Ohio 2002 & 2004: 9 Million Votes Cast, 4 Were Fraudulent
A tip of the hat to Dale at Republican Dirty Tricks
In a powerful explosion of the ongoing right-wing myth of voter fraud, a study sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing found that in the 2002 and 2004 elections, there were nine million votes cast in the Buckeye State. After interviewing all 88 county Boards of Election, the study found that there were only four instances of ineligible people trying to cast a vote.
Four votes. Out of nine million.
That translates to 0.0000444% of the vote.
So much for the rightwing myth of rampant voter fraud.
The Cincinnati Enquirer, in reporting on the study, notes that "Four days before the 2004 election, former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson warmed up Republicans for President Bush's visit to Nationwide Arena by warning the crowd of 20,000 that people had registered to vote as 'Dick Tracy' and 'Mary Poppins.'"
These right-wingers, with their cries of "voter fraud!" are full of... something. Exactly what it is shouldn't be mentioned in polite company, but here's a hint; it's something people have to scrape off their shoes after walking through a barnyard.