Voter fraud accusations have been flying fast and loose by the McCain-Palin campaign. In the last debate, the Arizona senator accused ACORN, a community activist group that operates nationwide, of perpetrating "massive voter fraud." Although deemed as exaggerated by FactCheck and others, it is still part of their "Obama is a socialist-terrorist-will-raise-your-taxes" talking points.
Keith Olberman offered his thoughts this past Friday on larger voter fraud concerns from both POTUS camps.
Democrats still cry foul over the shenanigans in Florida in 2000 and irregularities in Ohio in 2004 so perhaps it is validating fears (and perhaps a touch ironic given the ACORN concerns) to read Evan Halper's LA Times story today on GOP voter fraud.GOP voter registration fraud case leads to arrest
Mark Jacoby, who was arrested in Ontario and owns a firm hired by the California Republican Party, violated state registration laws, authorities say.
SACRAMENTO — The owner of a firm that the California Republican Party hired to register tens of thousands of voters this year was arrested in Ontario late last night on suspicion of voter registration fraud.
State and local investigators allege that Mark Jacoby fraudulently registered himself to vote at a childhood California address where he no longer lives so he would appear to meet the legal requirement that signature gatherers be eligible to vote in California.
Jacoby's arrest by state investigators and the Ontario Police Department comes after dozens of voters said they were duped into registering as Republicans by his firm, Young Political Majors, or YPM. The voters said YPM tricked them by saying they were signing a petition to toughen penalties against child molesters. The firm was paid $7 to $12 for every Californian it registered as a member of the GOP.
Several agencies had launched investigations into Jacoby's activities, including the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, which issued the warrant for his arrest earlier this month on felony charges of voter registration fraud and perjury.
Efforts to reach Jacoby were unsuccessful.