Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) told a radio host he completely agreed with her assertion that investigations are needed to determine why President Obama lost “every one” of the states with photo identification requirements for voting, yet won re-election...
Cuccinelli backed [WMAL radio co-host Cheri] Jacobus on her conspiracy theories:
JACOBUS: There needs to be a way for people to be able to report this stuff and have it looked into. I mean, just across the country, we’re hearing so many stories. And people can talk about it, but nothing seems to be done. And, in fact in these states where voter ID is required to vote…
WILSON: Photo ID.
JACOBUS: Photo ID. Voter photo ID. Obama lost every one of those states. He can’t win a state where photo ID is required. So clearly there’s something going on out there and until there’s a way to have something done about it where when you report it, you know it’s going to be looked into, the other side just says “Oh, well, you’re just poor losers,” and that sort of thing.
CUCCINELLI: Your tone suggests you’re a little upset with me. You’re preaching to the choir. I’m with you completely.
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The only “problems on election day which need to be addressed” are the broken machines, inadequate polling stations and outrageously long lines.
In this election, like in the elections before it, there is absolutely no evidence that people were trying to vote when they had no right to. (The outgoing chairman of the Maine GOP, Charlie Webster, did say he was highly suspicious of the fact that black people were voting in his state. But that’s just racist nonsense, not voter fraud.)
But what about the claim that Mr. Obama lost every state that requires voter ID? And that this is proof that he can only win where voters are allowed to cast fraudulent ballots? It’s complete nonsense.
Indeed, Mr. Obama lost in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas and Tennessee, the states that had strict photo ID requirements in place this year. But that’s because those states are dominated by right-wing Republican voters. Mr. Obama, on the other hand, won Florida, Michigan, Hawaii and New Hampshire, all of which require some form of voter ID.
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