In-Person Voter Fraud: Not Really a Matter of Opinion

After running a story about voter access laws last Sunday, the New York Times got some complaints from readers about its he-said-she-said treatment of whether voter fraud is a serious problem. Margaret Sullivan, the Times' public editor, asked the report Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Sep 16, 2012 - 12:16 AM PDT
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Edited by: Dwight Rousu - Sep 16, 2012 - 11:36 PM PDT
Beth Wellington
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by Beth Wellington - Sep. 17, 2012

This is a commentary on the discussion in the NYT about balance. The conclusion is valid, given what I've read elsewhere (i.e. I can prove it) and is well-written, but the author himself fails to support his conclusion by any linking to evidence for his arguments. It might have been nice to acknowledge the writings of Rick Hasen, who wrote back in February "there is no good evidence that impersonation voter fraud, the only kind of voter fraud an ID law can prevent, is a real problem." I've provided the link to that post on his own blog, as well as to a guest post and to his book which came out in August. Hasen is Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and ... More »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Sep. 16, 2012

I don’t have a problem with giving both sides some air time, but by far the main focus of the voter access battle is stringent photo ID laws — and the only real ... More »

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Ben Ross
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by Ben Ross - Sep. 19, 2012

Amazing grasp of the obvious...which is no stated in MSM ......which favors a hes said she said sense of false equivalency for bald facts and BS

Kevin Drum...kick'n the stuff-shirts and lairs around some more....his new article in Harper's should not be missed.

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