Epic Fail

Fail of the Day

New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran, for this.

New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran came into office saying her state had a vote fraud “culture of corruption” and pointed to 64,000 voter registration records that she claimed were probable cases of fraud. Now here report is out and her office managed to find 19 people in the entire state which she alleges voted illegally.

Meanwhile, voter ID laws are being concocted across the country under the guise of similar accusations. The accusation that voter fraud is rampant. And in each case, fraud is either several limited or statistically non-existent.

If you want to know why voter ID laws are often referred to as simply a poll-tax, look no further. Justifying these laws with claims of fraud is a misnomer. The real justification is voter suppression, because when voter turnout is high, Democrats tend to win.