Reading through my Facebook feed over the last couple of days, a story that I am viewing with much interest is the case of Republican, Indiana Secretary of State, Charlie White. White was convicted on 6 counts of voter fraud and his Governor, Mitch Daniels is waiting for a judge to determine if he will be replaced permanently. That would be an odd tact to take since the Republicans are driving a fierce voter suppression campaign across the nation.
However, the Republicans are aware that major media hasn't really made this story a focus of their attention. Which leads one to wonder if MSM is even concerned with voting rights, voter suppression, and voter fraud in practice or do they just like to talk about it in the abstract? You see, I can't for the life of me understand why Governor Daniels isn't on the hotseat on these supposedly Liberal talkshows?
Indiana, is of course, one of those states that are deceptively trying to suppress the vote.
The rhetoric of these bastions for voter integrity point to groups like ACORN
as having essentially registered voters illegally, and even were able to have their funding revoked based on doctored video. Though ACORN was exonerated, and due to the fact that the employees weren't informed they were being taped, the Republican activists by Maryland and California law acted illegally. Wonder why we never hear any news as to the disposition of that case?
It would seem in an election year the top stories would be about election fraud, especially when it is committed by elected officials. Yes you would think that when registering to vote, the Secretary of State would be aware that his ex-wife's address in the district he wanted to be a councilman in, but didn't live in, might present a problem down the line. But when you don't have to worry about MSM actually making an issue of the hypocrisy inherent in running on a platform that included voter fraud and election integrity well, you just don't consider those petty inconsistencies of any great import. Nor apparently do you consider the small matter of legality, when you enter false information.
Now the beauty of all this is that a jury has convicted him, but the Governor is going to wait for the judge to determine if he will drop the charges down to class D misdemeanors. If he does, good ole' Mitch Daniels (seen by many Republicans as a potential presidential candidate) will give him his job back. I guess that means that voter fraud is tolerable at an official level in the Hoosier state as long as you're a Republican and white. There is also a second decision that is pending appeals and that one invalidates the election, because of the original fraud.
In a perfect world the law would work for these folks like it works for poor folks, but this isn't a perfect world. No matter how much I want the glass to be half full, I see more and more that it is half empty, when we have to depend on our Just-Us, electoral, and information systems.