Fox asks viewers for 'voter fraud' stories
Update: Blogger suggests that Fox probe Ann Coulter
"Could illegal immigrants sway an election?' Eric Shawn of Fox News asked on Wednesday, raising the terrifying specter of "people who are not even citizens voting for whomever they want."
Since 2005, the Bush administration has been pushing the idea that "voter fraud" is a widespread problem, even firing US Attorneys who did not make the investigation of claims of fraud a priority. However, investigations have never found more than a handful of votes being cast illegally, while requiring proof of citizenship seems likely to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters, mostly the poor and elderly who may not be able to secure required documentation.
Fox News has now set out to find the evidence of fraud that the Bush Department of Justice could not, whipping up their audience with the threat of non-citizens "getting a fake ID, a driver's license, or a social security card and voting in this year's election."
"If you think there's voter fraud where you live, or there are other election problems, we at Fox News want to know about it," Shawn told viewers. "You can email us. ... [email protected]"
Shawn's proposed remedy is "legislation that would prevent illegals and other ineligible voters from going into the voting booth," although he acknowledged sadly that "even if states do act, it may be too late for the upcoming presidential election."
Update: In a comment on this RAW STORY article, Brad Friedman of BradBlog suggested, "You heard 'em, kids. Fox is looking for voter fraud! Feel free to email them this link documenting the no-uncertain-terms case of Ann Coulter having committed voter fraud in Palm Beach County, Florida! ... Let 'em know I sent you, in case they have any further questions. I'll be happy to speak to them, and help 'em root out those voter fraud criminals!"
At his blog, Friedman has charged that Coulter "knowingly lied about her address on her voter registration form in Palm Beach County, Florida; proceeded to break the law again by knowingly voting at the wrong precinct; then lied about it repeatedly; hired a former Bush attorney to protect her ass; and even called in her FBI ex-boyfriend to save her bacon when it looked like the Palm Beach County Sheriff might actually have the balls to bring charges."
Coulter appears frequently on Fox News Channel to expound upon campaign politics.
This video is from Fox's America's Newsroom, broadcast May 28, 2008.