So, in case you haven't heard, Republicans have their "proof" of voter fraud being a problem.
According to Jonathan Kaminsky of Huffington Post:
Alabama Republicans, who offered a $1,000 reward for substantiated reports of voter fraud in this month's primary elections, said on Thursday they plan to forward credible evidence of wrongdoing to state prosecutors.And what is this "wrongdoing?"
The allegations collected by Alabama Republicans include a candidate improperly offering to assist voters in filling out their ballots, a woman who was wrongly told she had signed up to vote absentee and could only cast a provisional ballot in person and cases in which voters were told they could only vote for Democratic candidates, Armistead said.
Now let's think about this for a second.
First, none of these cases of "voter" fraud are actions by "voters" or "fraudulent."
At worst there are a few cases of judges making mistakes, but even that has to be taken with a grain of salt because they were reported by a "hotline" per the report.
The signs, which provided a hotline to call in reports of fraud and offered a reward, did not indicate any affiliation with the Republican Party. Most of those calling in were Democrats, Armistead said.So, it's possible that the people who were calling in were unaware of what the rules were and were under the impression that "improper" assistance was improper when it wasn't.
That most of those calling in were Democrats, and that it was a primary election, though, brings up another interesting point, and by interesting I mean straight-up comical.
That's the "complaint" that you had to vote for Democrats. It's a primary. Most people calling in (in Alabama, no less) are Democrats. Stands to reason that these were put up in Democratic primaries, where guess what, you can only vote for Democrats.
Guess what? You can only vote for Republicans in a Republican primary.
"It's not just a rumor or a wives' tale, it is actually happening," said Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead. "Anyone talking advantage and creating fraud at a polling place needs to be prosecuted."Yep. We need to prosecute those Democrats for making people vote Democrat in a Democratic primary! Makes perfect sense to me!