Drew mentioned earlier today that "voter fraud is an almost entirely synthetic issue, cooked up as an excuse to push restrictive voter ID laws." One of the chefs: Karl Rove. (I’m sure you’re shocked!)
Via Talking Points Memo comes a video from last year in which Rove talks about voter fraud being "a real problem" that’s "not going away":
And did you know that all this is tied to the U.S. attorney firing scandal that came to light last year? Of several districts where Rove claims rampant fraud is taking place, three were districts in which U.S. attorneys got in trouble with the White House — and were subsequently fired — for not bringing enough prosecutions over voter fraud.
Fraud which, as the Brennan Center for Justice has found, "is actually less likely to occur than lightning striking a person."