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Did Catholic activists take a "one person, more than one vote" approach to supporting Rick Santorum?
(Bryan Snyder/Reuters)
The gathering of Christian conservative leaders intended to choose a not-Romney to unify behind (a little late in the game to have much effect) has dissolved into recriminations:
But in back-and-forth emails, Protestant fundamentalist leaders who attended – most of them backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to be the anti-Romney candidate — are accusing Catholic participants of conniving to rig the vote.

They said they were conned into leaving after the second ballot on Saturday. They said pro-Santorum participants held a third ballot which Mr. Santorum won with more than 70 percent of the vote — far higher than the nine-vote margin he won on the first ballot. [...]

Now, a prominent evangelical political organizer is saying to others confidentially he has evidence that in a least one instance a participant was seen writing Mr. Santorum’s name on four separate ballots and putting them in the ballot box.

This is a nice little twist on the Republican obsession with voter fraud. But is it evidence that they're obsessed with fraud because they're so likely to commit it? Or just that their obsession leads them to be suspicious of anyone who disagrees with them, even an elite group of their peers?

No word on whether the voter ID requirement involved knowing a set number of Bible verses.

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 06:55 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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