Democrats to Charge Voter Fraud
Matt Drudge claims a “**World Exclusive**” for pointing out the obvious:
The Kerry/Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee are advising election operatives to declare voter intimidation — even if none exists, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal. A 66-page mobilization plan to be issued by the Kerry/Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee states: “If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a ‘pre-emptive strike.'” [HIGHLIGHT OF ELECTION DAY MANUAL, NOVEMBER 2004. CLICK FOR IMAGE .JPG FILE]
The provocative Dem battle plan is to be distributed in dozens of states, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. One top DNC official confirmed the manual’s authenticity, but claimed the notion of crying wolf on any voter intimidation is “absurd.” “We all know the Republicans are going to try to steal the election by scaring people and confusing people,” the top DNC source explained.
I say this is obvious because that’s what they did in 2000 and 2002 and they’ve been laying the ground for doing it again in 2004 for more than four years. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the Democrats and their willing allies in the media have perpetuated the lie that Gore would have won Florida had the votes been counted and that the Supreme Court somehow “gave” the election to Bush. The NAACP and its ilk are claiming that the Republicans are trying to disenfranchise minority voters across the country, despite the total absence of proof.
That said, the image file that Drudge provides is horrible and doesn’t really bolster the case. It’s largely unreadable and doesn’t look particularly authentic.
Update (1642): Stephen Green has a long, eloquent post on the matter. King of Fools comments on a related matter, the potential for massive voter fraud in Ohio and why the Democrats think it’s a good thing.