Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk caught on tape discussing his plan to send “voter integrity” squads to four predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Chicago and other parts of Illinois on Election Day. Kirk calls them “vulnerable precincts … where the other side might be tempted to jigger the numbers somewhat.”
As we and of course many others have been reporting for years, there’s little if any evidence of systematic vote fraud in the United States today. Most of the ‘voter integrity’ agitprop has one real aim: reducing minority voting, especially blacks and Hispanics.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.