Bush administration phony 'voter fraud'
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U.S. attorney firings controversy
Bush administration phony 'voter fraud' is at the core of the Bush administration U.S. attorney firings controversy.
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- American Center for Voting Rights (contains numerous related links)
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- Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007
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- Free Enterprise Coalition
- Tim Griffin
- "The Front Lines of the Class War from 1927 to Today," (Interview by Amy Goodman with Greg Palast) Democracy Now!, June 14, 2006. re Tim Griffin and Karl Rove (2000 and 2004 elections)
- Leslie Schulman, "Ex-US Attorney says dismissal was political retaliation for not speeding indictments," Jurist, February 28, 2007.
- Dan Eggen and John Solomon, "Firings Had Genesis in White House. Ex-Counsel Miers First Suggested Dismissing Prosecutors 2 Years Ago, Documents Show," Washington Post, March 13, 2007.
- David Johnston and Eric Lipton, "White House Said to Prompt Firing of Prosecutors," New York Times, March 13, 2007.
- Amy Goldstein, "White House Cites Lax Voter-Fraud Investigations in U.S. Attorneys' Firings," Washington Post, March 14, 2007.
- Melonyce McAfee, "The DoJ's Favorite Crime. What's the deal with voter fraud?" Slate, March 14, 2007.
- John Boyd, "Brad Blog eyeopening report on fake vote fraud issue and New Mexico Attorney firing- no wonder Rove involved," Democratic Talk Radio Blog, March 16, 2007.
- Amy Goldstein, "Justice Dept. Recognized Prosecutor's Work on Election Fraud Before His Firing," Washington Post, March 19, 2007.
- Mark Follman, Alex Koppelman and Jonathan Vanian, "How U.S. attorneys were used to spread voter-fraud fears. Long before it fired eight U.S. attorneys for political reasons, the Bush administration had politicized their jobs by making them push a favorite GOP talking point," Salon, March 21, 2007.
- Greg Palast, "Bush’s New US Attorney a Criminal?" GregPalast.com, March 28, 2007.
- Amanda Terkel, "FBI Director Rebuts White House Claims That U.S. Attorneys Failed To Pursue Voter Fraud," Think Progress, March 28, 2007.
- Michael Waldman and Justin Levitt, "The Myth Of Voter Fraud," Washington Post, March 29, 2007.
- Brad Friedman, "The GOP's ACORN 'Voter Fraud' Canard Appears Again, This Time in U.S. Attorney Purge Scandal. NM's David Iglesias Pressured by Republicans to Bring 'Voter Fraud' Charges Against Voter Registration Group," BradBlog, April 5, 2007.
- Daniel Bice, "State GOP official pushed vote fraud issue," Milwaukee JournalSentinel, April 7, 2007.
- Gregory Stanford, "Biskupic has some explaining to do," Milwaukee JournalSentinel, April 7, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "Rove on Voter Fraud," TPMmuckraker, April 10, 2007.
- Ian Urbina, "Panel Said to Alter Finding on Voter Fraud," New York Times, April 11, 2007.
- "Bush admin commits fraud reporting on voter fraud," The Carpetbagger Report, April 11, 2007.
- Scott Lemieux, "The Vote Fraud Fraud, Pt. II" and "The Vote Fraud Fraud, Pt. III: The 2000 Election," Lawyers, Guns and Money Blogspot, April 11, 2007.
- Joshua Green, "Karl Rove's Voter Fraud Fetish. The Bush administration cracks down on a phantom menace," The Atlantic, April 12, 2007.
- Joel Bleifuss, "The Fraudulence of Voter Fraud. The Bush administration purged U.S. attorneys for failing to prosecute crimes that didn’t occur," In These Times, April 18, 2007.
- Greg Gordon, "Campaign against alleged voter fraud fuels political tempest," McClatchy Newspapers, April 19, 2007.
- Joe Conason, "A Selective Definition of Voter Fraud," Truthdig, April 19, 2007.
- Howard Beale, "Did 'Voter Fraud' Charlatan Thor Hearne Urge White House to Can Cummins?" Fired Up! Missouri, April 19, 2007.
- Greg Gordon, "Access Denied. The Bush administration has systematically worked nationwide and notably in Missouri to restrict voter turnout in ways that favor Republican candidates in close races," McClatchy Newspapers (Columbia Tribune), April 22, 2007.
- Digby, "Up To His Eyeballs," Hullabaloo, April 22, 2007.
- Brad Friedman, "The Underlying Crime: White House Interference into a U.S. Attorney's Criminal Investigation in Missouri," Brad Blog, April 23, 2007.
- Joseph Cannon, "The prosecutor purge and vote suppression," Cannonfire Blogspot, April 23, 2007.
- Tom Hamburger, "Low-key office launches high-profile inquiry. The Office of Special Counsel will investigate U.S. attorney firings and other political activities led by Karl Rove," Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2007. See Office of Special Counsel
- Editorial: "Karl Rove's Jim Crow Voter Suppression Machine is Humming Along Just Fine, All Ready for 2008," BuzzFlash, April 24. 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "Court Reverses Wisconsin Voter Fraud Case," TPMmuckraker, April 25, 2007.
- Ben Craw, "Rove's Secret Source for Voter Fraud," TPMmuckraker, April 25, 2007.
- R. Jeffrey Smith, "Political Briefings At Agencies Disclosed. White House Calls Meetings Lawful," Washington Post, April 26, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "Today's Must Read," TPMmuckraker, April 26, 2007.
- Alan Breslauer, "BILL MAHER VIDEO: David Iglesias Interviewed on US Attorney Scandal, Says 'They Wanted Bogus Prosecutions, I Couldn't Do That'. Conservative Bush Apologist Steals Spotlight with Jaw-Dropping Analysis: Politics Comes Before Duty for Political Appointees," Brad Blog, April 29, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "Controversial USA Delivered 'Voter Fraud' Indictments Right on Time," TPMmuckraker, May 1, 2007.
- Greg Gordon, "2006 Missouri's election was ground zero for GOP," McClatchy Newspapers, May 2, 2007.
- Scarecrow, "Jonathan Turley Describes Rove's New Politburo," firedoglake Blog, May 2, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "DoJ Finds 'Unwritten Exception' for Pre-Election Voter Fraud Indictments," TPMmuckraker, May 6, 2007.
- James D. Zirin, "It's not enough to be the President's friend. US Attorneys are supposed to bring cases based on facts and law - not to punish the political enemies of the party in power," Times Online (UK), May 7, 2007.
- Thomas Charles, "Todd Graves Name Was On The Missouri Election Lawsuit," Fired Up Missouri!, May 8, 2007. On background, see this and this.
- Peter Grier, "It's not just about fired US attorneys anymore. Congress is asking pointed questions about the role of partisanship in prosecutions, hirings at Justice Department," Christian Science Monitor, May 9, 2007.
- Garrett Epps, "Karl Rove's big election-fraud hoax. Republican manipulation of the polls long predates the U.S. attorneys plot -- and the U.S. voting system needs an overhaul," Salon, May 10, 2007.
- Margaret Talev and Marisa Taylor, "White House sought investigations of voter fraud allegations before elections," McClatchy Newspapers, May 10, 2007.
- Project Vote, "Talking Points: Voter fraud, US Attorneys and Suppressing the Vote," OpEdNews, May 11, 2007.
- "Bush Administration Pushed Partisan Claims of Voter Fraud," BuzzFlash, May 11, 2007.
- Dan Eggen and Amy Goldstein, "Voter-Fraud Complaints by GOP Drove Dismissals," Washington Post, May 14, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "U.S. Attorneys Office: Calls Were Possible 'Voter-Suppression Tactic'," TPMmuckraker, May 14, 2007.
- Amanda Terkel, "Despite Rove’s Claims, Voter Fraud Wasn’t A ‘Problem’ In Nevada," Think Progress, May 15, 2007.
- Tom Hamburger, "Iglesias recounts a lunch with politics on the menu. The fired U.S. attorney says he was targeted for not pressing charges that could have helped the GOP," Los Angeles Times, May 19, 2007.
- Marie Cocco, Opinion: "GOP's unsubstantiated voter fraud claims," IndyStar.com, May 19, 2007.
- Greg Gordon, "Efforts to stop 'voter fraud' may have curbed legitimate voting," McClatchy Newspapers, May 20, 2007.
- Nancy Scola, "Howdja Get that Great Government Job?" SPARK/Air America Radio, May 29, 2007.
- Tom Hamburger, "Minnesota case fits the pattern in flap over firing of U.S. attorneys. A prosecutor apparently targeted for firing had supported Native American voters' rights," Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "Today's Must Read" and "GOP Voter Fraud Bigwig Complained to White House about Canned U.S. Attorney," TPMmuckraker, May 31, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "Voter Suppression Showdown, Round 2: Von Spakovsky," TPMmuckraker, June 12, 2007.
- Richard L. Hasen, "Implausible Deniability. The Internet foils fudging by three 'voter fraud' warriors," Slate, June 13, 2007.
- Jack Balkin, "Constitutional Hardball in the Bush Administration," Balkinization Blogspot, July 13, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "New DoJ Manual Adopts Administration's Voter Fraud Focus," TPMmuckraker, July 27, 2007.