Attorney: Voter fraud as likely as alien abduction

By David Edwards
Monday, October 27, 2008 8:32 EDT
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CNN’s Susan Roesgen reported that the Wisconsin Attorney General is fighting to have voters registrations purged from the rolls if their registration information does not match with other government databases. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s case was dismissed last week but he plans to file an appeal.

Attorney for Wisconsin election board Lester Pines said, “The possibility of massive vote fraud in Wisconsin is the same likelihood as alien abduction.” A judge agreed with Pines that the current voter registration checks in Wisconsin are sufficient under the law.

Some say that the Attorney General is playing party politics to favor Republicans. Van Hollen concedes that GOP officials may have asked attorney’s in his office to file the lawsuit to require checks which would could lead to a purge of voters.

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast October 26, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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