on my IPod, because you’re going to have to OVERCOME.  And consider it a badge of honor that people like Terry Egger and Joe Guillen are trying their damnedest to scare you off.

I ain’t afraid of these people.  And neither should you be.  Eyes on the prize, people.

Folks, they are setting up their little conspiracy theory to claim the election was stolen.  Send this to TPM as evidence of the bogus vote-fraud meme.  

Contact info for PD.

Publisher Terry Eger, tegger@plaind.com, Editors, Susan Goldberg, sgoldber@plaind.com, blarkin@plaind.com, reporter Joe Guillen, jguillen@plaind.com, 216-999-4675.

And don't forget to hit Tim's tip jar.  He's doing great work, and needs support.

Originally posted to ves man on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 09:11 AM PDT.

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  •  Karl Rove's band of filthy criminals (5+ / 0-)

    are throwing everything but the kitchen sink.

    The RNC and it's operatives are paying people to file falsified registration forms, and then hold them up as 'proof' of perfidy on the part of ACORN and other like minded groups.

    They are trying to suppress the vote, and more importantly, I believe they are trying to set up conditions to challenge election results in multiple States, using this false media firestorm of lies.

    It's time to start locking some of these criminals away, for a long long time.

    2008, the Year the Republican Party dissolved into a puddle of goo

    by shpilk on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 09:19:17 AM PDT

  •  Our media fails us daily. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    kissmygrits

    It will be interesting to see how they react to a President who is intelligent and thoughtful.  Hopefully they will improve exponentially.

    Can you imagine a Press Conference with followup questions and such, oh my!

    "Barack, put Helen back in the front row"

    by egarratt on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 09:20:16 AM PDT

  •  This way of stealing an election is dangerous. (0+ / 0-)

    The MSM keep calling ACORN a voting fraud center. However, ACORN seems to have some serious problems. I think they have a few republicans in their ranks that have caused this. Remember how friendly the republicans have been with ACORN, but it seems like this was ready made for them as an issue this year. Odd

  •  Thanks for this. (0+ / 0-)

    I wrote them all an email.

  •  They know all too well that all they have do do (0+ / 0-)

    Is ring the bell, and the dogs start drooling

    They are not conservatives they are REGRESSIVES

    by Goodbye Kitty on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 09:24:56 AM PDT

  •  No one has voted yet (0+ / 0-)

    So it's not voter fraud. It's actually not illegal to re-register at all, just not to vote twice.

    •  Actually, people have been voting in Ohio (0+ / 0-)

      since September 30th.  But there is no evidence of fraudulent voting--only isolated allegations of wrongful registrations.  That is the distinction.

      But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false--about Hope ~BHO -6.38/-7.08

      by OH 09 Dem on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 09:31:52 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  No one who submitted multiple (0+ / 0-)

        registrations has voted, so there is no crime.

        The fact is, many people are re-registering because they are afraid. In fact, many people re-register every time they get a drivers' licence.

        But I have to tell you, if I were a minority or an inner city resident, this would make me so angry I'd be camped out to vote

  •  The only thing ACORN is really guilty of (0+ / 0-)

    at this point is inflating the numbers of registered voters, assuming they actually go from the filled out form to a registered voter.  

    Per Huffington Post a few days ago, do these people really think a fake form filled out with the name Mickey Mouse, is going to lead Mickey Mouse out of hiding to vote in this election?

    Voter fraud is NOT the same as voter registration fraud.

    Culture Wars: Alive and Well

    by ehalperin on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 09:38:22 AM PDT

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