There has been a lot of pushback from the Left against Voter ID laws this campaign cycle, equating the laws against voter fraud to prejudice poll taxes and Jim Crow laws, and pressuring corporations to drop financial support to legal organizations that support such legislation. A new report from Accuracy in Media's Center for Investigative Journalism suggests that those on the Left have sought to obstruct such laws for they would interfere with their national strategy in 2012, which the report alleges is built on voter fraud and intimidation.
“For too long, the American public had only held a fragmented knowledge of vote fraud and intimidation,” AIM Chairman Don Irvine said in a statement accompanying the report. “The mainstream press have treated the issue as if it were a grab-bag of accusations, rumor and conspiracy theories for electoral losers. This report is intended to be the go-to resource for understanding the entire threat to our representative Republic.”
The report recognizes vote fraud engaged at times by both parties, but argues the practice is a systematic component of the overall national strategy of those on the Left. AIM alleges that an "entire industry" has been development to carryout this task, pointing out four components of the strategy:
- Swamp election officials with overwhelming numbers of registrations at the last possible minute, a huge proportion of which are deliberately fraudulent, in order to create systematic chaos.
- Activists sue state authorities for “voter suppression,” creating further chaos and pressuring them to become de facto taxpayer-funded voter registration operations
- Eric Holder’s Justice Department tacitly supports voter intimidation tactics, sues states and backs private lawsuits, and resists reform as “voter suppression.”
- Leftist echo chamber discredits allegations of vote fraud, supports “suppression” theme, and promotes advantageous legislation.