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Voter fraud operative on the FEC?

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Were it the Fraudulent Election Commission Hans von Spakovsky would be an excellent nominee. Until that rapidly approaching day, when a friday afternoon press release announces the agency's name change, von Spakovsky remains an insulting selection for the Federal Election Commission, where he'd stay until 2011.

david blue writes:
"Well, Hans von Spakovsky is a long-time activist in 'voting integrity.' Translated, he is a long-time activist in keeping people away from the polls. His ideas led to the notorious purge of Florida's voting rolls before the 2000 election in which thousands of mostly-eligible, mostly-Democratic, and mostly-minority voters were removed from the voting lists. Von Spakovsky also was a volunteer for Bush in the Florida recount."
The goods on von Spakovsky can be found in this New Yorker article.

blue suggests calling your senator.

FEC hearings are held by the Committee on Rules and Administration. Chair is Trent Lott; ranking Dem is Christopher Dodd. Other Dems are Byrd, Inouye, Feinstein, Schumer, Dayton, Durbin, and Ben Nelson; other Republicans are Ted Stevens, Mitch McConnell, Thad Cochran, Santorum, K.B. Hutchison, Frist, Chambliss, Bennett, and Hagel.


In other voting news, NBC affiliate WESH reports that "There's new evidence that computer hackers could change election results without anyone knowing about it..."
"The supervisor of elections in Tallahassee [Florida] tested voting machines several times over the last several months, and on Monday, his workers were able to hack into a voting machine and change the outcome. He said that same thing might have happened in Volusia County in 2000."
Ion Sancho, Leon County's Supervisor of Elections said that someone on a laptop in a hotel room, "could change the outcome of a mock election without leaving any kind of trail. In other words, someone could fix an election and no one would know." (DailyKos via News from Underground, WESH)

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