| I'm going to push Jason's previous post down a spot to highlight his latest catch at the BigMedia blog, where he finds SoS Scott Gessler lying once again about voting in Colorado:
Every time Secretary of State Scott Gessler alleges outright voter fraud in Colorado, I think to myself, this has to be the last time he says this, unless he produces evidence to back it up.
You're excused for the exclamation, Jason, because the fact that Colorado's Secretary of State continues to lie on a regular basis does deserve to be highlighted.
And then he says it again, like he did on KLZ's Grassroots Radio Colorado Monday:
We're continuing to do the analysis on the issue of noncitizens not voting here, or I'm sorry, noncitizens being on the voting rolls here in Colorado, and some of them voting. We did a study last year, and we're going to do some more analysis and come up with more evidence to show people that there, in fact, are problems here in Colorado with that and, again, hopefully we can get folks, particularly Senate Democrats... [BigMedia emphasis]Just because Gessler has alleged actual, real, not-theoretical, election fraud before, without showing proof of it, doesn't mean it's any less serious an accusation when he says it again.
Sorry to repeat the obvious, but this is from the mouth of Colorado's Secretary of State!!
The truth is voter fraud is extremely rare, easily prosecuted (when there is evidence), and has most recently been a crime committed by Republicans like Ann Coulter and Indiana's recently sentenced Secretary of State Charlie White.
No one expects right-wing radio to fact check a right-wing guest. And most big media in Colorado prefer to "report" on their star news reader and her idiotic attempt to be friends with a stressed-out Argentinian Mastiff, or Governor Hick's idiotic attempts at being funny or shilling for Big Energy.
The corrosive affect of an elected official being allowed to lie, or, to be generous when I probably shouldn't, being allowed to allege voter fraud without showing proof, should be obvious to everyone. Colorado's Senate Democrats have attempted to push back on the lies. But by ignoring Secretary of State Gessler, big media enables further corrosion in the electoral process - which is the exact goal of the likes of Gessler, ALEC, and Republican Secretaries of State around the country.
It's a win-win for Gessler, a lose-lose for democracy, and something that requires plenty of exclamation points by those who do care about the election fraud and voter suppression being committed by Republicans who propose a solution to a problem that does not exist: unprosecuted voter fraud.