In an email sent on July 28th on behalf of Republican Secretary of State nominee Paul Pate’s campaign, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) accused Democrats of rigging Minnesota’s 2008 Senate election on behalf of Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), using their control of the Secretary of State office. [...]Well, of course. All close elections are fraudulent if the Republican doesn't win.
“This wasn’t a fair recount,” King wrote Pate’s supporters. “This was a democrat plan put into action two years in advance of Coleman’s re-election campaign.”
“There is an important U.S. Senate race in Iowa this year, and Senator Grassley will be up for re-election two years from now,” King wrote. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see what they are up to.”Those tricksy Democrats, with their elections for offices and whatnot. Please send $1,000 to stop this nefarious plan to unseat Chuck Grassley in some unspecified fashion two years from now using the awesome powers provided by the Iowa Secretary of State, a position that should instead be filled by stalwart Republican politico ... let's see ... Paul Pete? That's really the guy's name? Huh, all right then.
So then: That's Rep. Steve King, the best person Republicans in his Iowa district could come up with. And don't forget he's in charge of immigration policy now, so impressed the party became with his dire warnings of melon-calved immigrant children who secretly vote for Al Franken.